Apple changed the usage of the “top” command in Terminal, so my output of processes ordered by CPU usage got broken in GeekTool. (more…)
Archive for the ‘OS X’ Category
I have an older Intel iMac at home, which is mainly used for browsing, chatting and movie viewing. Watching DVDs from different regions, I was forced to switch the region a couple of times, but alwas was careful to keep the last switch to make sure it ended up in my own region. But when I wanted to make the final switch, I was met with an unexplainalbe error code. I tried everything, but the issue couldn’t be fixed – even the local Mac store said there was no fix, and the guarantee wouldn’t cover either. So I left it that way for maybe a year and a half.
For some reason I gave it a new try recently. To my surprise I succeeded. I finally found a firmware patch for the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857D Drive. Now my drive is region-free. (more…)
As a web designer with a broadband internet connection it is easy to forget bandwidth limitations. At times it can be a good exercise to see how our sites perform with a slow internet connection. Here is how to limit your bandwith temporarily on OS X. (more…)