Running Internet Explorer on your Mac

ies4osx is a great project for getting various versions of Internet Explorer up and running on your Mac, facilitating testing for web designers and developers working with a Mac.

If you’re still running 10.4 Tiger like me, you may need to jump through an extra hoop to get it running, namely downloading a Tiger-specific version of Darwine.

Once I did that, things ran pretty smoothly, and IE6 on Mac seems to do a pretty good job of approximating behaviour of IE6 on Windows. One things I have noticed, however, is that IE6 running on my Mac won’t apply a common PNG transparency fix.

Conditional comments work fine, but the iepngfix.htc CSS behaviour doesn’t.

Where to get your Mac fixed in Toronto

Long story short: my macbook’s keyboard died inexplicably two nights ago. No spillage, no droppage, just no response whatsoever from the keyboard or mouse touchpad.

Luckily, we’re not that far away from iRepair, a College Street shop that repairs a bevy of Apple products. They replaced the keyboard for $180 plux tax ($20 off because they offered me a slightly dented keyboard after I explained how cheap I am), and were speedy and friendly.