2015 Daily Photo

MAC: Rename all file name extensions to lower case in a directory structure to lower case

You need to know how to use Mac OS terminal app:

Open, type cd and then drag and drop the root directory containing the folder structure containing files to rename into the Terminal window.
If needed, confirm you’re in the correct directory, type ls and hit enter. You will see a list of all files in the directory.

I used this to rename multiple files in multiple folders within a single directory to change files that were named “xx.PDF” to “xx.pdf”
Paste this code and hit enter:

 find . -type f -name "*.PDF" -exec sh -c 'mv "$1" "${1%.PDF}.pdf"' _ {} \;

This issues the “find” command from the base directory of your directory structure containing the PDF files, or specify that directory in place of the “.” right after “find” in the above line of code.

2015 Daily Photo

Extract Embedded Media from PowerPoint on OSX

Open a terminal window:

  • To open Terminal, go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  • Go to the folder where the file is located, in my case Desktop/
  • ~/Desktop/test
  • Unzip the file (my filename is presentation.pptx)
  • unzip presentation.pptx

If that doesn’t work, rename the presentation.pptx to and try the above procedure, of course with the correct file name!

Now you should see 3 folders in finder (docProps, _rels and ppt) and an additional file (.xml). If you go in to the folder “ppt” you will find a folder “media”. That folder will contain all media files, which includes pictures/photos/soundbites and your videos!

2015 Daily Photo

Luke is Happy!

Luke is glad to be on the water once again this year.


2015 Daily Photo

Straw & Ice


2015 Daily Photo

Luke’s tired after his first new year day

Almost missed the first day’s photo. Luke saved the day.