Tag Archives: Apple

Hibernating in OSX Lion

In OSX Lion (might also be the case for older versions to), there is no direct way to hibernate a laptop except running out of battery power. The only available option is sleep, which will wake from memory; so it keeps draining the battery. It is possible to change this default behavior with the utility pmset. From the man page:

So by default, the … Continue reading Hibernating in OSX Lion »

Restore sparsebundle extended attributes after rsync

If you rsync a sparse bundle to another Mac without the -E flag (or if you copy it to a non Mac system), you will loose the ability to double click on it in the Finder to mount it. This is because the extended attributes telling the Finder the folder is actually a bundle are lost in the transfer. The following piece of code I … Continue reading Restore sparsebundle extended attributes after rsync »

Make OSX’s top behave like Linux’s top

OSX’s top program doesn’t quite behave like its Linux counterpart out of the box. For me, the two biggest problems are that processes aren’t sorted by CPU usage and the top program itself uses 10% of the CPU because it calculates all sorts of statistics about memory and shared library usage that I personally don’t care about. There are a series of flags that you … Continue reading Make OSX’s top behave like Linux’s top »

Achat de musique en ligne? Finalement oui!

Je refusais systématiquement de considérer l’achat de musique en ligne pour deux simples raisons : Protections DRM (détails sur Wikipedia) Mauvaise qualité d’encodage Avant hier, j’ai découvert une artiste dont la musique semblait intéressante. Comme j’essaye toujours d’encourager les artistes inconnus qui tentent de percer et que c’était en plus une Québécoise, j’ai décidé d’acheter son CD. Mais pourquoi devoir encombrer mon étagère d’une autre … Continue reading Achat de musique en ligne? Finalement oui! »

Google Trends

Je suis tombé sur un outil très intéressant de Google Labs hier : Google Trends. With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have … Continue reading Google Trends »

Useful free Mac apps

I’m a relatively new Mac user so I’m keeping a list of some useful free apps that I’m using on my Mac. It’s a work in progress… Instant Messaging : Adium PDF Annotation : Skim Notes taking : Freemind Linux package manager : Macports (lots of my friends use fink) EquationService : Create equations from latex that can be used in Keynote MacFUSE : MacFUSE … Continue reading Useful free Mac apps »