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a bit of everything and still useless to all.

"sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app –nointeraction"
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You will need an 8GB (or larger) usb drive, OSX Mavericks, and about 20-30 minutes.

Creating a bootable Mavericks USB installer | TUAW

Luckily, if you do run into problems with a file that cannot be edited, either in the Terminal or in the Finder, you can unlock it by performing the following steps using the Terminal:
Open the Terminal.
Type the following command, followed by a single space (do not press enter yet).sudo chflags nouchg

Drag the locked file from the Finder to the Terminal window to complete its full folder path.
Press Enter to run the command, supplying your password when prompted.
When run, this command will undo the lock flag for the file, regardless of whether you own the file. While an enabled lock will prevent the file from being edited, ultimately it is designed to be a temporary hurdle that can be undone by any user who has access to the file.
Managing locked files in OS X | MacFixIt

Luckily, if you do run into problems with a file that cannot be edited, either in the Terminal or in the Finder, you can unlock it by performing the following steps using the Terminal:

  1. Open the Terminal.
  2. Type the following command, followed by a single space (do not press enter yet).

    sudo chflags nouchg

  3. Drag the locked file from the Finder to the Terminal window to complete its full folder path.
  4. Press Enter to run the command, supplying your password when prompted.

When run, this command will undo the lock flag for the file, regardless of whether you own the file. While an enabled lock will prevent the file from being edited, ultimately it is designed to be a temporary hurdle that can be undone by any user who has access to the file.

Managing locked files in OS X | MacFixIt

Tagged with:  #tip  #osx  #file management  #mac  #terminal
Best Mac backup software? 6 apps tested:
@TechRadar

Best Mac backup software? 6 apps tested:

@TechRadar

for those of you about to embark on an indie game odyssey.
How To Use an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller With Your Mac

for those of you about to embark on an indie game odyssey.

How To Use an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller With Your Mac

Tagged with:  #gadget  #mac  #gaming  #tip  #software  #xbox  #controller

Synchronize two folders on a Mac with Automator and Rsync

- Branko Jevtić

Dammit, I have been trying to do this for YEARS and there’s a fucking tool built right in to OSX to do this.  Why isn’t this tip on every forum?? Death to iPhoto management.
“Image Capture sees your iPhone or iPad as a camera, just like iPhoto does. Unlike iPhoto, though, it doesn’t make you import the images to your hard drive before you can delete them. To delete images off your iPhone, either select all of or do command-click to choose the ones you want to remove. Delete by hitting the red “no” button next to the import location on the bottom menu bar.”
TUAW

Dammit, I have been trying to do this for YEARS and there’s a fucking tool built right in to OSX to do this.  Why isn’t this tip on every forum?? Death to iPhoto management.

Image Capture sees your iPhone or iPad as a camera, just like iPhoto does. Unlike iPhoto, though, it doesn’t make you import the images to your hard drive before you can delete them. To delete images off your iPhone, either select all of or do command-click to choose the ones you want to remove. Delete by hitting the red “no” button next to the import location on the bottom menu bar.”

TUAW

Tagged with:  #iphone  #mac  #photos  #tips  #app
Add this free little util to your finder window and get 1-click access to a terminal from your current directory.  niiiiiice.

ShellHere

Add this free little util to your finder window and get 1-click access to a terminal from your current directory.  niiiiiice.

ShellHere

Tagged with:  #util  #mac  #development  #scripting
FREE tool iBackup Viewer manages to extract information from iPhone / iPad backups, including contacts, call history, SMS messages, web visits, website bookmarks, photos and iPhone Apps.
iPhone Backup Viewer

FREE tool iBackup Viewer manages to extract information from iPhone / iPad backups, including contacts, call history, SMS messages, web visits, website bookmarks, photos and iPhone Apps.

iPhone Backup Viewer

Tagged with:  #software  #utility  #mac  #iphone  #backup
I use this all the time … just NOT on my Lion machines.  = (
When you connect via screensharing to different Macs, a file is created in your home directory at ~/Library/Application Support/Screen Sharing/?These files can be used to reconnect to those machines simply by clicking on them. This means that you can launch Screen Sharing without having to switch to Finder, locate the machine, and then click the “Screen Share…” button. If you screen share to a different Mac, the .vncloc file will automatically be added to that folder. Just drag the folder of Screen Sharing shortcuts to your dock to make it into an easily-accessible Stack.
Add Screen Sharing folder to Dock for quick access | TUAW

I use this all the time … just NOT on my Lion machines.  = (

When you connect via screensharing to different Macs, a file is created in your home directory at ~/Library/Application Support/Screen Sharing/?

These files can be used to reconnect to those machines simply by clicking on them. This means that you can launch Screen Sharing without having to switch to Finder, locate the machine, and then click the “Screen Share…” button. If you screen share to a different Mac, the .vncloc file will automatically be added to that folder. Just drag the folder of Screen Sharing shortcuts to your dock to make it into an easily-accessible Stack.

Add Screen Sharing folder to Dock for quick access | TUAW

Tagged with:  #mac  #osx tip

How to upgrade tracks to iTunes Match, fast

So you’ve bought iTunes Match, which gives you access to shiny new 256kbps AAC versions of your audio files. But by default your iTunes library is still packed with your old files. So how best to upgrade all of those old files, in place, to the new versions?

Here’s how to do it—keeping in mind that you can only do this after you’ve completely turned iTunes Match on:

Just because I always forget about this company and their great software!
Macintosh Home Automation and Control Server

Just because I always forget about this company and their great software!

Macintosh Home Automation and Control Server

Tagged with:  #software  #mac  #home automation
Open Terminal Here

There’s a great utility for windows that allows you to right-click on a directory and open a command prompt (dos window) directly in that folder.  Wouldn’t it be great if mac had the same thing.  In Lion, they do!!
Go to Preferences and open the Keyboard preferences. Choose the Keyboard Shortcuts tab and on the left choose Services. On the right, scroll down a bit to the Files and Folders section and look for New Terminal at Folder. Turn this option on. Optionally you may choose to turn on New Terminal Tab at Folder. You can also double click in the white space to the right of either option and choose a keyboard shortcut which will also perform the service. Once your options are set and items are checked, go to a Finder window and right click on a folder. Near the bottom you should see a Services menu item and from there should see either New Terminal at Folder or New Terminal Tab at Folder.
Terminal Here Plugin

Open Terminal Here

There’s a great utility for windows that allows you to right-click on a directory and open a command prompt (dos window) directly in that folder.  Wouldn’t it be great if mac had the same thing.  In Lion, they do!!

Go to Preferences and open the Keyboard preferences. Choose the Keyboard Shortcuts tab and on the left choose Services. On the right, scroll down a bit to the Files and Folders section and look for New Terminal at Folder. Turn this option on. Optionally you may choose to turn on New Terminal Tab at Folder. You can also double click in the white space to the right of either option and choose a keyboard shortcut which will also perform the service. Once your options are set and items are checked, go to a Finder window and right click on a folder. Near the bottom you should see a Services menu item and from there should see either New Terminal at Folder or New Terminal Tab at Folder.

Terminal Here Plugin

Tagged with:  #mac  #osx  #hint
Looking to extend your favorite trusted source of choice (dropbox synced text files and dropbox-savvy text editor)? Check our Elements, it does everything my current fave “PlainText” does, but allows for rich editing and exporting of many different formats.
(via Elements 2)

Looking to extend your favorite trusted source of choice (dropbox synced text files and dropbox-savvy text editor)? Check our Elements, it does everything my current fave “PlainText” does, but allows for rich editing and exporting of many different formats.

(via Elements 2)

Tagged with:  #software  #iOS  #mac
“It remembers which drives should be mounted on which networks and mounts them accordingly when you boot or resume you Mac.”
sure you could write some scripts to do this for you, but it’s a $5 app.  isn’t your time worth more than that? probably not.
(via Drive Mounter)

It remembers which drives should be mounted on which networks and mounts them accordingly when you boot or resume you Mac.”

sure you could write some scripts to do this for you, but it’s a $5 app.  isn’t your time worth more than that? probably not.

(via Drive Mounter)

Tagged with:  #software  #mac
Airlock allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple. Using your iPhone, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a smidgen of pixie dust, Airlock determines whether you’re near your computer. When you leave the room - poof! - your Mac locks itself. “And when I come back?” You guessed it: your Mac unlocks. You can also customize Airlock to perform specific actions as you come and go - have your computer talk to you, log-in or out of iChat, walk the dog, and such. (via Welcome to The M.H.A.)

Airlock allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple. Using your iPhone, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a smidgen of pixie dust, Airlock determines whether you’re near your computer. When you leave the room - poof! - your Mac locks itself. “And when I come back?” You guessed it: your Mac unlocks. You can also customize Airlock to perform specific actions as you come and go - have your computer talk to you, log-in or out of iChat, walk the dog, and such. (via Welcome to The M.H.A.)

Tagged with:  #software  #mac  #security