Archive for the ‘productivity’ Category

Recover photos and other media from a corrupt disk via command line for free.

Posted on January 25th, 2013 in make life easy, productivity | No Comments »

I lost some photos when my camera jammed on the last day of my vacation. Did a little research and discovered PhotoRec (mac download), a command line utility to recover images and other media off corrupt memory card or disk drives for FREE.

Every other recovery app wants to hijack your data and charge you from $40-80 or more to recover it. Gotta love open source. Kudos to this guy Christophe Grenier who wrote it.

http://download.cnet.com/TestDisk-and-PhotoRec/3000-2248_4-10511775.html (available for all platforms, not just Mac)

Multiple instances of Dropbox

Posted on December 14th, 2010 in dropbox, productivity | No Comments »

Cool tip for those that have a work Dropbox and also have a personal Dropbox. Here’s how to run both!

http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/MultipleInstancesOnUnix

I just set it up and it works great. Turning bash scripts in to os x apps using Automator is also a good tip.

Thanks to this guy.