Removing stuck Finder sidebar items in OS X Lion and Snow Leopard

Having trouble removing some pesky icons that have gotten stuck in the Finder’s sidebar? If you’re on Lion or Snow Leopard, the solution is easy: Click on the folder and drag it away from the sidebar Before you let go of the mouse button, hold down the Command (⌘) key Now that you’re holding down […]

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Certificate Assistant says certificate already exists

Just over a year ago, I created a bunch of SSL certs following the instructions here: http://www.devklog.net/2008/05/25/generating-ssl-certificates-that-will-make-firefox-3-happy/ I’m having some interesting problems creating a new certificate to replace an expired one. When I created a new certificate (as a leaf of a self-signed CA cert), to replace the expired leaf, I got a message saying that […]

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Fixing CPAN on Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)

I ran into some problems with Perl’s CPAN installer on Snow Leopard, notably, it didn’t work once Bundle::CPAN was installed. Every time I tried to install a package I’d end up with an error like this: Catching error: ‘Can\’t call method “value” on an undefined value at /System/Library/Perl/5.10.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level/IO/Uncompress/RawInflate.pm line 64. ‘ at /System/Library/Perl/5.10.0/CPAN.pm line 281 […]

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