Saturday, 29 December 2007

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Control outgoing network connections in Mac OS X with Little Snitch

An excellent addition to the standard Mac firewall, Little Snitch monitors applications for outgoing traffic on any network connection and allows the user to set rules that deny or allow (once, until quit or forever) access. The Mac firewall only controls incoming connections, Little Snitch monitors activity and with v2 has a very slick interface which shows you what is attempting to contact the outside world.

No more phoning home unless you say so for only about £13 ($24). Recommended for the more paranoid user.

(Network Monitor)
(The title of this post takes you to the above link for Little Snitch)

Sunday, 16 December 2007

How To force a refresh on a Mac OS X Widget on Dashboard

  1. Bring Dashboard to the front
  2. Click on the widget
  3. Hold Command key (Apple key) and press R
  4. Widget will animate and swirl as it updates.

Easy Envelope printing in Mac OS X

Very slick, free and quick to use. It's a simple, small, single purpose widget from Ambrosia Software. Integrates with your address book contacts or you can copy and paste an address.

Shrink the widget by clicking on the frank.

Find it here:

The US style return address in the upper left corner can be turned off in the preferences:

An Ideal guitar for Captain Fab or Richard Thomas

Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Not in the least bit kitsch, note it's even a cowgirl holding a guitar. Taken at Wharton St in Cardiff, GM Music (a good store).

Office party 07

Office party 07
Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Media Wales (Western Mail & Echo Ltd) Newspaper Sales and Marketing dept.'s office party this year was at the roaring twenties event at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Club.

Twenties night at the Cricket Club, Sophia gardens, Cardiff 14.12.2007. L-R Juliet, Natalie, Tim, Gill, Peter, Sarah, Wayne, Clare. Taken outside the Cayo Arms, Pontcanna ( )

Some excellent jazz at the event itself, well organised, good food a good night.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Wedding Present play the Point, Cardiff

Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Watched an excellent gig with David, Carl and Simon, Wedding Present at the Point. The Point is about the best venue around at the moment in Cardiff. The sound was good from about the third song in, they played the entire George Best album. About the fifth time I've seen them play. Gedge was on form. Some pics I took are on Flickr.

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Spectator in the colour wash groove

Spectator in the colour wash groove
Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Richard's 40th birthday party saw SyanAde reform to dazzle everyone with their hot licks and huge riffs. Sticking it to the Man! Yeah. And the vicar who lives next door.

Edit: added new video

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

How to quickly close a Dashboard Widget in Mac OS X

To quickly close a widget, hold down Option when pointing at the widget, the close X appears and can be clicked to whisk the widget off the screen.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Exclusive Dr Who Posters Free with the Western Mail

Full colour, official, glossy posters (A2 approx) with the Western Mail this April:

Two sided posters:
Date Description

Saturday 21: Daleks & Martha Jones (Dr Who Assistant)

Monday 23: Ood & Slitheen
Tuesday 24: Cassandra & Clockwork People
Wednesday 25: Sisters of Plenitude / Sycorax & Carrionites
Thursday 26: Cyberman & Doctor Who
Friday 27: Tardis & K9

email contact to purchase back dates:
subscriptions at

(replace the 'at' with @)

Or contact (UK) Tel: 029 20583454 ask for Back Dates, £2 per copy (UK & International), payment to Credit card or cheques payable to Western Mail & Echo Ltd.

Back Dates Dept,
Newspaper Sales,
Western Mail & Echo,
Thomson House,
Havelock Street,
CF10 1XR.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Holy Hand Grenade

For years in the Royal Oak pub there's been a loose finial. The Holy Hand grenade.

And they said user generated content sucked.

Monday, 5 March 2007

Spillers - oldest record shop in the world. Sign the petition to help

Spillers - oldest record shop in the world. Sign the petition to help it survive!
Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Spillers - oldest record shop in the world. Sign the petition to help it survive!

Under threat of closure, unfortunately.

Louis checking out Flickr

Originally uploaded by sarah.champ.

He's posting abusive comments to user forum again.