Tuesday, September 22, 2015

On Trump

To those that profess you are leaving the country if Trump is elected president, get your head out of your ass. If that is your sentiment you should just leave now, cause there is little difference between him and the lead ‘serious’ candidates. The only difference I see is he accepts that he is a clown and done away with the nudge nudge wink wink euphemisms used to stoke your fears and insecurities into demands of cracking down on brown people, or gay people, or any other convenient subhuman. A rage they feed out of their own myopic fear of losing their privilege if a system that allows a 1% to exist is called into question.

I would suggest that tonight instead of watching the news and being full of hubris cause you’re too smart to vote for Tweedledum and will be voting for Tweedledee that you give inequalityforall.com a bit of your time.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Controlling MLB NexDef on Mac OS X

NexDef / Autobahn is an obnoxious bit of software that be default sets it self up to run continously sucking up cpu and memory (800 - 1000 MB on my 2G mac when not in active use by me). Here are directions on how to start and stop it on demand. NexDef (I assume non-mlb branded autobahn works the same) uses launchd to spawn and respawn. To stop this edit the plist file the installer created, ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.swarmcast.mlbnexdefautobahn.plist. Change the KeepAlive and RunAtLoad values from 'true' to 'false'. Reboot (I'm not an launchd expert, so this is the easiest way I know to reload the config). Now you will use launchctl to start and stop nexdef. The commands are:

launchctl start com.swarmcast.mlbnexdefautobahn

launchctl stop com.swarmcast.mlbnexdefautobahn

You could also change the Label in the plist file if you want a shorter command to type (I create aliases).

Here is a copy of my com.swarmcast.mlbnexdefautobahn.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<string>/Users/jamesb/Library/Application Support/Swarmcast/MLBNexDefAutobahn.app/Contents/MacOS/MLBNexDefAutobahn</string>
<string>/Users/jamesb/Library/Application Support/Swarmcast</string>