Auxo - Re-imagined multi-tasking bar with app previews. Also with quick access to shortcuts like bluetooth, wifi, etc.
Auxo NCLike - Much nicer theme for Auxo
Bolt - Hide the battery save for a bolt when charging. Keeps the percentage indicator.
Blackout - Force black status bars
BrowserChooser - Allows you to use Chrome as default
ChargingBackground - Hide the battery and or show wallpaper when charging
F.lux - Adjust the hue of the screen to make it easier to read before bedtime essentially. From the same makers of the well loved Mac App.
Forecast - Display weather on the lock screen
iFix Brightness - Fixes a brightness bug in Cydia after a respring
LandscapeVideos - Force videos to always play in landscape, no need to unlock the phone and rotate.
LiveClock - Makes the clock icon update in real time
MapsOpener - Open Google Maps app by default over Apple Apps
NoCamSound - Because I hate the fake shutter sound
Springtomize 2 - I used this to hide the dock and also the AM/PM on the time from status bar
Unfold - A new way to unlock your screen, with a concertina fold
Zeppelin - Hide / edit the carrier info.
Victoria Police released an official statement today expressing their concern over the directions quality of iOS6 Maps.
Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue. Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.
Enter this in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1
Then restart finder, voila.
Torrenting is ridiculously slow, the files are inconsistent and seeding a decent ratio is required. All of this changes with Usenet. Here I shall outline the ultimate setup.
Buy a Mac Mini as your at home server. You could keep your laptop open all day at home but who wants to do that? It’s time to have a cool media center / always on server doing work for you. They can be found nice and cheap on the Apple Store refurb section from time to time and are completely fine purchases - that’s where I got mine. You’re going to want to max out the RAM too, due to it’s always on nature - check out Ramcity for that.
Download Sickbeard and install it. This app is considered alpha and thus reasonably tricky to install yourself as has no easy to install binary, or simply, an app as you’re use to installing but stick with it. That video goes to great lengths to explain how to set up this Python scripting application using Git, Terminal, Cheetah and other things you’ve never heard of before. Once installed the video will also run you through how to add your existing shows to the database. Even if you have a complete series you can add a show and get Sickbeard to add the full episode name - one of my favourite features.
Download CouchPotato V2 (forget V1, V2 is perfectly stable) and install it. Same great video host as the previous installation walkthrough for Sickbeard. This app is remarkably easier to install and is more like a traditional app that you’re used to.
Buy Qouch for your iOS device ($2.99) and follow the in-app instructions to add your Sickbeard installation - for Movies, your Couch Potato installation (for TV) and your SABnzbd+ installation (for downloads / queue). Now you can manage those while out and about.
Download Prowl onto your Mac and buy Prowl for your iOS device ($2.99). Also download Growl to your Mac ($2.99). Now you can have Prowl push your Growl notifications on your Mac to Prowl on your iOS device - allowing you to know when out and about that you have a new movie and or tv show waiting for you at home.
Now that all the apps are installed you will need a couple more things to make them actually run. For a Usenet server I recommend the Supernews Super Special ($10 a month). For providers NZBs’R’us and Binsearch are free but I also reccomend buying the NZB Matrix lifetime VIP membership for a one off cost of $10.50). Usenet apps allow multiple providers.
Lastly, viewing your content. Whilst VLC is free and plays most codecs I highly recommend you check out Plex. So much prettier, all it requires is to use the “Movie (Year)” file name convention so as to properly index and categorize your media. The Plex iOS app is only $4.99 and, with proper router port forwarding, allows you to watch your media on the go - great when used in combination with Prowl notifications for when you just can’t miss that latest episode.
And this button-down, Oxford-cloth psycho might just snap, and then stalk from office to office with an Armalite AR-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon, pumping round after round into colleagues and co-workers. This might be someone you’ve known for years. Someone very, very close to you… Or maybe you shouldn’t bring me every little piece of trash you happen to pick up.
Aurora shooter used an AR-15.
Last night a man shot dead 12 people and injured 59, at a movie premiere.
On the 15th of Feb this year I made the following post:
I just scanned all 572 parent comments (at the time of commenting) and not a single post on reforming gun laws. I’m both saddened that this indicates nothing will seemingly change in the near future (in this regard), and surprised that not one other parent comment exists. If I can buy a gun, I can shoot someone - If I can’t buy a gun, I can’t shoot someone.
Sad comment on America imo.
School shootings in Australia (can not carry guns), all time: 3
School shootings in America (can carry guns), all time: 237
That is a sample average 13.49 deaths higher than us.
As for last nights tragedy - Roger Ebert sums it up best:
Should this young man — whose nature was apparently so obvious to his mother that, when a ABC News reporter called, she said “You have the right person” — have been able to buy guns, ammunition and explosives? The gun lobby will say yes. And the endless gun control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder.
That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.
I still maintain that if you make it harder to buy a gun, gun violence declines.
Update: A CBS broadcaster has since called the shooting a “natural disaster”. So it goes.
1Password - The very best password management app - you will never regret your purchase of this app. Browser extension also allows you to autofill address / card details on shopping sites. Very handy, very secure.
AdBlock - Because nobody likes ads.
Ghostery - Blocks tracking data around the web.
Google Reader open entry in background tab - God I’ve wanted this for a long time.
Imgur uploader - Right click, upload (transload essentially). Imgur is probably the least obnoxious image host out there atm, and is essential for submitting to Reddit.
Reddit Enhancement Suite - Allows infinite scrolling and expands image links whilst doing so. Indispensable.
Reddit’s orange envelope - See if someone replied to you on Reddit without actually visiting the site every 5 minutes. Wish the icon could just appear when you actually have mail but I guess Chrome extensions can’t operate that way.
Tracking Token Stripper - Removes those ugly ‘UTM’ urls you get when clicking a Google Reader link.
WhatFont - Identifies fonts on sites, very slick.
YouTube options - Gives you a swathe of cool settings. I prefer to set viewing size to auto dependent on quality and to remove several ui elements of the site for a much cleaner viewing experience.