Lion’s Whole-Disk Encryption talks about how to make other disks (besides startup) encrypted in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
The OS X Recovery Partition: What It Is, Why It’s There and How to Remove It provides some great info about and tips. Among them, how to enable the Disk Utility debug menu.
It looks like Single Site Browsers (SSBs) are dying out, at least on FireFox.
If you are non familiar with SSBs Fluid is the obvious choice on Mac OS X. SSBs are helpful since they give you a whole separate site (or task) focused process running just one (or several related websites). This is good because:
- Command-tabbing to apps is possible.
- The main web browser can be restarted independent of one particular site e.g. Grooveshark or Pandora can keep playing your music while Firefox restarts.
- Separate cookie store to keep you logged in and prevent other sites from peeking at cookie they don’t own.
Unfortunately there are fewer SSBs today than a few years ago. The Mozilla (Firefox) based SSB Prism was handed over to Salsita Software and became WebRunner which was subsequently discontinued. A similar project, Chromeless, was started within Mozilla but also discontinued.
This leaves anyone looking for a Firefox SSB to try hacks or used SSBs based on other browsers.
Like most computer companies, Netgear has decided to make finding the version number of their ReadyNAS devices a fun guessing game rather than just printing it on the case. If you need to upgrade the firmware on your ReadyNAS you will find the below blog post extremely helpful.
To get the width and height of a terminal window use the tput command.
$ tput cols
$ tput lines
Clear and comprehensive page by Markus Prinz about how to setup and use git.
Some nice shortcuts for anyone that works with the shell in Unix/Linux. Some background history and trivia too.
When you get a disk full error on a server, here’s are two good techniques to find the offending files.