What I Use 2015

What I Use 2015

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The updated 2015 list of my gadgets, computers and software I use on a daily basis. Computer(s) Computer: MacBook Pro I've been using a couple of different setups this year, but right now I'm using a nice new MacBook Pro 13" with an attached 23" monitor. It's fast, has crazy long battery life, and works perfectly for doing coding or layout on my book. Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S5 I was using the LG G3, but the buggy software was causing some random reboot issues. I swapped it out for a Samsung Galaxy S5. While not as quick with the camera, it is a very solid smartphone. The fingerprint reader is a joke, but the unit is waterproof. Tablet: Onda 919V Dual Boot The Onda 919V 3G Air is a Chinese knock off…
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Useful Command Line Scripts

Useful Command Line Scripts

Coding
Below is a list of very common linux commands that any linux person should know by heart. From gzipping files, to running backups this is my personal cheat sheet Compressing Files and Folders Unzip 7z Archive 7za x myfiles.7z gzip File gzip -9 file gzip Folder tar -zcvf archive-name.tar.gz directory-name Uncompress Gzip File gzip -d file.gz Remove Files and Folders Removing a large number of files If you're getting this error: /bin/rm: Argument list too long. Use this command: find . -type f -delete Remove folder from SVN rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn` Remove ._ files find . -name "._*" -exec rm '{}' \; -print Remove Dreamweaver Notes rm -rf `find . -type d -name _notes` Renaming Multiple Files find . -name "*.jpg" -exec sh -c 'mv…
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10 Best Freeware Apps for Apple OSX

10 Best Freeware Apps for Apple OSX

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From time to time I get a wild hair and need to format my Mac and really start over with a clean slate. Most recently I’ve done it in response to a weird kernel panic I was getting. Here is the freeware that I installed right off the bat. Honestly you should too. 1. Google Chrome Browser This is the very first thing I install. It allows me to easily download everything else on the list. Make it the default browser while you’re at it. 2. ClamXav Best Anti-Virus hands down. Oh and it's free. 3. Keka Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X. Extracts: RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX, ACE - Compresses: 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2 4. TextWrangler TextWrangler…
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Apple Mac OSX Freeware and Open Source List

Apple Mac OSX Freeware and Open Source List

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Adium Application Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more. Adobe PDF Reader Application Adobe® Reader® is free software that allows everyone to easily and reliably view, print, and search PDF files. arRsync Application A free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders. Audacity Media Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. Azureus: Java BitTorrent Client Application Azureus implements the BitTorrent protocol using java language and comes bundled with many invaluable features for both beginners and advanced users to download torrent files. Caffeine Application Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon…
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Aero Snap on Mac

Aero Snap on Mac

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One of my favorite features of Windows 7 is the ability to snap windows side by side or make them full screen just by dragging the windows around. If only I could get it working on OSX! But you can! There is a great app that the guys over at jkOnTheRun brought to my attention. I give you - Cinch. It gives you the exact functionality. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33161/cinch
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