Monthly Archives: May 2015

Show Recent Applications in the OS X Dock

There is a little-known trick I have used for years in OS X which lets you display your most recently opened applications in a Stack in the Dock next to the Trash. This is an integral part of my workflow in OS X because it is far more convenient than having to go up to … more »

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The State of ScratchPad

Since it’s been a few months since I wrote my last progress update on ScratchPad 2.0, I thought I would write a bit about where the development of the new version currently stands. Although ScratchPad isn’t a particularly complex program, rewriting the whole thing from the ground up is still a time-consuming process. Unfortunately, it … more »

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Debug in Xcode 6.3 as Root

For one of my latest projects on the Mac, it is necessary that I have access to all incoming and outgoing TCP connections. Essentially I need to sniff the packets and parse their headers in order to process them as I am trying to build a firewall of sorts. In order to do this, however, … more »

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Old iMac G3 and Mac OS 9

I just recently purchased a new iMac G3. Of course Apple hasn’t sold iMac G3s in nearly fifteen years and this one was purchased new in 2000. But that doesn’t mean it’s not new to me. The first question that I’ve been asked is why I would spend money on a computer that is fifteen … more »

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