MacFUSE - use additional filesystems in OS X

Sometimes you need access to filesystems that are not natively supported by your operating system. For example when you need to access an weirdly formatted external drive.

To integrate support for a new filesystem, you normally need special binary drivers that are loaded into your kernel. This usually involves a reboot and some security issues, as the filesystem driver runs with the same privileges as the kernel itself.

But wait. FUSE is a convenient alternative to kernel-based filesystem drivers. FUSE stands for "Filesystem in Userspace" and makes installing, using, and developing filesystems really easy.

Some filesystem icons

Cheating Woopra to run on OS X/Intel 32bit

Woopra is a website analysis service that allows webmasters to monitor various statistics, and track and interact with individual users in real-time. This article covers how the Woopra client can be installed on some unsupported plattforms.

While installing the server side installation is easy as pie and done by inserting some lines of HTML in the site template, installing the Woopra client can be tricky. At least on Linux or OS X boxes.

Subscribe to TV Shows via BitTorrent

Every current television show is available on BitTorrent and most of the .torrent's are syndicated via RSS-feeds. TVShows was a great application that hid all the RSS stuff and allowed easy show subscription with some mouse clicks.

Regrettably it doesn't function any longer, as it is blocked by its feeder websitebut I don't know exactly why. For some people -- like me -- it stopped working, for others it's still working fine. .

Three Terrific Terminals Tipps

Ok. This post is definitely a bit geeky. I'll present you three (and a half) tips for working with the command line on Mac OS X.

I love Mac OS X for two things. At first it has an easy to use interface that's overstuffed with useless eye-candy. Secondly – contrary to Windows – it features an underlaying mature FreeBSD-like kernel and all the standard tools like ssh, grep and Perl.


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