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.

Rampagedev has posted step-by-step instructions on how to install install OS X 10.9 Mavericks on a Hackintosh with the Clover boot loader (as well as with MyHack).

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13 Sources For Free Public Domain and CC0-Licensed Images looks like it points to some great image libraries.

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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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