Category Archives: Mac OS X

I Bought a MS Surface Book, so now I’m really P…d off with Apple

Because if Apple had kept up its history of innovation in Personal Computers, Apple Laptops would now be shipping with touch-screens and stylus pencils. Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.6 is finally out

Executive Overview The next version of GNS3 WorkBench is out.  You can download it several forms: An entire Virtual Machine as a single blob (although split into two files 2.5G-3G in size) The same Virtual Machine as individual files (in case … Continue reading

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New icon for iTerm2?

I think it’s time for a new icon for iTerm2 – I’ve changed mine based on the picture at on the iTerm2 website – but mine are very unimaginative, but here they are if you want  Click on the pictures below … Continue reading

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Ramblings on a not-so-smooth migration to Mountain Lion

I skipped Lion. Went straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and some things have been worth it, others not so good. First the good. The killer feature that convinced me that I wanted to upgrade was the fact that … Continue reading

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How to show hidden files in Macintosh Finder

I’m going through the Mac learning experience for the second time, and am still stunned by some things that you expect but just aren’t there. I’ve just spent 20 mins trying to find the option in Finder to turn on/off … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Macintosh Spotlight Search

I’d read the help file on Spotlight when I first got my Mac, and knew I could enter search criteria like “filename: invoice” to restrict my searches to filenames, and I’d always noticed that Spotlight searches mail messages too. But … Continue reading

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Apple’s deeply buried airport command

I wanted to check which wireless AP my new Mac had connected to, so I entered the command: airport -I …but it didn’t work!  I’d become so used to using this on my MBP that I’d forgotten that this command … Continue reading

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Application Gems

Everyone has their favourite applications, and every now and then you find a gem that you wonder how you ever lived without. Here are my “gems”, I hope you find some of them as useful as I have. Some of … Continue reading

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Finding the BSSID of the Access Point your Macintosh is connected to

I have three APs in my house (upstairs, downstairs and in my lady’s chamber;)) and in following the principles of good networking design, I have given them all the same SSID. Trouble is, when I move from upstairs to downstairs … Continue reading

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Making Finder Quit

At last – thanks to http://osxdaily.com/2010/02/12/how-to-quit-the-finder/ I’ve found a way to get rid of that pesky Finder Application. I use Path Finder now – one of the best value apps for Mac.

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