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5 Apps to Increase Mac Productivity

I like to think I have been making the most of what’s available on my Mac. This means taking advantage of some obscure and some not so obscure apps. I want to go through some of those apps and a little about their usage to help others get some of the benefit I get. There …

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Capistrano Hangs on Mac OS X Leopard

I use Capistrano to deploy my webapps and have been for a while. I also deploy right from my laptop quite frequently. So I was a little taken aback when I could deploy in one place and not in another. It turned out that Capistrano was having issues with deploying to multiple servers. In fact, …

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Mac

Count Instead of Sequence

I use Bash one liners a lot. I think they are an important part of any programmers and sysadmins toolkit. If you can’t write a bash one liner, even a simple iterator, then you really need to learn. I promise it will make your life infinitely more pleasant. Frequently I find myself writing things that …

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Textmate Minimap Plugin

My editor of choice for most of what I do on the Mac (when I’m not in the shell using Vim) is Textmate. I recently came across a neat plugin called the Textmate Minimap. Essentially this plugin opens a map across the side of your Textmate window (like another drawer on the other side) and …

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Apple Steps Up With Multitouch Mouse

A while ago I wrote about how Apple needed an external multi-touch solution and that you can use your iPhone until then. Apple did it and now released the Magic Mouse. To quote Apple, “It’s the world’s first multi-touch mouse.” It’s a wireless mouse that attaches to any computer that has a keyboard, mouse and …

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What About An External Multi-Touch Trackpad For a Mac

I used to be a big fan of ergonomic keyboards (and I still am). But I am an even bigger fan of the multi-touch trackpad. I have even extended it by using MultiClutch (I know the link looks funny, but that’s the page title, I promise). MultiClutch allows you to extend the swiping and pinching …

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Things (Todo App)

After reading and commenting on these 2 blog entries by rbowen: iPhone Todo Apps Things and iPhone Todo Apps; I figured that I would throw my $0.02 on here. Things by Cultured Code does come with a high price tag. But it is by far the most useful todo app that I have come across. …

By eric

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Downloading Youtube Videos onto the iPhone on Mac OS X

For months I have been trying to figure out the best way to download Youtube videos to watch on my iPhone my hour commute to work. I tried a few different methods, the most recent of which was TubeTV. TubeTV was good except it was missing a few key features like continuing partially downloaded files …

By eric

Mac

Reminder Trick With Quicksilver

I have a few tools for making and keeping myself more productive. One of those tools is Quicksilver. I know it is a widely used tool so I won’t spend time talking about everything it can do. However, from the Blacktree website, it is: A unified, extensible interface for working with applications, contacts, music, and …

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Mac Perl Problems After Feb Update

When I did my most recent upgrade (the latest Mac software updates), it broke my Perl install. In order to figure out if your Perl is broken like mine was, you will get a result like this: 1234beacon:mail elubow$ perl -MIO IO object version 1.22 does not match bootstrap parameter 1.23 at /System/Library/Perl/5.8.8/darwin-thread-multi-2level/XSLoader.pm line 94. …

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