Category: Software

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ADSL router statistics

In a previous post I explained how to gather statistics for your Netgear DG834 DSL modem router. Thanks for all the donations!! I have made some subtle changes in the router.cgi to display SNR/attenuation in one chart and display the...

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OS X: Spotlight is your quick calculator

Every day I find something new in OS X which makes me wonder, why this could not have done in any operating system. Every OS has nowadays a full-index search. Microsoft’s Vista-search just sucks, as I have never been able...

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OS X: DB Solo – master your databases

I stumbled across DB Solo the other day when in dire need to quickly compare database-schema’s and data. Watching our DBA’s compare schema’s in VI and Notepad gave me an instant headache. This is where DB Solo comes in –...

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OS X: Delicious Library

Another cool application for us Apple-fans: Have you ever loaned a book or DVD or an expensive gadget to a friend, and forgotten which friend? And then bought another? With Delicious Library you just drag any item onto any friend...

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OS X: VMWare Fusion

I used Parallels for a while but I was never able to leave it on without it eating up my CPU for no reason. I gave VMWare a shot just for fun and what I found was a much more...

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OS X: Smile – screenshot short-cuts

Taking screenshots in OS X (Leopard) is really cool (and easy) – if you know the relevant short-cut keys: Press Cmd + Shift + 3: Take a picture of the whole screen Press Cmd + Shift + 4: Take a...

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OS X: Switching network locations automatically

Once I got my MacBook Air and started to migrate all my data and applications over to OS X, I was wondering how the networking would work in Leopard. (Un)surprisingly enough it works a lot better than on Windows. The...

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OS X: Put your apps on a diet

Although I have a solid 15 years of Windows-knowledge under my belt, I regularly find something new when working on the Macintosh. One cool thing (for the Windows-folk and registry hackers) is how OS X manages applications. First, you do...

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Beta: Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 launched

The Ubuntu developers have just released Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) in beta. Since the last release (7.10), Hardy Heron sports now: Xorg 7.3 with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration Kernel 2.6.24 which includes many performance improvements and enhancements GNOME 2.22...