How to create an iPhone ring tone with Quicktime Pro

When you already own Quicktime Pro, you can produce an iPhone ring tone on your own for free. Here is how it works:

  1. Open Quicktime Pro and load a sound file that you want to convert (AAC or mp3)
  2. Mark the part of the song that you want to use with the left and right locater in the timebar. The length cannot be longer than 30 seconds
  3. Go to the edit menu and trim the file to the marked length
  4. Go to the file menu and select export
  5. Change the export format preset to „iPhone“, that will export the file with the ending .m4v
  6. Change the ending to .m4r and drag that file into your iTunes music library
  7. Sync your iPhone and you’re done
  8. Change the ring tone to your favorite song and have fun 🙂

BASH SCRIPTING 101 – Convert a man page to pdf and read it in Preview on a Mac

With the following command, you can convert the ps-formatted manpage automatically to pdf and it opens in preview. Works on every Mac:

man -t sed | open -f -a preview

WARNING: Allways be careful when you use a shell command, I don’t take any responsibility for accidents or data loss that result from using the shown example commands. If you want to know more about the used commands, take a look in the associated manpages.