Sort Apple Mail Messages Using the Keyboard

I don’t know how I ever missed this Apple Mail plugin, but you absolutely have to give MsgFiler a try if you’re a heavy keyboard user. It lets you move messages into any folder in your mailbox using only the keyboard. Press ⌘9 to pull up a TextMate-like list of your mailbox folders. Then, select […]

Managing Exchange Invites in Apple’s iCal

For better or worse, most of my coworkers live and die by their Exchange calendars. Unfortunately, as a developer working on a Mac 24/7, there aren’t many options for dealing with the barrage of Outlook invites I receive each day. I can either use Entourage which only kinda-sorta-works, or I can just deal with it […]


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How To Install PEAR in Mac OS X Leopard

Unlike previous version of OS X, Leopard doesn’t come with PHP’s PEAR repository installed by default. Luckily, installing is quick and painless. From a command line: curl http://pear.php.net/go-pear > go-pear.php sudo php -q go-pear.php Just press enter to select all the default choices except for the installation directory. For that, use /usr/local. (Thanks, Steve.) Next […]


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How to Enable PHP5 In Mac OS X Leopard

I’ve seen a lot of visitors searching for information on enabling PHP5 in Mac OS X Leopard. It turns out to be quite easy. Leopard ships with Apache 2 and PHP 5 pre-installed. To enable PHP simply: Open your favorite text editor and edit /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf Uncomment line number 114. It should read LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so […]


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My Favorite New Leopard Feature

Select a file in Finder and press ↩ to rename it. Finder now excludes the file extension from the initial text selection. This leaves you free to type a new name without overwriting over the extension.


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Leopard First Impressions

If you squint your eyes and look to the side of your monitor, Leopard is actually quite attractive. VirtualHostX is broken at the moment. That’ll be fixed as soon as I roll out Apache 2 support. The new iCal is hot. I love that there is now a physical separation between local and subscribed calendars. […]


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