Category: Tech

Better dictionary for Mac and Kindle

Want to have access to one of the best English dictionaries ever made? Learn how to install Webster’s 1913 edition right in your OS X dictionary application:

Posted in OS X, Tech

Going off the iReservation…

The lure of the bigger screen finally got me to try a non-iPhone. So far, the pros outweigh the cons for my new HTC One, but there are a lot of little tweaks, hidden settings, and obscure apps that I

Posted in Android, iPhone

Allow native writing to NTFS

diskutil info /Volumes/**volume_name** Replace **volume_name** with the name of your NTFS drive. If your drive name is more than one word separated by a space, you’ll want to replace it with a shorter name temporarily. You can return to the

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Nifty OS X Lion settings

Type any of these lines into Terminal to change how OS X Lion behaves: # Enable full keyboard access for all controls (e.g. enable Tab in modal dialogs) defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3 # Enable the 2D Dock defaults

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Davis Vantage Pro 2 updated USB to UART software

Did your weather station stop working with OS X Lion? You might need to update this little devil: USB to UART Bridge VCP Driver

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iTunes won’t copy some photos to iPad or iPhone?

Here’s a fix from user julienfromcugy on Apple’s support site. Worked for me: So basically what I did to solve the problem is: 1) close iTunes 2) from the finder, right click iphoto library and choose “Show package contens”

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Using a MacBook for a weather station – managing power

I set up a weather station for a friend for his cabin near Yellowstone using a MacBook Air as the server. A challenge was that the station needs to run unattended through the winter, so has to be able to

Posted in Rural Living, Tech

Permalink for Skype 2.8 for Mac

The new Skype 5 sucks. Here’s the link for the 2.8 version (last prior to 5): Skype 2.8 for Mac

Posted in OS X

Fix Juniper Networks “Network Connect” client for mac

sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/version number/ sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network’ More at:

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Better dock menus

OS X has an alternate, and I think better, menu format for dock folders. With the alternate menus you have bigger icons, a cleaner look, better scrolling for long lists, and you can click into nested folders right in the

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