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- Accessing OS X dictionary with Python
A little script that allows to access the OS X Dictionary app using Python. Tip: make the script executable and add an alias for it in order to be able to call it from the command line easily.
- Upgrading to Lion: tips and tricks
I’ve finally decided to upgrade my mac operating system from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to Lion (10.7.2). Not really for the new features such as Mission Control and LaunchPad (which although being pretty cool are not going to change my life) but mostly for the fact that the new OS is well integrated with iCloud. Sharing […]
- Editing PDF metadata on OSx (ie: having the Kindle display the right title/author with pdfs)
One of the cool things you get to do with a Kindle is being able to access your pdf library on the go; however soon enough I ran into the problem of getting all the pdf files to show up with the right metadata, e.g. name, author, creator etc.. I thought that was a simple […]
- Pong screensaver
Among various other useful freebies, Rogue Amoeba software is giving away for free Pong Saver, a nice little screensaver that emulates this classic arcade game… cool!
- Bug: OSx 10.5.7 – Macbook sleeps once, freezes second time
Quite a disturbing surprise finding out that your laptop doesn’t work anymore after an OS update. And it makes you think – why the hell haven’t I waited for the rest of the world to test it out first? But the desire to be up-to-date and on top of things is too strong, I suppose. […]
- NetNewsWire – Great RSS reader for mac/iphone!
For my online and offline RSS needs I’ve been using Shrook for a while – but since recently I got an iPhone the issue of syncing it with my mac gracefully has become quite important. Shrook does have a complementary iPhone reader, but unfortunately it lacks two important features: 1) it doesn’t remember the history […]
- Using the OS X Terminal Application
This tips page provides a detailed introduction to using the unix command line that the Terminal application provides. Check it out here: http://www.timefold.com/osx/tips/shell.html
- Subversion on OSX
Day one – part time job – semantic web services. Need to install SVN on me mac… I’ve bothered at least two people in kmi till i found this really useful tutorial here….. I’ve firstly tried to install it using DarwinPorts, but I was always getting theÂ same error: michelepasin:~ michelepasin$ sudo port install subversion […]
- Lyx on the mac
I’m probably one of the last ones getting there, but I decided to do my best not to use Microsoft Word for editing my phd thesis. Oh yes – since I managed to arrive till this painful state, shall I give myself ever more troubles by using word? Not at all… So I found out […]
- Ecto : multiple blog manager and WUSIWYG editor
Read an article about the “must-have” applications for the mac on slashdot – incredible how they havent inserted QUICKSILVER, which is a revolutionary launchbar program in my opinion.. actually more: ” A unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and other data.” But I found some other interesting stuff…. :-) ECTO, a multiple […]