MagSafe power adapter settlement

In the event that you have one of the white ended MagSafe adapter that is frayed, here is the link to the support document for the settlement. Fortunately, the Apple Store has been pretty good about replacing these for free prior to the settlement, so I don’t believe that I have any that qualify.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4127

Copying file paths in Mac OS X

Recently, I blogged about the danger of sending large files via email for iowabiz.com. Almost simultaneously, one of my clients asked me for a solution to easily copy and paste a file path from the Finder in Mac OS X Lion. This allows them to discuss shared files via email without the need to actually attach the file.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a solution built-in to Mac OS X. There’s a couple shareware products out that do it, but I felt it was too simple of a problem to pay per computer to solve. Instead, I created a simple Automator script that allows the user to do so via the services menu in the Finder.

Download: Copy URL of item(s)

 

  • To install it, open the zip file and double-click on it. Automator will ask if you want to install it. Do so.
  • To use it, right-click on a file or folder, go to the Services menu, and choose “Copy URL of item(s)”. It will place the URL in the clipboard.
  • The URL is a file:// style, which means that the recipient will need to have any servers mounted before they click on the link. Hopefully, I can figure out how to get the server address and connection protocol, so that I can fix that in a later version.

There is also no warranty of anything. If you like it, send a couple bucks my way via Dwolla.