Posts Tagged ‘osx’

Mounting and un-mounting external drives without plugging/unplugging in OS X

I have a 500GB MyPassport drive I use to clone my Mac’s internal drive, it’s plugged into one of the USB ports behind my Apple Cinema Display. After I eject/un-mount the drive I don’t want to unplug and re-plug the USB cable to re-mount the drive, I can re-mount it in Disk Utility, but that’s [...]

a little late, but if you haven’t pre-order snow leopard…

I just robocopped the fam pack.

Using SSHKeychain’s key agent in terminal/shell

I’m not sure why I had to do this even if I told SSHKeychain to manage my environment variables, but anyway, to use SSHKeychain’s key agent in a shell, you do this: Look up the socket location in preferences, it should look like this: Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! and set the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable in [...]

Flip Ultra and easy way to make Mac icons from images

So we got a Flip Ultra, when you plug it into the USB port it shows up with an ugly default USB drive icon in the desktop. I wanted to change it to a picture of the Flip Ultra itself. I googled on how to make Mac icons and found this post. It involves using [...]

using Quicksilver to get TinyURL

If you use Twitter you probably use TinyURL to shorten your URLs pretty often, I looked into doing this with Quicksilver, there are a couple of blog posts that show you how to do it, but none of them I really liked. One even said it was crap himself in the beginning of the post. [...]