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A Drupal Planet screensaver for OSX

by Adrian 18th Apr, 2010 @ 11:58

Many moons ago, I used Apple's Quartz Composer to create a screensaver for OSX, featuring our friend the Druplicon and the feed from Drupal Planet.

I thought it was about time I shared it. Read more »

Desktop Clock with Geektool 3

by Adrian 6th Aug, 2009 @ 15:05
There may not be many posts on this blog but one of the most popular has always been “Desktop clock with geektool” (possibly because Google directs people here looking for actual physical desktop clocks, but still).

Oh! Vienna!

by Adrian 2nd Feb, 2006 @ 23:18
I finally found a mac feed reader that I actually like. It’s called Vienna. It’s open source and free too. I had been happily using Thunderbird for my feed reading, it’s quite capable in that department, but a dedicated app is always going to be a bit more slick, and Vienna is that. The one downside was that I didn’t particularly like any of the styles available. Soon rectified though, and my shiny new ‘Perlucida’ theme is now available for download from the Vienna site. UPDATE As of March 2006 the Perlucida style is now included as part of Vienna! So no need to download the style seperately, just grab the latest Vienna version.

Classic, Netscape 4, Photoshop 4, Livemotion 1 - so long guys.

by Adrian 16th Dec, 2005 @ 18:45
This is something of a momentous day. I’ve finally decided that it’s time to ditch Classic Mac OS on my G4. That means goodbye to Photoshop 4, good bye to Livemotion 1.0 (which annoyingly has no options for output to other vector based formats - so I’m losing some work too) and goodbye to Netscape 4. And whilst Mac OS 9, Photoshop and other applications have been deleted from Classic without much thought, letting go of Netscape 4 has been much more emotional. I can only think this is because Netscape was so much a part of the explosion of the web in the mid 1990’s, somehow surfing with Netscape 4 brings back memories of all that excitement. So, bye bye Netscape 4. It was great knowing you, we spent a lot of time together, and even though we got on less well towards the end - when CSS caused so much trouble between us - I can say we’re parting on good terms. Goodbye old friend. [Empties Trash]

A revised launchd plist for fetchmail

by Adrian 16th Jul, 2005 @ 16:52

It turns out that my previous plist for launching fetchmail doesn't work so well after updating to OS X 10.4.2. When there is no mail to collect fetchmail races through checking my mail accounts in less than sixty seconds, triggering a series of errors: Read more »

A launchd plist for spamd

by Adrian 6th Jun, 2005 @ 23:13

Create a file here:


With content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">

File attached below.

A launchd plist for postfix

by Adrian 6th Jun, 2005 @ 20:59

The plist I ended up with for postfix - just a modified version of the one apple provides as:

/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist Read more »

A launchd plist for fetchmail

by Adrian 6th Jun, 2005 @ 20:17

UPDATE: I have a revised version of this plist for OS X 10.4.2.

Another working plist, this one is for fetchmail. You'll probably need to tweak it to match your own setup but this should get you started (the file is attached below if you just want to download): Read more »