Category: Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks for Apple iPhone, iPad, OSX and other general software related topics.

Examining an SSL CERT – openssl to the rescue!

Viewing the contents of an SSL CERT You have that shiny new SSL CERT you purchased online, but how do you know it’s properly tagged and signed? What if you find a cert on your system and you want to…

Re-setting / Re-Indexing Apple OSX Help Books

While developing applications and the associated help books, sometimes you need to flush the cache to test updates to your applications Apple Help Book. I won’s say this is the most effective, or correct way to handle the issue, I…

Running fsck to check and fix OSX filesystem errors

Checking for errors on your HFS Plus filesystem (used by Mac OSX is very simple. Just follow these easy steps and you’re on your way to ensuring you have a properly maintained filesystem. How often should you do this? As…

Fast finding midpoint between two values

While reviewing a book on code elegance and testing ( Beautiful Code ), I came across an interesting section regarding Binary Searches. A binary search is pretty simple and fast, when run against an already sorted list of items. The…