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Format An Unformattable Flash Drive In OS X

It’s always satisfying to fix something that seems impossibly broken.  I recently fixed a broken flash drive that could not be reformatted.  I first tried to repair the disk using Disk Utility, but that option was completely greyed out (same thing in the Recovery HD).  So then I tried to erase it but was presented […]

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15% Off KeySmart Compact Key Holder

Today, get yourself a KeySmart and save 15% by using code NOBULK15 at checkout.  These nifty little gadgets condense and compact your keys so they are easy to carry and use!  

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Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Right-click > Compress

macOS Seirra has this built in now, but older version of OS X can still make use of this.

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Let GLaDOS Throw Your Files Into The Incinerator By Changing A System Sound

If the default sound OS X makes when you put a file in the trash doesn’t do it for you, you might enjoy having GLaDOS tell you “file deleted.”  This is a relatively simple trick to do, and will work with other system sound effects as well.  You simply need to replace a file with one […]

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Automatically Sort Dropbox Camera Uploads Based On Their Geographical Data

I have been a long time fan of using Dropbox to manage my photos, even with the release of Photos.  I have especially liked it ever since Dropbox enabled Camera Uploads from their iOS app.  With my latest script, I can now upload photos from my iPhone and have them automatically sorted into folders based […]

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C.H.I.P. Is The $9 Computer That Is Smaller Than A Raspberry Pi

If you like the Raspberry Pi, you will love C.H.I.P.  For $9, the entry barrier to buying a computer is very low.  The Raspberry Pi set the bar, but if the C.H.I.P. is successful, a $9 computer is great!

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A Web Interface For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole

Anon has generously created and shared a demo of a Web interface for their version of the Pi-hole.  It is the same concept: using dnsmasq and a Web server to block ads.  What’s different is that it runs via PHP and uses a database to store the entries so it can be modified from within a browser. […]

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Windows Snap Shortcut

I recently discovered this keyboard shortcut, which works in Windows 7 and 8.  It has been around for a long time, but I never knew about it.  The keyboard shortcut allows you to quickly snap windows the left, right, or top of the screen.