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TermRecord – A tool for Terminal Session Recorder

I’ve been using script utility to record terminal session history in various *nix systems. The tool is very handy for a review of commands executed and their output during a system upgrade, or when generating a log of events. Sometimes, the output may contain extra characters that may distract you from reviewing . . . Read more

A Mini Encryption and CloudUploader Tool

I’ve been playing with encryption tools on various platforms and I have put together a mini application called CloudUploader for OSX Lion. The task is very basic and simple but useful too. What it simply does is that it allows you to select a file of your choice, zips the . . . Read more

Alfred Workflow:IPv4 Reverse Resolution

The following is an Alfred Workflow to reverse an IP address with in-addr.arpa appended to it. For example to change the IP address from: to: 132.225.165.in-addr.arpa One might want to use a workflow like this: The Run Script contains the following: #/bin/bash IP=”{query}” SPLIT=`echo $IP | awk -F. ‘{print $3″.”$2″.”$1″.””in-addr.arpa”}’` . . . Read more

SmartMachine Tools Package

Starting from  2012Q1 pkgsrc and later, you can download a toolset, a package called smtools from the Joyent pkgsrc repository which can benefit SmartMachine users in many ways. You can find more information here. The one currently I have in my own SmartMachine is the 20130103 package # pkgin se smtools smtools-20130103 . . . Read more

How To Automate Your Daily Tasks with Automator

If you are spending a lot of time in front of the computer doing things, and these tasks are getting repetitive then you might find easier to use Mac’s Automator application. Whether it may be writing specific type of emails, or charting graphs, or anything. Just choose your poison and . . . Read more

TextExpander Insanity

If you are using a Mac, and if you have not heard of TextExpander regardless of your Job, you should totally check it out. It is a shortcut typing utility which will let you assign hotkeys to anything!. You can use it to create emails, notes, command line shortcuts and many . . . Read more

Solaris ck* Tools

There are bunch of tools under Solaris systems that make your coding life easier, if you find yourself keep writing the same code over and over again in your scripst you might want to look at these tools. In my Openindiana 151a System, I have the following root@oi151a:~/Proj# ck ckdate . . . Read more

Mac OSX Alfred Extension

One of the apps that I really like under Mac OSX is this app called Alfred. It is a powerful launcher that is very similar to QuickSilver. Having used both, I settled with Alfred for my personal preference. Alfred is a free app but you can really extend the functionality . . . Read more