Does Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter introduce any lag?

Does Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter introduce any lag? The answer is, probably not. At least I did not notice any difference when carrying out the experiment with my 1193 fps camera and Apple Cinema Display 30″.

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Add a printer via command-line in OS X

Goal: add a network printer via Remote Desktop’s command-line to numerous Macs. Continue reading

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Looking for an Objective C programmer with expertise in OS X development

The SmoothMouse dev team is looking for Objective C/Cocoa programmers with expertise in OS X app development and available for part-time remote work (from 10 hours per week).  Continue reading

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Относительная дата по-русски в Python и Django

Под “относительной датой” я подразумеваю вывод даты следующим образом: 5 минут назад, вчера, 7 дней назад, завтра и т.д. (Не уверен, что это правильный термин, но ничего лучше в голову не приходит). Continue reading

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Fix Color Picker in TextMate 2 under OS X Mavericks

To fix the Color Picker of TextMate 2 under OS X Mavericks (10.9), do the following: open ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Bundle Support.tmbundle/Support/shared/lib/ui.rb, near lines 74-75 replace ”AppleScript Runner” with ”System Events”. That’s it. Continue reading

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Xcode 4.6 stalls at “Creating universal binary” in OS X 10.9

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If you’ve just upgraded to OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, but chose to stay with good ol’ Xcode 4.6.3, it may stall at “Creating universal binary” when building projects. Continue reading

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Paste text even when prohibited in OS X (password dialogs etc)

I wrote a tiny AppleScript application which allows you to paste text into fields where pasting is disabled/disallowed (like password boxes). This may come in handy when working through VNC/remote desktop or virtualization software (such as Apple Screen Sharing, Parallels Desktop etc). Personally I use it to type in my password into the login screen of the Windows 7 virtual machine. Continue reading

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Forcing ReadyNAS to update via SSH when all else fails

One of our ReadyNAS Pro 6 refused to update its firmware (called RAIDiator) to 4.2.24 (the latest as of writing) no matter how I tried. Neither local or automatic updates had any success; reinstalling the OS through the boot menu and updating, as suggested by someone on the forum, did not work either. Continue reading

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HP on mdadm vs. hardware-based RAID

From HP Z230 manual:

<…> The Linux kernel, with built-in software RAID, provides excellent functionality and performance. It is a good alternative to hardware-based RAID.

It is not a news of course, but (1) I like the wording; (2) it comes from a major enterprise-class server vendor.

There are still a lot of RAID-card fetishists among systems administrators who bash Linux-based NASes (like ones produced by Synology or Netgear) for relying solely on mdadm.

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Draw polylines on HTML5 canvas

jquery-polyline — a jQuery UI widget for drawing polylines. See it in action.

Written by Victor Novikov (@Forkest) for Cyberic. License: MIT license.

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