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iPod Appears in Finder, Not In iTunes

After a recent power event, I experienced this problem. None of our iPods were appearing in iTunes; even those that sync via wireless. My problem was solved on the macosxhints forums by sprale. In Terminal: $ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/SyncServices/ $ rm Local If you aren't comfortable in Terminal, you will have to use the "Go […]

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Mutt: Tagging Messages Based on Message ID

I recently needed to tag the first 5,389 messages in a mailbox using Mutt. This is much easier than you might think. shift-t - By default, the command to tag messages based on a pattern is bound to shift-t. If you've changed this in your muttrc, use whatever you've bound tag-pattern to. ~m1-5389 - ~m […]

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Comments in .vimrc

If you need to comment something out of your .vimrc, start the line with...

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Google PageRank Tool 0.5.0

I released a new version of my Google PageRank Tool for WordPress last week. Google recently changed the URL for PageRank information which necessitated a change in the plugin. The new plugin has been tested with WordPress 3.2.1.

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Convert MOD Movies with VLC on Your Mac

My wife uses a Canon FS100 for taking home videos of the kids. If you aren't familiar with it, it's a fairly light-weight camcorder that uses SDHC cards rather than tapes. The only real grievance I have with it is that the video codec it uses is not compatible with Quicktime, iPhoto, or iTunes. I wrote the following Bash script to convert my MOD files to MPEG4.

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