How to Password Protect Zip Files in Mac OS X

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Run Terminal from the Applications > Utilities folder Type the following command and press [ENTER]: Enter and verify the password when prompted and save this information somewhere secure (1Password secure notes work well). Unless your password entries don’t match the process will run and report files added until complete. The archive “output.zip”, is now compressed and encrypted with the password entered. The …

Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectl | 456 Berea Street

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Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectlLast week Apple released an update for Snow Leopard, bringing Mac OS X to version 10.6.5. In case you missed it, details about the update are available in About the Mac OS X v10.6.5 Update. via Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectl | 456 Berea Street. This one bit me this morning while …

Bye Steve – Thank you for so much!

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Steve Jobs passed today and his history is the history of personal computing.  I have been personally and professionally inspired by Apple products since I first got into computing.  My Mac Classic was my first personal computer and my MacBook was my first laptop.  A couple of years ago I returned to the Mac from many years in the land …

Replace DigitalColor Meter in Lion | AppleScript, Developer, Utilities | Mac OS X Tips

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Replace DigitalColor Meter in Lion 25 July 2011 – Filed in: AppleScript Developer Utilities I encountered my first major annoyance with Lion today: For no apparent reason, it seems Apple have decided to remove some of the most useful features from the DigitalColor Meter utility. For anyone who does any web development, DigitalColor Meter was great for quickly getting the …

HP is Wintel’s latest victim – Aug. 19, 2011

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For nearly three decades, personal computer makers thrived by building their PCs around two key ingredients: Intel chips and Microsoft Windows. It’s an unprecedented success streak in the fast-changing tech market, where new technologies displace old ones in an eyeblink. But now, it looks like the “Wintel” party is finally winding down. via HP is Wintel’s …