Category Archives: How to’s

Step-by-step guides mostly for general public.

Run Django dev server with Gulp

This is basically an extract from this excellent article by Caktus Group’s Calvin Spealman.

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Add a printer via command-line in OS X

Goal: add a network printer via Remote Desktop’s command-line to numerous Macs.

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Concisest guide to setting up Time Machine server on Ubuntu Server 12.04, 14.04 & Debian

How to quickly set up Time Machine server on Ubuntu Server 12.04/14.04/16.04 and Debian without using extra repositories, unnecessary packages and redundant configuration. Backing up tested on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X … Continue reading

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Word 2011: paste unformatted (plain) text with Cmd+V shortcut

The following video shows how to assign pasting as plain text (without formatting) to Cmd+V keyboard shortcut/hotkey in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac OS X. Note that it is not the same as “Paste and match formatting”, which first pastes rich … Continue reading

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Receive “net send” messages in Mac OS X via Growl

Quick recipe to receive “net send” messages (usually sent from Windows) in Mac OS X via Growl. I worked it out while helping user kamlay @ habrahabr.

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WordPress network with any domains and paths, no plugins required

Goal: host several blogs from a single WordPress installation. Each blog should be reachable from a any domain and directory. For example: http://example1.com/blog http://example1.fr/blog http://example2.com/something-else http://example3.com … etc. It turned out to be possible without 3rd party plugins. You’d only … Continue reading

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Switch input language by caps lock in Windows

(Эта статья также доступна на русском языке). One and half years ago I wrote an article called “Select input language by Caps Lock in Mac OS X” and later it started appearing in Google results for users searching the same … Continue reading

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Переключение языка ввода по caps lock в Windows

(This article is as well available in English). Полтора года назад я написал статью «Переключение языка ввода по caps lock в Mac OS X», и так получилось, что поисковики в своей выдаче показывают ее не только макинтошникам, но и пользователям … Continue reading

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Easily switch between speakers and headphones on Apogee Duet

Update: this tip no longer works with Apogee Maestro 2. If you want to be able to switch easily between speakers and headphones while using Apogee Duet (perhaps Apogee One too), this simple tip is for you.

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“Trim” counterpart in Illustrator

In Illustrator, if you need to crop the canvas (page) just like the “Trim” function in Photoshop would do, use Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds.

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