If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I love the Quicksliver application. To date, the existing bundled plugins and readily available plugins have met my needs. Although lately, I’ve notice that I really would have like to have a shortcut to set my Adium online status to Away. After a little bit of Goggle-ing I found a number of solutions. However, none seem too clean as you needed to use an outdated plugin (if you can find it) or write some script. I did find a useful blog entry that allowed me tackle this problem a little differently.
I hate technology. I really do. Why can’t things just work? Here is my latest bug: My iPhone will not allow me to anything other than read my iCal server calendar. After the jump you can read about how I got some delegated calendars to work and what the current issues are with iCal Server.
JT: Just a quick note – this article is a bit long in the tooth and uses some possibly archaic processes. If you want up to date info – look to the OSx86 Project.
Okay – I took the plunge today to upgrade my box to 10.5.5 from 10.5.4. Using the directions that I’ve posted about before, I was able to successfully upgrade with only a couple of gotchas.
Way back when I heard about the new graphic format PNG, I thought WTH? Why would they go make another format as GIF was fine. When I started blogging, I did a little bit of additional research and found out there was a pretty good reason for the new format (‘new’ meaning that the file format has been around since 1996.) Here’s the wikipedia link on the subject.
In any event, I did find myself making screen shots that I wanted posted on the web. Not all of the screen shots were large – most being icons and the ilk – so I really didn’t need a jpeg file. So I did a little bit more research and I had implemented this little hack that allowed me to change the default file format of OSX’s screen capture. Of course, I didn’t bookmark the hack but fortunately the hack recently was posted on TUAW site and I thought I’d give it a mention here. (TUAW’s article)