Posts from 2010-06

EtherApe – A Tool To Analyse Network Traffic

A bit less technical than wireshark (does not show single packages in detail):


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Important OS X Software

Sites that list good mac software:

Including paid applications:

Text Editors

My favorite text editor on Mac OS X is MacVim as I love both: vim and my Mac.

In order to use it more productively, copy the launcher mvim from the MacVim bundle to an executable directory:


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Xilinx ISE WebPACK

Get it from the website, install and run




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Mac OS X Resources

Apple List of keyboard shortcuts:

great tips'n'tricks

for Snow Leopard: Snow Leopard Tipps (It's the site of the author of the Growl based Version of TriggerBackup.)

important darwin commands


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Clean Google Docs from Chrome Bookmarks

I was annoyed of all my Google Docs appearing in my Chrome bookmarks (used the daily build). So here is how to remove them from the bookmarks:

Open Google Chrome, set up sync, select all bookmarks ([Ctrl]-[Shift]-[B] and then select multiple bookmarks using the [Shift]-key) and keep Chrome open to sync...

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How to use tcpdump

You can use tcpdump to debug TCP/IP connections.

How it works

1st console run tcpdump:

philipp@lion:~$ sudo tcpdump -i lo
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on lo, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes
09:55:05.968006 IP lion > lion: ICMP echo request, id 5745, seq 1,...

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