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Removing all Facebook evidence from a PC
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Use Incognito mode (that is the name for the Chrome version, I forget what the Firefox version of it is). Basically it runs your browser without loading (or permanently saving) cookies, cache, etc. I ...

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Visit URL in running Firefox instance from command line in OS X
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running open http://www.superuser.com from the command line will (at least for me) open a new tab to superuser.com in firefox (which is my default browser)

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CPU fan making noise
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Get a new cpu fan. They're cheap and pretty easy to install. Were you looking for a different answer?

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How can I run a script whenever I plug in an external monitor?
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There is a piece of software called MarcoPolo that lets you execute various actions (including scripts) when the physical state of a box changes (you can switch on stuff like external power, external ...

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How to remove all files that were created n minutes ago in linux
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find . -mtime -60s -exec mv {} /dest/dir \; Finds every file in the current directory (and sub directories) that has been modified in the last 60 seconds and move them to /dest/dir.

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How to fight off against a government's internet censorship?
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i2p is another anonymous proxy system. It works differently than Tor but it still quite slow. It essentially creates a virtual encrypted/anonymous network on top of regular IP. There are web ...

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Remote file access (Mac)
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from your local machine: scp acct_name@your.macmini:/path/to/file local_file

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What's the performance impact of a virtual machine NOT running?
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I've never user parallels but vmware does the following even when VMs are not running: Adds the virtual network interfaces on boot runs a bridge daemon on at least one of the vmnet interfaces Runs ...

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Using local programs on remote ssh session
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While it's not exactly what you describe sshfs will let you use your local tools on remote files. It lets you mount a remote directory via ssh. So you could use macvim on a file that lives on another ...

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OS X Sending syslog to a remote box
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was a simple matter of adding: *.* @remote_ip to /etc/syslog.conf Then issuing launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd launchctl start com.apple.syslogd sigh whatever happened to /etc/rc.d/init.d/...

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Compare file system properties/attributes of two files
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On linux/osx you can do the following % stat foo > /tmp/foo.stat && stat bar > /tmp/bar.stat && diff /tmp/bar.stat /tmp/foo.stat Should be pretty easy to wrap the above in a ...

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Use Cygwin Bash automatically in Emacs
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This seems to have the information you're looking for: http://www.khngai.com/emacs/cygwin.php Specifically add the following to the .emacs file: (add-hook 'comint-output-filter-functions 'shell-...

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Mount NFS as remote user
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NFS, while useful, is not generally great at dealing with user perms. In order to do this you have to do a few things: The UID of the files on the mount need to be the same as the user's UID on the ...

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Hiding some users in the user list of the OSX 10.6 login panel
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My user account on my laptop is hidden, annoys me, but I can't get it to un-hide. What I did was change the UID of that account to 1000 (to match the UID of my account on our NFS server). I ...

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Getting the following error when using ls in Mac terminal: -bash: ls: command not found
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cd & exit are shell builtins. ls is typically installed in /bin. /bin is missing from your path. export PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:$PATH should fix it.

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How to configure vmware in this situation?
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Setup vmware to use bridged networking. Your host will get an IP address from your router, and your VM will get a separate IP address from your router. Setup SSH port forwarding on your router to ...

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How to recover the ubuntu system?
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Try running firefox from the commandline, what happens? If that fails, try running the following from the command line: firefox -safe-mode Try removing your profile (you will lose your bookmarks, ...

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Mac OS X: growlnotify doesn't work when script is run from Quicksilver
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I've had to do the following to get reliable growl notifications growlnotify -H localhost -m "message"

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How to configure router to give XBox top priority and the most bandwidth?
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QoS is the right choice. I don't know about the D-Link software, but I know that dd-wrt handles this just fine. I don't know if it's available in the D-Link firmware, but you may be able to set your ...

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Command line binary for VMWare Fusion location?
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There's a bunch of interesting stuff in /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion (at least with fusion2). vmrun is the command that should let you manipulate running vms. I've used vmrun pretty ...

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Access my PC through the internet
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Another option, since you are running dd-wrt is to use OpenVPN (you'll need the vpn build of dd-wrt). This allows you to setup a VPN between your remote machine and your local network (i.e. your ...

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How does the Photos entry in the Mac Open File dialog work?
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I can't actually make this happen on my system (I don't have the iPhoto crashes you've described either). However, if both problems are related to some sort of corruption in your iPhoto library, ...

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Open "About This Mac" from Terminal?
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open /Applications/Utilities/System\ Information.app && screencapture filename.jpg Will open System Information and save a screencap to filename.jpg You can then copy/email/print/etc. that ...

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Shell Script to Lauch Process and Keep it from Terminating
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Replace "bash foo.sh" with whatever you need to run. will not survive reboots. perl -e "if(fork){exit}else{exec(\"bash foo.sh\")}" edit: You can print $$ to a file in the else, prior to the exec if ...

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Keep a drive mounted on OS X
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Here are two articles that should help you: First, how to mount web_dav from the command line (needed for the second bit) http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20020207214002198&query=...

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Wireless router bandwidth with multiple clients
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It really has nothing to do with the number of "users" or wireless clients. If I'm downloading a 1gig file at 1mbs that would leave 53mbs (on a 54mb link) for other applications to do stuff. However,...

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Snort network instruction Mac OS X
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A few things to try: Make sure you are running Snort as root (or a user with permissions to drop into promiscuous mode.) Make sure your configuration is valid. (snort -t -c snort.conf I believe.) If ...

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What's the most efficient method for moving and transcoding HD video from my Tivo to iTunes on OS X while preserving quality?
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I'd give handbrake a shot. It has worked great for most of what I've thrown at it. You may have to tweak settings, but the defaults should be a good starting point. The big thing to check is how it ...

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Using regular expressions and tail to execute a command
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A different approach is to use a program like swatch. Swatch is built to do exactly what you are talking about, plus a dozen other things.

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Program to group files from one large folder into several smaller ones?
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Here's a completely untested :) perl script to sort based on first char in the filename use File::Copy; # base directory of where we want to copy files my $destdir = "destdir"; opendir("dir_to_sort"...

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