Make sure that the Display Style is set to “Collage” mode (the center option) as shown above. Click Test and you should see photos from the pool appear on your screen. Now the next time your screen saver activates, you should see a collage of cool photos from the PCB photo pool.
PS. If anyone knows of an equivalent screen saver for Windows or Linux, please let me know in the comments. I don’t want OS X users to have all the fun!
Teleport is a program for OS X that lets you share one keyboard and mouse between multiple computers – very handy for when you want to turn a macbook into a makeshift second display for your Mac desktop. Before I discovered teleport, I was using synergy, which achieves almost the same result but requires an open Terminal window to launch and use it (synergy’s daemon functionality is broken in Leopard). Teleport has some other advantages over synergy, including drag and drop file support (really cool!) and working mouse-wheel scrolling.
I initially had some problems with a short delay when moving the mouse from my desktop to the remote display, but I quickly resolved this by making a couple changes to the teleport configuration:
Uncheck “Show bezel when controlling shared Mac” in the teleport control panel options, as shown below. This actually makes a noticeable difference.
Disable the switch animation by executing this command in a Terminal window:
defaults write com.abyssoft.teleport showSwitchAnimation NO
Now my pointer moves almost instantaneously from one display to the next, even with one machine on Wi-Fi. Curiously, I only had to make the changes on the server side, I left the client machine preferences alone.
Hopefully this will help other folks who are having the same issue.
I have never used Eclipse myself, so I can’t vouch for how well this works, but I would like to upgrade from the command line tools I am using (part of AVRMacPack, which is now called CrossPack). I could use Apple’s Xcode but last time I checked, the AVR integration in Xcode wasn’t that great.
Is anyone using Eclipse for AVR development? What do you like/dislike about it?
When you finish a PCB design, you typically use the CAM export function of your layout tool to generate a set of gerber files to send to the PCB manufacturer. To avoid errors in the finished board, it’s usually a good idea to review the files before you click send.
Enter gerbv, a free, open source gerber viewer that is available for many platforms, including Debian and OS X (via fink).
I recently upgraded to version 2.0 (I was using the really outdated version 1.0 on Macports) and I am really impressed by the improvements in the GUI and overall usability.