Just found a nice trick on TUAW on how to make the OS X Activity Monitor show graphs in place of its app icon.
If you find yourself–like me–in the situation that your Mac has crashed and you want to retrieve the crash reports (some call them logs 😉 )? Well, there are basically two ways.
You can look them up with the “Console” tool (find it in /Applications/Utilities/Console or with Spotlight). Open the “System Diagnostic Reports” section on the left and find an entry similar to Kernel_<date>_<your_pc_name>.panic at the top.
You can also find these reports as text files under /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports with the same names. OS X will open them with the Console tool per default.
Let explainshell.com explain your shell commands and let it look up arguments and flags. 😀
If you find yourself writing Shell scripts have a look at Google’s awesome style guide.
Git was written to manage code, but Richard Hartmann presents a whole range of projects and tools that use Git for all sorts of things. 😀
From tracking personal notes to managing your website, wiki, and blog over tracking system and personal configuration files to managing videos, photos and other large files and making system backups, a lot of tools have been grown around the git ecosystem to help you support most tasks of your digital life. This talk will show you a lot of neat tools and tricks and it’s highly likely that you will adopt at least one of the various solutions.
If you must use XML in your APIs … OK, I can handle that. But if your responses look like this … I hate you!
System administrators are like janitors for the Internet. They have keys to everything, they make sure you’re warm and safe and if they do their job well you won’t even know they’re there.
… and like all people keeping infrastructure running they are grossly under-payed. 😉
Sometimes well-intentioned features have unintended side effects. Case in point: WordPress’ maintenance mode. Whenever you update plugins WP will automatically enter maintenance mode, which displays a nice message to your visitors that the site will be back online shortly. It will automatically go out of maintenance once the updates are done.
Well, sometimes unexpected things happen: you are stuck in maintenance mode. WP will effectively lock you out … even the admin section will not be accessible. *ugh* This is the moment you start panicking … luckily if you wait 10 minutes or delete the .maintenance file manually you’ll be able to access your site again. *phew*
Just went though that whole cycle. m(