by Thomas Beutel

Category: Apple Computer

Extract TTF Font From Mac Font Suitcase

I recently needed to extract a TTF version of a Mac font suitcase and after trying a bunch of different methods, I found a tool called Resource It is available from this page on StackOverflow: Using OS 9 resource fork fonts in CSS Basically, you open the font suitcase, find the sfnt part, and […]

Brother HL-L2340DW, Windows 7 can’t see Airport Extreme wireless network

I was helping a friend install a new Brother HL-L2340DW laser printer today and I had a heck of a time getting the WIFI to work on it. All the Macs and my iPhone could see the wireless network just fine, but the printer and a Windows 7 laptop just didn’t see it, even though […]

Patch old Fedora 8 server for Shellshock Bash bug

I had an old Fedora 8 server running legacy code that I needed to patch for the Shellshock Bash bug. I proved that bash was vunerable by running this command: env X=”() { :; } ; echo busted” /bin/bash -c “echo stuff” I saw the word “busted” in the output, meaning I needed to upgrade […]

Apple Mail – Archive IMAP Emails

I get about 3000 emails a month (a lot of them are server notifications if you are wondering) and I like to keep all my email because I do frequently refer to older emails. I think of my emails as a database that I can search for conversations, attachments and personal history. Gmail is a […]

Making Aquamacs kill and yank work with the clipboard

My favorite editor on the Mac is Aquamacs (me and Emacs go waaay back) and something that has long been a productivity killer for me was the different actions of C-y and CMD-V. This is due to there being two clipboards, the one belonging to the Mac and the one in Emacs (the kill ring). […]

It’s like deviantART meets the App Store

John Fort over at the Big Tech Fortune blog writes about Tyrese Gibsonâ??s Mayhem which is the first digital book for sale on iTunes 9. This strikes me as something that would interest the deviantART community of digital artists and writers. Imagine selling your artistic creations to millions of iTunes users for $0.99 a pop, […]

iTunes 9: Option-click the green button to get the mini-player

The first thing I noticed when I upgraded to iTunes 9 was that clicking the minimize (green) button no longer selected the mini-player. A quick search revealed the answer: now you have to option-click the green button to get the mini-player. Thanks to Maclife for the answer.

When Memes Collide – Apple is Expensive vs. Windows is Vulnerable

I always get a kick when the Apple is Expensive meme trotted out as a reason to consider less expensive alternatives. How ironic it is that on the very same day there is news of massive computer infiltration and document loss. The article doesn’t mention the operating system of the computers that were compromised, but […]

A look in the mirror – Safari 4

I just installed Safari 4 and the first thing it did was to show me my top sites – the 12 sites that I go to most frequently. My initial reaction was “Weird!” and then “I need to get out more often!” Here is a fuzzy pic of what I saw: Download is available at […]

How to Backup Only Purchased Music in iTunes

I was asked recently how to backup purchased iTunes music, and after trying the normal backup function, I discovered what everyone already knows – that iTunes wants backup everything, including movies and TV shows. While I appreciate that Apple wants to backup all purchases (see bottom of How to backup up your purchases for a […]