23 Oct 2013

Converting OpenMeta tags to Mavericks tags

Posted on October 23, 2013

Tags have finally arrived in OS X! The new OS X version Mavericks which Apple released yesterday has a nice tagging feature integrated into spotlight and the finder.

Till now I was using OpenMeta based tagging to give my files a better structure. To be able to use the old tags in Mavericks I wrote a little script which converts all OpenMeta tags into Mavericks tags.

You can run the script by executing the following command in the terminal:

curl -L https://gist.github.com/code2k/7124301/raw/8f03e847ef68b198bee7a241cf11cf0155a08a91/convertOM2OSXTags.sh|bash

The old OpenMeta tags will not be deleted from your files. So you will be still be able to use your old tools.

6 Nov 2012

Deep Sleep Widget for OS X Mountain Lion

Posted on November 6, 2012

If you were used to put your Mac into hibernate mode using the free Deep Sleep Widget you were out of luck after upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion. The widget was still able to put your system into hibernate mode but after starting your computer again all you got was 3 beeps followed by a normal reboot of your system.

As the Deep Sleep Widget is open source I had a look at it and was able to fix the widget for Mountain Lion.


Get the current version here.


Extract the archive and start the installation by double clicking the widget.


It should run on all Intel based Macs and I’ve tested this version on Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. If you were able to run it on a different OS version it would be nice if you leave a comment here.

30 May 2012

Just another Vim configuration

Posted on May 30, 2012

I finally did the move and switched to Vim as my main editor during the last days. I already have used Vim for editing in the terminal especially on a server.

Till now I have used the Janus Vim Distribution but I decided that if I want to use Vim full time I will have to go the hard way and I’ll have to build my own configuration from scratch. So I removed my current configuration and started with an empty .vimrc file and actually used Vim to build the new configuration.

My configuration is a remix of Janus, The Vim Configuration of Champions, YADR and some various tips and tricks I found on the net.

It’s not completely finished yet but it’s pretty usable. If you want to give it a try you can find it on github.

Vim is still pretty hard for me to use but I hope that I will get to full speed soon. My only fear is that I won’t be able to use a regular editor anymore…


First backup and remove your current Vim installation and then execute the following commands in your terminal:

> git clone http://github.com/code2k/dot_vim.git .vim
> cd .vim
> ./bootstrap.sh