Snow Leopard 10.6.0 client DNS problems
It would appear that Snow Leopard 10.6.0 has an issue with client-side DNS resolution. Symptoms include erratic resolution of domain names from local network DNS servers for any command or application using gethostbyname(). However, using the host or nslookup commands resolve things correctly.
The current best resource for ...read more
Python 2.6 on MacPorts is fixed
As the title suggests, Python 2.6 may now be compiled without problem via MacPorts on Snow Leopard. The issue was fixed early in the weekend. Onward!read more
EVE Online on Snow Leopard
After a few hours of play, it seems like EVE on Snow Leopard brings a noticeable improvement on several fronts. First and foremost, there is a definite increase in framerate and performance with multiple clients open. I can not quantify this scientifically (or am too lazy to do so).
One ...read more
Fun with MDSChannelPeerCreate errors on Mac OS X Server
We started experiencing AFP problems and general instability on one of our Mac OS X servers today. AFP locked up and sucked a lot of resources, caused some bogus error messages in the logs. Kept getting this in particular:
AppleFileServer MDSChannelPeerCreate: (os/kern) invalid argument
It looks like this ...read more
MacPorts Python 2.6 + Snow Leopard
django-eve-proxy 0.1 Released
Django + EVE Online
For the use of fellow Djangonauts out there, I introspected and fixed up CCP’s SQL dump of EVE Online data. This means you can now get access to everything from the comforts of the Django ORM.
The project is still very new, and I’m not even sure it ...read more
Finally up to Date
I finally bit the bullet and went through the necessary leg work to get the site upgraded to the latest Django trunk. The fun included adding the new admin stuff and figuring out the newly redesigned comments system.
If you notice anything odd, let me know and I’ll get ...read more
Toshiba Tecra A4 on Ubuntu Ibex Alpha
I haven’t had enough time to really get some wear and tear testing in, but it looks like as of today, the latest Ubuntu Ibex Alpha release runs almost flawlessly on the Toshiba Tecra A4 (PTA40E). Wireless and the Wired NIC work without any kernel boot options, and performance ...read more
Lack of an open X-Rite i1 (Eye-One) SDK
After doing a lot of work with the X-Rite (formerly Gretagmacbeth) i1 (Eye-One) Pro SDK, I’ve started running into strange little quirks with their close-sourced libraries. The documentation is decent, but severely lacking in crucial areas such as code examples. Several of the functions are vaguely defined with no ...read more