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How to update your Dell Mini 10v from Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.6.3

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After some trial and much error (including a big handful of re-installs), I have finally managed to upgrade my Dell Mini 10V Hackintosh to OS X version 10.6.3 with the help of an excellent forum posting at by user Plastikos.

Of course, the usual disclaimers apply. Do this at your own risk. You mileage may vary.

How to allow self-signed certificates when using NSURLRequest in your iPhone app


Nathan advises me that overriding the allowsAnyHTTPSCertificateForHost:... method is likely to cause AppStore to reject the application due to the use of a private API.

How to configure email notification of new Drupal (v6 and v7) comments awaiting approval

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Out of the box, Drupal 6.x is not configured to notify anyone when a new comment is awaiting approval. If you have decided to require approval for all new comments, you can do one of two things:

  1. You can visit your site on a regular basis to check for new comments awaiting approval, OR
  2. You can configure Drupal to send you an email whenever a new comment is created.

I prefer #2, so let's see how that works...

First you need to create a new action.

Canon bulb-mode HDR controller - powered by Arduino

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One project I'm working on is a bulb-mode HDR controller for Canon DSLRs (also known as bulb mode bracketing).

Arduino 101 - (presented at Bar Camp Sydney 5)

Just finished presenting at Bar Camp Sydney 5 on the topic of Arduino 101 - an intro to real world interfacing. Despite the fact it was pretty much off-the-cuff, I felt it went pretty well.

The units I had at the presentation were:

  • Arduino Duemilanove with XPort ethernet daughter board
  • Boarduino (plugged into white breadboard prototyping board)
  • Freeduino with 16x2 LCD daughterboard (inside camera controller project)
  • SD card reader board