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Command line conversion of svg to png

Here’s a little gem when you install Inkscape: /Applications/ –export-png output.png -w 100 -h 100 noun_project_9206.svg

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Three simple tips to improve MacBook battery life

Here are three simple tips to improve battery life on your MacBook or MacBook Air. Let’s assume you are on a plane watching some movie. You probably already have a smug face since you can watch a movie for a

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Enable native NTFS read/write support in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard has the ability to mount NTFS volumes as read/write, but it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to get full read/write support for NTFS drives in Snow Leopard : In Terminal, type┬ádiskutil info /Volumes/volume_name, where┬ávolume_name is the name

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Creating Ad-Hoc Networks on older Macbooks

Creating Ad-Hoc networks on older MacBooks can be a pain. Here’s a nice solution: ~ Open System Profiler and click on Airport in the list. ~ Note your Airport device and vendor ID, something like: en1: Card Type: AirPort Extreme

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Getting an unique build tag for each Xcode build

Long had i pondered on getting a unique stamp in every build xcode makes, so i could more easily distinguish between builds when failures occur. Today i made a nice discovery. In your project right click on the name of

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Getting the version number from Info.plist in your code

If you are a lazy coder like me (or you don’t like to code version numbers all over the place) you should use the version number that Apple wants you to specify (in the Info.plist file) whenever you need to

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My favorite computer

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