Why won't airport auto join my network?

If you have a mac and use wireless to connect, you might expect that it will automatically join your wireless network after you tell it to “remember this network”. I know on my old powerbook it did, and on my girlfriend’s macbook it auto-joins too. So I started wondering why my macbook pro just wouldn’t […]

Security Update Breaks SSH on OS X

If you installed Security Update 002 for leopard and suddenly ssh tells you “bus error”, the answer lies here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6863360#6863360 Apparently the guys at rogue amoeba have some work to do – we need instant hijack! If you are too lazy to read that thread, the fix is: sudo /usr/local/hermes/bin/hermesctl unload thereby uninstalling instant hijack […]

G.A.P. Part II – A Brief Review of Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2 (macppc)

What follows is a rant/review of Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2. It’s the second part of the “Golden Apple Project” article series, which tells the tale of my quest to transform a formerly unused Apple PowerMac G4 (450Mhz, AGP Video) into something more useful than an unused OS 9 machine. After a somewhat discouraging attempt at […]

G.A.P. – The Golden Apple Project – Part I

The other day I acquired a hardly used PowerMac G4 from someone who was going to throw it out. Imagine that? It’s got a 450Mhz PPC CPU, 256MB of RAM, a 20GB hard drive, and AGP video. Certainly this nice little machine can be used for something… But what? Though I could probably get away […]