Apple Keyboard Setup for Jetbrains Products Utilizing the OS X Keymap under Centos 7

On linux (Centos 7.1 to be specific) to effectively utilize Jetbrains’ products using an Apple keyboard with OS X hotkeys, the “F” keys need to be enabled and the command key (⌘) needs to be mapped to the “Meta” key code. Below are steps to do both of those things. 1. Enable the “F” keys. […]

Create a bootable CentOS USB drive with a Mac (OS X) for a PC

1. Visit Centos’ web page,, and download the iso image you’d like to boot from. 2. When the download has completed, open up terminal and use ‘hditutil’ to convert the *.iso to an *.img file (specifically, a UDIF read/write image). $hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o target.img CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Everything.iso Reading Master Boot Record (MBR : 0)… […]

Truecrypt + Automator = Automatically Mounted Encrypted Drives in OS X

  Though OS X’s disk utility is fully capable of encrypting files, there are some instances where you may need to share encrypted volumes across platforms.  In this situation truecrypt is a compelling solution. The problem with truecrypt on a mac, however,  is that the encrypted volumes must be manually mounted before you can utilize […]