It has been an obssession of mine to reboot routers on a routine basis. I’m not sure why I do it, but it makes me believe that the router is kept “fresh” and will continue to perform optimally. Maybe I am just used to running Windows (where you will need to reboot the machine every once in a while).
Anyways, I wrote hacked together a simple AppleScript (note: this is my first AppleScript ever written) which simulates menu clicks in the AirPort Utility to restart my Time Capsule. The script doesn’t choose which Apple wireless device to restart, as I only have one – the Time Capsule. If you want to use the script and you have multiple wireless base stations (eg. an [...]
by Topher Kessler
There are times when using the Terminal that you might enter a command or two and then want to either run it again or review a whole sequence of commands that have been entered. This can easily be done by pressing the up arrow, scrolling through the previous commands, and then pressing Enter to execute the selected one again. In addition to this approach, the Terminal supports a number of other options for revealing and rerunning entered commands.
The Terminal is able to do this because it stores a small history of the commands you have run both in its current history buffer (memory not written to disk) as well as storing the history buffers from [...]
Documents in Apple’s iCloud service are meant to be opened from within programs, but there are ways to access and manage them using the Finder.
by Topher Kessler
August 20, 2012 1:42 PM PDT
Apple’s iCloud is built to be application-centric, which means that unlike other cloud-based file management services for OS X that are essentially add-ons to the Finder, iCloud only allows you to interact with documents through the programs that created them. If a program is built for iCloud, then its Open dialog box will show an iCloud document list that you can select from, but you by default cannot access these documents [...]