Posts by Joe Cotellese

Can’t reinstall an app from the app store?

I recently manually deleted an application that was installed from the Mac App Store. Now, I want to reinstall it. I’ve spent about 15 minutes scouring the internet for a solution. I haven’t found one yet. However, if you come across the advice to put the App Store in debug mode using the line: defaults write…

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Stop iTunes from opening when you insert a CD

I like burning my CDs in a lossy format. I could use Apple’s lossy compression algorithm built into iTunes but I prefer to use FLAC. Unfortunately, iTunes doesn’t do FLAC so I’m forced to use XLD. However, every time I stick a CD into my Mac iTunes opens asking me if I want to burn…

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Organize Your Folders Like Nice Little Soldiers

I’m a fairly organized guy. No, I’m not some super neat freak but I do like things lined up neatly so that I can find them. My desk at home is pretty organized and I like to think my Mac is fairly organized too. You can imagine then my dismay when I went to play…

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Throw out those Product Manuals!

I used to have a couple of boxes worth of product manuals stashed away in my house. I kept them just in case I needed had a problem and needed to look up the answer. This eventually became unmanageable so I decide that I could easily do this more effectively on my Mac. Now, when…

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Hazel helps automate Flac to iTunes conversion

I’ve written about XLD and how cool it is to convert FLAC and APE files into iTunes. Using that program is only part of my workflow though. After using XLD for a while I wanted a more streamlined automated workflow. Ideally, I wanted to take a bunch of FLAC files put it into a folder…

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