Quickly Encode Audio Files For Asterisk Music On Hold Using Sox

To quickly encode audio files for asterisk music on hold using sox, switch to the directory containing your original audio files and encode to 16-bit 16KHz mono, like so: ls -1 | while read LINE; do echo "${LINE}"; sox "${LINE}" -b 16 -r 16000 -c 1 "${LINE}.wav"; done;

iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6 Hard Drive to SSD Replacement

iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6 Hard Drive to SSD Replacement
After having good success replacing my iMac Aluminum 24″ Hard Drive with an SSD, I decided to do the same thing on my newer iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6. I used the exact same drive, the 256GB Crucial M4. Great drives so far. Whereas my previous iMac takes a maximum of 4GB of RAM, ...

SSMTP Setup On Mountain Lion

You will need to have macports installed and working. Basically, you are going to disable postfix, install the SSMTP port, configure SSMTP, and then (here’s the part that is not documented) replace the sendmail executable with a link to ssmtp. Here are the commands. You should now be able to… Now tail the mail log ...

Mac How To: Make Chrome open a New Window for External Links

This is just too handy to not bump up. I am a big chrome user, and one of the annoyances I had was then when I click on a URL in my mail application, or when I run a Quicksilver trigger that opens a URL, the most recent existing Chrome window would get pulled out ...

Replace iMac Aluminum 24″ Hard Drive With SSD 2

Replace iMac Aluminum 24
I successfully replaced the hard drive in my iMac with an SSD today.  The result is super fast, and I feel like I have a new mac now.  The machine boots in a flash, and apps launch instantly!  And the silence is deafening!  I’m very pleased.  This is not for the faint of heart, and ...