Archive for ‘Tip’ Category
Posted on 09:55, February 20th, 2013 by Many Ayromlou
Does sh*t like this make you wanna smack your mac :-)
Here is a quick way to rebuild the Launch Services database and get rid of duplicates in the Open With submenu:
This process should take about a minute or two. You should check to see if this has fixed the problem. On my machine, running 10.8.2, I had to also restart Finder to complete the process using the following command:
That’s all…..Now Open With submenu is squicky clean
Posted on 15:56, December 10th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Posted on 16:36, September 20th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Yeah, brand new app in IOS6 and it does not work without fiddling…..Here is how you get it working:
That’s it…….life goes on :-)
Posted on 14:38, August 15th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Here are some quick tip(s) for copying a ton of files between unixy machines really fast. You’re probably thinking “why not use rsync?”…..well rsync can be miserably slow if your source or destination cpu is underpowered. You can always do a rsync after these commands to make 100% certain that everything checks out, but try using one of these methods for the initial copy:
Once your favourite process (above) is done you can do a quick rsync to tie up any loose ends.
Rsync will now fly through the filesystem as 99.9% of the time, 99.9% of the files on the destination are good. And as always make sure you understand the commands before you use them…..and keep backups just in case :-).
Posted on 21:11, August 8th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Posted on 14:29, July 31st, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Two small commands with huge possibilities:
Posted on 14:22, July 31st, 2012 by Many Ayromlou
Great in-depth article by Nathan Grigg. Everything you ever wanted to know about launchd and how job scheduling can be easily done under OSX.
Posted on 15:17, September 23rd, 2010 by Many Ayromlou
Let me guess…..you tried it and it failed. Well, there is a way (probably not sanctioned by MS) to get this done. I’ve installed it on two separate machines and verified that it works. First you need to download MSXML 6 from Microsofts website. Just go to microsoft.com and search for MSXML. There should be a link to MSXML6.0 download. Download the 64-bit version of the software and install it. Then force a windows update by choosing windows update from the start menu. You will notice a bunch of updates for MSXML. Let it update the files and reboot after that’s done.
Now you need to get the x86 version of office 2010 off the cd and copy it onto your computer somewhere (I just dragged the folder onto my desktop). We need to modify something and you can’t do that on the CD/DVD. Once the copy is done, find setup.exe right click on it and choose properties. Under the Compatibility tab choose “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and choose Windows XP from the pull down.
Click Apply/Okay and double click setup to run it. That’s it. It works…..Happy days are here again :-).
Posted on 13:34, September 20th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou
Here is a quick recipe for making a network drive auto mount on your OSX machine. This works with pretty much any protocol supported by Finders “Connect to Server” option. Here is how you do it:
That’s it…..Enjoy :-)
Posted on 12:57, August 26th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou
If you’re seeing this warning/error in your OSX Server log files, it is more than likely caused by cron running jobs for mailman subsystem. Even if the Mail process is disabled in Server Admin, OSX will try to run these cron jobs. The way around this (only do this if you’re NOT running mail server or mailman mailing list manager on your box) is to comment out all lines in /usr/lib/cron/tabs/_mailman file (insert a # character at the beginning of each line that doesn’t have it). This fixed the problem for me…..hopefully it will also work for you :-).