Apple has achieved great things in its time. DS_Store files are handy if you’re a regular user with a lot of folder preferences, like where you want your icons to appear and so forth.
If you’re like me though, and you often mount network volumes on your macOS system, you’re probably fed up with some extra, unnecessary, unwieldy DS_Store files.
There is a kind of solution. Handily, you can disable the creation of DS_Store files on network volumes mounted in macOS like so: Continue reading “Those Pesky .DS_Store Ba****ds”
With the HTML5
<video> tag it’s easier than ever to make a simple video background and incorporate it into any web design. The
<video> element supports several encoding formats, including H.264 and WebM.
WebM is a Google-driven, BSD-Licensed compression codec designed for maximum portability. Streaming quality is very good while data usage remains relatively low.
Encoding a WebM video is fairly simple with
ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -c:v libvpx -crf 10 -b:v 1M -c:a libvorbis output-file.webm
Continue reading “Video Backgrounds with HTML5”
The Collatz Conjecture is the process of taking any positive integer and working on it in a couple different ways.
If the integer is 1, we’re done. 1 is the expected result of the mathematical process involved in the Collatz Conjecture.
If the number is even, divide by 2. If the number is odd, multiply by 3 and add 1. Continue reading “Collatz Conjecture”
The core of disk management on a mac is
diskutil. You’ll have noticed by now that the graphical disk management utility has dropped many of its more technical functions from its menu. These functions are still achievable using
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In my research I came across the term ‘globbing’ and immediately looked it up. Turns out I’ve been globbing for years! 😄
You glob when you specify
*.jpg looking for all JPEG files, or
?at for any three characters ending in “at”.
These glob patterns are defined using special wildcard characters.
The most common wildcards are
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By default, Apple does not support TRIM for third party SSD drives. I have a Samsung 850 Pro that I want to keep nice and neat, so I will enable trim support with the following terminal command:
Continue reading “Enable TRIM in macOS Sierra”
Open source doesn’t mean free. Not always.
In North America, all software is protected by copyright law.
Every software title in a *nix environment comes with a software license. This license outlines the legal terms and conditions for each software title. Continue reading “Open Source vs. Free (Licensing)”