Flickr as backup for your pictures

After I have lost several years of my pictures I started to use Google Picasa – to get unlimited space you have to agree that your pictures have to have specific pixel size.

Few month back – yahoo, specifically Flickr – changed few “key” settings – specifically size for your pictures – now you get 1TB.

So I was thinking to use Flickr as second backup place and pictures can keep their original size – they don’t need to be shrinked.

What needs to be done:

  • have account on Flickr
  • change default privacy settings for your account
  • change privacy settings for search engines (I want to hide them from search engines)
  • now upload your pictures 🙂
    • If you got your pictures in Picasa, use picasa2flickr addon and sent your pictures to Flickr directly from Picasa


muCommander and external editor

If you want to use other editors/viewers with muCommander you have to do

  • find “preferences.xml” file (in Mac it  “~/Library/Preferences/muCommander”) or check this page
  • Add this section:
     <custom_command>open -a Sublime\ Text\ 2 $f</custom_command>
    • as you can see I am using “Sublime  Text 2” text editor
    • don’t use  quotation’s marks as it didn’t work
    • more can be found on this forum

 To note:

  • don’t use quotation marks – as mentioned above
  • use external editor to edit “preferences.xml” file
  • make sure mucommander is closed otherwise it likes to  overwrite your changes
  • it it doesn’t work check whether you got your changes in that file (could be overwritten by muCommander)

Do you want TRIM on mac ?

Apple has started to support TRIM on OSX Lion. What was my surprise  when I have find out that it works only on SSDs provided by Apple. Not sure why, but it seems it is apple’s way.

Anyway check TRIM Enabler – according description it should work even on snow leopard. I have tested it on Lion and it works.


stay hungry, stay foolish


3 stories from Steve Jobs

“No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there.

And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.

And that is as it should be. Because death is very likely the single best invention of life.

It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new.”

How to boot MBP without working DVDRom

I don’t use my DVDRom at all. After couple years I have found out that it is not working at all (of course it was jusst in situation where I needed).

I was in situation where I had to boot install DVD to repair my HD but how to do it when your DVDRom is not working? Here are few list what I have tried:

  • clean your DVDRom – yes it helps, probably there is just dust, but I hadn’t have my cleaning set around me
  • use “Remote install Mac OSX” – this tool works only for MacBook Air and Mac mini. MacBook Pro will not be able to boot using this tool, why ?  (Apple what’s wrong with you)
  • boot from external HD – should be possible, but my external HD died 😦
  • tried to use external DVDRom and connect it through USB – yes it is working

So good news is that Apple has not forbidden external dvdrom. This is the way I am using now to boot my MBP. I really would like to know why they prohibited to boot from network using “remote install mac osx”. Apple don’t be crappy !

mac mini power adapter 110V-120V in Europe

Just bought mac mini and the power adapter says clearly “Input 110V – 120V “.  I bought it in USA but it would be very strange that apple adapters would not support dual voltage.

I have used converter, anyway after some reading on apple support page I have found that you can use the same power adapter in EU in 220V or even 240V (UK).  Then only thing you need is just plug converter from USA plug (3 pin plug) to EU plug (2 pin EU style).

To find out more check this discussion.

istat calendar at the right

Using iStat menu calendar in your top ? Wondering how to move it to the right (where normal time/date is) ?

Hold down command (apple) key and clic and drag.