Archive for the ‘OSX’ Category
Today I found a very nice cross platform Paint.NET program clone with the name Pinta.
Now I can edit images on every platform (OSX, Linux & Windows) and use always the same interface and hotkeys for the few times a year I need a simple paint prgram.
When you install the software under windows do not forget to install the “Gtk# for Windows“. Without the GTK the program don’t start and don’t give any error.
You can find the software here: http://pinta-project.com/
Locate is a great unix/linux util that you can use for fast file searching.
enable locate (search command database) this takes 10 minutes the first ime. But it is a background process.
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist
Updatedb (search db)
find a specific file
One of the worst things you can do on the internet is use the same password for different websites. When one of the webites is hacked or there is an bad sysadmin they can use your password to login your email or other sites to steal all your private information and worst case scenario your bank account.
Every self respected browser has an built-in password safer but when your computer/laptop is stolen or hacked by a mad person (in dutch we call them klootzakken ) they can easily steal all your passwords. So don’t use the built-in password safer (or configure a strong master password).
There are two great solutions for managing your passwords. One is a local and one is a cloud solution. I will describe them both so you can choose what is best for you.
KeePass is a great tool for managing your passwords. There is an built-in password generator, the passwords saved in one local encrypted file and you must always give up a master key to access the passwords. The tool is crossplatform (using .net/mono) and there are a lot of plugins, example; there is a browser plugin to replace the insecure built-in pass safer. The great thing about this tool is that is is an local tool so only you can access and manage the password files. If you want to share the password file on multiple places you can use dropbox to synchronise/centralise the password files.
LastPass is also a great tool for managing your password especialy when you use multiple computers and different operating systems. LastPass replaces the default integrated browser password safer with his own. Your password stored localy and in the cloud and are encrypted. Without the master password it is not possible to automatic login or see your password. I like LastPass because tons of options and integration with all the operating systems and smartphones. The default settings are good but I recommend that you change the setting that the LastPass is logoff automaticly when you close the browser.
The only thing you must keep in mind that you password is in sync at LastPass (cloud) so you must trust the company.
Keep in mind
That using multiple random words password (example: “correct battery horse staple”) mostly of the time is better then using complex passwords (“Tr0ub4dor&3″). This picture tells why:
Last but not least
Always use a BIOS password on a laptop. Most of the thief’s are very dumb people and if they stole you laptop they cannot remove the BIOS password and your laptop is useless for them.
There is a very nice opensource / freeware tool you can use to control multiple PC’s like KVM. It’s compatible with Linux, OSX and Windows.
What is Synergy?
Do you have two computers at your desk, with two screens and two sets of keyboard and mouse? Here’s where Synergy comes in…
… Synergy is Free and Open Source Software that lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has its own display. No special hardware is required, just a network connection. Synergy is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Usage is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. You can even share your clipboard.
The build-in graphical screenshot tool in OSX is crappy because it only save the file in tiff format. You can use this commands to maken a screenshot and save it to PNG format.
|Command+Shift+3||Capture entire screen and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+3||Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard|
|Command+Shift+4||Capture dragged area and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+4||Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard|
|Command+Shift+4 then Space bar||Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file|
|Command+Control+Shift+4 then Space bar||Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard|
You can also download and install the freeware tool SnapnGrap from http://www.yellowmug.com
Download Android SDK (original article @ http://androidtricks.net/setup-adb-and-fastboot-android-sdk-mac-osx-18)
Download and extract Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html to your desktop
Browse to Tools and double click “android”. It will open up a terminal window and load the SDK.
Here go to “Available Packages” and select what you want to download. I selected everything. Wait for the packages to download and install.
Set the Path
Next you need to update the PATH for tools/ and platform-tools/ folder. To do this you need to edit your ~/.bash_profile (create it if you don’t already have one). Add the following two lines
Now go to http://developer.htc.com/adp.html scroll to the middle of the page and download Fastboot binary for OSX. Because HTC host no longer the fastboot binary you can download the version on my blog. Unzip it and place it in /tools/
Now your all set for ADB and Fastboot
Tnx http://androidtricks.net/ for the article!
To check if your fastboot works you can start your terminal and cd /Users/(username)/Desktop/android-sdk/tools
then run ./fastboot-mac devices
When you some output you are connected. Happy modding!!
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- Open Terminal.
- Open InfoPlist.strings file using vi text editor as a root.
sudo vi /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
(change English.lproj to your language)
- Find below line:
/* General kind strings */
“Folder” = “Folder”;
- Do following change (by adding space before ” Folder” word after equal sign).
“Folder” = ” Folder”;
- Save the InfoPlist.strings file by press [esc], type wq (mean write and quit vi) then press [return].
- Close Terminal
- Restart your Finder, right click on Finder icon while pressing the key[option] and select Relaunch your Finder.
- Open Finder and order by Kind.