Post tagged: Mac OS X

Filesystem Events on Mac OS X

inotifywait is a Linux thang, but if you need similar functionality on Mac OS X, check out wait_on. Available via homebrew.

iTerm 2 Skinny Fonts: Solution

For reasons that were unknown to me, iTerm 2 would display a nice, thick font when the laptop was the primary screen, but a very thin font when the Acer was primary.

Webpages as Screen Savers in Mac OS X

jQuery can power your screensaver. Your move.

Better Local Dev Hostnames with Dnsmasq

I use ghost to configure development environment hostnames for all my local test sites. I wondered if there wasn't a more robust solution that supported wildcards.

Upgrading to Snow Leopard

I've just upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," and had one problem along the way.

Removing All Partitions in Mac OS X

Here's now to "remove" all partitions on a disk under Mac OS X by clobbering the partition map.

Palm Pre Countdown in your Mac OS X Dashboard

Hurry up and wait.

A Vim of a Different Color

After one too many compilation errors due to a missing quote/brace/bracket/etc., I finally enabled Vim syntax highlighting. The rabbit hole:

  1. :syn on. These colors suck. Look for themes.
  2. 4 bit themes suck. Let's set up an 8 bit color terminal.
  3. Leopard's Terminal.app fails, install iTerm 0 …

16.7 Exabytes

I'm a big deal.

VMware Fusion 2

Digest version: it's sweet.

Vim, Terminal.app, and the Delete key

Vim rulse^H^Hes.

Jumping Ship

Man the lifeboats.

Improving Network Performance on Mac OS X

The default Mac OS X 10.4 has a default configuration for delayed ACK that made some of my network operations unbearably slow, most notably Samba. This note on Mac OS X Hints fixed things for me, improving transfer speeds noticeably. The short version: add net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack=0 …

Dockadd, Revealed

Hey, there it is.

Offline IMAP in Entourage

Hint, it's supported.

Miscellaneous Hackery

Mostly UML.

Dock Annoyances

"An application should always present a window when its Dock icon is clicked." Does anyone else find this feature slightly annoying?