Peaceful journey

Peaceful journey through a bamboo forest in Korea.
June 2010.

Confessions

Japanese Drama-Mystery-Thriller . 2010
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – A story of a woman, a mother… who plans and executes an ultimate revenge for her daughter’s death. [ imdb  ]

Confessions – Movie trailer

Oblivious

Taken during our trip to Montreal Jazz Festival, while walking to find a good poutine restaurant.

Gate in Morocco

Details in old historic buildings in Morocco is absolutely stunning! This is just a small archway that we saw while walking towards the Souk (market).

Singleton Scotch

I saw Singleton Scotch Whiskey 12 years old at LCBO last week and i decided to try it.  The label says “Perfectly Balanced . Naturally Rich & Smooth”.  I 100% agree.  This is definitely going in my top 5 favorite scotch list!

Twisted Wooden Chair

Sara Rowghani’s wooden chair, with a smooth rear-view.

Bench

Bench by Matthias Pliessnig.  His entire line of “bench/seating” design is simply amazing! [ site ]

Lion OS Terminal Hacks

Here are the 3 useful Terminal Hacks for Mac Lion OS.  For all the following terminal hacks, you can change “false” to “true” to reverse the effect:

1) Alternate Character when holding down a button: When you press and hold a button, a palette will show up that lets you choose an accented or alternate character. However, if you enable this feature, you can no longer press and hold keys to make something repeat… like “whaaaaaat!”

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

log out and log back in to see the change.

2) Windows Restoring: One of Lion’s new features will restore all the windows that were left open when you relaunch the app.  It’s very helpful for browsers for example, however, at times you are suddenly left to close all the windows that you didn’t even want to begin with.  This feature is handled per app basis.  Here are the terminal hacks for Preview and QuickTime:

defaults write com.apple.Preview NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false

defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false

quit and restart the app to see the change.

3) Zoom effect on new windows:  If for whatever reason you don’t like the new Zoom Effect on Lion OS, you can turn it off:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false

If you want the list of Terminal Hacks for Snow Leopard that still works on Lion, you can visit my post here: Snow Leopard Terminal Hacks