I needed to get access to a Mac Mini from Windows 7. RealVNC just gave me errors and wouldn’t connect properly. If you want to connect to Leopard from a Windows box, here’s what you need to do.
First you need to get hold of RealVNC (don’t worry, it’s free!).
On the Mac, enable Screen Sharing and set a password in Computer Settings. Expect “No matching security types” errors if you don’t.
In RealVNC on the PC, set the color setting to full color and turn off Render Cursor Locally in the Misc panel.
Add your IP address and you should be good to go.
Thanks to Sophie for reminding me this place still exists, even if I don’t update it as often as I should!
Posted in Apple, Microsoft, OpenSource.
– June 3, 2010
It looks like someone plays a little too much Mario Kart. Check out Mario IRL.
Posted in Uncategorized.
– November 28, 2009
David Pescowitz of Boringboring photographed this graffiti under an overpass near the Palo Alto Caltrain station. It’s a C++ program, called FUCKYOURMEMORY.c and looks like it’s mean to be a classic fork bomb.
Unfortunately if compiled it’ll spawn two processes printing “Ha!” in an infinite loop instead of fork bombing. Damned kids. They’re all alike.
Posted in Funny, OpenSource, Security.
– October 11, 2009
Posted in Business, Gadgets, Microsoft.
– September 10, 2009
Some of the applications on the iPhone app store are silly, frivolous, perhaps plain old tat. Sometimes there’s applications that change the way you do things. ZXcam by James Weatherly is one of those life-changing things.
- ZXCam’s main screen.
ZXcam allows you to take a photo and convert it into the ZX Spectrum’s resolution and colour palette, taking other limitations such as attribute clash into account. ZXcam also supports different dithering, posterisation and monochrome manipulation to get a better quality picture. Here’s an example picture I took earlier:
Even better still, ZXcam includes a .tap of your photo when you email it so you can load it into an emulator, but that’s not all: ZXcam also allows you to directly load your image from the cassette interface into a real spectrum. Could we see iPhoto for ZX spectrum appearing in this year’s Crap Games Competition?
- ZXcam tape interface
Let’s hope so.
Posted in Arts, Gadgets, Retro.
– September 5, 2009