Category Archives: Technical


Testing 1, 2, 3

Nothing to do with the awesome Barenaked Ladies song; I’m testing out the WordPress iPhone app to see how well it actually works.

Lots of mobile blogging on the horizon? Who knows?!?!

Personal Technical

Create an iPhone Note from your Mac and Push it to GMail

iPhone Notes

A Happy New Year to everyone! My Xmas/NYE were spent feeling pretty ill, but some groovy pills from the doctor sorted all that out relatively quickly. Apart from that, much fun was had and even more tasty food was had. Happy days!

Now that’s out of the way, on with the geekery.

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Unpacking an OS X pkg file

Mac Package Icon

“Back in the day” Mac pkg files simply used to be folders that you could right-click and “Show Contents” or even just cd into from the command line. This is still the case for Mac applications that you just drag and drop into the Applications folder but, more recently, the format installation packages seems to have changed, making getting into the guts of them a bit harder.

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iPhone Tethering Woes

Another technical post this time, I am going to describe issues I’ve been having tethering my iPhone 4 to my MacBook Pro. I did eventually get a work around but it’s still not exactly great. Still, I had to piece a lot of this together by myself so this might be of interest.

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Dealing with upper case file/foldernames

As part of my effort to try and post more stuff, I’m going to start posting things that I have been battling with at some point and managed to overcome. I guess that the idea is that I have it all written down somewhere (memory starting to go already!) and that maybe it might be helpful to someone else. The first one is a pretty simple tweak that modifies tab completion in bash.

Having moved over to OS X a while ago, I found it difficult at first to get to grips with the changes. I was used to both Windows and Linux at that time and was quite happy at a GUI or a command line. The Mac GUI is nice to work with (I LOVE Exposé), but working in Terminal was driving me insane for a number of reasons.

Exposé making life easier

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Hello World!

Hello world, indeed.

I’ve finally got round to updating my web site somewhat. The first step is to transfer all of the content from my account into WordPress. This was surprisingly easy, but I’m pretty sure that I hard-coded some URLs back in the day, which means that things will be pretty wonky on here for a little while until I go back through things and retroactively fix them.

I know that it’s been more than a year since I posted anything on here… a lot has happened since then. Some good, some bad. Some things I might share, others most certainly not. In any case, I find myself with some time on my hands and think that it might be best to finally move my web presence from living on the Manchester servers to something a bit more permanent and independent of where I work at any point in time. Also, it’s good to make proper use of the domain name I’ve been paying for all this time!

In the mean time I have the joys of selecting a WordPress theme, altering DNS records to actually point here, fixing things to match how things were before (as closely as I can) and all sorts of other fun and games.



Shiv Kaushal

I am now officially me…. virtually anyway. Feeling bored at 2am, I decided that what I needed in life was my very own domain name. Hence I now have

The trick is to try and get Google to take the bait and start ranking that URL high up in searches for Shiv Kaushal. Hopefully this post , with its subtle use of links, will start the ball rolling!

Anyway, I need sleep!

Random Technical


Just trying to see if this Blogger thing will work or not.

Hopefully it will, and poeple will have the chance to read my ramblings!