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Fixing Steam for Mac on a case-sensitive filesystem.

by on May.12, 2010, under Gaming, Hacking, Mac OS X

While it should not be necessary, it is possible (with a bit of symlinking) to get Steam on OS X working with a case-sensitive boot volume.

This can be done as follows: (continue reading…)

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On Case Sensitivity

by on May.09, 2010, under Annoyances, Gaming, Mac OS X

DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF LOWERCASE LETTERS, AND FAULTY CASE CHECKING, THE ENTIRETY OF THIS POST WILL BE WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS, JUST LIKE DOS 6.22.
DEAL WITH IT OR GO HOME.
Or, at least, that’s what you’re supposed to do when you try to use Steam (OS X), StarCraft II, or practically any Adobe product on a Mac with a case-sensitive boot volume.

Steam claiming that it requires a case-insensitive volume.

From the factory, a Mac ships with a case-insensitive filesystem. This seems to be an Apple simplification, (continue reading…)

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Cache or Check?

by on Sep.17, 2009, under Annoyances, Mac OS X, Mobile, Projects

On September 9th, 2009, Apple unveiled the (disappointing) updates to their iPod line, and released to the world iPhoneOS 3.1. The first, while notable, is nothing interesting in comparison to what they’ve done in the latest release of iPhoneOS.

With the latest release of their desktop operating system, OS X, Apple made great improvements to the system’s speed and application load times (supposedly, I’ve heard mixed reviews of Snow Leopard.) iPhoneOS 3.1 brings in these new enhancements, further streamlining the software on their mobile devices.

The single most impressive, noticeable change I’d like to discuss today is library caching.

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I have just one question.

by on Sep.11, 2008, under Annoyances, Mac OS X

Apple MenuWhat do you have to press to open the Force Quit dialog?

Here’s a hint: They’re all keyboard keys.

The accelerator for Log Out makes sense!


On another note, I absolutely love OS X. I take back all the bad things I said about it.
I’ll put up some screenies some time.

Happy Hacking!

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