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Wacom Tablet Driver Restart Mac

The tablet driver for the Wacom Tablet occasionally crashes under Mac OS X. This seems to happen more often after the machine is woken from Sleep mode.

When you look in the Preference you will see some warning similar to the image above. The only solution it offers is to restart the Mac. This is a pain even though restarting with and SSD is quick enough it still means closing all the open apps and waiting an age for some to close like the Mail.app (seriously Apple how hard is it to fix this nonsense).
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Autodesk FBX Viewer Alternative

Autodesk FBX viewer is dead in Yosemite and isn’t going to be fixed until later this month with the release of a new FBX suite. Therefore I have had to look for an alternative and have tried many viewers some nice some not the problem is few open FBX by association if at all.

There is one program that does open them and reads them quickly and that is Marmoset Toolbag 2 I had just been using Toolbag to open files and then thought, hell why not just associate the files to the program so they open there by default.

It opens fast and is a great viewer. It will open multiple files into the same view which is great if you want to compare two models a High Poly and a Low Poly for alignment for example. The more I think about it the more I realise this is a far better solution than the poor little FBX viewer from Autodesk, so unloved it has been left dead since Yosemite was launched months ago.

Toolbag is a light fast program and on my machine loads easily as fast as Autodesk’s program did, but has a lot pf extra features built in like object selection hiding manipulation and of course you can add some cool textures if you want, it is a pretty hot renderer too.

Delete all Photos from Your iPad or iPhone

The quickest way to delete all the photos from an iPad running ios 7 is to use the Image Capture program.

  1. Open Image Capture
  2. Connect you iPad to your Mac with USB cable
  3. Click on the iPad icon top left
  4. Select all by using ⌘A (or select manually if you want to selectively delete)
  5. Click the red circle symbol on the bottom and confirm you want to delete.

After a few seconds or minutes depending on the size they will be deleted from the iPad.

 

Raspberry Pi Time Capsule

Build a $35 Time Capsule – Raspberry Pi Time Machine Backup Server
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29-08-2014 | Remy van Elst

This is a simple guide on building a $35 Time Capsule with a Raspberry Pi. A Time Capsule is a network attached storage device from Apple for use with their Time Machine. Time Machine gives users a very easy and userfriendly way to automatically create and restore (encrypted) backups. A Time Capsule is basically an expensive NAS that only talks the AFP/netatalk protocol. The 2 TB version costs $299 at this time, a Raspberry Pi only $35.

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You will need the following:

Raspberry Pi, Model B/B+
USB Hard Disk / Big USB Dick