Mounting ISO Images in Mac OS X Without Expensive Software

I was speaking with a colleague today about ISO files/images in Mac OS X, and when he expressed his disappointment with existing software. I said I would show him some cheap and easy ways to mount ISO files and how to backup any CDROM using Disk Utility. Mounting an ISO on your Mac is accomplished […]

Looking for the Excel 2008 Analysis Toolpak for Mac?

I also spent a good twenty minutes looking for the Excel 2008 Toolpak addon which Microsoft advertises in their knowledge base, unfortunately this link is broken and there is no place to download and install said addon. Do not despair! The functionality you seek is actually included in Excel, you just need to go looking […]

MySQL Gem and Rails 3.0beta4 issues

If you are running OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and you are having problems installing the mysql gem via bundler, there may be a simple fix. While fooling around with bundler/macports, I was having an issue where bundler would throw an exception: ERROR: ¬†Error installing mysql: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb extconf.rb:10: […]

Finding services advertised with Bonjour via Flame

Have you ever had an issue with someone sharing an iTunes library, and you want to quickly track down the IP of the offending user? Here is a quick little guide on getting that done. dns-sd is a service discovery application that can make tracking down users sharing various information quite easily. It also has […]