Great window management tools for OS X

It took me some time to find these great apps, so I figured a mention might help others:

  • Shift It enables easy moving and resizing of windows using the keyboard (expands  the concept of Aero Snap)
    Shiftit app for mac screenshot
  • Afloat will let you keep windows on top, adjust window transparency and much more.
    Afloat app for mac screenshot

In case you’re wondering, they’re both free and open source.

Continued: Laptop and Multiple Displays: Window Management on OS X

Update 2014-02-03: The link to ShifIt has been updated and now points to the new repository on Github.

What to do when the MacBook battery drains in Sleep

A couple of weeks ago my MacBook battery started to drain heavily when the computer was in sleep (standby) mode. This was really troubling – and while I was still getting a decent enough run on a full charge, a “Service Battery” notice also appeared on the power menu.

Service Battert notfication for the macbook pro

The fix? A reset of the System Management Controller:

In some cases, resetting the SMC may be the only correct method to resolve the issue, however, an SMC reset should only be attempted after all other standard troubleshooting has been performed.

From Apple support site,  Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

That didn’t remove the notice from the power menu, but the battery draining issue is gone.


And so many questions.

It’s been a week since the “Flotilla” events.
I can’t remember when news, any news, perturbed me so much.
Not because of what happened, but because of why, and how.

How did it get to be this way?

Why do I believe one side or the other?
Is there a truth?

With so much hate and violence, can it ever end?
And how can you not lose hope?

I don’t know.

When I talk about this conflict, I often say I feel or I believe.
But I don’t like to talk about it because I don’t know.

I started reading about history this week, frantically. Maybe this will help.

If anybody has answers, please, share.

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