Archive for May, 2007

Terminal Productivity Tips

There’s no doubt that the Command Line Interface can be a powerful way to control any machine. Many also call it fast, which IMHO isn’t always the case. Mundane tasks like changing directories and performing repetitive commands (as opposed to using keyboard shortcuts) and the lack of Undo/Redo can sometimes be anything but quick. Luckily with a few tricks, we can make the whole experience much more enjoyable…

Read more Webcast May 15th 2007: DiskWarrior

The next webcast, DiskWarrior, will take place on Tuesday, May 15th 2007 at 10:00am PDT.

In this webcast, join Rusty Little, an Engineering Manager and DiskWarrior Project Manager from Alsoft, Inc. This webcast will be an in-depth look at DiskWarrior. It will talk about what the directory of a Mac disk is comprised of. It will also talk about what DiskWarrior does and how it works. There will also be ample time for Q&A.

The webcast ID needed to view the May 15th 2007 webcast is "MacEnterprise". The passcode for the webcast is "880127"

For more information on how to view the webcasts, please visit:
Go to the following web page 5-10 minutes prior to the webcast start time:

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iftop Installer Package

iftop is a free network bandwidth analyzer. In the words of it’s creators “iftop is for network usage what top is for CPU usage”. It has many useful features including filtering by protocol and network (f) or an arbitrary regex (l) and is now available as a Universal Binary in installer package format. It’s installed into /usr/local/sbin.

The interface is fairly self-explanatory (the 3 columns on the right are transmission statistics for the last 2, 10 and 40 second intervals) but you might want to check the manpage for a complete explanation. You can also press “h” to get a help screen while it’s running.

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