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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to give a talk about Backup Bouncer to the University of Utah Mac Managers Meeting. I spoke a bit about Backup Bouncer’s history, gave a brief tour of the HFS+ filesystem, and gave a demo. If you’re interested in the topic you can download the [...]

As QLColorCode fans are aware, Snow Leopard’s version of Xcode has caused some trouble for me. To wit, Xcode 3.2 shipped a Quick Look plugin that registered for the public.source-code uniform type identifier1 (UTI), which is the primary UTI that QLCC registers for so it can do it’s magic. In the world of [...]

This is a quick note for any iPhone devs out there who are having problems getting their stack traces to show up with symbols in the Leaks instrument when running on the simulator. It turns out that this is an issue with using the iPhone SDK 3.0. If you switch your active SDK [...]

Update: Thanks to a misconfiguration on my part, QLCC 2.0.0 didn’t work on Leopard. The problem is solved in QLCC 2.0.2.

Continuing on my “update side projects for Snow Leopard” theme, I’ve just rolled a new release of QLColorCode. I added support for a few new languages, including Scala, which is a personal fave. [...]

I just wrapped up Backup Bouncer 0.2.0, with the major change being that it now builds on Snow Leopard. Get it at the usual place. BB used to include a program called ctool that I had thought about using but never actually used. This ctool program was unmaintained and didn’t build on [...]

This took me waaaay too long to figure out. A while back I set up printer sharing (with browsing) on my Ubuntu-based server. My Mac (running Tiger at the time) found the server just fine and it all just worked — I couldn’t believe how simple it was! But then I upgraded [...]

Oh Mama! Another Backup Bouncer post! You might think that I, the author of Backup Bouncer, the crusader for end-user verification of backup tools, would have run BB on Time Machine at some point. If so, you have seriously underestimated my laziness. But this morning I got an e-mail from a [...]

I just released Backup Bouncer 0.1.3. I’ve changed the output format to print the “priority” of a test along with its outcome, which hopefully should clear up some confusion among less experienced users. On a tip from Patrick Power I’ve added a new test that combines resource forks and hard links. Unfortunately, [...]

A friend recently pointed out that BB gets some love on the Carbon Copy Cloner product page. This is quite satisfying to me, since my indirect goal with BB was to get it into the hands of the folks making the tools. The primary goal was always to let users validate backup tools [...]

I just put up the latest release of QLColorCode, and it’s a doozy! Well, not really, but it does (probably) fix a crash bug that was biting me pretty frequently. It also adds some more miscellaneous language UTIs and lets you put a cap on the size of rendered files so you don’t [...]

Like my work? Check out HexaLex, my game for iPhone & iPod Touch. It's a crossword game like Scrabble, but played with hexagonal tiles. http://www.hexalex.com