When I started using iPhoto, I didn’t realize my images are all enclosed inside a single package file. This is annoying because I’m used to having all my photos on a network share for easy access from PCs and other devices.
It turns out directly accessing images from iPhoto in the finder isn’t too difficult – you just need to “Show Package Contents” on the iPhoto library file, and navigate to the “Master” folder. However regularly backing up those images is a little more tricky.
If you’ve ever wanted to back up just the images from inside your iPhoto library to an external drive, a network share etc, then this is how you do it with the excellent Carbon Copy Cloner:
- In CCC’s main window, select “Choose a folder” from the source drop down. A folder navigation window will open.
- Ignore it for now and open a general finder window – navigate to your iPhoto library file location (usually under Pictures in your user account folder), and right-click on the iPhoto Library file and select on “Show Package Contents” from the pop-up menu.
- Now drag the “Masters” folder directly into CCC’s folder navigation window. That’s it – just select your destination and click on clone.
Jonathan is just 11 weeks old but he already knows what today’s date is:
Or maybe he’s practicing his version of the Vettel Finger, as he plans to be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion 🙂
I recently watched the 3 part british mini-series called “Black Mirror“. Each part is a different brilliant simulation of a dark technological future. Just fantastic – don’t miss it.
Via Yuval Dror (Hebrew)
We come to expel the darkness
In our hands is light and fire
Each one of us is a small light
Together we’re mighty bright
Away you darkness, Away the black
Run away from the light
This is the first verse of the israeli folk Hannuka song “באנו חושך לגרש”.
It’s also the name of the project my brother Kobi and singer songwriter Tamar Eisenman launched to try to raise a voice against obscurantism and women discrimination which recently surfaced in Israel, as women women were asked to move the back of a bus in Jerusalem, or forbidden to sing in official events in the army as to not upset religious soldiers.
Tamar and Kobi asked women to film themselves singing that first verse, and they’re collecting all those videos in a YouTube account.
Here are a few performances that I really liked:
Soluto recently launched a private beta of their new web based PC “anti-frustration” software, and it’s brilliant.
The dashboard is simply gorgeous and filled with useful information and action items – here are a few screenshots:
Automatically update and or install new apps (from Ninite)
Security and Protecting Info
Hardware info – clicking on the little icons at the bottom reveal more details for the devices
Optimize computer start-up and background running apps
After using it today to optimize my Mom’s laptop, I’m going to get the PC version installed in all my relatives computers. I wonder how useful the upcoming Mac version is going to be.
“I have a profit around $200,000 (after taxes $75.58)”
Louis CK is selling a professionally produced show for $5 with no DRM or regional restrictions. Success.
I steal content when I’m not allowed to buy it legally. If I can, I make the effort to connect through a proxy to buy some music, or change the country setting of my phone to buy an app, but if it takes more than 5 minutes to work around some stupid rules, I’ll just get the torrent.
This experiment is yet another example of how “Piracy” is about convenience, not price or moral values or whatever media execs say it is.
Sell me you stuff, with no stupid rules. I’ll buy it.
Only 30 percent? That seems crazy to me. 70 percent of Apple TV owners don’t rent any movies or TV shows?
From How Do People Use Apple TV?.
Well, in most countries movies and TV shows aren’t even available in iTunes. We (I) just use the AppleTV to run XBMC, my 2nd favorite open source project.
A rendition of the Quicksort Algorithm with Hungarian folk dance:
And there’s more.
Hat tip: Jorge
April? I can’t wait already.