"Amigos y nadie más. El resto, la selva"
-- Jorge Guillén

How to synchronize your iOS notes to your Mac or iCloud?

Once upon a time you could simple plug in your Apple iOS device to your computer and it will magically sync everything up for you. Then later Apple changed things so that the only way you could do this is to "plug" to the cloud. However, what happens if you missed the boat and you still have a lot of Notes in your "On my phone" folder for your Notes.app? Well, this is a bit of a hack to get this sync done:

iExplorer for Mac

  1. Get a copy of the Mac application iExplorer or use Ubuntu Linux
  2. Plug in your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc..) to your Mac or PC
  3. Open iExporer (click Continue with Demo) and surf to iTunes Backups or Backups > Notes
  4. Click on Export all notes, which will ask you to pay a license for iExplorer, or if you're on a budget you may Copy/Paste on your Mac to your Notes app
  5. If your're using Ubuntu you will be able to Browse the filesystem of the iOS and the Notes directly


Cuestionando a Darwin

Charles Darwin

Photo credit: Biography.com

Terminé de ver el documental "Cuestionando a Darwin" (Questioning Darwing) en HBO.


Si pueden encontrarlo en la internet, se los recomiendo. Esta hecho desde el punto de vista de los cristianos y creyentes en la creación. Las ideas que más me llamaron al atención fueron:


Running remote applications from Linux on a Windows system using FreeRDP

As stated previously on my FreeRDP article, the xfreerdp command line utility is very useful as it allows you to run a full Windows desktop from your Linux system.

Sometimes you just want to run a single, i.e. arbitrary, application from your Windows server or desktop, inside Linux. For this you can use the RemoteApp, or rail, plugin

Here is an example on how to run a terminal, cmd.exe, from your Windows desktop using xfreerdp on Linux:

xfreerdp -u Administrator -p Password --app --plugin rail --data "%windir%\system32\cmd.exe" -- mywindows.local

Where mywindows.local is the hostname or IP for your Windows desktop. Note that you may use variables substitutions as defined in your user's environment under Windows. Very neat!

Be sure to checkout the documentation on Github for example usage and changes.


Compiling and deploying binary Ruby gems

If, like me, you need to deploy a set of Ruby gems to a number of servers that do not have a way to compile on its own, you will need to figure out a way to include native extensions into the gem itself. The question is, how does one properly do this? The process is a very simple if you already know how Gem works. For the rest of us, here is a simple guide to follow step by step.


Gnome Shell Dynamic Workspaces

Say you want to turn off dynamic workspaces in Gnome 3 gnome-shell, all you need to do is:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides dynamic-workspaces false

Type that in a terminal and you're set! The default is 4 static workspaces.