Articles on Mac

How To Get Any Video Into iTunes and Apple TV Fast With No Quality Loss While Maintaining the 5.1 Soundtrack

10 November 2012

You can get just about any video into Apple TV; you just have to know the rules and proper conversion techniques so that no quality is lost in conversion, the 5.1 soundtrack survives, and the conversion takes 2 minutes rather than 2 hours.


Server-Side Email on OS X

27 November 2010

How to set up server-side email on the Mac, so web pages can send email.


Install Rails 3 on OS X with Devise, RSpec, HAML, and jQuery Support

26 November 2010

My notes while installing Rails 3 on OS X, with support for Devise, RSpec, HAML, and jQuery.


Install PostgreSQL 9 on OS X

25 November 2010

The easiest way to install PostgreSQL on Mac OS X using Homebrew.


Disable .DS_Store Files on Mac OS X

30 December 2009

Have you ever noticed that your Mac leaves small .DS_Store files on network shares and wished you could shut that off?


Show Hidden Files in Mac OS X

08 October 2009

How to show hidden files in Mac OS X.


Increase Speed of Animated Dialogs (Sheets) in OS X

20 May 2009

Great speed tweak on OS X. You'll thank me later.


Install or Upgrade PHP, Apache, PostgreSQL on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

19 March 2009

OS X’s default install of PHP and Apache does not come bundled with some key libraries like GD2 or PostgreSQL. This is the best way I have found to install or upgrade OS X with the latest versions of Apache, PHP, and PostgreSQL.