I was just going to email a friend a link to some cool software I’ve found, but then I realized I wanted to have a geek moment. I’m a sort of coder. That is, I like to code, but I’m pretty crappy at it. I know C and C++, I grok object oriented, and I’m good enough to pass muster on most things. But I’m not a programer. I’m a software engineer (read ‘cheaper, less experienced, younger’). It doesn’t bother me, actually, since it means I have the room to goof around.
I’m taking the time to go through my bookmarks/favorites. This is what I have.
Brian Hill’s Software
I use MacJanitor since I rarely leave my Mac on late enough to do that cleaning foo. It bascially wipes up all the foo that Lunix does on its own nightly/weekly/monthly. Since I don’t generally remember to let it run, I use this to run it by hand. It works. 🙂
GNU MAC OS X Public Archive
Hear me out on this one. The layout? Crappy. BUT it’s GUI installers for Unix software. Yes, for the non-unix geek, this is KILLER. If you hear someone bragging about Unix software like Lynx, Pine, etc, then this is for YOU! It’s most OS 10.2.
MacAddict’s Mac OS X Super Site
Nothing really great here, but I’m happy fun friendly with MacAddict (I get the magazine). Just some basic links to some basic apps. The page is a little out of date, but the information’s still valid.
Mac OS X Apps
Not the most inventive titles, and it takes me FOREVER to find what I’m looking for. This is where I go when I’m looking for an app, though, since I WILL find it (and version tracker is slow as a pig on weed). It’s sort of like Tucows, but Mac OS X only.
TF for OS 10.2
I’ll admit it, I’m TF’s bitch from now till forever. I like one window to rule them all, and I’m happy that way. I’ve never used Cantrip, but I’ve heard a lot about it. It looks neat, so I’m all for it.
This is another software tracking site. It’s pretty bland, but it’s OS X stuff is decent. I found some neato language programs off this one (wanna learn Japanese?)
I’m not sure what to make of this one. It’s marked becuase it had information I wanted, once, but now it’s sitting there, mocking me. It’s sort of an All Things Considered site for the Mac. Um. Yeah.
Open Darwin (formerly Darwinfo)
This is probably more for my friend’s finace, The Boy, but there’s some cool info here. Since Darwin’s an open source OS, this site is all about making is bigger, better, stronger and more bad ass. It’s a bit too geeky for me, right now. Wait till later 😉
OS X Tips and Tricks
General yummy goodness. A few terminal tweaks and some cool ass links.
How to nuke unnukeable trash
I have this problem, sometimes, I can’t nuke trash. It stymied me and my unix-greek friend, Laura, for HOURS. This is the answer. Scroll down to ‘Issues regarding permissions’
Installing a newer SSH2
There’s a newer SSH than the one sent out with OS X. THIS IS HARD. You may want it, you may not.
How to enable root access
Sometimes you need to be a super user. Sometimes you don’t. This is turned off on all new Macs, and you have to turn it on. It’s also turned off on my SO’s Mac.