Sunsetting the Blog

As of June 8, 2021, the Seshan.XYZ blog is no longer supported and no new content will be added. Twitter is now the place to see cool stuff! The blog will remain online for the foreseeable future.

June 8, 2021 · 1 min · 37 words · Seshan Ravikumar

A post from Windows Live Writer 2009 on Windows XP

If you can see this post, this was a success! Windows Live Writer 2009 posting directly to the latest version of WordPress.

August 21, 2020 · 1 min · 22 words · Seshan Ravikumar

Running Classic (Mac OS 9) Finder “Full Screen” on Mac OS X!

From Mac OS 10.0 to 10.4, Apple shipped “Classic”, a way to run classic Mac OS apps on OS X, by booting a Mac OS 9 environment. This works pretty well (compared to the “Blue Box” used during the development versions of OS X, which was much more virtual machine like, using a disk image and was completely full), since Mac OS 9 windows integrated with OS X windows. While you can’t get access to the OS 9 Finder by default in Classic (and thus the amazing About This Computer window), you can actually get it to work with a bit of modification!...

August 15, 2020 · 2 min · 221 words · Seshan Ravikumar

Getting WPA2 Personal/Enterprise WiFi support in OS X Tiger (10.4)

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy using PowerPC Macs! One interesting problem I ran into was that Tiger seemingly didn’t support WPA2 encryption for WiFi (only presenting an option for WPA personal). This was weird, both because it worked fine in Leopard, and because the latest 10.4.11 combo update should support WPA2. Making matters even more interesting, I’m pretty sure I had WPA2 working fine on Tiger a few years ago....

August 13, 2020 · 1 min · 159 words · Seshan Ravikumar

Adding a little ARM to my G5! (Pi Zero USB Gadget on a PowerMac G5)

As some of you know, the server running this website is a PowerMac G5. It’s a great little machine and I love it, but, it’s also a PowerPC machine. As much as that’s really cool, it also means that a lot of newer software doesn’t support it… So what am I to do? I do have a really nice x86 server, but that’s more of a production machine (plus, I’m heading off to uni soon, I’ll be bringing the G5 with me!...

June 10, 2020 · 4 min · 763 words · Seshan Ravikumar