As I wanted to present a screenshot to users that had disabled the map view in Nomad Log, I needed a way to determine, when the map had finished loading.
The current Matlab release, R2012b, only supports GCC 4.4 for compiling MEX functions on Linux.
On compute nodes, the installed GCC may be too old, but compiling a new version is not that hard.
Time Machine uses a unique ID (
UUID), which is specific to a volume (i.e. a partition of a disk), to associate the volume with its backup. In OS X releases before 10.7 Lion, when people exchanged their disk or migrated to a different Mac, this feature has made it difficult to get Time Machine to continue adding to the backup history of the previously used disk.
In OS X Lion and now also OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, there is a nifty new Terminal command called
tmutil, which makes this whole drama a breeze.
The popular web server benchmark tool Apache Bench, better known as
ab, comes built in with the Apache
httpd web server of OS X, but it has serious issues with the latest relaese, OS X Lion. To add insult to injury, the official release has another bug that manifests itself fatally on OS X Lion. This latter bug is related to a feature that was added recently and it breaks
ab on IPv6-capable hosts. Even if you have never heard of
IPv6, OS X Lion has IPv6 built in.
The latest development version of Apache (Subversion trunk) has a fix for this bug, however this fix is not yet available in a regular release.
This is a short tutorial on how to compile
If you use the BasicTeX LaTeX distribution[^basic-tex] for OS X, you may run into issues with missing fonts.
This is a
liquid plugin that allows displaying an unordered list of pages and directories beneath the directory containing the source file.
The following procedure allows you to create a folder
/Users/Shared/Media (referred to as the media folder) with special access control settings that have the following effect:
Any file or folder that is copied into the media folder becomes available to any current and future users on the same Mac. This means that all users will be able to edit, move, rename, and delete the files and folders within the media folder.
The error message
kernel: nstat_lookup_entry failed: 2 crops up with varying frequency in the kernel log (
/var/log/kernel.log) in OS X 10.7–10.7.2 and has lead to a lot of speculation as to its root cause.
Apple’s Mail.app still does not support multiple sender identities, such as for example "John Doe email@example.com" and "Johnnie firstname.lastname@example.org" through the graphical user interface. However, there is a hint how it is done in Apple Mail up to and including Snow Leopard.
In Mac OS X Lion, Mail has reached version 5 and Apple has introduced a new layout for Mail’s Library folder, which is called "V2".
Here’s how you can still use multiple identities in Lion.