You can always count on somebody to have figured things out before you.. Chrisopher Roach’s blog has a nice quick setup guide to get your xcode project in a git repo (gitignores, attributes and basic git push capability).
Whenever I setup a new Xcode project, the first thing I do is initialize it as a Git repository and add some configuration to the project that will make using Git with Xcode a bit less messy.
[From christopherroach.com ]
And of course debate has already started on the merits of treating certain things as binary to avoid merging nightmares. <sarcasm>Don’t you love XML syntaxes?</sarcasm>
I routinely scan my documents as PDFs so I can keep them in a virtual filing cabinet (you know, the whole “paperless office” thing). I use my HP all-in-one software running on a Windows VM inside a Mac (sorry, but the Mac scanning software on HP is complete garbage in my opinion).
What bothered me about this was that all the files scanned always end up named “scan12345.pdf”. Because of the way I file, I like having my things as “year/company/year-monty-date.pdf” instead.
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Besides the iLife Suite, here are some applications I’ve found useful lately. Here they are. I will update this in the next few days.
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After my nightmare with Quicken I decided to try many different financial packages. I ended up deciding on iBank 2.3.2. I have been using it for a little while now and here are my impressions.
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Sometimes there’s no reason to keep a giant directory, so you can use hdiutil to compress it and then a folder action to automatically mount it. OSXTips shows you how.
Note that it made my finder take a really long time opening the folder the first time (when it mounts). So your mileage may vary.
I seemed to always have a problem with the unread bit getting “forgotten” on Mail.app. I thought it was a bug on Apple’s product but apparently the bug is actually on the GPGMail bundle. Here is how to fix it.
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Last time I didn’t write this down and this time I’m blogging about it so I don’t forget it. OSX Hints has a good guide on how to set Terminal.app to work the way God Intended (great command line user that He is).
I am handy around the Terminal.app, but for me the main thing that I kept forgetting (and hurts me a lot since my muscle memory depends on it) is moving forward and backwards full word:
By the way, have I mentioned I no longer have to use PCs? Woot!
Update: Here is another guide you may want to take a look at. And another
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