Category: Tips & Tricks

  • Adding apps to the Finder Toolbar

    Where before you could simply drag any icon up to the Finder toolbar and hold it there for a second to add it, you now need to first hold down Option+Command and then start dragging the desired icon to the toolbar. You can still remove the icons the same way as before: holding down Command, […]

  • Installing Node.js and NPM on Mac OSX

    The Node.js site has finally started building packages for node.js instead of requiring users to install using source. The download page can be found on the page for Node.js Downloads.

  • History support for PERL CPAN

    If you are like me, every time you go to install a new perl module you realize the system doesn’t have command line history support and have to go hunting for the correct module to install. A Little Bit Of History This option, provided you have Term::ReadLine::Perl or Term::ReadLine::Gnu installed, will give your CPAN command […]

  • iPhone Jabber(XMPP) Clients – Missing Features

    I have begun researching a potential Jabber(XMPP) client for use on my iPhone. Being a developer and the maintainer of XMPP services at my workplace, I came up with the following feature list that I felt was needed in a potential client.

  • OpenSSH Public Key Authentication

    Key Generation ssh-keygen -q -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -t rsa Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): … Enter same passphrase again: … Key Distribution # first, upload public key from client to server scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub user@server.example.org: # next, setup the public key on server cat ~/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys rm ~/id_rsa.pub Create Public Key From […]