sha1sum in Mac OS X

Mac OS X doesn’t come with a sha1sum utility. Neither does fink. So what’s the quickest way to check a sha1sum on a Mac? Use openssl: openssl sha1 filename If you’d like to roll this sha1sum check into a simple bash script, create the following...

VNC in Mac OS X 10.3.9

The latest version of Vine Server (3.0) only officially works with Mac OS X 10.4 or later, but there’s a way to make it work with Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). After installing Vine normally, just delete the following directory. It contains the offending OS X 10.5...

Kismac r62 download for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

I was able to download a copy of the elusive Kismac r62 – the last version of Kismac to run on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Kismac r62 is now running happily on my G4 iBook with OS X 10.3.9. I’ve mirrored Kismac r62 here in case anyone wants to download it:...

Prevening an iBook G4 from going to sleep when closed

Here’s how I prevented my iBook G4 notebook from going to sleep when the lid is closed. This worked with Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther). YMMV. If you’re running a OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer, you might want to check out InsomniaX instead. InsomniaX should work...