Speed Test Addresses

Major Players for Speed tests

Speedtest by Ookla

Speedtest by Netflix

Speedtest by Bing

Speedtest by Openspeedtest

Speedtest by ATT

Speedtest by Yandex

Speedtest by Google


Linux-Ubuntu Password Reset

  • Reboot your computer.
  • Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu.
  • Highlight your image and press E to edit.
  • Find the line starting with “linux” and append rw init=/bin/bash at the end of that line.
  • Press Ctrl + X to boot.
  • Type in passwd username.
  • Set your password.

Handy Command Line Tips for Mac OSX

Download a File from the Web & Watch Progress
#curl -O url
example: #curl -O http://get.adoberader.com/reader/…
Be sure to use the full URL. Also, remember to use the upper case ‘O’ and not the lowercase ‘o’ to keep the same file name on your local machine.
Instantly Create a Blank File or Multiple Files
#touch filename
example: touch index.html gallery.html about.html
Speed Up Mission Control Animations
#defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.15;killall Dock
How to Delete All DS_Store Files from a Mac
#sudo find / -name “.DS_Store” -depth -exec rm {} \;
Sleep a Mac from the Command Line
#pmset sleepnow


Show Hidden Files in Mac OS X

* Launch the Terminal.
* write ” defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE ” hit return.
* write ” killall Finder ”
Again, hit Enter/Return, and you’ll discover the Finder quits and relaunches itself very quickly with the changes in effect.

Reverse to Default & Make Files Hidden Again
* Launch the Terminal.
* write ” defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE ” hit return.
* write ” killall Finder “