Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Flushing / clearing DNS in Mac OSX

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Below is how to clear / flush the DNS cache in Mac OSX.

(1) Open the terminal (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)

(2a) In case your operating system is ‘Leopard’ (10.5.*) or ‘Snow Leopard’ (10.6.*), issue the following command:

dscacheutil -flushcache

(2b) Otherwise, for older operating systems, issue the following command:

lookupd -flushcache

This is the equivalent of the following Windows command: ipconfig /flushdns

Mac users: turn colors into negative

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Are you a mac user? try the following keyboard combination:

cmd + alt (option) + ctrl + 8

Colors are instantly inverted, giving the entire screen a negative-photography like feel.

Hit the same combination to restore the colors.