Posts about osx

Helium - A floating window for your media [OSX]

23 October 2015

My new favorite application for OSX is called Helium

It's basically something that allows you to keep an always-on-top window with whatever video (youtube, local, etc.) you want to have playing while you do other things. 

Pretty awesome!

OSX - Command line battery cycles information

26 August 2015

Here's how to get the number of battery charging cycles on your laptop on OSX:

    ioreg -l | grep LegacyBatteryInfo | cut -d '{' -f 2 | tr -d \} | tr ',' '=' | awk -F'=' '{print $12}'

Hammerspoon - OSX automation in Lua for the win

21 August 2015

For those who don't know, Hammerspoon is a fantastic automation tool for OS X.  It's basically a bridge between the operating system and the Lua scripting language. With its set of extensions (which you can write your own, by the way) you can automate pretty much anything.

You can write Lua code that interacts with OS X APIs for applications, windows, mouse pointers, filesystem objects, audio devices, batteries, screens, low-level keyboard/mouse events, clipboards, location services, wifi, and mo...

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