iOS 7 First Look: iTunes Radio

iOS 7 was announced two days ago! And boy was it a change…. Over the next few days I’m going to be to be posting some reviews/first looks at the OS. Today, I’m looking at something I’ll probably use most. iTunes radio. I’ve listened to several songs over the last couple of days. Its algorithms … Continue Reading

Disable Adobe Reader for Safari PDFs

If you absolutely MUST have Adobe Reader installed on your Mac, you probably hate how Adobe takes over Safari.  So anytime you view a PDF in Safari, you’ll have to load an Adobe plugin and slow your computer down to a halt… Yep, Adobe is great at making crapware! To disable this junk, it’s super … Continue Reading

Show the entire contents of a file in Linux/Ubuntu/Mac

I’m primarily a Juniper engineer, so most of my commands are followed by ” | no-more”. If you’re like me, you probably like to print the entire contents of files/output and scroll up within the terminal. There’s a super easy command that will print the contents of a file to the screen. “cat” cat output.txt

Find files with matching content in Linux/Debian/Mac

Sometimes you have need to find all files with certain words in them.  If you’re on Linux/Debian/Mac, you can run a really simple command to find them! That command is “grep”. Here’s an example that recursively searches subfolders for “set groups node1” grep -iR ‘set groups node1’ * Here is the output:

Serial Port to Named Pipe in VMware Fusion

If you need to be able to input information to a serial port in VMware Fusion, it can be a royal pain. I tried to gather all of the info I could to help those with VMware Fusion view serial port information. Programs to install: XCode (updated) (Link) XCode Command Line Developer Tools (link) Macports … Continue Reading

Split large text files in Mac/Nix

Lets say you have a file full of passwords that is 62,000 lines and you want to chop the file into bite-sized pieces. There is an easy terminal command to help you with that! To split into multiple 1000 line files with a prefix of “SPLAT” here is the command: split -l 1000 textfile.txt SPLAT

Update $PATH variable on Mac Permanently

If you’re a developer or you commonly run apps from directory locations other than the default Mac locations, you probably hate typing out the full directory when running the app or script. To update the $PATH variable within the Terminal you just need to type: export PATH=/new/path:$PATH To update the $PATH variable PERMANENTLY you just … Continue Reading

Change the SSHd port on Mac OS X

If you enable SSH on your mac, you’ll notice that you can’t easily change the listening port. This means that if you leave your computer connected for any time to the Internet you’ll see all sorts of brute force login attempts in /var/log/system.log. To change the default port (22) of SSH on a Mac it’s … Continue Reading

Install ownCloud on a Mac Mini Server

So, I now have my own cloud storage solution!  I installed an ownCloud server on my colocated Mac Mini in Atlanta today. The install process is super easy on a mac: Create a website using server use https if possible allow .htaccess in advanced settings Download ownCloud server for mac (http://owncloud.org/support/install/) Unzip and untar the … Continue Reading