@tuxera NTFS for Mac Lets You Easily Read And Write NTFS Partitions

@tuxera NTFS for Mac lets you easily read and write NTFS partitions.

This is the kind of high quality software that gets you excited about your job (in software) again!

If plan to live in the modern universe running a Mac and you are not running this then you are missing out pleasant and easy operations on NTFS partitions.

Copied 107GB in 21 minutes

  • GB/Minute (/ 107.0 21.0) 5.095238095238095
  • MB/Second (/ (* 1000 107.0) (* 21.0 60)) 84.92063492063492

@coriolissystems iPartition Makes Partition Management on OS X A Happy Dream

@coriolissystems iPartition makes partition management on OS X a happy dream.

It does only what you expect.

If you have worked with OS X’s Disk Utility enough you know how unpredictable it can be. I don’t know why it is that way, but you do have to be careful and thoughtful even if you are in iPartition. I suppose that it has to do with the OS and neither of the tools.

I just know that iPartition makes it trivially easy to resize and recreate partitions and on OS X 10.11 it is impossible to do so with Disk Utility!

Mounting a Sparseimage with Automator in OS X

I use Carbon Copy Cloner to backup the Mini to an encrypted sparse image. OS X 10.6 used to mount the image automatically but quit doing so and I can’t figure out why. In lieu of that I built an Automator script to mount the share so that CCC could mount the image. That worked until upgrading to 10.7.

My final solution was to add a final step to the script asking the user to mount the sparse image manually.

This site showed how to do so like this:

tell application "Finder" to display dialog "Empty Trash" with icon 2