Tag Archive: osx

Sep 11

My post on SSD upgrade in MacBook Pro

Preamble Everything began with me noticing my “old” MacBook Pro (mid 2009) being too slow… Specially after installing the OS X Lion, the bootup time started to increase as the Applications folder began to grow. Some people reported that being a problem with Lauchpad, which loads the Application icons at startup. Ok, that makes sense! …

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Mar 31

Mac OSX for Hackers

Today I found an interesting script on GitHub, written by Davide D’Agostino, which allows you to fine-tune some hidden preferences on OSX. Davide called it “OSX For Hackers”. The modifications range from simple visual effects disable to more complicated keyboard configurations. Visit https://gist.github.com/2108403 for the up-to-date version of the script. Before using it, I suggest you check every …

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Jan 08

Developing for Linux under OS X in XCode

In this mini-article I will show you how I develop applications for Linux in XCode 4. At the moment I’m using XCode 4.2.1, in OSX Lion, with Ubuntu 10.04 running on a virtual machine. Although the article is related to XCode, after reading and trying out for yourself, you will notice that you can use whatever …

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Dec 22

Synergy – Two computers, a single keyboard and mouse

For the last two years I’ve intensively used two different computers – desktop + laptop – and one thing that really annoyed me was having two keyboards and two mice cluttering up my workspace. Recently I came across a tiny server-client application that allows the user to share the keyboard and the mouse with another computer …

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May 30

MacOSX – jDownloader reconnect script (TG787)

Recently I started using this fantastic Java-based program that allows me to download things easily from Rapidshare and a-like services. These are some things I didn’t like about these sites: the ammount of time needed to wait before starting downloads that time increases as you download more files the download limit per user a day …

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