Changing the hostname on Mac OS X Server

Due to my new computer purchase and subsequent data transfers, I had an extra Power Mac G4 lying about the floor. Finally, I had a dedicated machine with which to experiment with the copy of Mac OS X Server I have. I had already installed Mac OS X Server on a drive in another machine, …

Moving personal data from one Mac to another

I recently purchased a new iMac. It’s aluminum. And glass. And shiny. And it’s so much faster than my old G4 workstation I feel a little bit like I’ve just come out of the stone age. Anyway, the experience of moving one’s data from one machine to another is always a bit of a hassle. …

A Mac User’s Introduction to the UNIX Command Line

I’ve always loved teaching (for many reasons, some of which are too arrogant to get away with mentioning) and today my supervisor asked me if we could spend a little while talking about the command line and Mac OS X’s UNIX underbelly. Of course, I was thrilled at the prospect (see earlier statement on my …