I really like the built in screen capture ability of OS/X. I specially like the ability to easily take a screen capture of only part of the screen by using Cmd+Shift+4. What I didn’t like was the fact that it created a hell of a clutter on my desktop with all that screenshots.
For long time I’ve been just manually moving the screenshots to different folders / deleting them. But today I decided that enough is enough and looked for a solution. And of course a simple solution exists. To save you the reading here’s a summary of what you need to do:
1. Open the Terminal.
2. Create a new folder for the screenshots by using mkdir, i.e.
3. Run the following command:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location [the-folder-you-created-in-step-2]
That’s it. Almost. Now you need to logout and login again in order for the changes to take effect. Instead you can use the following command (from Terminal):
killall -HUP SystemUIServer
Now you really done.
Hope it helps.
Lior Levin asked me today if it’s possible to create a Firefox extension, that will block Facebook part of the time. As a result, I created a Firefox extension (a compiled Greasemonkey) that blocks Facebook for 45 minutes each hour (form :16 to :59), i.e. blocking Facebook for 75% of your time.
This is a very rough alpha version. It will work, but it has a lot more to do with.
Will be glad to hear if you’re using it, and what you think of it.
Download extension | Download Greasemonkey Userscript
For a long time I knew I needed business cards, but because I’m mostly a free lancer I didn’t knew what to put on them (besides my contact details of course). Recently I’ve stumbled upon Moo.com, who are nice people who like to print cool stuff. One of their services is the Minicards - 100 mini business cards with your contact details on one side and images from your Flickr gallery on the other side.
For me it’s perfect – instead of just having a dull busienss card with just my details on it, I can share my photo gallery with the people I contact.
And now, after a week of waiting, they’re here -
BTW, I’ve got a discount card for future orders of Minicards – if anyone of you interested, just drop me a line : arik at arikfr dot com.
For around a year this blog was practically dead, and I mostly maintained my Hebrew blog. Now I’ve decided to revive this blog and to change it’s focus. Instead of focusing on obvious ideas for new startups, software and mashups; this blog will now focus more on software development.
Hope you will enjoy the new blog.