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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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.

Productive Mac Software Bundle – Recommended

Some tips on a Mac Bundle

Network Diagrams: OmniGraffle Tip – Merging Shapes

In OmniGraffle, you often want to merge shapes together to create a single object, but you don’t want to lose resolution and you want them to scale properly. Grouping doesn’t help, but this does.

iTerm 2- Top Tab Tip – Show the Profile name

Quick tip on configuring iTerm 2 to show the profile names in Tabs – because it annoyed me.

Internets of Interest:18 Aug 2011

Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 18 Aug 2011:

EtherealMind’s iPad Home Screen

People have asked what applications I’m using on my iPad.

OSX: Disable Skype Splash Screen on Mac OSX

How to disable the loathsome splash screen when Skype starts

OSX: SuperDuper – the Other Backup Software

SuperDuper is the other backup program for OSX. It’s has one killer feature that Time Machine lacks.

OSX: Path Finder Review

It took me a while to get used to Path Finder. Now I can’t imagine using the OSX Finder at all.

Review: goSerial – Console Break for Network Devices on OSX

This is a quick look at the serial console program for Mac OSX called goSerial. There are not many serial consoles programs available and I wanted to review this for my own use.

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