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Geeklets In OS X Yosemite’s Notification Center (Using Today Scripts)

I have been a long time fan of GeekTool, and more recently Übersicht.  Now there is something I think is even better: Today Scripts, which puts your shell commands into Notification Center in Yosemite! Today Scripts lets you run your Terminal commands and print the output in Notification Center for a more “native” look then you […]

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Übersicht Has More Style Than GeekTool

GeekTool has a lot of capabilities and I have used it for a lot of things: showing administration information detecting remote connections changing the Apple logo to a colored on

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The JSS System Admin’s Desktop [GeekTool]

If you work with the Casper Suite or are a System Administrator, you will probably enjoy this GeekTool setup.  It provides a ton of the regular information you access but instead of clicking around to find it, it is all there when you log in.  I set it to deploy to all my machines on […]

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OAuth 2.0 Google Analytics on Your Desktop Using GeekTool Using Bash and cURL

Generate an OAuth 2.0 token and then use GeekTool to view your Google Analytics stats on your desktop!

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Give the Apple Menu A Retro Look with a Colored Apple Logo

Miss the old days when the  Apple logo was rainbow-colored?  Get nostalgic by replacing the boring black Apple menu logo with a colored one!

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Single-user Mode on OS X: Intrusion Detection System: An EFI Password Alternative

  My Single-user Mode Intrusion Detection system works in two parts: a local script is deployed to all client machines a script runs via GeekTool every two seconds