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Tethering a Blackberry with OSX 10.5.6

Evidently there are some pieces of Bluetooth that get changed with the Leopard 10.5.6 update.  One of those appears to break tethering to Blackberries.  If you have everything “correct” based on the number of other tutorials out there, but you … Continue reading

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Cmd-Tab stops working in OSX

If your Command-Tab shortcut stops working in OSX, try the following: Start a terminal and run sudo killall Dock If it still doesn’t work, try killing ScreenSaverEventAgent (probably easiest for a novice from the Activity Monitor)

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ugh.

That’s what I’ve felt like mostly for the past 4 days.  There have been moments of “ahh” (very very few, mostly following some sort of very cold moisture hitting my throat), many “unnnnhnnnnnnnnn”‘s, some “blechhhh”‘s and even more times where … Continue reading

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Chemistry at work

We (the geeks in the office) have made a few attempts at getting a fishtank to work here.  Not a desktop one, but a 100 gallon one.  It worked great for a while, then something happened with the cover we … Continue reading

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Reddit minus zealots

I subscribe to around 30 (give or take) RSS feeds.  Some of them low volume (comments on my site) and some of them ridiculous (reddit’s what’s new feed).  I do get interesting stuff from reddit, but I wanted a way … Continue reading

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Blackberry Enterprise Server Activation hangs at “Activating [email protected]…”

When trying to activate a new Blackberry device on a BES Server, occasionally the device will hang immediately after beginning synchronization.  I have read many troubleshooting steps to this, but the one that worked for me was to obtain the … Continue reading

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Deleting files in a text file (OSX)

Someone had a list of absolute paths of files they needed to delete. I sent them this tiny script to help them out: sed ‘s/\ /\\ /g’ filelist.txt | xargs rm Explanation: Take filelist.txt, replace all the spaces with backslash … Continue reading

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Resuscitating the blog?

In all the web2.0/social networking giddiness, I’ve fallen into the habit of many others </blameshifting> I update twitter/facebook occasionally, I use delicious religiously and I don’t post as many pictures from my phone as I would like. Sarah does a … Continue reading

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Stock Rider FINALLY launches

Stock Rider, a game that we’ve been developing at Trone, finally launched today.  Jeremy Glover put a TON of time into it and was the lead developer.  Mark Rickert contributed more code, and Scott Scaggs and Taryl Fultz contributed design, … Continue reading

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The consumer profiling possibilities are almost endless

I can only begin to imagine the data-mining opportunities that are being made possible by the just-launched Facebook Connect Service. Previously the social networking sites have made it easy to destroy any privacy as far as personal information goes (sharing … Continue reading

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