Undoubtedly, one of the bigger benefits of going to grad school is the large amount of time that one can invest in constructive procrastination. As panamanian PhD Comics author Jorge Cham puts it:
So get out there and procrastinate. Procrastinate with purpose and with pride.
And this is exactly what I do when “I am suposed to be doing research”, I test Open Source/freeware mac applications compulsively until I find something that I like and I can make good use of Read the rest of this entry »
Solved: a Snow Leopard bug that blocks Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail when activating Parental Controls
Snow Leopard is great… Maybe not. It has a few weird and annoying bugs and drawbacks that really hurt its functionality. There are graphic glitches on my macbook (2007) when running Plex and XBMC, the creepy data loss bug,and no parallels 2.5 free upgrade support, just to mention Read the rest of this entry »
Ok, so recently I started playing with ported apps on Leopard using Fink and Macports. Specifically, I installed the ARB Package as indicated in http://greengenes.lbl.gov/mlds/.
In one of the steps of the painful procedure it is suggested that launching xterm from the Terminal.app should be enabled, so this is how I came across this techie challenge. After upgrading to the latest version of X11 from Quartz, and after installing Mac’s Xcode tools. I proceeded to launch the X11 Terminal window from the Terminal.app command line, by issuing the following command:
But I got the following error: Read the rest of this entry »