Change the hostname in Mac OS X [osx]

When I log into the network at my job my Mac’s hostname always turns to:

larryx.na.corp.ipgnetwork.com

I have my local hostname set to:

larryx.local

So What I would like to do is set my Mac’s hostname to my local hostname. You can do this all from Terminal in a single line.

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May 23, 2008
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Really nice grass text effect in Photoshop

PSDTUTS - Photoshop Grass Text Effect

Collis over at PSDTUTS has a really nice tutorial on how to make text with a grass effect in Photoshop. The results are really nice and the process is simple.

Check it out: Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop – PSDTUTS

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Flash 3D Wall Component from Flashloaded

Flashloaded 3D Wall Component

This is cool. This company has created a Flash component that will give you some quick and elegant visual effects for displaying images. The component is a wrapper for Papervision3D, leaving you to do little to no code. This is AS3 only.

Check it out: Flash 3D Wall Component | Flashloaded

Date
May 22, 2008
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7:58 pm
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Design revamp for '$100 laptop'


Great UX design for the new OLPC project. Check out the story:
BBC NEWS | Technology | Design revamp for ‘$100 laptop’

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Spectra Visual Newsreader | msnbc.com

MSNBC - Spectra Visual Newsreader

This is a really cool use of Flash 9, Papervision 3D, and web cameras. Beautiful data visualization and UI design.

Spectra Visual Newsreader | msnbc.com

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Qumana blog editor for Mac

Qumana blog editor

Once again I’m testing out a different blog editor for the Mac, Qumana. This is a test post from the little Mac app.

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Thoughts on MarsEdit 2

MarsEdit 2

In my previous post, Checking out MarsEdit 2, I did a test post using MarsEdit 2.

I have to say that I like using a desktop editor for doing my posts. The only downside to this is that the Media Manager is lacking a few features.

Plus

  • The custom template option is great for seeing what your post will really look like
  • In-line spell checking as-you-type
  • You can do advanced text editing (it’s in the “Markup” drop menu)

Minus

  • No WYSIWYG advanced text editing (you have to write the html for formatting text) Correction, see 3rd entry under “Plus”
  • No ability to edit/add title, caption, or description to an image that you upload
  • You cannot remove or edit an image/file in the Media Manager

This seems like a great app for doing quick posts. It seems to need a bit more polish for more advanced editing if it’s going to take me away from using the online editor that comes with WordPress.

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May 21, 2008
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Checking out MarsEdit 2

MarsEdit 2

Me being the lazy person that I am, I’m always looking for ways to do things better or faster. I was checking out a new desktop RSS reader (NetNewsWire) and came across a default feed from Red Sweater Blog. Turns out they sell a few Mac programs. I decided to check out MarsEdit 2. This is my first test post with this new program. If I like it then I think it’ll be worth dropping $29.95 for a copy.

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