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Burning bin/cue on Mac OS X

Mac OS X has a very simple and efficient tool drutil(1) which can directly write bin/cue sheets from the command line. There is no need to battle with the traditional tools cdrtools and cdrdao to do the same. shanu% drutil burn -noverify -eject foo.cue Burning Image to Disc: foo.cue Burn completed. [ad#ad-post-banner] Shanker BalanShanker Balan […]

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Macbook Pro Memory Failure

My Macbook Pro does not seem to like one of the 2Gig memory modules anymore. Shanker BalanShanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for […]

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Safe Sleep on Mac OSX

I thought it might be a good idea to turn on “safe sleep” (or Suspend To Disk) instead of the default “Suspend To RAM”; the motive was to save some batterry power whicle I move the laptop. Turns out that this was extremely painful when your system has 4G of memory. It takes almost 20s […]