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Open your terminal and type the following command if you like to be notified in the dock which song is being played right now:
defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool TRUE;killall Dock
Please note that this is a os x lion exclusive switch.
I recognized at the end of october 2011 that my Amazon Product Advertising Classes are not working anymore. The reason ist that now a parameter called „AssociateTag“ is required which wasn’t before. You’ll find the whole description in german language here: http://blog.emeidi.com/2011/11/13/der-associate-tag-ist-fuer-die-amazon-product-advertisting-api-nun-zwingend/
If you prefer english please check https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/advertising/api/detail/main.html
Surprise, surprise, Apple’s shipping a new hidden tool with OS X Lion: Wi-Fi Diagnostics. It’s not findable via spotlight or listed in your applications, to execute the diagnostics tool just open a terminal an type:
open /System/Library/CoreServices/Wi-Fi Diagnostics.app
Here you can watch network traffic, activate debug protocols or check signal strength.
Wi-Fi-diagnostics tool in os x lion
After updateing to lion you’ll probably want your User-Library folder back in finder. It’s hidden by default.
You have 2 options:
First, you can press the options key while clicking finder’s got to menu and the hidden folders will be shown.
For a permament visible Library folder in Finder please open a terminal window and type:
chflags nohidden /Users/[yourusername]/Library/
If done you’ll see your Library-Folder in Finder again as you’re used to.
You wanna be fancy and you’re tired of the good old black iPhone Simulator while developing your brandnew app?
White iPhone Simulator
In this case you should look over to http://aentan.com/design/white-iphone-4-simulator/ and download the two png-Files on http://www.cl.ly/7GIA.
Place them in Macintosh HD/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/
Hint: To open iPhone Simulator.app as a folder, right-click it and choose Show Package Contents and you’ll the the used graphics called homePressed.png and frame.png. Of course it’s a good idea to backup the original Files for the black iPhone, so can switch again if you’re fed up with the white Simulator
After downloading Bugaboo from iTunes Store you can follow these steps to use the helpful tool:
First of all your iOS device and your computer have to be connected to the same Wifi network. This is a must.
If you’re in one network start Bugaboo on your iOS device and browse to the website you want to debug. Now tap on the little wifi icon inside Bugaboo in the toolbar on bottom side.
Browse to a url in bugaboo
Alert-Window via Bugaboo
DOM element manipulated
For more information you can find two videos on youtube that show you bugaboo in action:
Bugaboo in Depth:
you’ll be able to run the document based nosql database „couchdb“ (http://couchdb.apache.org/) in just a few minutes on your server if you follow these steps:
# apt-get install couchdb
after successfull installation couchdb is binded by default on 127.0.0.1 (localhost). To access via your IP, you have to change the BindAddress value which is set to 127.0.0.1 in /etc/couchdb/couch.ini:
After restarting couchdb service you should be able to access via browser:
# /etc/init.d/couchdb restart
Now open a browser and browse to http://yourdomain.com:5984/ you’ll see your couchdb running.
You can access the web admin called „futon“ on http://yourdomain.com:5984/_utils/
For flushing your dns cache please use the following commands:
OS X (since Leopard):
OS X (10.5.1 and older versions):
If you own a unlocked iphone maybe you want to use the carrier e-plus in germany. You just have to adjust the settings for mobile network as shown below:
choose settings – general -network – cellular data network and set the following parameters:
You can set here your mms settings, too:
MMS Proxy: 212.023.097.153:5080