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quadrupling Malkovich

by Rob Friesel

Following up on the September post (“advise me: enhancing storage“)—we went ahead and put a shiny new 1 TB Western Digital hard drive 1 into Malkovich, effectively quadrupling the storage (re this particular problem) and paving the way for a lot more life out of this ol’ iMac. The idea for this particular upgrade owes some […]

hot Mac screenshot goodness

by Rob Friesel

Very nice tip for folks that want to get screenshots of “mouse-down sensitive” events in OS X (e.g., drag-and-drop operations). Initiate your drag-and-drop (or other “mouse-down sensitive”) operation; ⌘⇧4 to invoke the screenshot area selector; hit the spacebar to convert it to the window selecting “camera”; click the window with the right mouse button. Voila! […]

Quicksilver and Quick Look

by Rob Friesel

My otherwise limitless love for Quicksilver has recently been tempered by a burgeoning love for the addition of Quick Look to Mac OS X in the 10.5 version.  Pre-Quick Look, Quicksilver was hands-down the fastest way to access and open files.  ⌘+Space ➟ type a few characters ➟ and you were on your way.  In some instances you still […]

a week with Leopard

by Rob Friesel

A few thoughts on Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”) after having spent a solid week using it: Spaces.  I didn’t think that I was going to use this at all but it turns out that it’s a great alternative to minimizing certain windows.  Example: during the day I typically run all the apps I need and […]

OS X 10.4.11 & Safari 3

by Rob Friesel

OS X 10.4.11 is out. Included in the update is Safari 3. Initial, 30-second impressions? Well, Safari can finally rock-and-roll with all of the WordPress editor features. So I’m happy about that. (Now to bring all of my Camino bookmarks back over…) Everything else looks like bug fixes, patches, security updates, compatibility improvements, and the […]

links for 2007-02-02

by Rob Friesel

DP115.pdf (application/pdf Object) DISCRETIONARY TIME! (tags: research essay) Unison File Synchronizer Like a bidirectional rsync? (tags: Mac OSX rsync Unison sync todo) Backing up with rsync and ssh via dive into mark: some additional details on usng ssh and rsync for back-ups (looks like it includes some notes on doing all of the above bidirectionally…) […]