Apple’s OS Lion has a pretty neat trick for handling the JAVA_HOME variable Chill:bin rus$ /usr/libexec/java_home /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home which is super awesome as you can simply do Chill:bin rus$ export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home) Chill:bin rus$ echo $JAVA_HOME /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home to make sure you have the correct $JAVA_HOME set up, every time! I’ve added this commend to my ~/.profile file […]

Take Screenshot Mac

To take a screenshot on a Mac you can use the following simple keyboard shortcuts: To save a screenshot to the desktop on a Mac Command-Shift-3 : Take a screenshot of the Mac screen, and save it as a file on the desktop. Command-Shift-4 : Hold down the mouse button and select an area of […]

Canon EOS Utility On A Mac Without A CD

Canon have a fantastic little app, which works on both Windows and Mac, called EOS Utility, which among other things allows you to do time lapse photography! I lost my CD ages ago, because you know … everyone knows that all responsible companies let you download support tools from their website .. Unfortunately no one […]

Python support for SSL and HTTPS is not installed

I wanted to give Google’s new Go language a try which requires checking out the source code with Mercurial. Mercurial was installed from ports on my Mac with sudo port install mecurial But checking out the code threw an error. Chill:~ rus$ hg clone -r release https://go.googlecode.com/hg/ $GOROOT abort: Python support for SSL and HTTPS […]