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OS X: Visually Compare Differences Between Two Files

Ever needed to compare two files to find the differences?  Maybe you need to do this at work.  Don’t spend any more time manually searching for these differences.  In this example, I show you how to compare two files, each with a list of characters. This trick works best with simple text files or even […]

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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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How To Tell If Someone Is Spying On Your Computer Using GeekTool

[UPDATE]: An even better solution is the ScreenSharingMonitor, which provides a “native” feel thanks to the Notification Center messages.

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Backup OpenEmu Save States to Dropbox

OpenEmu is one of the best ways to play your favorite retro games.  A long-time feature of emulators is the “save state,” which acts like a long-term Pause button.  It will save your game in the exact spot you decide (not just at a checkpoint in the game).  You could even save your game while […]

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The Infamous OS X execution error: An error of type -10810 has occurred. (-10810)

This error seems to appear often when I am using  osascript  for automating things.  This error is a bit of a mystery as hundreds of users will say.  In addition, it is not even listed in the MacErrors.h  file found at: /System/Library/Frameworks//CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/Headers/MacErrors.h After a lot of searching, I found some possible reasons why this error occurs:

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OS X or OS 10: The Answer Is Built Into Your Mac

Many IT professionals know OS X stands for Operating System 10.  But if you know anyone that thinks it is OS “ex,” you can prove to them the correct pronunciation using a simple command built into every Mac.