Category Archives: open source

Compiling zbar on OSX

If you’re trying to compile zbar the open source bar code reader on OS X with jpeg support and want to use the MacPorts jpeg lib, and getting this error you can use the following command line to get it … Continue reading

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Mount box.com Storage As a Webdav On OSX 5.8

Update April 21st: I Have managed to get box.com to mount and to write files, however I can only copy one file at a time. after each file the wdfs process crashes. at this point I’m not investigating further Don’t … Continue reading

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Compacting Nepomuk’s Virtuoso database for fun and (little) profit

I wanted to backup my nepomuk generated RDF data sat in my virtuoso database, at first I thought I could just copy my virtuosobackend directory onto dropbox, sym link it back to /Users/mcradle/…/KDE/../nepomuk/../data/ and get it over with. this was … Continue reading

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Terminate nepomukstrigiservice but keep running Nepomuk on OSX

I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m the only guy on earth that is interested in this setup, but who knows? I’m running KDE 4.65 Max OSX 10.5.8 via MacPorts. It could seem like an odd choice running KDE on … Continue reading

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OSX and Windows XP: The Quest For Synergy

howto securely connect a MacBook Pro and an XP laptop using Synergy & Stunnel Continue reading

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CoRD And Swapped Mouse Buttons: The Freedom To Be Particular

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Guru Meditation: VirtualBox and Commodore 64

Just got this error “Guru Meditation -2701 (VERR_VMM_RING0_ASSERTION)” on my virtualbox-ose 3.2.8 hosting windows 7 on my Ubuntu 10.04.1 machine. Looking around for the error it turns out that the error text itself is a homage to an old Amiga … Continue reading

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