How to use calibre with a network drive? With NFS!

New_Calibre_Logocalibre is not exactly the program that will win a beauty contest, but functionally it is ok.

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OS X: How to start the NFS daemon?

I recently reactivated my backup Mac Mini as a server; for convenience, I installed the OS X Server package.

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OS X: How to change an alias icon?

alias-iconI recently did some backup/restores and I noticed that the restored aliases, although fully functional, did not preserve the original icons.

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OS X: How to change the main screen?

DisplayIn multi-screen setups, for example a laptop with an external monitor, OS X prefers the laptop screen, which makes things a bit weird when using mainly the big screen, especially when having to confirm message boxes in the other screen.

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OS X: How to get the books out of iBooks

iBooks-Icon-128pxOne of the first questions I had when evaluating iBooks, was “How do I get my PDFs back from iBooks, if needed?”. The answer is pretty simple, and very Apple like: “You just drag them from iBooks to your folder of choice”.

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OS X: How to disable Acrobat as the Safari PDF viewer

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Soon after switching to Mac I discovered that one of the myths that I lived with for many years, i.e. that Adobe Acrobat Reader is mandatory in order to view PDF documents, is no longer true.

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OS X: How to install EAGLE as a non-administrator user

There are few EDA programs that run on Mac OS X. One of them is CadSoft EAGLE PCB & Schematic software (v5), but unfortunately the integration with Mac OS X is minimal.

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