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Veency is a dream come true for me. I’ve always wished I could get in and control my iPod touch on my Mac!

Unfortunately, the current beta release (0.9.2591-1) doesn’t work with Leopard’s build-in Screen Sharing. What a bummer! Fortunately the author, Jay Freeman (aka “saurik”) is aware of this issue and, I’m sure he’s working hard to resolve it.

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The esteem iPhone-Dev Team has made available earlier today version 2.0.3 of its PwnageTool. Despite their promise of a “Happy Update Day”, I’m not happy at all. The custom .ipsw created with this new PwnageTool 2.0.3 simply doesn’t work. The iPod touch will reboot into a nasty white blank screen. I know my firmware file is perfectly alright as I can restore to factory condition without a hitch. There’s also nothing wrong with my Mac as my iPod touch has since been re-jailbroken to firmware 2.0.1 using PwnageTool 2.0.2! Sigh.

To break out of the white screen, you’ll have to disconnect the device and press and hold the power button until it powers off.

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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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