Category Archives: Apple & Mac

How-To Redirect PATHINFO (Almost Pretty) Permalinks To Pretty Permalinks

This post is about supporting your former PATHINFO Permalinks structure (a.k.a. Almost-Pretty-Permalinks), on your new web-site using Pretty-Permalinks. Redirect 301 /index.php/ http://www.yoursite.com/ RewriteRule . /index.php [L] These are the lines of Apache’s configuration that must be present in the website’s main .htaccess … Continue reading

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How-To Send A Command In Background And Keep It Running using ‘nohup’

The shell command ‘nohup‘ in combination with ‘&‘ will allow to send the a command-line instruction in background enabling the process to keep running after the user who issues the command has logged out. A common use of ‘nohup’ is when … Continue reading

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HOW-TO Disable the Character Accent Menu and Enable Key Repeat in Mac OS X Lion

To disable the press and hold accented character picker you need to digit the following commad in a Terminal window: $ defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false After that you will have to Log Out and then Log In again. Or just … Continue reading

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How-To Fix “Some of your photos were not copied to the iPad, iPhone, iPod because they cannot be displayed on your iPad, iPhone, iPod”

It happens, fortunately not so frequently, that during the Photo synchronisation of my iDevices via iTunes I get an error about the copy of my pictures to my iPad or iPhone: “Some of your photos, including the photo “IMX_xxxx”, were … Continue reading

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The Crazy Ones read by Steve Jobs

Listen to me! download mp3 Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs dies on 5th October 2011

From Apple’s official website Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend … Continue reading

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How the UNIX system Load Avarage is calculated on Mac OS X and Linux

The Load Avarage values that are shown using the ‘top’ commad or the ‘uptime’ command represent the number of blocking processes in the run queue averaged over a certain time period. An example fo HIGH Load Avarage: load average: 12.54, … Continue reading

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How-To legally unlock the iPhone 4 permanently

Listen to me! download mp3 I recently found a company called FoneFunShop that unlock many models of mobile phones and 3G dongles. Among these it also unlocks iPhone 4 from all the countries for £50.00 and iPhone4S for £130.00. This … Continue reading

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How-To Install or Update Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on the Asus Eee PC 1005HA Netbook

Few days ago Apple released the latest update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 . Here is the tutorial on how to install or update Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on the Asus Eee PC 1005HA Netbook. Prerequisites … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Server 10.6 Open Directory Replica: “Kerberos is: Stopped”

It is common that the configuration process of a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6 as an Open Directory Replica for your Open Directory Master comes with some problematic issues: it’s very common that the Kerberos service is not … Continue reading

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