AFP File Sharing from Linux to Mac

I posted something on this a while back, and someone in the comments posted a great howto. I felt it is worthy of another link so it is easy to find. This basically lets your Linux box share files using the AFP protocol which is very fast and the native file sharing protocol for Mac OS X.

http://www.kremalicious.com/2008/06/ubuntu-as-mac-file-server-and-time-machine-volume/

This person built a DEB package for modified netatalk which works on Ubuntu Ibex:

L’Airone al servizio del Leopardo [Update 3]

TeamViewer is a great way to screen share when iChat fails

My brother is in Japan and he just got a shiny new MacBook Air.
We tried to screen share with iChat so I could help him set it up. His Internet provider must be firewalled in some way that just flat out made iChat fail. No video chat and no screen sharing.

I searched Google and found a free app that got screen sharing working. It’s called TeamViewer. The software was easy to use, responsive (even from Utah to Japan), and free. Link below.

TeamViewer

Curse words on the iPhone

Here is a trick to stop the iPhone from autocorrecting your favorite curse words:

Create a contact with a name that contains only curse words.

The iPhone will actually HELP YOU type these words now since contacts are at a higher priority with autocorrect.

AppleTV – Got System Prefs working!

Fixed System Preferences.app on Take 2:

You have to copy PreferencePanes.framework from your Tiger disks. Copy them to /System/Library/Frameworks/

This is going to lead the way to me getting the Ethernet port sharing Internet over to the XBOX. So I can get rid of the extra unneeded WiFi box under the TV.

XBMC and Boxee on AppleTV

XBMC on AppleTV is fantastic. It’s polished. It’s stable. It just works.
Boxee was a bit too Alpha quality at this time. The social aspect of it is a bit more scary than useful.
I’m not going to do a huge writeup on the features of each of these applications. I just want to say that XBMC is fantastic and it’s my new favorite app on AppleTV.

PdaNet tethering app for iPhone is a winner

I tried PdaNet for the first time today. It worked great.

On your PC you create an ad-hoc wireless network. On the iPhone you connect to the ad-hoc network, and launch PdaNet. Now you can surf on your laptop. Yes, it is that easy.

You don’t have to set up proxies on the phone or the laptop. This is the easiest tethering tool ever.

PdaNet is installable through Cydia

Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone updated to 0.12, then 0.20

I worked a lot on Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone today. I added a bunch of great icons and cleaned up the code a lot so that the next release will be the easiest ever to install.

Here is a screenshot of v0.12:

I got so motivated that I decided to rewrite the frontend in a new AJAX library. This cut load times from 7 seconds down to 2 seconds! Its very snappy now. Here is the new version 0.20 which is using the CiUI JavaScript interface

I hope to release version 0.20 in the next few days.

Free Call/SMS filtering app for iPhone

I found a *free* Call/SMS filtering app for iPhone 2.x . Its called Pysl http://code.google.com/p/pysl/ and available through Cydia (Jailbroken iPhones only). All ones in AppStore are $7 and up.

Those pay filters go by the names such as: iBlacklist, MCleaner

So if you are getting phone calls from (000)000-0000 or other annoying numbers and SMS messages you don’t want to see, you can blacklist them and they will never ring your phone. They do get logged to a file so you can see what was filtered. Very handy app.