File browsing on OS X, is not always the most easy experience, but I have found some optimisations recently. I tend to find I have a Finder window open, a Bash shell open and at times need to locate files in an open-file app dialog. The first two (Finder & Bash) can be linked quite …Continue Reading
Here are my steps for installing Windows7 from a DVD on a new MacMini via bootcamp, without needing an external DVD drive for that mac, as always YMMV. You’ll need: 1. A windows DVD 2. Another Mac with a DVD drive, e.g. your MacBook Pro (if you need to make the ISO) 3. USB storage …Continue Reading
This weekend I discovered two awesome graphical tools to improve my git experience on Mac OS X: The most awesome is KDiff3 (search for ‘Apple Mac OSX binary’ on that page for the Mac binary). This is a three-way merge tool with an editing panel below. Seriously where has this been all my life? Amazing. …Continue Reading
If you’ve ever had to explain a sequence of computer steps to someone, then you need the Mac App ‘Clarify’… my life is so much easier now :) Download It helps you take a bunch of screenshots (or you can import any you already have via the clipboard, right click open, etc), then annotate the …Continue Reading
So my unibody mac has passed it’s one year birthday. Awesome piece of hardware (and software), been really great to me. One complaint – occasionally my fan starts making abnormal noises. Not just the high RPM noise, but another more disturbing rattling noise. I may need to get it repaired, which I’m OK with – just not …Continue Reading
in finder will dismiss all finder windows. which is good because they seem to breed like rabbits – and can persist even when you reboot.
Two very useful tools for getting video on an iPhone: KeepVid – Lets you download iPhone compatiable (and high quality) MP4 files direct from YouTube – just wack the YouTube URL in the box and you’re done. Thanks Pete. MPEG StreamClip – it’s not often you find a useful and free video tool – but …Continue Reading