Author Archives: Neil

About Neil

Happy husband. Proud father. Systems engineering consultant, and former U.S. Air Force officer. A music fan, science fiction nut, geek, and die-hard Mac user who grudgingly deals with Windows at work only because his employer and clients aren’t enlightened enough to move to Mac OS X.

ScreenSleeves

ScreenSleeves uses album art from the tracks you are playing from iTunes or Spotify to provide your screensaver. Mac only.

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Integrity for Mac OS X

Easily find your website’s broken links with Integrity for Mac OS X. This app will check every link in your website to make sure they still work!

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Network Rockstar has some tips, and scripts, that should help speed up CrashPlan Backups by changing a configuration parameter. Seems to work fairly well…

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DreamHost PHP.INI installer

This DreamHost PHP.INI installer makes it very easy to set custom memory and filesize upload limits on a DreamHost shared hosting configuration. Very useful for WordPress installs.

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The Hackintosh Way – Part 3

I’ve slowly added back in some of the additional hardware I got for this machine, ensuring that everything works smoothly across the way. I also set up the machine to use my machine’s iTunes library in order to test fullscreen … Continue reading

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The Hackintosh Way – Part 2

My final parts for xMac arrived today, so it’s time to get serious on getting the machine up and running in a stable configuration. I’ve got the EVGA 650 Ti graphics card installed, and disconnected pretty much any extra hardware … Continue reading

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The Hackintosh Way – Part 1

I’m finally taking the leap and building a Hackintosh – the old Mac mini I’ve been running at home is just way too slow anymore to keep up with our iTunes and iPhoto libraries, not to mention the web and … Continue reading

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This is a pretty cool approach to using extra space above a garage door for storage.

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On Taking Pictures has a cool series of blog posts about planning and constructing an Ivy Bridge Hackintosh desktop machine. May be a good pattern to follow…

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Hackintosh Under the Hood: Post-Installation System Overview is exactly what it sounds like – a 14-minute video that describes the various files necessary to run a Hackintosh and their functions.

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