How to connect a Holux M-241 in 64-bit Snow Leopard over USB

I took me quite some time to figure this out (again). Actually, the solution was already provided in one of my posts from 2008 but I had completely forgotten about it. I recently downloaded the new 64-bit USBtoUART SiLabs driver (the package contains a 32-bit driver too) to hook up my Holux M-241 GPS logger …

Mac doesn’t auto-sleep anymore, hard disks too

Lately, my Mac was having two weird problems. First, it didn’t go to sleep after the amount of time set in Energy Manager anymore. In fact, it only went to sleep if either I pressed the sleep button on the case or selected the sleep menu entry in the top left Apple-icon menu. The second …

How-to: NFS mount a Dreambox from a Mac

Gosh, it ain’t that easy to mount a remote NFS share from a Mac. At least not if the NFS server is a Dreambox DM800 sat/cable tuner. Connecting to a NFS share using Mac OS X is usually pretty easy: open Finder, hit Command-K and enter the remote NFS share address: My Dreambox is running …

BT747 GPS logger application with new user interface

My favorite GPS datalogger management application has received a major user interface overhaul. What a difference it makes! Old BT747 user interface. New BT7474 user interface. The new user interface can be started using Java Web Start. Head over to BT747.free.fr and click on Install desktop version.

Nikon D80 RAW .NEF GPS geotagging workflow on the Mac

I already wrote a few articles about how to use my preferred GPS logging device, the Holux M-241, on the Mac. In this article I’m focusing on the linking process between the GPS data and the photos. This process is called a geotagging workflow. Most of the time I’m taking pictures in RAW mode so …