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Journal: Obtain the icon from a Mac OSX file as a PNG file.

Journal by rmccann
As a fan of the new Battlestar Galactica TV show and user of Mac OSX, I was delighted to find this BSG dock icon set for Adium . However I wanted to create my own version of the icon set. The icons themselves were taken from this set of BSG icons. All the icons in that set are stored in the icons for the file, inside the resource fork. If you "ls -l" on the files, they look empty. In order to get the icon from the resource fork you can use OSXUtils a set of command line programmes to work with osx meta data. 'geticon' does what it says on the tin. "/usr/local/bin/geticon -t png -o Laura\'s\ Note.png Laura\'s\ Note" extracted the icon from the file.
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Journal: New plans for this Slashjournal

Journal by rmccann
In my first and only slashjournal entry I said I wouldn't be using this, and directed people to my LiveJournal. I'm going to use my LiveJournal as a way to keep my friends up to date on random stuff, and use this SlashJournal for my technical stuff. Anything I figure out with technology will be recorded here.
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Journal: First Post!!!!1!!one

Journal by rmccann
I'm not going to use this journal, except to tell you that I have a LiveJournal at

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.