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Automate Your OS X App Installations

"To install, drag this icon..." no more!

I refined my original cask script for installing the software needed on multiple Mac workstations. The new version now allows you to configure parameters of the installation such as install path and which category of applications you wish to install.

The point of this tool is to help me configure (or reconfigure) workstations as needed by removing the manual work of finding the applications I always use online, unpacking, and copying to applications folder. That process becomes a tedious task when working with dozens of pieces of software.

Fork it for your own use on Github!

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Sep 20, 2015 3 min read

"effective. Power" ... An AOL Flashback.

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ


There’s a popular text message going around today that restarts a recipients iPhone (if notifications is turned on) when they receive the following text:

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ
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May 28, 2015 2 min read

Getting the most out of your Apple AirPort Extreme network

My home network is wired through a Dell gigabit switch which is connected to my AirPort extreme. Needless to say, this has worked well for me as the only wireless devices connected are mobile devices. I decided to set up another room in the house but I didn’t want to go through the hassle of running wires through the walls again. It’s undoubtably the best thing to do but this isn’t meant to be permanent. I figured the next best thing to do is extend the network by purchasing another AirPort Extreme. The hardware in it is better than an AirPort Express plus I get a few ports to hardwire a few devices. My rule of thumb is the less WiFi, the better.

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Jan 9, 2015 3 min read

Configure iOS Mail App to respond with Gmail aliases

Assuming you have aliases setup in Gmail, it’s fairly easy to configure the Mail application on iOS to respond to the emails using the correct alias.

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Jan 8, 2015 1 min read

Configure Mac OS X Mail App to respond with Gmail aliases

Assuming you have aliases setup in Gmail, it’s fairly easy to configure the Mail application on OS X to respond to the emails using the appropriate alias.

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Jan 8, 2015 1 min read

My cask script!

Say goodbye to manual installations

Finally we get our own apt-get like tool for Mac! Check out cask if you haven’t already! Below is my personal script for my setup. Maybe I’ll move this to chef recipe for my mac one day? ;)

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Oct 26, 2014 1 min read

Working with Apple's iOS image orientation

Using PHP and ImageMagick

You might notice pictures taken with an iOS device (iPhone or iPad) look like they are not rotated properly when transferring them to another device or software. This happens because the device is held at a certain angle when the picture is taken and it’s up to the software at the receiving end to display it however it wants.

Apple’s camera will write orientation info into the exif headers of images taken and you can rotate it accordingly.

Here is an example of rotating an image using PHP with the ImageMagick library;

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Oct 17, 2014 1 min read

How to clean and optimize your Aperture Library

Cleanliness is the next to godliness

After time you will notice your Aperture Library growing ridiculously big. Here a are few tips to shrink it back down and keep it optimal.

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Jul 13, 2014 2 min read

Apps I can't live without on OS X

Protip: Want to automate your software installation? Take a look at how I did with cask!

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May 7, 2014 1 min read