Geeking Out

Linux Stuff

Watch Netflix on Linux with Pipelight.

Create custom launchers in OpenSuse using Alalcarte (Main Menu). Steps:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. type alacarte and hit enter.
  3. the "Main Menu" app will open.
  4. Click "New".
  5. Give it a name.
  6. In the "Command" field enter the command you would use at the command line.
  7. Example:

Mac OS X Mods

Show hidden files in the Finder (all versions):

  • Navigate to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
  • open in a text editor (no admin rights needed!).
  • add the two yellow lines below and then reboot your computer (you may be able to just log out & log in again):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>AppleShowAllFiles</key>
    <string>true</string>
    <key>ComputerViewSettings</key>
    <dict>...

Web Stuff

A cross-platform way to avoid phone numbers, email addresses, dates, etc from displaying as links:

Break up the pattern with <span> tags.

raw numbers: 123-456-7890
mark up: <span>1</span>2<span>3-</span>45<span>6-7</span>8<span>90</span>
rendered: 123-456-7890

Of course, you can also use the iOS specific way of using a <meta> tag:

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no">

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