DocBook XML on OSX

I have written some technical documentations using DocBook XML and then published them as HTML. You can find my previous post about DocBook Publishing and the technical documentations here. My site was hacked one or two years ago. The worst thing was that I did not have a backup copy of the HTML. The DocBook…

Macintosh – Insanely Great

I remember that I was waiting to be accepted as a member of my school’s computer club. No Macintosh but Commodore Vic 20 with only 4 (or 8 ) 5 KB of memory and cassette tape drive. I came in contact with a Macintosh in a computer shop in 1987 and I fell in love…

Dropbox – The magical USB drive

Dropbox, the magical USB drive, let’s you transfer files among computers without the need of a physical USB drive or DVD or emailing. Dropbox on Mac is the latest and coolest file sharing technology made available today. I have been using Apple’s iDisk to sync and share files among my computers, iPod Touch (iPhone) and…

A hot Sunny affair

I have been hesitating for another hot Sunny affair since the last one about three years ago. This is just another one I have been longing since then. The recent eclipse of Sun resurrects my overwhelming but sleeping desire. Although this happened near the time when Sun is setting, but it is never too late…

Is Apple dirty?

I have been Apple Mac user since 2003 after ditching Microsoft Windows in 1998. Mac OS X is real UNIX operating system comparing to Linux which is UNIX-like. Thanks to Apple for spending quite a substantially huge amount of money to license the UNIX operating system. Ever since I had an iBook, I am getting…

Am I a Mac advocate?

Yes, I am! I started to use an Apple iBook with Mac OS X five years ago. And ever since then, I do my daily works like emailing, web browsing, IM/Skype, appointment, todo, word processing, spreadsheet and almost everything on Mac. Today, I am a total Mac advocate and I also develop software for Mac….

Secure wireless email on Mac OS X

Wireless hotspots blossom in recent years and have become popular spots for businessmen, executives, working class, students and even veterans to surf, read and send emails. Cafes, restaurants, shopping complexes and many other public installations are providing wireless hotspots to lure visitors. Majority of these public wireless networks are configured with lowest security to allow…