More later once I've had a chance to use one for a couple of days.
I've installed it on my MBP and it looks great so far. You can tag tasks (and view only tasks for one tag), set up contexts such as work/home/misc and then view things grouped by context, set due dates, set tasks to only be visible after a certain date, view graphs and statistics about how long it takes you to complete tasks, comes with an API so you can write your own scripts to interact with it - it's very comprehensive.
The 0.5.4 release can jailbreak an iPhone running 1.1.4 directly and is available from http://code.google.com/p/ijailbreak/downloads/list, and you can read more details from the developers at http://ijailbreak.com/.
Suspicious Package is a QuickLook plugin that lets you examine pkg (and now mpkg) files from Finder with QuickLook. No more having to drop into Terminal.app and use lsbom.
Here are the bullet points from the release notes:
- Added support for metapackages.
- Fixed problem where the actual installation location was not shown for some packages.
- Added indication when a package requires authentication with an administrator password.
- Added indication when a package requires a system restart (or shut down, or log out) after installation.
- Added indication when a package has install scripts, and an option to view the actual scripts (see details).
- Added support for installer receipts and .bom files
Download the new release from http://www.mothersruin.com.
This release can jailbreak an iPhone running 1.1.3 directly, no more having to install a helper package onto an already jailbroken 1.1.2. It's available from http://code.google.com/p/ijailbreak/downloads/list, and you can read more details from the developers at http://ijailbreak.com/. There is currently no iPod touch support in iJailbreak.
I'd driven down with a group of coworkers rather than suffer through the airport experience, and it turns out Pete and Ian knew someone at UCLA who got us a tour of the Energy Science Lab's Electric Tokamak. We got to climb inside since it's in the middle of being renovated, and here are my pics.
200 tons of steel torus, and another hundred tons of magnets
Here's a shot of the entrance to the torus
Me about to climb inside.
Me inside, looking out.
A shot of the inside of the torus
To give some perspective of the size, here's a shot of Pete and Chris inside.
Me inside, with our guide Russell to my right.
Me in front of one of the 5 Farad capacitor banks.
They have two banks like this and each of the blue cylinders is a 1500 microfarad cap.
Me in front of a linear accelerator in the basement.
The accelerators and tokamak need their own substation - each of the big blue boxes here is 1 megawatt.
Here's a pic of the small accelerator.
This one was running, here's the video
Suspicious Package is a plugin for the Quick Look feature of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). It allows you to preview the contents of a standard Apple installer package without launching the Installer. Just select the icon in the Finder and select Quick Look
It's not an official Apple release, so if you break anything on your system with it, I'm sure their response is going to be "reinstall everything - you did have backups, right?"
That said, Noël's announcement said that he has his homedir on ZFS now, which is what I've been wanting to do ever since I heard there might be ZFS support in 10.5.
Here's the list of bugs fixed in the 102A rev:
Bugs Fixed in this Rev:
- 5448925: sync ZFS with Solaris build 72
- 5405398: zfs needs kqueue(2) API support
- 5602507: Leopard9A581: Kernel trap at 0×4d351d9c, type 14=page fault, registers:
- 5592757: Kernel panic when writing to a zfs volume
- 5482932: Raidz parity rewrite issue
- 5641577: ZFS: panic: zap->zap_u.zap_fat.zap_phys->zap_magic == 0×2F52AB2ABULL failed
- 5621659: assertion failed in /Users/local/zfs-101-latest_fixes/zfs_kext/zfs/zfs_dir.c line 730: error == 0
- 5643944: ZFS get/set and mountpoints are misbehaving
- 5645880: Finder copy and “delete” broken in zfs-101 plus fixes..
SQLite3::SQLException in 'A player should be invalid without a user_id'
SQL logic error or missing database
I eventually tracked down an email from David Chelimsky on rspec-users that explained this could be fixed by setting config.use_transactional_fixtures = false in
Anyway, posting it here to make it easier to google for.
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