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Amule has no build-in support for Growl Notifications. Fortunately, the good people at Growl has provided a command-line tool to post Growl notifications that we can use in Amule’s Events. Here’s how to set it up:

PART A. INSTALL GROWLNOTIFY, THE COMMAND-LINE TOOL

  1. Download the latest Growl, and mount the dmg. Look for the “growlnotify” folder, which is inside the “Extras” folder.
  2. Launch your Terminal.app (it’s in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder.)
  3. Type “cd ” (without quotes and include a space character after cd) but do not hit the Return key.
  4. Drag and drop the mentioned “growlnotify” folder into your Terminal.app. Your Terminal command should then look like this.
  5. Hit Return.
  6. Drag and drop “install.sh” from the “growlnotify” folder into your Terminal. Your Terminal command should look like this. Hit Return to start installation. Enter your admin password when prompted.
  7. Done.
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    You can verify proper installation by issuing the terminal command “growlnotify -h”. If you see a Help screen, installation is perfect.

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Normally we’d install AFPd and simply mount our iPod touch on our Desktop to manipulate its content as if it’s a flash drive. Unfortunately AFPd version 0.2 is not compatible with firmware 1.1.3. A newer version 0.3 that is supposingly 1.1.3 aware is out, but it needs more work as I can’t get it to work on my iPod touch at all.

So here’s how manipulate the content of your iPod touch using sFTP.

First, you need to install the OpenSSH package by Ste into your iPod touch if you haven’t already done so. It’s available in the Installer, under the “System” category.

Next, download and install the Cyberduck (it’s open source) FTP client, unless you already have a FTP client that supports the sFTP (not just FTP) protocol.

Launch Cyberduck and click on “Open Connection”, and fill in the table as shown below:

Select SFTP as the protocol.

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Feb 8, 2006 Update: This post is obsolete. Read the new revised post instead.

You probably know it’s not possible (as of writing) to jailbreak to firmware 1.1.3 unless you have a jailbroken iPod touch running firmware 1.1.2. Unfortunately to jailbreak to 1.1.2 in the first place, you need iTunes 7.5. If you try to use iTunes 7.6, your iPod touch will be stuck at the Recovery Mode endlessly after you ran the jailbreak.jar. Tsk tsk.
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I made these iPod touch icons for use in Mac OS X Leopard. They are giagantic 512×512 pixels icons that look great in Finder’s Cover Flow view, and are backwards compatible with Tiger. There are 21 icons in this set.
ipod-touch-icon.png
The iPod touch no longer looks like a generic drive when mounted on the Desktop!

Download the .zip file here. (Alt source).

Here’s the instructions on how to change icons.

The buzz this morning is that the iPhone 1.1.3 update will give jailbroken ones a hard time… blablabla. It goes without saying the same will probably applies to our iPod touch. Then it hits me; what if I can’t get hold of the current version 1.1.2 firmware anymore? That would be disasterous if I accidentally upgraded my iPod touch to 1.1.3 and can’t downgrade back to 1.1.2!

A quick check and thank goodness a copy of the 1.1.2 firmware file is found residing in my harddisk. I’m pretty sure it’ll get erased once a newer version is available.

So I back it up to another location for safe keep. You probably should too.

~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw

I’m so smart ….

(Don’t ask; I have no idea where to look for a copy in Windows.)