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    How to disable Mozilla's email app?

    Locate your Mozilla profile directory. For standard FizzillaCFM builds, it's at /Users/yourhomedir/Library/Mozilla/Profiles/default/(something).slt For Mach-O builds it's /Users/yourhomedir/.mozilla/Profiles/default/(somethingelse).slt Create a text file called user.js if it...
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    Free shells!

    sudo chmod 700 /usr/bin/nidump First thing I do on a new OS X box.
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    How do I build Mozilla Mach-O?

    You need about 300 megs or so of free disk space on an HFS+ volume. Mike Pinkerton's instructions here: are what I've been using for months now, and they work great. Worth pointing out is that you should always check the state of the...
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    Chimera 0.2.4 - Plugins!

    It's on my iDisk: I'll probably do another one tonight or tomorrow, depending on the state of the tinderbox -- the Darwin tinderbox is showing red right now for some reason.
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    The story behind your screen name

    Way back in the mists of prehistory (i.e. the mid 1980's) I was a student at the University of Michigan. My freshman year there was the very first time I ever used a multiuser system where I needed a user name. Well, the mainframe operating system in use there was called MTS, and it used...
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    Mozilla Throbber?

    O'Reilly ran an article a while back that had a sampling of all the customizations you can do in Mozilla's user.css pref file. The part about potentially being able to pull a throbber from a remote URL (i.e a "throbber server") sounds super-kewl: wonder if anyone ever set one up...
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    Ancient NeXTology (Shakespeare)...

    Way back when the original NeXT cubes were released, with the magneto-optical disc (and no HD, btw), I remember one of the early things they bragged about was including the complete works of Shakespeare on the MO disk. Does anyone who's as old & crusty as I am remember what format that content...
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    chimera 0.2 (kind of) released

    The Quartz rendering is very cool, and the ioverall look of the app (icons, buttons, etc.) is very clean. posted w/ Chimera 0.2
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    Mozilla is My New Default Browser

    and it is Mach-O Mozilla with ATSUI (Quartz) font rendering (screenshot): I've been browsing with a test build I got here: for the past couple hours and it is just sickSickSICK how cool it is...
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    iMac (old school) questions

    A gig (two 512MB PC100 or PC133 DIMMS) Some folks have done it, but it's pretty hairy. Best bet is a Firewire external. Obviously it's no G4, but it's fast enough for me to get my stuff done, including a fair amount of compute-intensive compiling from source. They're clear...
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    so what are your current favorite tv shows?

    Ah... 24 the Sopranos Futurama Iron Chef the Man Show Extended Play Behind the Music :D
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    Memory question. Fragmentation?

    Fragmentation was purely a product of OS 9's antiquated memory management. It's a non-issue in OS X.
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    Utmp, Wtmp

    The default perms on wtmp under OSX are pretty tight: -rw-r----- 1 root wheel 58k Mar 31 16:45 /private/var/log/wtmp Writable only by root, readable only by root and users in the wheel group (i.e. admins) If the box is yours, remove administrative rights from all the...
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    Does the Admin smoke the magic dragon?

    Definitely! We all know Steve Jobs never partook of anything stronger than granola!
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    AppleWorks 7

    A fair number of Carbon apps (e.g. iTunes, Fizzilla-MachO) are what are called Mach-O executables, meaning that, though they use the Carbon interface libraries, they are Unix applications on the back end (rather than being CFM applications which wil run on OS 9.) Developers do this strictly for...