Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to fix slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox

apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential compizconfig-settings-manager dkms Install the guest drivers Open ccsm (from the console) and disable “Framebuffer object” option under “OpenGL” (be prepared that you can’t read little now, but if you activate 3D first, then you can even … Continue reading

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FreeMind

FreeMind is a mind-mapping software I recently started to use and I like it, so far. But let the webpage talk for itself: FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it … Continue reading

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Safari search

Do be able to use Safari’s search function you definitely should execute this cmd: defaults write com.apple.Safari FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly -bool FALSE As the name states it. Your search string doesn’t need to be at the beginning of the word.

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How to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion

If you try to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion you get this “nice” error message: “FreeMind.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash. To persuade FreeMind to run anyway you can type this command … Continue reading

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Java, the hopefully last round

I had a fresh installation of Mountain Lion and installed Java 7. The problem was when I tried to run StandAloneJava applications ML always asked me wether it should install Java 6. Apparently a lot of people have this problem … Continue reading

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iTunes: sort albums by year instead of name

By default iTunes sorts albums by name instead of year for whatever reason. Anyway with ⌘j you can set the sorting.

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SSH keys length and their fingerprints

I always forget how to figure out the length and the fingerprint of a key, so here we go: $ ssh-keygen -lf ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

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Java a new round (round 7)

After fighting against Java 6 from apple I decided to install Java 7 and have a look into that. To say the least, I still feel quite nauseous so I keep this EXTREMELY short. To get rid of Java 7 … Continue reading

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Getting rid of Java on a Mac

If you installed Java from Apple then you have the problem, that you have got a very old Version of Java: $ java -version java version “1.6.0_37″Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_37-b06-434-11M3909) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.12-b01-434, mixed … Continue reading

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Setting up a new Mac system

Every time I setup a new Mac system I wonder “what else do I have to set/configure” so I deceided today while setting up a new Mac that I will write down the (imho) most important steps, settings and applications. … Continue reading

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