10 posts tagged with osx by mecran01.
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Floating audio widget for recording comments in OS X

I'm responding to student papers that are stuck inside our school's LMS. The software has a recording feature, but it is clunky and sluggish. What I would like to do is leave audio comments as a read the paper, hitting record and pause until I reach the end, then save the recording as an mp3. Quicktime would work perfectly for this if I could get the recording window to stay in the foreground. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Mar 31, 2016 - 5 answers

Poor man's Ipod Touch

I'm looking for a cheap ($50 or less) PDA or cel phone that will sync with either Google Calendar or Ical. All I really want is the calendar/alarm, so when I'm not carrying my laptop I can be reminded of meetings. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 15, 2010 - 17 answers

importing csv into palm zire

How can I view and search csv files exported from excel on my mac, using free tools?
posted by mecran01 on Oct 28, 2006 - 9 answers

backing up psx with os x

How do I make backups of playstation (psx) games I own with OS X? I was given a "chipped" playstation, and I've been buying cheap originals at the local Rhino games. I want to back them up so that my kids (ages 8, 5, 4, 1.5) can trash the copies rather than the master copies. I'm not trying to be sneaky pirate guy. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 30, 2005 - 6 answers

cheap mac scanner?

I'm looking for a cheap scanner for my ibook running Tiger, something like the Canoscan 3000ex for $50, that works ok.
posted by mecran01 on May 23, 2005 - 5 answers


mysqlfilter: I'm in the midst of installing phpwiki on OS X panther and, because I am following the steps drone-like and have no idea what I am doing. . . [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 13, 2004 - 8 answers

Seeking document checkout system usable by technophobes

I'm looking for a document checkout system, preferably one that is usable by English professor technophobes. Specifically, I'm on a committee that does scheduling, and we all work on the same document. It would be great to find a way for one of us at a time to check the document out and work on it that didn't require any behavioral modification.

Everyone but me is running windows xp. I've got OS X 10.3.
posted by mecran01 on Jul 31, 2004 - 8 answers


datascrubbing: I'm using rm -R */*.gif (for example) to get rid of unnecessary files in a directory. There is stuff that's nested about five directories deep that I can't get to using the above command. I'm using the Bash terminal in OS X. specifically, there is a redundant file called "popup" nested in there that I want to get rid of, among others.

Second related problem: is there a way to recursively delete (full) directories, say ones that end in .blob using wildcards? And would I use rmdir or rm -R to do this?

I'm working on a copy of the original, so its ok to experiment a little
posted by mecran01 on Jul 16, 2004 - 18 answers

Postfix Fix?

I installed OS X 10.3.2 from scratch on my Imac and it works great. Then I enabled Postfix using "postfix enabler" and I was receiving email and it was a glorious moment.

However, during my attempts to enable procmail, I broke something and even reverting to the backed up postfix config files won't fix it, nor will re-running postfix enabler.

Can I restore Postfix to its pristine state without reinstalling 10.3, or can I reinstall 10.3 and retain all of the stuff I installed using Fink?

Many thanks. I would ask this question on a newsgroup, but that postfix crew are a bunch of meanies. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 2, 2004 - 2 answers

What's the best email list software for OS X?

What's the best (free, easy to install, doesn't hog resources) emai list software for OS X?

I've been running Macjordomo, but it is buggy and hogs resources, slowing down my machine. I manage about 10 local lists, with not more than 20 members of each list.

I thank you, MeFi gestalt...
posted by mecran01 on Jan 23, 2004 - 5 answers

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