Archive for the ‘mac’ Tag

3 Interesting Reads: Namespaces, Flash and a letter to Steve…

Grant Skinner sums up Namespaces once and for all:-

John Nack on Adobe – Sympathy for the Devil:-

And finally an excellent Open Letter from UnitZeroOne to Steve Jobs:-


Showing hidden SVN files in OS X

Basic stuff here but a useful reference for me and maybe others nonetheless. This Terminal command will make the .svn hidden folders and files visible and hopefully as a consequence reduce any cross-project file conflicts arising from careless copy/pasting.

Enter this command in Terminal:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES

After running the command, you need to restart Finder. Do this by running the following command:

killall Finder

To undo this, repeat the above commands and switch the YES to a NO.

Snow Leopard issue with VMWare Fusion

So….. when I installed Snow Leopard my VMWare Boot Camp partition became inaccessible from VMWare!!! Booo! It turns out if you get the FREE upgrade from VMWare Fusion 1 to 2 the issues are cleared up. I am now back into my Windows partition.

VMWare Fusion 2 seems to have a bunch of improvements which are definitely worth checking out. I just enabled the improved DirectX 9.0 3d graphics and for the first time, enabled a shared folder that I will use as a bridge between the two OSes when needed.