There is a clone of tetris built specifically for Mac OS X, with networking. The game is called http://www.stud.tu-ilmenau.de/~siha-in/thesoftware.html Quinn.

Categorised as Games

X11 Forwarding on Mac OS X Client

For those of you who might be wondering how to enable X11 forwarding, like I was. A quick Google search came up with a couple of Developer articles.

Categorised as Apple, X11

Automator PDF workflows

WARNING: If you are using a PDF Workflow from the Print sheet, then you may have a problem with permissions with the generated PDF. Essentially, your web server won’t see it as world and group permissions are set to nothing.

Categorised as Mac OS X

Spotlight behind dashboard

That’s weird, after activating dashboard, press cmd+space for spotlight. You can search away and open results, behind dashboard.

PDFs not opening in Firefox

I’ve just noticed that Firefox isn’t opening PDFs internally. I suppose that old PDF plugin is still of some use.


Going by ThinkSecret, the Intel macs are using a different build from those of us on the PowerPC machines. Will this change in the future??? If the build numbers end up the same, it will prove that they are using the same binaries! We’ll just have to wait and see.

Categorised as Apple

OpenOffice 1.9.107 Mac OS X

I have installed eric b’s latest build of OpenOffice. Seems to be working better. Not done any great testing in it.