James McDonald

Get off of my iCloud

Like several people I know, I have two AppleID accounts for personal use. I have one that I set up back when an iPod was my only Apple gadget and they first opened the iTunes Store. This has all my (large number of) iTunes purchases associated with it. I also have a MobileMe account that I set up a while later when I first bought a Mac, which I now largely use for the me. Read more →

Linux locale problems over ssh from a Mac

Most users of Debian/Ubuntu have at some time seen these annoying messages: <br /> perl: warning: Setting locale failed.<br /> perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:<br /> LANGUAGE = (unset),<br /> LC_ALL = (unset),<br /> LC_CTYPE = "UTF-8",<br /> LANG = "en_GB.UTF-8"<br /> are supported and installed on your system.<br /> perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").<br /> There are a variety of causes – usually locales not being generated properly or incorrect environment variables. Read more →

Invert mouse scroll wheel in Debian

I’ve been using the beta of MacOS X Lion for a few weeks now, and after a few days of initial annoyance I’ve grown to really like the inverted sense of the scroll wheel. I recall when I first got one, in fact, and found the direction downright confusing. This seems to have been an easy behaviour to unlearn. My desktop box at work runs Debian, and I wanted the same behaviour there to stop me getting split-brain and dribbling a lot. Read more →

Norskups

I would appear to have accidentally stirred up the norsktwitterredet. I’d better write something here in case they look. Read more →

Gah, not another bloody blog

I felt the need for a place to put the occasional rant that’s longer than 140 characters. This may not happen very often, but it’ll happen here if you’re interested in that sort of thing. Read more →