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ZFS project for Mac OS X discontinued (

Oct 23rd 2009 7:40PM A big loss for sure, but if you want to be able to read/write from a ZFS array do what I did; install FreenNAS (based on FreeBSD) build a ZFS array and have all your storage and backup the way you want it.

Heck, combine it with my ($SHAMELESS_PLUG) open source Dropbox clone setup and have all sorts of fun!

As a fulltime Linux user I was bummed when I learned about how cool ZFS was, knowing that it would never come to Linux (save via FUSE which isn't the same thing), and now that I'm getting a Macbook Pro (that may run Linux most of the time) I'm disappointed again with Apple dropping ZFS! Oh well, just goes to reinforce my belief and love for open source.

Apple relents, sanctions custom ringtones! (

Dec 14th 2007 4:36PM How nice, and just before christmas? Really, why can't someone just create a moto4lin type app that lets you use the hardware you bought the way you want it to. I can create anything I want an put it on my Razr, I'm not going to pay 2$ for something that shouldn't cost anything in the first place - and someone who buys an iPhone deserves this right even more, what with having spent that kind of money!

How To: Use Gmail over IMAP and tag your mail, too (Download Squad)

Jul 11th 2007 2:35PM Good post, I do something similar that let's me use my home Webmail client (Roundcubemail) with my local IMAP server, but have all mail go out via Gmail's smtp. So far it's been seamless, though I do it a little differently; I use getmail [] on the FreeBSD server and it delivers straight to my IMAP Maildir directory - set a cronjob to kick off getmail with your getmailrc file in the line, and you're all set.

Also I've done Google Apps for Domains, which I've really liked, made it easy for me to consolidate 4 different domains with loads of diff email addys to one spot.

Placeless Office tools (Download Squad)

Nov 16th 2006 12:06PM When starting at a company as a contractor I always throw up a simple WIKI somewhere so I can document/share things without just sending it into the email ether. I can't stand ppl emailing word / excel docs that get out of date the second they send them. Also, if you're really strained, use a USB drive with those 'portable' apps so all of your work stays with you (and off the corp network). Easy to throw down a GTDWiki on it too. As for online, Gmail, Google Calendar, and ActiveCollab (the free/GPL version of Backpack that is easy to setup on your own server) rule the roost for me.

Five simple rules for keeping an empty inbox (Download Squad)

Nov 16th 2006 11:46AM Thanks for this, I just started using Gmail fulltime after an outage on my home server, now all mail gets bounced to Gmail to see how I like it. The lack of 'folders' killed me, and not being able to clear out my INBOX (something that I think far too many people do) was really hindering my love of it; but I now see how 'filters' and archive are basically the same thing! Another thing a friend of mine did at work, under his INBOX he'd have a dir called fileit where he'd drop requests/projects that he's been pinged about, and replied to, but was waiting on a reply from the originator. This way if it sunk to the bottom of his fileit folder due to no communication, no bother cause he'd keep his INBOX clean.

This post helped me a ton already, thanks!

So, where the hell are our Core 2 Duo MacBooks? (Engadget)

Sep 19th 2006 1:33PM My concern would be heat, the MBP are taking a beating by folks complaining of extreme heat, I wouldn't want the same thing in a MB. Perhaps the plastic of the MB wouldn't transfer as much heat as the MBP, but then more (or louder) fans would be in order, another thing I don't want in a MB! Really, this makes me think that a Pentium M might be a better fit (I know the perf wouldn't be the same, but if you're not looking for a desktop replacement, why do you want a desktop proc?)