Tag Archives: Mac OS X

CD overburning on Mac OS X

It seems that Toast 10 Titanium cd burning application doesn’t support overburning, so if you need to burn cd images that are larger than conventional 700MB, you can either use cdrtools from the command line with -overburn parameter (available in MacPorts), or use a nice cdrtools frontend called Firestarter FX, which is tested for Tiger […]

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Top 25 vulnerability RSS feeds

One way to receive up-to-date reports about vulnerability issues is subscribing to vulnerability RSS feeds: they update on demand, they don’t rely on your mail subsystem and they don’t fill up your mailbox. The only drawback is that you could miss alerts if you don’t sync your feeds for a long time, but if you’re […]

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Pre-processing Audio and Video capture to Flash in Mac OS X

Web streaming services like UStream.tv and Livestream (previously known as┬áMogulus) use a Flash applet to capture audio and video signals on source computer. Media stream is encoded by Flash and sent over to broadcasting server. Currently this approach has two shortcomings: Flash applet audio capture is very limited: only one device a time, only one […]

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Gentooize Part 1: colorize console

One of the best lessons you can learn from Gentoo is you can export most of its juice to other OSes. I’ve been using Gentoo as main Linux distro since 2001. Currently I have a few setups where drawbacks of migrating to Gentoo would exceed benefits, so I decided to increase affinity by adding some […]

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Process management roundup/1

Under UNIX-like operating systems, there are several ways to manage long-running processes such as daemons. Process management is a crucial aspect of system maintainance and therefore it’s one of the aspects to take into account when planning a deployment. Since available solutions are getting more and more complex and specialized, I thought of writing a […]

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