As in the past couple of years I’ve made a Mac OS X Dashboard widget to count down to the State of the Map conference 2010. SOTM 2010 Dashboard Widget and the Dashcode project source.
This blog post is only relevant if you are on Snow Leopard, have a 64-bit Intel Mac, and need to install ImageMagick. There are many Ruby on Rails projects out there that have some form image manipulation, thus use ImageMagick for that. Up until recently it was a real pain to install, with some huge… Continue reading Installing ImageMagick on Snow Leopard (64-bit)
Even in this day and age, the roads the general public cycle on are riddled with potholes, speed humps falling over themselves, or general unevenness around man hole covers and drains. I’m fed up with having to look at the road in front of me for these bicycle damaging unevenness and potholes instead of at… Continue reading The Crap-O-Surface Detector
[For the Mac OS X users, who are going to this year’s State of the Map] I have updated the Dashboard widget I created last year for this years conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I’ve added a donate button on the back that takes you to http://donate.openstreetmap.org/. Dashboard Widget 163KB zip Project Source Code 880KB zip
Linux Expo Live is an event being held in Olympia to showcase the latest software for Linux. This year the event has been combined with Mac Expo Live and Creative Pro. OpenStreetMap has a stand there, so drop by and have a chat if your in London today, tomorrow or Saturday 25th October 2008. More… Continue reading OpenStreetMap is at Linux Expo Live in Olympia, London
I’m currently moving my web and email hosting from ukhost4u to bytemark (who also host the OpenStreetMap.org svn, wiki, etc.) planet-osm.shaunmcdonald.me.uk has now moved to blogs.openstreetmap.org. Please update your feed readers.
I don’t touch anything, and my slow first generation MacBook will randomly come up with the above message. Maybe an uptime of 13 days is the cause? It is about time I rebooted into Kubuntu to get some updated maps on to my phone for TMJ. There has some considerable improvements in the maps in… Continue reading Device Removal
UPDATE:Thanks to Eric Bachard, a fix very similar to this will be appearing in OpenOffice.org 2.4.2 due to be released at the end of October 2008. — With a change in the way that X11 works on Leopard, the X11 version of OpenOffice.org has been giving an error message on startup saying “command timed out”.… Continue reading OOO: Possible fix for the command timed out error on Leopard
The release of OpenOffice.org 2.4 (X11 version) is a little behind the other platforms due to a lack of resources in the QA process, as many of the resources have been placed on the upcoming aqua version. It will be another few days to week before they are available on the mirrors and the Mac… Continue reading OpenOffice.org 2.4 on Mac OS X [Update: now available]
Head over to the OpenOffice.org Mac Porting web site for the latest development build. This is the most stable build of OpenOffice.org running natively on Mac OS X that I have seen. I haven’t yet had a crash with my basic usage. Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 is required. The improvements include: Printing now… Continue reading New OpenOffice.org Aqua Development Release