Textmate: The Missing Editor for OSX

Every developer knows how important it is to have the right tools. And by having the right tools I mean a text editor. Because ultimately that is all most developers really require to get things done, Developers have been doing it for well over a half century and although the languages and methods for execution have changed, much has remained the same. For those who are fortunate enough to find themselves doing development on the mac platform, there is an alternative, which although it may not be the newest game on the block, it is one of the best all around. Sissy FauxVelopers need not apply... Read More

Reduce your stress with Anxiety

Anxiety is an amazingly small and sophisticated way to track your tasks and keep you from getting too stressed out. The interface is very simple and unobtrusive, but very powerful. Anxiety takes advantage of the iCal backend that is already available in OSX to track and manage the tasks. The upshot of which is that the assigned tasks are also available in iCal, so that you can reference them when planning your Day/Week/Month. Anxiety has an amazing ability of getting out of your hair so that you can do your work. But when you want to add a task or check off a completed task, it is available... Read More

Screenshot Tips on the Mac

This is my favourite of the Mac goodies. There are a few ways to capture screen on Mac. Firstly, you can capture the whole screen. Simply press Cmd-Shift-3 on your keyboard and the screen will be captured in a PNG file and saved on your desktop as something like Picture 1.png You can also capture a selection, just press Cmd-Shift-4 on your keyboard and you will see a small cross hair selector on your screen. Simply select the area you want to capture and let go, the file will be saved on your desktop, again something like Picture 1.png And finally you can capture the active window.... Read More

Reset OSX Password without an Install CD

Just read about this on The Apple Blog. Pretty useful information especially for someone in the IT field. Here is the POST To reset your OS X password without an OS X CD you need to enter terminal and create a new admin account: Reboot Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line): mount -uw / rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone shutdown -h now After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and... Read More

The Debate

Working in the IT world and being a Mac user, I am constantly asked the question “Should I get a Mac”? As if there was any question. Today I will briefly share my reasoning with you. When someone asks that question the only right response would be to ask a question in return, “What do you use your computer for”? If they only use their current computer to play old DOS games then they should probably stick with the computer that they have. But if they use windows at all, and still have a pulse, then there is a high probability that they could benefit from switching. With... Read More

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