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Easily Typeset LaTeX in Keynote

Here's a thesis and presentation tip for the Mac users. You can easily include LaTeX in your Keynote presentations, Omnigraffle documents or pretty much anywhere your heart desires.

Editing LaTeX right in OmniGraffle or Keynote


Unable to format your Mac's SSD?

A few of us install solid state drives in our Macs where the optical drive usually goes. If you removed your optical drive and installed your SSD there, you might get the error "Disk Erase failed with the error: Wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed" when trying to format it in Disk Utility, as shown if Figure 1.

Disk Erase failed with the error: Wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed
Figure 1: Error when trying for format SSD.

How to lock your mac with a keyboard shortcut

Want to lock your mac with a keyboard shortcut? Just want to turn the display off with a keyboard shortcut? Two easy steps:

1. Control & Shift & Eject

Lock mac with keyboard shortcut

Press Control & Shift & Eject on your Mac’s keyboard. This will put your display to sleep immediately, but will not ask for a password yet.

Dealing with uncompressed UYVY .AVI files on a Mac

Quicktime not recognising .avi file
Something for the video guys. Need to work with uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 .AVI videos on a Mac with OSX Lion? Can’t get Quicktime to open it? Yeah, there’s an easy fix for that. Read More...

Nyan Cat Screen Saver for Mac

I wanted a Nyan Cat screensaver for Mac that doesn’t suck, so I created one. Behold, the Nyan Saver! (Context)

Nyan Cat on iMac

To get this amazing screen saver:

  1. Download NyanSaver.qtz. (Click here.)
  2. Open Desktop & Screen Saver preferences by right-clicking on your desktop and choosing "Change Desktop Background."
  3. In the window that pops up, choose "Screen Saver."
  4. Drag the Nyan.qtz file you downloaded into the preview window. Make sure it’s the preview window! (The part with the picture.)

You’re done! The screen saver is now installed and you can delete the downloaded file. Click "Read More" for comments and more help.