Using Dropbox to sync notes between nvALT & Notesy
To capture and keep track of all my notes I uses nvALT on the Mac and Notesy on my iPhone and iPad. I sync these two using Dropbox and it only takes a couple of minutes to set up. Before discovering Notesy I used Simplenote on iOS and syncronised nvALT with that but much prefer my current setup. Firstly I opened up the preferences of nvALT, turned off the Syncronization with Simple note and pointed it to read notes from a folder that I’d created on Dropbox.
Changing audio sources
If you’re wanting to record audio on your Mac be it in a video or just straight audio and are trying to figure out why the quality may still be lacking after plugging in an external microphone, take a quick detour into your System Preferences and click onto the Sound Preference Pane. Then click on Input and select the source that you want to record from, in my case a Samson C01U USB microphone. Here you can also adjust the audio levels and make sure that everything is working.
Getting Sick Beard to @ reply you on Twitter
Pretty simply tip here, all you need to do is edit a couple of config files and you’re good to go. You’ll want to shutdown Sick Beard before you do this as otherwise the changes don’t hold. Navigate to wherever you’ve got Sick Beard installed on your computer and open up the config.ini file located at /Sick\ Beard/config.ini
Using Hazel & Growl to Send Customised Notifications!
This is just a quick post to explain how I am able to use Steve, my Mac mini server, to send custom notifications to myself and my fiancé Christina. I am in the process of a writeup on my entirely automated TV setup but that can wait for another day.