I happen to get a new Macbook Pro this week at work, replacing my couple-year old one. Upon booting it up for the first time it offered me several choices to migrate my data. I chose the Firewire option and plugged my two computers together. After a couple hours of crunching I was delighted to find out that everything (applications, documents, user data) seems to have been migrated over to the new machine. I even had my existing browser history and cookies, my customized BASH profile, etc. It was like a brain transplant from one computer to another but without copying a disk image. There were only two gotchas:

  • Certificates that enable wifi at work were not migrated
  • Safari 4 was not migrated (I was left with Safari 3.2.1 on the new box)

I only realized the latter when I noticed that some SMIL animation had stopped working in Safari 😉

§542 · July 31, 2009 · Apple, Safari, Technology · Comments Off on Mac Migration – Near Painless · Tags: , ,


Rather than twittering these and missing a sizable chunk of people who might be interested, I thought I’d post a couple quick links to very cool news in the SVG world: Read the rest of this entry …

§497 · September 11, 2008 · Firefox, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 6 comments · Tags: , , , ,


I took 20 minutes and added a feature request to my SVG Web Stats web application tonight: Now you can switch the timeline graph from Traffic mode to Distribution mode, which shows the share of each browser on my site as a percentage of the total. Read the rest of this entry …

§476 · July 11, 2008 · Firefox, Microsoft, Opera, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: , ,


The last two years have been explosive for WebKit development – the project has really accelerated, moving at a much faster perceivable rate than the other notable open-source web platform, Mozilla. I’ve been noticing more and more innovations that affect web developers from the Safari blog. Read the rest of this entry …

§453 · April 25, 2008 · Apple, Safari, Software, Technology, Web · 6 comments · Tags: , , ,


After the announcement that the Apple developers have turned on their SMIL support in order to pass Acid3 test, I was excited enough to download the MacOS nightly and run through the SVG animation test suite. I was pretty disappointed. Read the rest of this entry …

§445 · March 26, 2008 · Opera, Safari, Software, Technology, Web · 18 comments · Tags: , , , , ,