Here’s what I would recommend doing to figure out what is causing a Mac to be slow. If you’re getting the spinning beach ball a lot, you probably are hitting either CPU or Disk constraints. This will help identify what the cause is, after that you’ll have to figure out how to resolve the issue. Continue reading Troubleshooting a Slow Mac
From MacStories – how you can create a bookmarklet to have a URL opened in the 1Password app from Safari.
From the article:
The URL scheme for opening website is far more useful for me. You can prepend “op” to a normal Safari URL to open it directly into 1Password. For instance, typing ophttp://google.com in Safari will launch Google in 1Password’s browser. Therefore, I made a bookmarklet that you can click in Safari to open the current website in 1Password even faster; simply create a bookmarklet with this code:
…And 1Password will launch the website you’re currently viewing. I tested the bookmarklet in Safari and Chrome for iOS; it has become a huge timesaver to quickly log into websites that I access on a frequent basis.
This is apparently very hard to google for… what I want is a simple windows .bat file that will echo back what the command line parameters are. Here it is in all its glory:
@ECHO ON echo %0 %* pause;
@ECHO ON echo %0 %* > launch.txt notepad.exe launch.txt pause;
From Hapi, a great way to set the classpath for a batch file:
@echo off for %%I IN (..\lib\*.jar) DO SET CP=!CP!;%%I java -cp %CP% com.example.Launcher
And also for shell scripts:
#! /bin/bash CP="." for i in ../lib/*.jar; do CP=$i:$CP; done java -cp $CP com.example.Launcher
Is your internet intermittently slow? It might be your DNS provider… use Name Bench to see what the best DNS server for you is…
Every once in a while, I seem to need to start with a fresh profile in Firefox… here’s the Mozilla support document on keeping only what you want… for me, passwords, bookmarks, and search plugins. Everything else is easier to reinstall…
I found an interesting set of Java tools at OnyxBits. Included is an animated gif maker, LDAP utilities, a program for drawing comics, and more.