Taiwanese Restaurant Report
Tsua bing: BUY. Yummy toppings on finely-shaved ice. Stinky Tofu: AVOID. Wow, tastes even worse than it smells. Tastes like death.
The devil you know
Rich Collins / @richcollins: Google developing tablet: http://bit.ly/ckjuxd Google’s foray into devices feels like Microsoft’s foray into the web. Between Apple and Google, I’m rooting for Google. Google behaves in predictably evil ways. Apple remains innovative in their evil behavior.
Starting VNC remotely via kickstart
Once again I’ve forgotten how to set up Mac OS X’s built-in VNC server so I can start and stop it from an ssh session. So I’m documenting it here for my future-self. First off, don’t even try to configure it via System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing: turning VNC on via the GUI is apparently an entirely separate affair from turning on via kickstart. For...
NSConference: Come and gone, but you can buy the video of my presentation. JSConf 2010: We’ll be attending. Afterwards, we’ll drop by NSCoderNightDC. If you have iPad fever and you’re local to D.C., be sure to check out iPadDevCampDC. VtM iPhone Developers Conference: We’ll be attending, and I’ll be speaking on Core Data. Use the discount code PHNBLG3 to save...
Pages-Only GitHub Projects
GitHub has a great feature called GitHub Pages where they’ll vend your static files via http. It’s the best deal in town. All you need to do is have a branch named gh-pages and perhaps push a button to engage the feature the first time you use it for a given repo. Sometimes a project is nothing but a jumble of files that should be accessed via http, so having a master branch along...
Disabling krb5kdc on Mac OS X
I brought up a new Mac Pro (running 10.6.3) that will be plugged into the Net directly, so I ran a quick portscan to ensure there weren’t any externally-accessible services. Turns out there were two: ftp (port 21) and kerberos (port 88). ftp is weird: lsof -i -P|grep LISTEN doesn’t reveal anything listening to port 21, and it immediately disconnects when I attempt to telnet into...