git isn’t easy to learn, and once you do, the git rebase command seems to invoke fear and confusion in many people. But once you learn how to use it effectively, you’ll wish you had learned it sooner–both for your solo projects and while working on a fast moving development team. I’m going to use […]
I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. So much so that many of my blog posts are about doing nerdy Star Trek-related things with your computer. Here are a few of my favorites.
The featured image of this article is an aerial view of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (Wikipedia) with and overlay of the logo of the app store to prove this crazy theory.
iPads and iPhones do not have an Ethernet port, but there are cases where you might want to use a hardwired connection. You can actually run your iOS device over Ethernet with some adapters. This is useful for quickly downloading large iOS updates or if your wireless is slow or you want to take advantage […]
You can create your own icons to replace the Dropbox badges that appear that the bottom-right of folders in your Dropbox. All you need is an image editor and an app to convert images to icons.
This may work for other devices, but the one I used was a NEC DT700 (original PDF instructions). I have seen these models in several different workplaces. The process can probably be adapted for other phones, too.
Do you need a Website set up right meow? Using netcat (nc), you can use your Mac to instantly set up a Webpage without configuring a Web server. This could be used to quickly share files via a Web browser (by creating a hyperlink with file:///some/filepath/), or it could be used as a temporary Website while maintenance […]
If you want Wi-Fi by the campfire or down at the dock this weekend, you can make a cantenna for as low as $23 (it will be more if you need some of the tools or common supplies). You can either connect the canntena to your computer or your router. Either method will allow you to connect to […]
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 […]
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 […]