MacOS | Day in my life

2016

Jan 16

Apps Apps Apps

I joined the cult of Steve Jobs with early 2011 MacBook Pro. Mac OSX comes with a host of default apps that do a great job for normal user. But if you are edging towards a power user this apps might come in handy. Most of the apps noted below are free and I use them often. If you have any apps you would recommend, leave a comment. General Apps: Text Editor : TextWrangler

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2014

Jan 18

How to use built in VNC client on Mac

If you are boxed into thinking about installing a VNC client for Mac; then this post if for you. I was exactly under the same impression until Google about it a bit more. Good news is OSX comes with built in application to access remote desktop over VNC. But to access the application you have two choices. Assuming your VNC server is running on server 192.168.8.15 Using Finder 1. Open finder and go …

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2012

May 25

MacBook Pro and Debian key-map

I recently had to install Debian on VMware Fusion (a product similar to VirtualBox) for the work I was doing. Everything went smooth until I started using the command line. My favourite key on *nix world ‘THE PIPE’ wasn’t mapped correctly. It easy to correct and this is how its done. Install console-data package and configure the key-map with the right type. As I use MacBook Pro …

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2011

Jul 20

FTP Server on Mac OSX Lion

I was one of the earlier birds to adopt Mac OSX Lion. Bad luck after upgrade, FTP service stopped working, as I need it for my current work found this way to enable and run it. Create a “Sharing Only” account Go to “Advanced Options… ” and edit Login Shell from “/bin/false” to “/bin/bash” and Home directory to the location of your choice …

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