logwatch on my Mac(s)

I have been running logwatch (installed via MacPorts) on my home Macs for at least a year.

logwatch --mailto root

Very recently my daily reports stopped showing up in my mail. I never like to see (not see) this happen.

Different versions of OS X.

Running things manually seems to work, but nightly job fails to send the mail report.

Chase things on the web, not much help, well, lots of false alarms. I finally saw a hint to turn off Apple’s org.postfix.master. I did that and voila, my logwatch mail started flowing again.

Who Knew?

Send websites and docs to iBooks

With iTunes 9.2 and iOS 4, the iBooks 1.1 app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can store and view PDF files, together with EPUB files.

If you want to quickly add a document or a web page to your ‘Books’ collection in iTunes, all you need to do is to create an alias of iTunes and drag it to ~/Library/PDF Services. Now, when you’re browsing the web or viewing documents and you decide that you want to read them later on a portable Apple device just hit Print, click the PDF button on the bottom left corner of the window and choose iTunes. iTunes will launch and receive the PDF. Next, sync your device and you’re ready to go.

via Send websites and docs to iBooks – Mac OS X Hints.


QuoteFix is a plug-in for Mail.app which fixes some issues with replying to e-mail:

it removes the signature from the original message

it removes certain unnecessary empty lines

it positions the cursor below the original message, instead of above it (in other words, bottom-posting instead of top-posting)

via quotefixformac – Project Hosting on Google Code.


A Survivor's Guide to Family Mac Upgrades – PC World

Dear Beloved-Yet-Interfering Husband,

Apparently you’ve been at it again–updating my iMac without telling me. My computer is now a misery to use–my email client demands passwords that I no longer recall, I can’t print, Safari insists on haunting me with a wall of websites I’ve previously visited, and I can’t even manage to shut the damned thing off because something called “HP Printer Firmware Update” (which is nowhere to be seen in the Dock, thank you very much) has allegedly interrupted shut down.

Before others follow your scatter-brained advice and upgrade their spouse’s computers on the sly, perhaps you could counsel them how to do the job properly.

Your Devoted Wife

P.S. Thank goodness you have no inclination or talent for working on cars.

via A Survivor’s Guide to Family Mac Upgrades – PC World.