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Mac: Disable Google App engine auto update

Damn Google App Engine always wants me to do a software update. There are no options to disable the feature and they update the damn thing just about every day. I found some instructions on how to disable Google’s annoying auto update agent. Go to hell auto-updater!

Long story short — look for this file then delete it.

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

If you want to keep the file follow the instruction on the guy’s website.

The google software update agent

Wine from MacPorts build fail

Wine install fails if you try to install it using MacPorts. To get around this you can install the development version of Wine.

sudo port install wine-devel

People know about the problem and it has been fixed in Wine version 1.1.2. I don’t know when it will get fixed for regular wine. Brief research suggests that it has something to do with iPhone SDK. http://trac.macports.org/ticket/13000

My Mac is 10.5.4 Leopard. I have iPhone SDK.

./crtdll.spec:44: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__basemajor_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:45: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__baseminor_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:46: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__baseversion_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:66: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__cpumode_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:243: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__osmajor_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:244: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__osminor_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:245: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__osmode_dll’ is not a function
./crtdll.spec:247: external symbol ‘CRTDLL__osversion_dll’ is not a function

Paintbrush for Mac - a solid MacPaint equivalent

Paintbrush for Mac is a nice graphics program just like mspaint on Windows.

Paint does this in a 2.7MB download. I’ve been dying to have a lightweight image program for my Mac (OS X Leopard). I’ve tried Seashore and GIMP but they are too heavy duty for my needs. All I want to do is take a screenshot and circle some stuff. Paint accomplishes this.

Paintbrush on Apple.com

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