Mac OS X Hints for 10.6 Snow Leopard

by saurav January 13, 2011

As we look forward to the days of Mac OS 10.7 Lion (Summer 2011) and a flood of hints on how to take advantage of new features in Lion at Mac OS X Hints, I thought it would be a good idea to share the list (from my bookmarks) of my favorite hints  since 10.6 […]

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Sleep Better by Adjusting Screen Brightness at Night

by Kelle November 19, 2010

F.lux for Mac 5.0 Review | Macworld via Mike Cushing …looking at a computer display late at night—particularly when that display is calibrated to be bright and clear during the daytime—can be both visually irritating and a contributor to sleep problems. Once the sun starts to go down, [F.lux] gradually—over the course of an hour—dims […]


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Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF…”

by Kelle October 15, 2010

Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF…” in OS X | MacSparkyWalk through for setting up pressing cmd-P twice to print to a PDF. (via Michael Cushing.)


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Customizing your xTerm and Terminal: I. Color

by saurav August 25, 2010

As our eyes spend most of our days looking at the xTerminal (xTerm, xgTerm, uxTerm, or any relief is always welcome. Unfortunately, the default for the xTerminal (or most applications) is black text on white background which means you are staring at white, i.e., light, most of the time. In addition, your eyes have […]


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Links: SIMBAD Annotations, IDL 8.0, Mendeley Goes Social, and More.

by Kelle March 5, 2010

Annotations service released | CDS news Add comments to SIMBAD objects! “…not intended to supersede email support via question@simbad, but to improve the contents of SIMBAD contents and the level of interaction between CDS staff and SIMBAD users.” (via August Muench.) Blogging the IDL User's Group Meeting | comp.lang.idl-pvwave Discussion about the new features coming […]


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Links: Dark Matter, AstroPy, Writing, and More

by Kelle January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Dark Matter Tools Website | Via Cosmic Variance US LHC Blog » Who will pay for the arXiv? | Cornell to ask for voluntary donations from heaviest user institutions. BetterTouchTool Customizes Your Mac’s Multitouch Gestures | Lifehacker AstroPy Info Page | Mailing list for Astronomers interested in Python. It’s […]

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