Jonathan Arbib

Tag: os x


Mac Fusion Drive: pro users beware [zdnet.com]

by on Jan.15, 2013, under Tech Junk

fusionDrive-Logo2“The Mac Fusion Drive, melding SSD and hard drive, sounded like a great idea. But upon learning more this is another flashy Mac feature that won’t work well for pro users, due to OS X’s aging architecture.”

 

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/mac-fusion-drive-pro-users-beware-7000006661/

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Ecofont, save the toner (and the planet?)!

by on Oct.29, 2012, under Tech Junk

Seems like a new trend now to use “ecofont”. It’s simply a new font derived from the already open source Vera Sans font, which promises to save you up to 50% on toner expenses.

 

Designed originally by Spranq this font is availabel for download freely from many places around the web including here (os x).

To install this on OS X, simply move the downloaded file to the “~/Library/fonts” folder.

Instructions:

  1. Download file form here.
  2. Open a new Finder window
  3. Click “Go” form the top menu and select “Go to Folder” (or use keyboard combination Shift+CMD+G)
  4. Type “~/Library/fonts” (without the double quotes) and hit enter.
  5. Put the downloaded file in the folder.
  6. In any word editing application like Open Office or Microsoft Office for example) select “Ecofont Vera Sans” and off you go!
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How to flush DNS cache os x

by on Aug.06, 2010, under Tech Junk

Leopard:
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

Tiger:
sudo lookupd -flushcache

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“There is a problem with the office database”

by on Jun.01, 2010, under Tech Junk


Close all Office products running
Create a temporary folder on your desktop
Move “Microsoft User Data” folder under Documents to the temp folder
Move all com.microsoft.* under ~/Library/Preferences to the temp folder
Move Microsoft folder under ~/Library/Preferences to temp folder

Open any Office application such as Word or Excel. This should take you through the registration process once more and clear the error.

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