Please use this post AND ALSO the comments below to help you on your journey. Many smart people have contributed to the discussion with some very useful information, particularly for ways to more easily search for your model identifier in the resources found below.
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.
For any that have [...]
You thought it’d be that easy, did you?
First make sure your dependencies are met. Generally this means GEOS, GDAL, and PROJ. If you’re using a proper package manager on your system, this should be as easy as requesting those packages to be installed by those names.
On OS X I had a wild ride [...]
After a rather painful upgrade from iOS 5 beta to iOS 5 release (involving several DFU mode attempts and iTunes error messages during upgrade), my apps somehow got stuck in limbo as they attempted to begin restoring.
All the icons appeared with their progress bars, subtitled “Wating…”, and after a while, I got the popup [...]
It turns out there are a whole lot of weird quirks in OS X Lion, to my intense dismay. Snow Leopard felt robust. Maybe it was missing a few things, but it was robust. Lion puts some frilly things into the mix, but now suddenly stuff gets weird. I’m disappointed.
This problem plagued me during [...]
There are a good number of ways to mess up complex systems. Hopefully you, like me, screw up development systems, and not production ones, guarding and carrying with you the knowledge you gain along the way. You’re not a complete idiot, you just make mistakes sometimes.
Here are 3 things you’ll punch your computer over, [...]
Most of the documentation in the wild says this should work, but it’s slightly outdated at this point. The coreutils port in fact installs the tools with a “g” prefix (resulting in executables like “gls” instead of “ls”), but it also symlinks those for you at the following location:
So just add that to [...]
It turns out that, if you’re the type of person even looking for this kind of thing, the right balance of quality icons can actually be found over on DeviantArt.com. Not everything is great, but I dare you to do better using just Google image searches.
Today I wanted to change [...]
This is classic Garbage-In-Garbage-Out, but I had a bizarre case of an NSStatusItem icon stretched extremely wide (and therefore blurry). The icon was only 20 pixels wide, but somehow was trying to grow to be far too large. Turns out that somehow the PNG image I was using had a super crazy pixel resolution on [...]
This threw me for a while, but I figured out what was going on.
I look into my crystal ball, and I see that you have a bootlegged application from the Mac App Store. Applications purchased from the store contain a receipt file with a signature from Apple which validates the legitimacy of the item, [...]
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