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Apple products, specifically Mac computers and the Mac OS X operating system, are the main subject of these articles.

Accessibility in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

A quick walkthrough of the accessibility improvements in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that stood out most to me.

Posted on July 30, 2011

Apache with virtual hosts, PHP and SSI on Mac OS X 10.6

How to configure Apache on Mac OS X to use virtual hosts with local host names and parse .html files for PHP and SSI.

Posted on April 28, 2011

Week numbers in Mac OS X

How to make Mac OS X display the current week number.

Posted on April 7, 2011

Merging directories (folders) on Mac OS X

Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.

Posted on February 23, 2011

A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

A selection of the Mac OS X keyboard commands I find myself using a lot, some of which may not be all that well-known.

Posted on February 9, 2011

Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectl

The 10.6.5 update to Snow Leopard changes a line in /usr/sbin/apachectl, making it throw an error when you try to run it. The fix is pretty simple.

Posted on November 15, 2010

A selection of VoiceOver keyboard commands

A selection of keyboard shortcuts used to control the VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Posted on March 29, 2010

Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and Perl issues when upgrading Mac OS X from Leopard to Snow Leopard

A walkthrough of what I did to get everything working again after doing a clean install upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6.

Posted on March 26, 2010

Open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder

To open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder, either press Shift + Cmd + G and enter the folder’s path or type “open /path/to/folder” in a Terminal window.

Posted on March 18, 2010

Accessibility improvements in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 has plenty of accessibility improvements, several of which will be useful not only to people with disabilities. No mention of WAI-ARIA, though.

Posted on June 17, 2009

Enabling keyboard navigation in Mac OS X Web browsers

A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.

Posted on June 9, 2009

MySQL and Perl trouble when moving from a PowerPC to an Intel Mac

If you use Migration Assistant to move your stuff from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel Mac, be aware that MySQL and Perl may be moved as well, which may lead to problems.

Posted on April 2, 2009

FileVault can cause default applications to reset in Mac OS X 10.5

If you’re having problems with default applications resetting when you reboot, FileVault may be the culprit.

Posted on March 12, 2009

Reformat and repartition hard drives before using them with Time Machine

Most hard drives you buy are not fully supported by Apple’s Time Machine until you repartition them, but Time Machine does not warn you about it.

Posted on January 15, 2009

DOMAssistant bundle for TextMate

To save keystrokes and speed up development I have created a DOMAssistant bundle for TextMate.

Posted on March 10, 2008

Manual for Apple VoiceOver in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

A Getting Started guide for VoiceOver is available for download in a number of formats, including audio, PDF, and Braille.

Posted on November 23, 2007

Virtual hosts, PHP and MySQL on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

How to avoid problems when updating a Mac that doubles as a server for web development from Tiger to Leopard.

Posted on November 12, 2007

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard improves accessibility

It’s encouraging to note that many of the new features in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard are not just visual bells and whistles, but are there to improve accessibility.

Posted on October 29, 2007

Mac OS X Web browser rundown 2007

A rundown of the Mac OS X Web browsers that occupy space on my hard drive in late 2007.

Posted on October 24, 2007

Videos of people using assistive technology

A set of fantastic videos that show how people with various disabilities use computers with the help of assistive technology.

Posted on October 15, 2007

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