CLI commands that let you access meta data of all files in OSX
Two small commands with huge possibilities: mdls usage: mdls [-name attr] [-raw [-nullMarker markerString]] [-plist file] pathlist the values of one or all the attributes of the specified file -raw: don’t print attribute names before values -nullMarker: substitute this string for null attributes in raw mode -plist: output attributes in XML format to file. Use […]
Everything you ever needed to know about OSX launchd
Great in-depth article by Nathan Grigg. Everything you ever wanted to know about launchd and how job scheduling can be easily done under OSX.
Screen resolution fix for Ubuntu 10.10 running in Parallels Desktop 6.0
If you try to install Ubuntu 10.10 under parallels desktop 6.0 on OSX — atleast as of the writing of this article — you’ll soon discover that although your entire installation is done in a high (eg: 1920×1080) resolution, as soon as the install is done and you reboot, your VM is stuck at 1024×768. […]
How to install Office 2010 on Windows XP x64-bit edition
Let me guess…..you tried it and it failed. Well, there is a way (probably not sanctioned by MS) to get this done. I’ve installed it on two separate machines and verified that it works. First you need to download MSXML 6 from Microsofts website. Just go to microsoft.com and search for MSXML. There should be […]
System Explorer….The last PC monitor/process manager you’ll ever need
Yes, we all know Windows task manager sucks. So I set out to find a decent replacement and that’s when I came across System Explorer. It’s FREE and it rocks. Here are the major features: Detailed informations about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files. Easy check of […]
Just came across this program in my desperate search for a faster copying program. I recently purchased a “small” 4TB NAS from QNAP and I’ve been busily filling it up with my FLAC collection lately. The trouble with this is that it takes windows far too long to even start the copying process — let alone the actual file […]
SSH Tunneling to mysql server using Putty
I’ve had this question a couple of times in the past few months (since I posted the command line version of this method here ). To make it short and sweet, yes you can use Putty in a windows environment to setup ssh tunnels. Here is the specific scenario with pics for setting up a tunnel […]
Speed up Mac OS X Mail application…..
Does your OSX Mail app crawl when you start it. Well here is a quick tip to speed things up again. Just issue this command from a terminal window (make sure you’re not running Mail app first). sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum;You should notice a bit of a performance improvement the next time you start the […]
Startup Delayer will help you speed up Windows XP/Vista boot time…
Yep, as weird as that sounds, by cascading your startup items load time (ie: most of the stuff that gets loaded into your system tray) you can actually speed up windows boot times. When Windows loads it’s Startup file, it attempts to load every program in there at the same time. Therefore if you have […]
Remote OSX server install via Apple Remote Desktop or VNC….
Came across this issue a few weeks ago and never got around to posting it until today. Yes, you can avoid using the Server Assistant program and go straight to ARD to install your server. For this to work your server and remote desktop machines need to be on the same subnet. You boot the […]