Tag: os x

  • Control Nest Thermostat From the Command Line Using Nest API

    Control Nest Thermostat From the Command Line Using Nest API

    Learn how to control your Nest Thermostat from the comfort of your command line with the Nest API!

  • Why I Love Having 8 Gigs of RAM

    I recently upgraded my primary computer from a 15″ MacBookPro with 4 GB of RAM to a 17″ MacBookPro with 8 GB of RAM. That probably sounds gratuitous. Here’s why it’s not: I’m currently running: Mac OS 10.5.6 Adium (IM chat client) Mail.app (e-mail client) iCal (calendar application) iTunes (music) OmniFocus (GTD todo list) TextMate […]

  • Huge Logs and OS X

    Another reason that I love my mac: it can handle 1.3 GB log files easily with built in tools. I recently received a huge log file in zipped form from a co-worker with the warning “good luck opening it, textpad won’t open it.” After unzipping it to the full 1.3 GB size I was able […]

  • Time Machine To The Rescue

    I ran an ANT task to undeploy an ATG Module, but I had my build property module location set incorrectly. As a result, I inadvertently deleted my entire ATG 7.1 installation. Whoops. I opened the containing directly in the Finder, where my ATG 7.1 USED to be, and hit TimeMachine. My laptop connected to my […]

  • YouTube Gets Stuck After 2 Seconds

    I recently started having an issue with YouTube playing a video without sound for 2 seconds, then stopping. This is a new laptop, so everything is fresh and new, leaving me with a ton of potential culprits: OS X, Safari 3.1.1, Flash, network, Perian, etc…. Googling showed that other people were having this issue across […]

  • Eclipse StartOnFirstThread Error (and fix!)

    This appears to be an issue with the JVM under Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5), but I started getting the following error within Eclipse when using the ResourceBundleEditor plugin: It also apparently happens with other plugins/apps and is an issue with the AWT kit in the new JVM. After pouring through all of my Eclipse […]