Ben Hamilton

Screenshot & screencasts on Mac OSX

Back when I worked exclusively on a Windows machine, I loved using Screenpresso for the ease with which it allowed me to do screenshots and screencasts (if you’re still stuck on Windows, go buy it, it’s worth it). But now that I’m on a Mac, what to do? So to start with just press SHIFT–CMD–4 […]

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Backup because only the paranoid survive

I first heard the quote “only the paranoid survive” about 1999 or 2000. But it’s only recently I’ve heard the full quote. Which is: Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. For more Quotes from Andy Grove visit this quote page. This thinking applies to so many things, but one I often […]

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Backup WordPress to Dropbox

Backup your WordPress site to a Dropbox folder.

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Download a file on dropbox using wget on linux

Firstly, get the dropbox share link. It will look like this https://www.dropbox.com/s/ad2arn440pu77si/test.txt Then add a “?dl=1” to the end of that url and a “-O filename” so that you end up with something like this: wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/ad2arn440pu77si/test.txt?dl=1 -O test.txt Now you can easily get files onto your linux box that aren’t available elsewhere.

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Editing Microsoft Office Documents on the iPad

I got asked on the weekend about what do I use on the iPad to edit Microsoft documents. I’ve been using an iPad (the ‘new iPad’ or the ‘iPad 3’ depending on who you talk to) and have been needing to both create and edit Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents. I’ve tried using Google […]

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