How to automatically mount favorite volumes with TrueCrypt for Mac

A simple way to do this is to use a launchd agent. It is a simple XML file that you can download here and put in the directory ~/Library/LaunchAgents inside your user home folder. The ~/Library folder may be hidden by default on your Mac, see this article on how to access it. If you have several users on your Mac and you want the same behavior for all of them, you can also put the plist file in the directory /Library/LaunchAgents at the root of your system drive.

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Mail files to Dropbox

I love Dropbox. It is a great way to share files with and between iOS devices. Dropbox is also available as a service for other apps so I hope it will become a standard way to share files between devices and even maybe between apps on the same device. However one feature that Dropbox is currently missing is a way to send files to Dropbox by email. Most iOS apps allow you to save files and attach them to an email. So if these attachments could end up automatically in Dropbox, wouldn't it be great? So let's do it.

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Automatic birthday reminders from Address Book to iCal

With Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), Apple introduced a new feature in iCal: the ability to generate a calendar from the birthdays that you added in Address Book. Find out more at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iCal/2.0/en/wr70.html. However I was disappointed that one cannot set an alarm on the events in the Birthdays calendar. So I created a hack to fix that.

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