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  • danielsaidi 11:24 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , scribefire,   

    Testing ScribeFire 

    So, here I am, testing the ScribeFire plugin for Firefox. Let’s see how this post turns out.

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    MoE – Motion Capture Biped Demo

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  • danielsaidi 10:37 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , twitter, twitterbar   

    TwitterBar – THE Firefox plugin! 

    To all Twitter users, I have found THE Firefox plugin – TwitterBar! TwitterBar makes it possible to post tweets directly from the Firefox address bar. Just type a message and end it with –post, and TwitterBar will post it automatically…like this:

    (In the address bar) Testing TwitterBar --post

    I also assume that you are using the Twitter plugin for Facebook, which automatically updates your Facebook status for each new tweet…ah, the wonders of technology! 🙂


  • danielsaidi 5:07 am on September 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , hidden files, , terminal   

    Show all files in Finder 

    As a computer professional (just kidding), I prefer to see all files in the file system and not just the ones that Finder or Explorer wants us to see.

    In Windows, you can easily just check a checkbox to show all hidden files in Explorer. In OS X, however, you have to type the following in a terminal window:

       defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
       killall Finder

    This will show all files in Finder, hidden or not. To disable this feature, simply enter the following in a terminal window:

       defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
       killall Finder
  • danielsaidi 8:54 pm on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: external disk, , sleepwatcher   

    Auto-eject external drives when Macbook goes to sleep 

    Edit August 28, 2010: SleepWatcher has been modified and differs compared to the information that is found in the link below. The information does, however, still work, as does the modified script that I provide below.

    I have a Macbook, and have always been annoyed that I manually have to eject my external disk every time I put the computer to sleep. In Windows, I have never had any such problems.

    Luckily, I found a solution to this problem. The link below provides a link to a nice piece of software called SleepWatcher, and also provides you with a nice collection of wakeup and sleep scripts:


    Following the information there will make sure that all of your disks are automatically ejected when your computer goes to sleep.

    However…the original script will also eject USB drives, mounted .dmg drives etc…which is not what I want. I only want to eject the external drive. I therefore edited the .sleep script to the following:

    osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to eject (disks where name = "type in the name of your disk here")'

    Voilá – your external disk will now go to sleep when your computer does…and no more annoying warning messages.

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