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Ssh “Write failed: Broken pipe”

I started to get this error “Write failed: Broken pipe” when I was leaving the terminal alone. Since plumbers are still expensive, despite the crisis, I decided to fix the pipe by myself. Very easy, just add the following line to /etc/ssh/sshd_config: ClientAliveInterval 60 This will send a “keep-alive” packet from the server to the […]

-bash: __git_ps1: command not found

How to fix the error “-bash: __git_ps1: command not found” after git-core updates.

It’s a couple of days I’m experiencing my macbook pro being more unstable (than usual). This morning I noticed that the cpu temperature was around 80˚C (using iStat Menus) and I notice that the process coreserviced was taking 80% CPU, and after that there was pentabletdriver with another 20%. I thought that it was a […]

I purchased an awesome 24″ LCD Monitor by Asus, I didn’t spend much (except for the Apple Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable). The problem with OS X, is that once you have such a wonderful display you want to use it fully, and the Apple operating system works against you. In fact, by default the […]

I always found Dashboard pretty useless, and I just notice it exists when by mistake I press some key which switches the desktop to it. So, here is how to get rid of it; I write this post mainly for future memory for myself. From this article: $ defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES $ […]

Self executing jar files

I personally always felt bad about the fact that we have to provide a shell script which runs the executable jar file. It would be nice if we could provide a self contained executable in a single file, right? I just discovered a trick which works on unix, but it can possibly be adapted on […]

Yesterday I noticed that when I close the lid of my MacBook Pro the light in front of the case was not indicating that the computer was going to sleep normally. Still the fans were running and when I opened the lid, I saw that it was not resuming from sleep properly, presenting a strange […]

After installing OS X Lion I tried to burn a DVD in my macbook, and it turns out that this is what I get using Disk Utility: I tried several DVDs (DVD+R, DVD-R, different brands, and tried to burn at different speed), with no luck. Also it refuses to read movie DVDs. But it can […]

When I first had to use OS X I had hard time with some things that weren’t working as expected. I thought they were usability bugs, but of course don’t try to argue about that with a veteran Apple user, because “you’re ugly and stupid, and that’s the way it should be! And OSX has […]

Being a Unix user (Linux/OSX) I need sometime to run some Windows utility in a Virtual Machine. But I don’t want to break the virtual machine, installing and uninstalling things, or accidentally, or by the wast hordes of viruses and malwares that infestate Windows. So, here I found how to do it: How to discard […]




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