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Choosing a Computer for Digital Photography

So you’re a digital photographer, videographer, graphics designer, or other creative? Faced with choosing a computer for digital photography, video editing, or heavy graphical design? Here are some computer buying tips for the photographer or other creatives, summarizing some deep experience (this works regardless of the platform – Mac OS […]

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Remove Microsoft Silverlight from Mac OS X

Did you install Microsoft Silverlight on you Macintosh, no longer visit websites which need it, and are tired of the pop-ups that ask to update it? Here is how to painlessly remove Microsoft Silverlight from Mac OS X. Uninstall Microsoft Silverlight from Mac OS X Use the Finder to open /Library/Internet […]

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Recursive chmod in Linux and MacOSX

Recursively chmod directories only OR files only Recursively search directory tree (starting at the current directory ‘dot’): Recursively chmod 755 all directories only: find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; Recursively chmod 644 all files only (and ignore the directories): find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} […]

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Disk Usage Summary in Linux or Mac OS X

Here is a simple way to get a disk usage summary in Linux or Mac OS X using the command-line. The “du” command is the conventional choice, but gives a lot of information by default. So, here is the exact syntax for “du” to return just the single, bottom-line, disk usage […]


LAME for Audacity on OS X

LAME for Audacity v1.2.x (OS X) Install and/or extract both LAME for Audacity v1.3 and v1.3 to /usr/local/lib/audacity. Create soft link: mkdir /Library/LAME ln -s /usr/local/lib/audacity/LameLib /Library/LAME/ Locate LAME inside of Audacity v1.2.x. See larger image The Book of Audacity: Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor […]

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Rsync Defaults for Archive Flag

Using rsync without the “archive flag” (-a). What does -a default to? It is the archive mode. -a, –archive; archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X) Where: -r, –recursive; recurse into directories -l, –links; copy symlinks as symlinks -p, –perms; preserve permissions -t, –times; preserve modification times -g, –group; preserve group […]