Category: Apple

  • Proxmox VPS for web development recipe….

    A little while ago our web developer asked me to look into proxmox containers and how we could take advantage of it to setup a development environment for him. The idea was to use the power of linux containers and enable him to develop fully functional/accessible sites in a private container. Here are the steps […]

  • Manipulating the Clipboard from the Command Line

    Manipulating the Clipboard from the Command Line: “Copy and Paste are absolute necessities for virtually all computer users, and if you find yourself working in the command line frequently, you’ll want to know how to manipulate the clipboard. The commands pbcopy and pbpaste do exactly what they sound like, copy and paste through the command […]

  • Installing Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate (Maya) 2014 for OSX from command line

    After battling this for about a week I think I’ve got it figured out. You can install all the required packages and get everything to talk to your license server from command line. BTW, before I start, you need to have a functional license server otherwise you can stop reading now. I’m gonna use licserver.com […]

  • Creating OSX and Windows compatible Dropbox Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Dell FS7500 NAS backend.

    This took a while to figure out, mainly because I’m a unix guy trying to “figure out” Windows Server and it’s archaic ACL system and the fact that ACL’s/attributes under OSX are just insane. The main issue I had with all the other recipes on the net describing this process was that it did NOT […]

  • Get rid of double (triple) entries in Finder’s “Open With” Menu

    Does sh*t like this make you wanna smack your mac :-) Here is a quick way to rebuild the Launch Services database and get rid of duplicates in the Open With submenu: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user This process should take about a minute or two. You should check to see […]

  • Renew a DHCP lease

    Renew a DHCP lease: Renewing a DHCP lease via the Network System Preference Pane has the advantage of not dropping the connection, unlike switching the interface to BOOTP and back to DHCP. This command mimics that behavior.  (Via MacOSXHints.com)

  • Steve Jobs’ Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn’t Exist Until Now

    Steve Jobs’ Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn’t Exist Until Now | iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada’s #1 iPhone Resource: Back in 1983, Steve Jobs spoke at International Design Conference (IDCA) in Aspen. Now, the full 1-hour audio recording of Steve’s amazing speech discussing things like wireless networking, App Store and the iPad has surfaced, thanks to folks […]

  • IOS6 Passbook “Can’t connect to iTunes Store” error fix…..

    Yeah, brand new app in IOS6 and it does not work without fiddling…..Here is how you get it working: Open Settings. Open General. Open Date & Time. Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off. Open Set Date & Time. Set the date to a year ahead. Go back to the Home screen and open Passbook. […]

  • How to Run Mac OS X Inside Windows Using VirtualBox

    How to Run Mac OS X Inside Windows Using VirtualBox: Maybe you’d like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer OS X app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based […]

  • Preview Fonts with One Click in the OS X Font Window [Mac Tips]

    Preview Fonts with One Click in the OS X Font Window [Mac Tips]: Most OS X apps have a small “Fonts” window that pops up if you want to change your font’s options, but by default, it doesn’t show you what each font actually looks like. Here’s how to show a preview of every font with one […]