The mhddfs program is a userspace application that creates a virtual mountpoint. Using standard drives (USB, network, RAID, whatever), it concatenates the storage into a single volume. When you write files to the virtual volume, it just saves them to the underlying drives until one of them fills up, then it moves to the next.
Yesterday it would have been the 60th birthday of Steve Jobs. For a mere coincidence Fonts in Use posted this archive image of this movie about him…
… and looks amazing!
On the (italian) blog The Wardrobe there’s an interesting post on the look of the latest 10 actress awarded with an Oscar and the attached illustration with a recap of the all-time fashion look of those magnificent women…
Every now and then I try to collect infos and books over a topic. Let’s say text editors.
At university it was Vim; after coming to Mac, years ago, I started documenting over TextMate. Lately it’s been the turn of Sublime Text …
I read introductions, how to correctly install, maybe apply a graphical theme to the app (this remembers me I have to post some resources I found over Sublime Text themes) and the first chapter.
Then something comes by and I get distracted. Time passes by, the ebooks/guide remains unread and I use all those extra-useful apps at 0,05% of their power.
Instastack is “The most elegant way to browse Instagram on the Mac” according to its authors.
Thanks to the AppShopper.com notification, I’ve learned that this 4.99$ app is available for free in these hours on the Mac AppStore, and I’ve decided to give it a try. Once downloaded it asks you for your Instagram account, and then shows you all the photos on the network in every way made possible by their API. Loved ones, most favorites, search by tag or user. All works intuitively … as the interface is clear and mimics the UI of some more famous apps like the official Twitter client, or the Wedge App.Net client.
This is probably the biggest miss in the app I’ve found. But it’s probably more a philosophical one than an actual one, since the ultimate goal of this app is to keep a quick eye on your network without having to reach your smartphone (probably not appropriate or educate when you’re at work or with other people talking around).
Released last week, ASTROPAD is one of the most interesting software released in the Apple ecosystem in these last few months.
Pairing a free app on the iOS device, with it’s counterpart on OS X, it enables a two way communications between the video of your Mac and the input capabilities of the touch display of the iPad, becoming de-facto a graphic tablet (like a Wacom).
At download time you have a 7 days, full featured, trial period. Then you’ll have to pay ~50$ for it. From the fist test I’ve done with some friends the app behaves better with tools like Photoshop, Pixelmator and such… other than some CAD, where it misses some keyboard integrations.
The developers are really active and interacts with their customers (potential ones too), so be sure to follow @astropadapp also on Twitter…
Read more on this ground-breaking news on the AdWeek post by Tim Nudd.
It may occur to some to have a bunch of old disks laying in closets and them suddenly having the need to attach them to a running machine to restore some old data. Or you could have the need to boot up it’s System.
How to know which OS X operating system is installed on that drive? Well, all you have to do is a simple:
over the Terminal.app. I’m writing this as a reminder for an eventual future need.