This time of year is often used to do various cleanup chores. Today is "get rid of old paperwork day". And I decided to try and go paperless. One thing I learned how to do today is to use Tesseract and Ghostscript to archive searchable PDFs from scans. Scanning documents is the easy part. The … Continue reading Going paperless
After rendering my Mac Book unbootable installing Fedora 25, I decided to try again, changing as little as I could to see where the previous installation went wrong. I'm happy to report that the second time worked perfectly. It just works™ I now have, as I wanted, a Mac Book Pro that dual boots Fedora 25 … Continue reading Second time is a charm
As I explained in yesterday's post, I rendered the Mac Book Pro that Red Hat sent me unbootable in OSX. So I spent some time trying to restore OSX on that machine. In the end, I was forced to wipe the disk clean and start over. Before I did that, here are some things I tried … Continue reading mac is back
OK, my last post about a few things that did not go too well installing Fedora got me some interesting comments. Donut worry, OSX is hardly perfect, as the screenshot below shows. 16GB of RAM for a mail application? That seems a bit much. And of course, OSX being so good at preventing runaway processes … Continue reading 16Gb of memory for Mail.app?
Since macOS Sierra introduced the new Apple filesystem (APFS), designed by no other than Dominic Gianpaolo (of BeOS fame), I thought I'd give it a try. So I created an APFS volume on an external 3G hard disk, copied a few pictures on it, and started playing with it. Overall, I'm not thrilled… APFS runs … Continue reading Experimenting with filesystems
This week, I started using macOS Sierra. Overall, like iOS 10, it's another one of these Apple releases of late where what you gain is not extraordinarily compelling, but you discover as you go various things that you lost for no good reason. Here is one I found today. Apparently, macOS Sierra cannot send mail with picture … Continue reading macOS Sierra Mail bug
I've been really trying to use LLDB for a while now. Not that I really want to, but Apple went out of its way to make sure I had little choice. Not only is LLDB the default on MacOSX now, but GDB is really hard to make work on that platform as well. Can you imagine you … Continue reading LLDB is a piece of crap (update: maybe it’s clang) (update 2: it’s actually ccache)