Showing posts from November, 2014

GeekTool: GeekWeather2 w/ auto geo-location...

If you haven't downloaded geektool for the Mac, I would definitely recommend doing so for the 'tinkerers' out there.  I first saw it on LifeHacker and have been somewhat infatuated with it.  Here is what one of my mac's looks like: Click the image to see it full resolution. Since the bash command line outputs can be downloaded as geeklets  and are relatively easy, I'm going to focus on how to setup the GeekWeather2 geeklet.  In addition to setting that up, I'll also show you how I was able to get it to update the image based on my current location rather than statically set Longitude, Latitude parameters.  (Geeklet is simply another term for a widget specific to geektool.)  Continue through to the page break to learn more.

JXplorer, ADSIEdit equivalent tool that is open source, usable on a Mac.

Was turned on to this tool by VMware's GSS for troubleshooting a relatively minor issue that I've been having w/ the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.  Specifically around the native Active Directory integration. Anyway, I like the tool since it's just another thing I can use w/o having access to a Windows system to find Active Directory information.  Although, it may be difficult figuring out your DN w/o Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) or ADSIEdit to make the initial bind connection. Here is a screenshot of how to connect: