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Pipe Mac OS X Audio to a Linux Box

Instructions on how to use Soundflower & esound to pipe all the audio output on your Mac to a Linux box (and the other direction if you want): http://rolf.haynberg.de/?p=14 Latency is about 500ms, which could be better, but it’s an improvement ove…

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Safari Performance Jump w/ 3.1

Wow. The new Safari build has significantly improved JavaScript performance in Apple’s SunSpider benchmark. Older Safari 3: 8537.4ms 0.3% Safari 3.1: 3152.6ms 0.2% The new Firefox beta is no slouch either: Firefox 3 beta 4: 5080.4ms 5.7% Fir…

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Solaris – What is the Appeal, Outside the Server Room?

So, I’ve recently been experimenting with and loving ZFS on FreeBSD and OS X. Some of the initial instability (kernel panics) issues I was having with ZFS and OS X seem to have calmed down for the moment, and I’ve had zero problems on 64-bit FreeB…

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MacBook Power Brick Whine? – Make It Play Scales!

So, I’d written off the whole whining issue that everyone’s been talking about on Apple’s new portables, since I’ve now had a MacBook 13″ for about a week and had heard nothing along the lines of what people had been complaining about emanating fr…

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Making your G5 Chirp Scales

Probably most people who don’t own a G5 will have no clue what I’m talking about, and among those that do, a decent number will sigh when they hear mention of it. I’ve never gotten a full explanation on what the whole problem is, but when the powe…

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Boot Camp

No, I’m not joining the military or anything. The boot camp I’m talking about is Apple’s new tool and firmware for booting windows natively on a new Intel Mac. Boot Camp itself is a selection of appropriate drivers for Apple hardware coupled with …

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