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Category Archives: OS X



Got Dropbox. It's great! However, I'd like to be able to: Create a link to Dropbox folder in my file system. At the moment creating a link in Dropbox folder will result in syncing the link, not the folder Hide the icon from menu bar Rename Photos folder (say, to have it under a different […]

TextEdit - You Hate It Or You Hate It With Passion


OS X's very own TextEdit. I thought it would prove (some day) to be a valuable program. But no. Years went by and nothing changed. It's as crap as it was when I first used it. The final bit was when I copy pasted something from two places into one TextEdit document. Two texts were […]

Shortcut to "Paste: Unformatted text" In Word


I hate copying something, say, from web, and trying to paste it in Word (or TextEdit, shudders.. more of that later). Web text always comes with weird web formatting. And I wanted just text. To get the text, and not the formatting, I have to click through Edit -> Paste Special -> Unformatted text -> […]

Cron & Leopard: Leopard Killed Cron, Use Lingon Instead of Cronnix


I've been a happy user of both OS X 10.5 Leopard, and cron (via Cronnix). Up until now. The console said, each time the cron was supposed to be initiated: 14.4.2008 14.4. 22:45:00[1] (0x10e220.cron[41090]) Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access Apparently, in Leopard cron is being replaced with launchd, […]

Tab Completion for ssh hosts


Put the following line in .bash_profile in ~. complete -W "$(echo `cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | sed -e s/,.*//g | uniq | grep -v "\["`;)" ssh (via