Apple gets “massive, global exposure” when it sneezes.
fslogger is a user-space program that subscribes to the same file system event notification mechanism as the Spotlight metadata server.
Once active, fslogger will wait for change notifications to arrive from the file system layer in the kernel. The various file system operations that are communicated to fslogger (and other subscribers such as Spotlight, specifically the metadata server) include:
Just sent a PC-using videographer friend home with his jaw hanging open at what you can do in Final Cut Pro + iDVD. We have the technology.
As a French speaker and Apple Mail user, I hope this bug will be fixed presto. I found it from this discussion on webkit-dev.
A very interesting video that demos ProcFS, RSSFS, DocsFS (Google Docs), SpotlightFS and PicasawebFS in MacFUSE.
David Pogue proves that Windows Vista is not a rip-off of Mac OS X. Hilarious.
An interesting and thorough analysis, with screenshots, in searching of the best codec to use for animated screen captures.
Preferring quality, the winner is Animation, 16-bit color, High quality. Although it exhibits artifacts, H.264 Medium is pretty good too, considering it has a tenth of the file size.
Apple Knowledge Base article on how to queue up package installations in the Mac OS X Installer. The claimed goal is to avoid multiple “Optimize System Performance,” but we all know that the real reason is to group all tasks that require user interaction in order to have time to go get a coffee.
This article has a funny tone too:
Tip: Even if Installer is already chugging away at some cool software for you (or even uncool software, Installer doesn’t care), you can double-click even more package files and Installer will add them to the same queue. Installer still won’t optimize until after the very last package is installed, and then just once.
This feature doesn’t apply to third-party installer applications that don’t use Software Update or the Mac OS X Installer. Typically such installers run only once, are for very large applications, and are on removable media (CDs, DVDs, and so forth). Such installers might entertain you with screenshots of the software in action, or tips about how to get the most out of the product, while installing and optimizing in the background.
I never got around to checking it in details but it was linked by John Gruber, so it must be good.
Why not RAID 5?
Open source physical computing platform.
NEUROS OSD - Open Source Linux embedded media center
Records video from any analog video source and links your PC.
Rockbox firmware for mp3 players
Apple: iPod 4th gen (grayscale and color), 5th gen (Video), 1st gen Nano and Mini 1st/2nd gen (Nano 2nd gen and Video 5.5th gen are not supported)
Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
iriver: H100, H300 and H10 series
iAudio: X5 (including X5V and X5L)
Open source web based home automation Written in Perl with a Web interface.
A free open source book. If any of you know someone at Adobe, make sure to give them this link, it might help them with their transition from MPW.
Prototype of a computer desktop that feels like in real life. Maybe it doesn’t need to be that realistic, but there are definitely some neat ideas.
The one where it is explained that Windows does not support MPEG-4.
Personal Area Network TEC Hat, on ThinkGeek. A baseball cap with hidden pockets to keep change, credit card, keys, etc.
It’s perfectly safe because it’s only on TV that people lose their hat because of the wind.
A lot of useful resources about Cocoa bindings, including:
Nice application to manage calls and SMS on a Bluetooth phone. Allows to export SMS messages to the Mac and run scripts when calls or messages are received.
Must keep an eye on this upcoming CMS.
When all else fails, just edit the binary. From Mac OS X Hints.
Metric and that other thing graph paper in any shape you can think of, Cartesian, polar, logarithmic, …
via Michael Tsai
Testing the new links category by linking to a friend’s site.