The next time you’re looking for an OS X application, don’t ask #lazyweb on Twitter, but instead install the latest must-have for any Mac user, Bodega.

From the website:

We’ve all been there – hunting for that one killer app that would make life so much easier. If only it existed. If only we could find it. With Bodega, you don’t have to spend your time hunting for software – it’s your one-stop for all your software needs.

Bodega really does look like an app to contend with, and once more developers have registered their applications and their database grows it’s usefulness will grow also.

Automatically sync your documents to iDisk with rsync

One of the coolest things about owning a Mac is using the powerful underlying Linux tools available in a termal. If you’re new to Mac and/or Linux, I strongly recommend if you want to get the most out of your operating system you spend some time learning what is under the hood.

Recently I’ve done some searching around for some ideas on utilizing my iDisk storage a little more and unearthed the usage of rsync to automatically synchronize between my Documents folder and my iDisk/Documents folder.

Disclaimer: You can do this by automatically syncing using the GUI tools, however this gives little control over exactly what is synchronized, so I have written this tutorial.

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Mac OS X Leopard Launch Tomorrow

In what will be my crowning geeky moment, I am going to be flickering, blogging and twittering the Leopard launch tomorrow. If anyone is in the area and wants to say hi, drop down and I might let you touch my Macbook… gently…

What: Mac OS X Leopard Launch
When: Friday, 26th October, 2007 (tomorrow)
Where: NextByte Store, Corner Clarence/Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free, but $158 if you’re buying a copy of the latest OS like me!

Into the belly of the beast!

I’ve been talking about it for a while, even contemplating it a lot, but I’ve finally taken the plunge. I haven’t come out of the closet or built an arc, but instead I have ordered a shiny new MacBook! That’s right, Mitch is going from a Windows/*nix computer to an OSX/Windows/*nix computer and man am I excited!

So let’s look at the specifications, fellow geeks!

  • 13.3-inch widescreen display
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo1
  • 512MB memory (2x256MB SODIMMs) – UPGRADED TO 1GB
  • 60GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive2 – UPGRADED TO 120GB
  • SuperDrive (DVD±RW, CD-RW)

My brother Josh bought my old laptop off me for a reasonable price, making this purchase possible. Shipping dates expect it should arrive around 4th October, but I am really hopinh they’ll have it to me sooner than then! Right now I am typing this on my old Dell Inspiron 5000 (750MHz, 25MB, 40GB) so the laptop will be welcomed with open arms when it finally arrives