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    "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

    Marianne Williamson
    from her book "A Return To Love"

    Here my little rant and praise place, where the daily experiences of my programming work are expressed. I publish them with the idea that others might find it useful and benefit from it.

    2009/03/03
    Problems with MacOSX
    last edited 2009/03/30 19:08 (*)

    On MacOSX 10.5.6 on MacBook Pro:

    Rendering Artifacts

    I was disappointed about KDE-4.1 half backed unfinished frontend programming where graphical artifacts were quite common, yet, after 2-3 weeks the MacBook Pro with MacOSX 10.5.6 with recent fixes shows OpenGL articifacts as well. Here a screenshot showing the black artifacts (the blurred out infos and red marker is done by me):


    MacOSX OpenGL artifacts (aka nobody is perfect)

    Crashing while Asleep

    Today I opened the MacBook Pro, after having put the machine into sleep . . . and it stopped to wake up. I had to forcefully shutdown the machine by pressing the "ON/OFF" (|) button for 5 seconds, then it shut down, waiting a few seconds and press the button again, and the machine was booting freshly.

    I'm surprised that Apple has the same problems as PC makers to put machines to sleep and wake up instantly.

    Setting Up Apple File Server (AFP) on Kubuntu

    I found this link HowTo: Make Ubuntu A Perfect Mac File Server And Time Machine which was most informative, and surprising one has to compile the 'netatalk' by hand in order to include settings required to make AFP work with recent MacOSX clients - but after 40 minutes the AFP server was up and running, even announced through the network as it were an original Apple File Server.

    The only problem I faced later, when you create files and folders on the console of the server itself (Linux), those become unreadable or unaccessible for the MacOSX access and vice-versa. This becomes a problems when you work on a web-site, and save files on it, and have Linux webserver access those files internally.

    Terminal.app: Fixing Backspace & Delete Keys

    As one notices quickly, Apple redefined the Backspace key to be "Delete", and the Delete key to be "Backspace", Microsoft behaviour, and this is meant as an insult.

    Here the remedy:

    • Within Terminal.app -> Preference -> Advanced -> "Delete sends ^H" and select this
    • Within your .cshrc or .bash add 'stty erase ^H'

    Source:



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  • KDE / Kubuntu 12.04: 10+ years terrible GUI, A Systemic Problem of OSS (2013/04/27 12:18)
  • UNIX Man on Windows 7: VirtualBox + Ubuntu + LXC (2012/11/27 19:24)
  • Metadata - The Unresolved Mess (2012/07/10 20:59)
  • Cellphone Networks: Thieves, Insanity & Crap (2010/01/26 13:57)
  • MacOS-X for a UNIX Man with a PC (2009/09/26 20:43)
  • Windows XP for a UNIX Man (2009/09/22 18:28)
  • Server Counting (2009/05/18 11:50)
  • Automatically Geotag Photos without GPS (2009/04/22 08:28)
  • Rebirth of FastCGI (2009/04/15 17:17)
  • Online Advertisement & Income for Web-Site Owners (2009/03/18 22:10)
  • iPhone JavaScript Frameworks (aka Avoiding Objective-C) (2009/03/14 22:08)
  • Google - The Almighty Tracker & Advertising Blocking (2009/03/12 22:09)
  • How To Save 300MB RAM (2009/03/07 22:07)
  • Verbosity of Programming Languages (2009/03/06 22:06)
  • Problems with MacOSX (2009/03/03 22:03)
  • MacOSX: My First Steps (2009/02/24 09:57)
  • Catch 22 with HDD/DVD Recorder Medion Life (2009/02/24 09:27)
  • Kubuntu 8.1 as guest on VirtualBox MacOSX host (2009/02/24 01:33)
  • VirtualBox vs VMWare Fusion on MacOSX (2009/02/24 01:19)
  • SQL vs GREP with 230K lines (12MB) GeoLite (2009/02/23 20:10)
  • Kubuntu 8.1: Eye-Candy & Memory Waste (2009/01/24 09:57)
  • Firefox 2.0.x / 3.0.x - Memory Waste (2009/01/22 19:34)


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