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

Hide/show table rows using JavaScript

I wanted have a HTML table where toggle the visibility of its rows (TR elements) using display:block. This is wrong. You need to use display:table-row.

Without using the table-row property, the TR will not have the proper column widths. This is a problem when using Firefox or other Gecko-based browser.

Improper vs. Improper way to hide or show a TR element using javascript.

Sample Table

<table>
<tr id="showme" style="display:none"> <td>I am in a row</td>
</tr>
</table>

test = document.getElementById("showme");
test.style.display = ‘block’; //wrong
test.style.display = ‘table-row’; //correct

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
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