I had this issue today where both fans in my rMBP spun up to full speed and would not stop. I checked the processes in activity monitor and CPU usage was very low so that wasn’t it. I live in Ireland so ambient temperature wasn’t the culprit either! The problem persisted through a restart, which […]
Intro This guide will explain how to share the Android SDK between multiple users on an OS X system. Most of the concepts will be similar on other Unix or Linux systems. Disclaimer I dont think this would work for multiple concurrent users updating the SDK. This blog post is more about the journey of […]
By default OS X assigns special actions to F keys like F1, F2: Brightness F3, F4: Dock, Expose And so on… These are great when you’re browsing and consuming media but when you start working in IDEs and other applications with complex keyboard shortcuts I want the F keys to behave like standard F keys. […]
OS X has had a very useful utility, since 2003, that allows you to easily generate a path to a JDK. The simplest usage of the tool will return the default JDK, which in my case is update 17 of JDK 1.7. ➜ ~ /usr/libexec/java_home /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_17.jdk/Contents/Home
I’ve been using grails to prototype a crud application today and I thought I’d share some annoyances that I had in getting my terminal just the way that I like it. Firstly I should say that I’m using Zsh with oh-my-ssh which gives you lots of nice things on top of the shell. Get command […]
In older versions of OS X it was possible to add NFS shares using Disk Utility. For whatever reason Apple killed that off when they introduced Lion. Thankfully there is still an easy way to add shares that will be persisted when you restart.
Do you have a non-apple SSD in your mac? You might have enabled TRIM in the past (if not you probably should!) but the 10.7.3 update is out and this (and all major updates) disables it, pesky! Thankfully it is pretty simple to get it back. Just have a look at this great page and […]