I have a Apple Mac Mini that I use as a HTPC using Plex. Connected to the Mac are two USB external drives, one called Media for movies, TV shows, etc… and the other one called PersonalMedia for photos and camcorder/home videos. I recently bought a Synology NAS, and copied the contents of the PersonalMedia into the Synology using RAID 1 redundancy (2x 2TB WD Red). With the NAS mounted using Finder and adding it to the “Login Item” for automatic mounting, I was all set, or so I thought…
This post is primarily a reminder for myself on how to purge/reset the ColorSync user cache in order to fix the blue tint experienced when my macbook pro automatically switches graphics.
Commuting everyday to and back from work on the bike can get a bit boring, especially when the only noise you hear through the helmet is the sound of the wind and engine. Don’t get me wrong, the outside sounds are very important to keep you alert of the things going on around you, but a little background music would also be nice.
Thought I’d try my hand at producing a timelapse video, I’ve seen quite a few over the years and really like the city scenes, night sky and nature footage. But, before I go hard-core and setup my Sony SLT-A55 DSLR, tripod and automatic remote trigger, I wanted to do some experimentation and understand the full process involved from capturing the initial photos through to editing and creating the output video.
Have seen a few riders in Perth sporting one of those action cameras affixed to their helmets, and I’m also subscribed to a few motor vloggers on youtube, such as LeadPin, Baron Von Grumble and Royal Jordanian, who all have some sort of action video cameras to record their footage, and so I thought to myself, why don’t I do that aswell.
The hosts file is a text file that maps hostnames to IP addresses. Upon typing a url address in the browser, the system first checks if there is a relevant entry in the hosts file and if exists gets the corresponding IP address. If no entries exists it resolves the IP via the active connection’s DNS servers.
The hosts file can be edited to block certain hostsnames, like ad-serving/malicious hosts, or used for web development purposes, i.e. to redirect domains to local addresses.
The Sudden Motion Sensor is designed to protect your Mac hard drive in the event of a computer being dropped or an unusually strong vibration. Essentially what it does is park the hard drive head when movement is detected, which prevents it from potentially scooting across the disk surface and scratching or otherwise damaging the drive or drive head.
Every physical interface of a computer has an associated MAC address which is a unique identifier. A MAC address is different from an IP address and is used for network access control and monitoring of network connectivity, such as applying MAC filtering on your Internet router to only allow specific machines to connect to the internet via your router. However, in order to do any of this you need to know the computers MAC address. This article explains how to find the MAC address of your MAC OS X machine.