Pharo is moving to GtK3 (finally)

Today seems to be my Smalltalk-news-blogging-day ­čśë It started off with an announcement from Instantiations about plans for the next release. Just a few minutes ago Esteban Lorenzano announced on the Pharo Mailing List that Pharo 8 will be based on Spec 2.0, a new version of the still quite young GUI framework in Pharo. … Continue reading Pharo is moving to GtK3 (finally)

OS X Mavericks and Safari / Firefox drive me crazy

As I wrote in my last post, the latest version of Safari and Firefox on OS X Mavericks go nuts about finger gestures. This really drives me crazy, so much that I'd like to take my iMac and throw it out of the window from┬átime to time. I've seen there is a workaround by enabling … Continue reading OS X Mavericks and Safari / Firefox drive me crazy

Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

The Magic Mouse is great. At least most of the time. When it's working. It is, however, an ironically lousy piece of expensive crap when it comes to its battery compartment. You need to stuff some paper into it to keep the batteries in a certain position. If you change batteries and do it wrong, … Continue reading Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

I am in the middle of writing some documentation for our new web service that I'm going to talk a bit more about in the near future. For this I need to take screen captures and upload them onto a wordpress site. Working on my mac, all seemed fine for a while. OS X ships … Continue reading Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

Pharo 2.0 ist offiziell verf├╝gbar

Das Pharo-Projekt, das einst mit dem simplen Anspruch startete, die beste Smalltalk-Umgebung zu entwickeln und als open-source kostenfrei zur Verf├╝gung zu stellen, hat auf diesem Weg einen neuen Pflock eingeschlagen. Die Version 2.0 wurde gestern freigegeben. Es wurde viel aufger├Ąumt, vereinheitlicht und verbessert, aber vor allem wurden weit ├╝ber 1000 Bugs gefixt: We are proud … Continue reading Pharo 2.0 ist offiziell verf├╝gbar

Erste Eindr├╝cke nach der Verj├╝ngungskur

Nun also ist mein MB Pro 4,1 (early 2008) seit ein paar Tagen mit einer Samsung SSD ┬áausger├╝stet (Dieses Blog berichtete) und die Re-Installation sowie Einrichtung meiner kuscheligen Arbeitsumgebung schreitet voran. Man sieht ab und an mal, dass es mit der Intuitivit├Ąt (heisst das so???) beim Mac OS nicht immer allzu weit her ist. Wer … Continue reading Erste Eindr├╝cke nach der Verj├╝ngungskur

MacBook Pro – Verj├╝ngungskur

Seit ich auf meinem MacBook Pro 4,1 (early 2008) in einer Windows XP VM auch noch DB2 zu Entwicklungs- und Testzwecken brauche, zeigt sich, dass 5 Jahre offenbar eine ganze Weile sind. Ab und an hatte der Beachball doch mal ein paar Sekunden seinen farbigen Charme verspr├╝ht. Nun gibt es nat├╝rlich die M├Âglichkeit, so richtig … Continue reading MacBook Pro – Verj├╝ngungskur

Who said Apple’s updates are any better than others? Lion 10.7.3 loses Wi-Fi when it sleeps

[POST Final Update (Feb 07, 2012): The solution with the Combo update has improved the situation, but about 25% of wake-ups will still be disconnected. Before 10.7.3, I've never had that issue.] [Final Update: The issue seems resolved. Repairing file permissions and rebooting once more after the combo update seems to have healed my mac. … Continue reading Who said Apple’s updates are any better than others? Lion 10.7.3 loses Wi-Fi when it sleeps

More on the Fusion/Lion Caret (^) story: It’s the Logitech K750!

I was on the road for a few days now, but now I'm back and took the time to look deeper into my caret issue with VMware Fusion and Lion. I received comments to my last post that led me to some VMware forum posts where somebody brought up the topic of Keyboard drivers for … Continue reading More on the Fusion/Lion Caret (^) story: It’s the Logitech K750!

Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?

sometimes I encounter strange phenomena. I hove no idea if that's only me, but I suspect so, because I couldn't find anything of help on the web (maybe because searching for "fusion ^" is not a good idea). So what's happened? One of my machines runs lion and for VA Smalltalk related work I have … Continue reading Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?