Customize the Command Line by Adding Emoji Icons to the Bash Prompt

Apr 8, 2013 - 10 Comments
Add Emoji icons to the Terminal prompt

A very unique and amusing way to customize the bash prompt appearance is to add one of OS X’s Emoji icons to transform the appearance of the prompt itself. This isn’t going to be the most practical tweak in the world on it’s own, but it is entertaining and because it’s using traditional methods of … Read More

Rickroll the Terminal with curl

Apr 1, 2013 - 7 Comments
Rick Roll the Terminal

Ever wished you could find a new creative way to rickroll your particularly tech savvy friends? Just about nobody is fooled by the random YouTube links anymore, and URL shorteners alone aren’t always enough, but now you can bring the persistently annoying rickrolling to the Terminal of OS X and Linux by running a simple … Read More

Mac Setup: The Studio of a Multimedia Producer

Mar 17, 2013 - 3 Comments
Multimedia Producers desk

This weeks great Mac studio setup comes to us from Keith B., a professional visual designer and multimedia producer who uses his hardware to do everything from branding work to graphic design. Hardware shown in the picture includes: iMac 21.5″ – 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo, 16GB RAM, 2 1TB HDDs, 512MB video card Korg PadKontrol … Read More

Mac Setups: Desk of an Electrical Engineer & Amateur Photographer

Mar 10, 2013 - 12 Comments
Amateur Photographers Mac setup

This weeks great Mac setup comes to us from Bob C., an Electrical Design Engineer and amateur photographer who uses his Mac setup for image editing and management. There’s a fair amount of audio equipment mixed in as well: MacBook Pro 15″ Retina – Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Apple Cinema Display 24″ … Read More

Mac Setup: The Mac Pro Desk of a President

Mar 3, 2013 - 38 Comments
The Mac Pro setup of a CEO

This weeks awesome Mac setup is truly that, awesome. Coming to us from Ben K., he is the president of a company and uses all the power shown in this triple-screened Mac Pro workstation to get the job done.

Mac Setups: Workstation of a Professional Videographer & Photographer

Feb 24, 2013 - 7 Comments
Videographer's Mac workstation

This weeks great Mac workstation comes to us from Corey S., a professional videographer and photographer based out of Dallas, TX who uses a bunch of great Apple gear to get the job done. Studio hardware shown in this setup picture includes the following gear: iMac 27″ – 3.4GHz Core i7 CPU, 12GB RAM, 1TB … Read More

Kill All Processes Belonging to a User with pkill

Feb 18, 2013 - 3 Comments
Kill all processes belonging to a user

Activity Monitor and the traditional ‘kill’ command line tool are able to handle most process termination needs, but if you’ve ever needed to target and kill all processes belonging to a single user account, you know it can be a frustrating task. Though Activity Monitor allows you to sort “Other User Processes” and select multiple … Read More

Mac Setups: Photographer’s iMac

Feb 16, 2013 - 10 Comments
Photographers iMac setup

This weeks Mac setup comes to us from photographer Paulo A., a recent PC-to-Mac switcher who uses an iMac to process images from his Nikon D600. Hardware used to get the job done includes: iMac 21″ – Core i3 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HD Wacom Bamboo tablet Apple Magic Mouse Apple wireless keyboard Creative External … Read More

Mac Setups: The Mac Pro Workstation of a Musician

Feb 10, 2013 - 17 Comments
The Mac desk of a musician

This weeks great Mac setup comes to us from Luca D., a musician, who as you may have guessed from looking at the set up picture, uses his Apple gear to create music. Hardware shown includes: Mac Pro 4,1 – 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, ATI HD6870 Video Card Dual 24″ HP LA2405 … Read More

How to Run GUI Apps as root in Mac OS X

Feb 6, 2013 - 10 Comments
Launch a GUI application as root in Mac OS X

Those familiar with the command line know that running things with super user privileges is typically just a matter of using the sudo command. That still holds true with launching GUI apps into the OS X with root privileges, but it’s not just a matter of prepending sudo to the otherwise useful open command, because … Read More

Simple Tricks to Improve the Terminal Appearance in Mac OS X

Feb 5, 2013 - 44 Comments
Improve the Terminal appearance

The standard terminal appearance is just boring old black text on a white background. Apple included a few nice preset themes too, but to really make your terminals appearance stand out you’ll want to take the time to customize it yourself. While some of these tweaks are admittedly pure eye candy, others genuinely improve the … Read More

Use Option as Meta Key in Mac OS X Terminal

Feb 1, 2013 - 4 Comments
Meta key in Mac OS X Terminal

By turning Option into the Meta key, you will be able to use familiar meta commands to jump around and navigate text in places like Emacs or bash shell without twisting your fingers around to poke at Esc. This won’t be applicable or useful to everyone, but it’s one of those must-use tricks for frequent … Read More

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