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OS X: Shuttle – A simple SSH shortcut menu for OS X

How wonderful is this ? SHUTTLE = A simple SSH shortcut menu for OS X http://fitztrev.github.io/shuttle/

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Mac OS X: Focussing with Quiet

Creating focus with a neat little app

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Mac OS X: Disable LCD Font Smoothing on Mac OS X

But somewhere in my upgrades, the LCD Font Smoothing has been enabled – this makes the fonts on the screen look blurry /fuzzy due to sub-pixel rendering which is not necessary on Apple screens or retina displays.

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OS X: Comparing Microsoft Word Documents in Kaleidoscope on Mac OS X

Have you ever needed to compare two Microsoft Word documents to see what change have been been made by your editor ? I’m using Kaleidoscope to perform exactly that. Works for text, image and code too.

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Screencast: Knowledge Management in Technology – Part 3

Network Engineers have to manage a lot of information. Products, technologies, textbooks, study notes and research material as well as new protocols and features. Just simple tasks like keeping product manuals handy for 40 or 50 products is a real problem. How do you keep the information organised, referenced, accessible and useful ? Your employer […]

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Screencast: Knowledge Management in Technology – Part 2

Network Engineers have to manage a lot of information. Products, technologies, textbooks, study notes and research material as well as new protocols and features. Just simple tasks like keeping product manuals handy for 40 or 50 products is a real problem. How do you keep the information organised, referenced, accessible and useful ? Your employer […]

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Screencast: Knowledge Management in Technology – Part 1

Network Engineers have to manage a lot of information. Products, technologies, textbooks, study notes and research material as well as new protocols and features. Just simple tasks like keeping product manuals handy for 40 or 50 products is a real problem. How do you keep the information organised, referenced, accessible and useful ?

This three part screencast is about how I manage all the “inputs” so I don’t feel lost in information after many, many people asked.

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Max OSX: Set Default Font in OmniGraffle

A quick tip on setting the Text Tool in OmniGraffle to your favourite font. I have my preferred font when creating diagrams and you set effectively make it the default font. There are two ways that involve the way you choose the Text Tool. One ‘trick’ is to press click and  hold on the Text Tool and […]

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DevonThink for Automatic Content Discovery

I’ve got a lot of content in my DevonThink system. As you can see here, over 805 files in the Inbox of my gfDefaultInbox alone. Note: Click on the images for fulle     I’ve been promising myself to spend some time looking into LISP, and I KNOW that I’ve been collecting content about LISP for […]

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Thunderbolt and Lightning – Apple Connectors

So now Apple has “Thunderbolt and Lightning”

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Important to Get Data Out and Well as In

A look at a key feature of my favourite anything box – exporting and why I don’t use Evernote.

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OSX: SmartSleep App Review

Quick review of one of my favourite system tool for the Mac – SmartSleep

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Change Dock Animation on OSX

Remove Dock Animation Completely defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -int 0;killall Dock Reset Dock Animation defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier;killall Dock Set an Ultra-Fast Dock Hide & Display Animation defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.12;killall Dock Apply commands in a terminal window etc etc.

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OSX-RCDefault App – editing the default application

As part of the writing workflow, I have several text editors for editing raw text when I’m writing in Markdown. I also use different outlining apps which use OPML formatted files (mostly Mind Node, Tree or Scrivener) – OPML is useful for transferring outlines between applications.

This means that I need to keep changing the default application setting on OSX. This is not easy with standard OSX ( or maybe not at all).

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My Knowledge Management Process with PDF Files – Part 2

I’ve been asked a few times about how I organise my PDF files and keep track of documents. This post looks at my workflow for capturing, storing, tagging and organising my Knowledge Management system. This is Part 2

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My Knowledge Management Process with PDF Files – Part 1

A few times I’ve mentioned about how I manage collections of PDF documents, Text files and the accreted detritus of a Network Engineer. Since a number of people have asked me to talk in more detail about how I organise this and what methods I use, here is some rough description of how I perform knowledge management.

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Using TextExpander to Type Faster

Seen some people talking about using TextExpander – here is one way that I use it.

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OSX:Creating a DuckDuckGo Search from Launch Bar

Tip on configuring LaunchBar to add DuckDuckGo to your search templates. Because DuckDuckGo is better than Google search for me.

Rant: Screen Reading – Comparing Windows and MAC

In the last couple of years, I find that I rarely use physical books to read something new. I recently started a new role that requires me to use a Windows 7 laptop and I’m finding it unreadable. Either there is something wrong with Windows or Apple have done something exceptional with screen displays.

Productive Mac Software Bundle – Recommended

Some tips on a Mac Bundle

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