There is no way in the Mac OS X Address book in Lion ( or earlier ) to search for cards with pictures.
This means you can’t make a smart group or a normal group of your picture contacts.
The following applescript will create one for you.
tell application “Address Book”
set . . . → Read More: Create address book groups of cards with pictures
If you use a VPN connection that allows split tunneling you may also want to split your DNS resolution as typically you’ll continue to use your locally supplied DNS.
For example suppose I’m away from my office and I’ve been given the ip address, 192.168.99.100, by the local network I’m using and that the local DHCP . . . → Read More: Split Tunnel DNS or per domain DNS
Recently my Time Machine drive had filled up, not in itself that strange except it had gone from 400GB free to full in a month or so and I didn’t remmeber downloading anything that large.
I had drawn a blank as to why until I stumbled upon on a special build of GrandPerspective called TimeMachinePerspective . . . → Read More: Where has my disk space gone ?
I have been doing a lot of work over the last two years with the Guardian as technical architect for their move to a new building. This included the installation of a new LAN within the building that supports 802.1x authentication which was used on both wired and wireless networks.
During testing, not surprisingly, . . . → Read More: Removing cached 802.1x credentials on Mac OS X
I ran across ScreenRecyler the other day whilst looking at version tracker. It’s an excellent little idea that adds a virtual screen to you mac which you then view using VNC from any other VNC ( Win,Mac,Linux,Kitchen Sink ) capable machine. You probably want to be on a LAN as at times it’s a bit . . . → Read More: Using any other computer as an extra screen
If you want to change the UID of your user in Mac OS X, for exmaple to match nfs shares, there are a bit of gotcha is you are using file valut.
There are instructions for changing the UID here and here but if, like me, you’ve done all this from a different user . . . → Read More: Changing UID of user
I found myself needing to access my desktop at home from work and had put the machine to sleep before I left. Hopefully this will be of use to someone else.
First things first you are going to need another mac, clever firewall or unix box on the home network that is alive. It needs to be . . . → Read More: Remotely enable VNC
Supersync looked like it might be the solution to th iTunes issue however upon closer inspection it doesn’t syncronise playlists or ratings.
I can manage to add files to two libraries myself so this isn’t really a big help
I have however managed to write an little Applescript application that will copy ratings from one iTunes . . . → Read More: iTunes possible solution
Non Mac post here but it still annoyed me.
After a year or so I’ve decided to move back to Fedora from Ubuntu, probably as a result of brown overload ( http://www.ubuntu.com )
I had forgotten however how terrible the update manager, yum, for Fedora is after using apt and aptitude. Yum just isn’t in the same . . . → Read More: Fedora and Yum