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A short primer on writing KDE portfiles for macports

Howdy do all you out there in interland. This one is mostly for A. L. to get her to stop pouting. Today, boys and girls, I'll be speaking about macports. Macports is a ports-like package management thing for OS X. For all my arch linux peeps, it's like the AUR for PKGBUILDs, bu…

Dear HR

I was going through stuff on my old macbook pro drive and I found this cover letter I wrote some time last year (possibly this time last year). I believe I sent it out in a form very similar, if not identical to what you'll see below. I don't remember why, but I was quite serious…

I'm a bundling fool too

To bundle or not to bundle. My everlovin' question. Amarok 2 RC1 will be released soon and we here on the mac team have been working at near break neck speed to bring our users the best possible all around experience. This starts from the moment the installer is downloaded, to th…

For Kieran: The Home Made Pan Cakes recipe

Are you locked out of your home waiting for help to arrive? Are you drunk and need that little pick-me-up to keep you going lucidly through the night? Have you guessed the answer to a question involving UTC time? Well have we got something for you! Ingredients: Organic WHOLE Mil…

Oh Snap!

Just realized that I can go directly to a folder in the Finder by typing [Command]+[Shift]+G. This makes my file browsing experience complete. Now I can open hidden folders without needing to use open /path/to/hidden/.directory in Terminal.app. Thanks to the Daring Fireball feed …

Anatomy of a standalone KDE Mac package

Allow me to start off by stating that there is no such thing. The standalone package is a myth which we (or at least I) aspire to here in KDE/Mac land. Installation of KDE software is wholly geared towards non-proprietary *nix platforms. Whilst the I'm a PC crowd might be willing…