A newer version is here. I now call this ml1610-blaster.
I have a trusty Samsung ML-1610 printer that I think I bought for like $90 back around 2003. It’s been an outstanding little cheapie that so far has seen me through two undergrad programs and is now seeing my wife through her third such program. Overall, it’s unremarkable, but I like it enough to keep it going.
I’ve long-since used SpliX to get it to work under more recent versions of macOS. Lately, I’ve found splix’s installer fails to complete (I suspect SIP is in the way). And so this post exists to help me keep track of what I’ve done to install it on my
wreckless fleet of macs.
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I’ve released my first application for the macOS App Store. It’s a rebrand of a remake I did years back. I added some small new features based on requests I’ve had from users of the earlier version.
A little over 8 years ago I posted Shit Talker Phoenix for Mac OS X here on dawning.ca for download. I eventually also made a Windows build. STP was an attempt to give myself a bit of a functional Hello World project and to resurrect the classic Shit Talker by Jaundice which had become so old it was no longer functional in most cases. After posting my remake here on my blog, I found it actually has something of a user base.
Lately I’ve wanted to get back more in to typical App development. I’ve been writing software for a while, but most of what I make is specialized stuff made for a small group of people. I wanted to branch-out and get more familiar with more broad stuff. So STP, now Trash Talker has been reused yet again as another kind of hello world. This time with formal distribution through the App Store as the chief goal. I spent about two full days updating the app and getting it submitted. I also went out of my way to maintain compatibility all the way back to OS X Snow Leopard. I don’t expect anyone to actually run it on SL though as I don’t think the App Store runs on it, anyway, Lion and onward definitely work.
The time came to upgrade my trusty MacPro3,1 to macOS Sierra. As many know, El Cap is the latest build of
OS X macOS that supports this platform. How to a MacPro3,1 on Sierra is well-documented, nevertheless this blog is half just a diary that I use to re-trace my steps later.
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