7 posts tagged with OSX by Alterscape.
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Managing data use w/ OS X 10.10.2 on a metered connection?

My father's Macbook Pro is consuming bandwidth at a prodigious rate, and he's on a metered data connection (10gb/month 4g data). What should I be sure to disable so he can control when the system wants to run updates? List of what I've already tried inside. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 2, 2015 - 9 answers

Thunderbolt, MiniDisplayPort, Target Display Mode = ????

I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro (MacbookPro6,3) running Lion (10.7.3) and an iMac of indeterminate vintage (iMac11,3) running Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I have a Thunderbolt cable. Neither mac supports Thunderbolt; both have MiniDisplayPort connectors. I want to run the iMac in Target Display Mode as a second display for the MacBook Pro. Can I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Feb 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Command-line video quandry

I have two synchronized 720x480 miniDV files. I have OS X 10.5.5. I want to render them side-by-side into a single webcast-resolution widescreen video (eventual target: Vimeo), preferably in a way that can be scripted/automated (so a command-line tool would be great). [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Big Red Button to Enable SSH Tunneling?

I'm on a mac. I want to set a single configuration option somewhere to enable/disable using SSH tunneling for a bunch of different protocols/applications. Is this possible? How? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 8, 2008 - 9 answers

OS X Command-Line Vieo Capture

I need to capture full-size/framerate DV + audio from a firewire source on OS X. That's the easy part. Controlling it from a script is the hard part. If this were Linux I'd use ffmpeg, but it isn't... [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me put my icon in the menubar!

I want the Java application I'm writing to put an icon in the menu bar (next to the system clock, airport status icon, iChat icon, battery icon, etc), a la Quicksilver and Gmail Notifier, but I have no idea how. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Nov 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Scan my receipts, baby!

What software should I use to archive/organize scans of personal finance information? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 24, 2006 - 3 answers

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