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Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Mac/PC: sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packets

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/25

I’ve succesfully woken up these machines:

  • HP XW6600 running ESXi 5.1
  • ThinkPad W701U running Windows 7

I still need to try to wake up a Mac Mini Server running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

MacBook Air on 10.7 (Lion) and Retina on 10.8 (Mountain Lion) won’t work as they are WiFi only, and WOL does not work over WiFi.

On 10.7 and up it might not work on a Mac Mini Server either, as Apple Introduced Dark Wake.

I used these tools to send WOL packets: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, ESXi5.1, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, Windows, Windows 7 | Leave a Comment »

BitTorrent Labs: BitTorrent Sync – distributed peer-to-peer syncing your files without online cloud storage

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/18

Interesting for people that do not trust Cloud Storage providers: BitTorrent Labs’ BitTorrent Sync.

I’ve tried an early version, and it works “OK”. Not yet as well-integrated like for instance DropBox, but stable and fast enough.

Important thing for me: works on *nix, OS X and Windows. Hopefully mobile devices will follow soon.

At the time of writing (May 2013), it is the only cross platform freeware entry in Comparison of file synchronization software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the mean time, Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch)wrote a nice blog post with background information on this: Bittorrent Sync, a secure DropBox alternative » twm’s blog.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, *nix, SocialMedia, Apple, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, MacBook-Air, OS X, Mac, Linux, OS X Mountain Lion, SuSE Linux, MacBook Retina, DropBox | Leave a Comment »

How to change the WiFi network my Chromecast is connected to (via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/15

Duh: don’t start the Chromecast extension in Google Chrome, but run Chromecast.app on your Macbook (:

To change the WiFi network your Chromecast is connected to, simply open up the Chromecast app on your phone, tablet, or computer and select your Chromecast from the list. From the Chromecast settings page, select your current Wi-Fi network name and select a new network from the drop-down list.

–jeroen

via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help.

Posted in Apple, Chromecast, Google, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Power User | Leave a Comment »

HTTP debugging tools

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/15

Any web developer should know how to capture and trace HTTP traffic.

I’ve written about Fiddler before, but that’s a Windows specific tool.

Time to have a small list of posts and links to tools that work on various platforms.

I’ve left out Java based tools as there have been too many security issues with Java over the last couple of years.

Tools: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Software Development, Development, Power User, Web Development, SOAP/WebServices, *nix, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Fiddler, Apple, OS X Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Leopard, Windows 8, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, MacBook-Air, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, OS X, Mac, Linux, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS X Tiger, OS X Mountain Lion, SuSE Linux, MacBook Retina | 2 Comments »

Windows: programmatically setting date/time stamps of files

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/01

For DOS programs, date and time stamps were used to mark versions of files. For instance, Turbo Pascal 6.0, had a 06:00 time stamp on every file.

You can still do this in Windows, but need to watch for a couple of things:

  • daylight saving time
  • more than one time stamp per file

There are various ways to do it. Besides a graphical Attribute Changer at www.petges.lu (thanks User Randolf Richardson), these are console approaches via How can I change the timestamp on a file?:
Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, Batch-Files, Cygwin, Development, Linux, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 2 Comments »

 
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