The day I got my new Macbook pro I was searching around and installing the mac versions of all my favorite software. When I got to Skype I of course, downloaded the most current version. The program installed fine but when I entered my credentials and hit connect Skype just hung there for about ten minutes and then said it was unable to connect. This was pretty unusual since Skype has always been a great program so I decided to get to the bottom of the problem so I could hopefully help the next person who has this problem.
I have recently gotten a macbook pro to play around with so my next few articles will most likely cover getting the tools and such the way I want them on the mac book pro. The first thing I discovered is that many of the command line tools which I use every day such as nmap are available in the macports package which is a package management system similar to what I was used to in Linux.
I will details the steps I had to take to get macports installed:
Earlier I was installing some applications on my little sisters Macbook Pro and needed to verify how much disk space was available. I was installing numerous applications and I wasn’t sure how large her hard drive was or how much space she had already used. Below is a brief explanation on how to find out how much disk space is available on a Mac running OSX, which in this example is specifically OSX Leopard, using both the terminal or some graphical tools.
This was not obvious to me, although it should have been because the message in the Display preference clearly says it.
Go to Spotlight > “Displays” > Click “Arrangement” tab
Drag the thing horizontal menu bar from one display to the external display and viola the menu bar (and Spaces) appear on the external monitor
There are several utilities out there to check the current health of your Macbook and Macbook Pro batteries. However none of them seem to automatically store historical data. The script below can be used to create a historical log of your battery’s health.