How to create hidden files on Mac OS X


I don’t usually post tips and tricks about the Mac OS but today I’m feeling like sharing this useful one, that I personally use, it’s about making hidden folders on your Mac.
Now, we all know have our private pictures, videos, text files that we don’t want anyone to look at it or even see it.
I’m one of those guys.. I have stuff I don’t like to share with anyone and I’d like to even vault it up!
Now, I’m gonna be speaking of how to hide those stuff.
There’s a lot of security options inside of your Mac that can lock your folders.. encrypt your User Account.. have an encrypted disk image.
But there’s another cool one.

Hidden Folders: But how?!… Terminal.
This application is so powerful and you can do anything to the system with it, so, be extra careful on doing each step correctly without any MISTAKE, any mistype can lead into a catastrophic loss of data or the whole system itself.
I am not responsable of any mistake happens. This method is tried out and working seamlessly.

Let’s begin!

First, launch the Terminal app (you can find it in Macintosh HD/ Applications/ Utilities/).
Second, we need to navigate to the specific directory where you wanna create that hidden folder (for example the Desktop).

cd Desktop/

or you can press tab button while typing Desktop so it can complete it for you (and that’s more secure if you make mistypes, use it to be more careful)
Third, now we’re in the Desktop we’re gonna make that directory..

mkdir .SecretFolder

Now.. mkdir is the command for making a directory and the period in the .SecretFolder is what’s gonna make the folder hidden (Mac OS X uses the period to hide the files systems).

We made the directory successfully. Now, how are we gonna navigate to that hidden folder.
1. Terminal.
2. Go Menu.
You can navigate to the Desktop using the Terminal..
And type the command:

ls -a

This command lists up all the hidden folder in your working directory (where you’re working) and then type:

open .SecretFolder

And pingo!
Or you can use the Go Menu with Finder.
In the Menu Bar of the Finder there’s a “Go” menu.. click it and go to “Go to folder..” and then type .SecretFolder.

Pretty cool and easy.

Hope it helps. Thank you.

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كيف تُحَرَر فلسطين

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

معاهدات، صفقات و  تواقيع.. و بين قوسين (السلام) هي الحلول العدّة لتحرير فلسطين من الصهيون الذي حكم بلادنا لعشرات السنين. و بالأحرى ما هي الا عملية بيع فقط! و ليست بيع و شراء! بيع لأرض فلسطين و لكن من خلال المواثيق و المعاهدات. و يقولون انه سوف يكون لدينا دولة فلسطينيه مستقله.. و لكن لطالما سألت نفسي

منذ متى و دولتنا الفلسطينيه ليست مستقله و تسعى وراء الاستقلال؟!!؟

 في يوم من الايام كنت جالساً اشاهد التلفزيون الفلسطيني الفضائي.. و كان لقائاً خاصاً مع صائب عريقات. وكانوا يتحدثون عن المعاهدات.. فسأله المستضيف عن هدف المعاهدات في هذه الآونه.. فردّ قائلاً! ان الشعب الفلسطيني له حق في الاراضي الفلسطينيه! فله  ٣٤كم  على شاطئ يافا.. الخ الخ.. و جلس يَعُد كيلومترات للشعب الفلسطيني في أرضه.. لقد كان كلامه مستفزاً لذا بعد أن سمعتُ كلامه هذا قد غيّرتُ القناة في الدقيقة نفسها. لقداصبحنا نتأرجَحُ بين أقلامهم و صفقاتهم. فمتى؟ فمتى سنعي و نَنْظُرَ من حولنا و نكشف عن الوجوه المُقَنَّعة؟

و عندما قامت الجزيره بالكشف عن الاوراق المسرّبة على الهواء، التي كشفت عن جميع التُجّار الذين ساهمو في مبايعة فلسطين. نعتناها بالعميلة الامريكيه و الاسرائيليه.. و انها ليست سوا محطه تلفزيونية يهوديه! (انا لا اقول ان الجزيرة محطة انباء من الانبياء. فهي تكشف ما تريد و تستر ما تريد ايضا) و المُؤسف اننا جميعا على دراية ان كل حرف قد زُيِّنَ على الوثائق تلك صحيح.. و الدليل ان جميع الشعب الفلسطيني يعرف مسبقاً ذاك الحديث و ذاك الكلام، و من لا يعرف ان ذاك الكلام صحيحاً فعليه ان يصحى من السبات .العميق الذي قد دب فيه هو و جميع امثاله، مع احترامي

لأنَّ.. اسرائيل، اسرائيلُ لن تقبل بنا كفلسطينين على أرضنا حتى لو اتّبعنا دينها! تحرير ارض فلسطين لن يأتي الا بالجهاد.. الجهاد ليس بإسم فلسطين.. الجهاد بإسم العزيز الجبار. الموت في سبيل الله لا في سبيل فلسطين. سوف يحررنا كما وعدنا الله في محكم تنزيله. القول اسهل بأبعاد متباعدة عن الفِعل. انا لستُ متحزبٌ لا طائفيا و لا سياسياً.. ولكني اتمنى الدولة الاسلامية من صميم قلبي فهي التي ستِحُلُ جميع مشاكلنا و مشاكل حياتنا و   لنرجع لخُلقنا و اخلاقنا و ديننا.

ما أُخِذَ بالقوة لا يرجعُ الا بالقوة


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Big contradictions.

This thing kept me wonder.. for a really really long time now..

And I think its time to share it and hear some other thoughts..

My name is Mohamed and I’m a Muslim (as it is so obvious)..

Some of the contradictions between our Islamic culture and the Christian culture is what kept me in wonder.. Let just cut to the chase here, shall we?

Let’s start with a Muslim female.. The Muslim woman, if it was a wife or a mom or a sister.. Islam took care of her and Islam taught us to take care of her because she’s the jewel in our life.

Now, in default, that jewel.. is supposed to be given special care and extra-treatment.. that’s one of the main reasons she wears the Hijab. No one is allowed to see that jewel only the ones who are allowed to. And she can live her life! Study, work, have a life just like any other.. And she has the right to keep her money and not share it even with her husband!

In other hand, the Christian nun, she prays for god.. that’s lovely.. but 24/7? And she is not allowed to get married?! She’s not allowed to see her kids?! Something is wrong.. And the biggest thing.. that kinda looks like Hijab!

So, this is what I get.. our Muslim female is that ignorance, the uneducated, naive and shallow lady. And that nun who prays for god 24/7 and doesn’t have a husband and doesn’t have a job.. is the right thing? It just needs a little bit deeper look 🙂

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iPhone, iPod touch and iPad free phone calls and SMS.

Let me start with tech and some of the things I’ve experienced on most of the iOS devices..
I’m gonna be talking about Viber and HeyWire. And I’m gonna be explaining how to make your iPad make phone calls beside FaceTime. 🙂

Now with Viber you can talk for free with any iPhone users having Viber as well over 3G or Wi-Fi..
I really couldn’t believe it at the beginning, but I started liking it! It’s for free!
And much much more clearer than the regular call (GSM).. Most of my relatives and brothers are having iPhones and I installed Viber in each iPhone, now I talk with them for free.

Now you tell me, so?, it’s the same as Skype..
Well, first thing.. Viber does not require any registration you just get the confirmation code on your phone and enter and it looks up into your contacts and find you the ones are having Viber simple as it seem.
Second thing; Skype is so glitchy and does not have half of the clearness and pureness of Viber’s.
Third thing; Skype phone calls requires MONEY.

The extra-awesome thing right now is: HeyWire, free SMS to ANY mobile phone. But how?!
HeyWire gives you an American mobile number lets you send SMS via that USA number to any mobile phone in the world.

The sweet thing is now.. If you have HeyWire and Viber at the same time on an iPad you can make free phone calls and send free SMS!
Just when Viber asks you about the number to send the confirmation code to.. Insert your USA number HeyWire gave you, viola!

UPDATE: HeyWire just stopped supporting global texting.

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This is my very first post in WordPress.. I used BlogSpot and a friend of mine told me about it and I’m really liking it..

I’m gonna start posting stuff.. whatever goes through my heart and my mind..

Politics, tech, social stuff and whatever.. So, to those who gives a rat butt about me..

Stay tuned. 🙂

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