Stress Test Your Mac With The 'Yes' Command

Mac: If your Mac is having intermittent problems when it’s under a heavy load, you can perform a simple stress test in the terminal to try and reproduce the problem.


The Australian Da Vinci: How David Unaipon (Almost) Changed Our Nation

David Unaipon has been pictured on the front of Australia’s $50 note since 1995. A hugely intelligent man who nonetheless left school at 13, he lodged 19 patents during his life, revolutionised sheep shearing, devoted much of his time to attempting to achieve perpetual motion, wrote prolifically, and conceptualised the helicopter two decades before it became a reality. This is his story.


Chameleon Optimises Non-Apple SSDs On Macs

Mac: With the release of OS X 10.6.8, Apple introduced TRIM support for its solid state drives that makes the drive a little faster. Apple’s operating systems don’t support non-stock drives though. Chameleon is a simple tool that allows you to speed up that third-party SSD drive.


'It's In Our Control To Be Positive, Powerful Or Confident'

Lacking confidence often feels like a crippling paralysis of the emotions. While not all actors are the best role models, one thing we can glean from people who pretend all day: it’s possible to change how you feel.


Briefly: Game of Thrones Meets Amazon, goCatch Two-Up Discount

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Amazon Prime’s HBO shenanigans and a goCatch ANZAC discount.


The Pivotal Technique Cuts The Crap Out Of Learning How To Change

Figuring out a plan for your life and where you want it to go is literally impossible. Even if you can decide what you want, mapping out all the steps is a gargantuan task that will necessarily change. Skip the superfluous stress by identifying two simple, key points: where you are and where you’re going.


Turn A Recliner Into The Ultimate Desk Chair

Comfort is key when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. Hack a La-Z-Boy (or other recliner) into a rolling desk chair, and your back might thank you.


How I Work: Jimmy Soni, Managing Editor Of The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is, of course, one of the landmark blogs of the internet, and it has grown into a diverse outlet that covers everything from politics to entertainment to local news. Overseeing the editorial operation is Jimmy Soni, whose own work has been featured in The Atlantic, Politico and more. We caught up with Jimmy to learn how he manages his workload and the HuffPo empire.


How To Set Up MAME On A Mac

Earlier in the week, we responded to an Ask Lifehacker question about some possible uses for an unused Mac Mini. A few comments wanted to know how to set up MAME on a Mac.


Build A Mobile Electronics Prototyping Kit Inside A Suitcase

Not everyone has a lot of space to build their DIY projects, which is why Digital DIY forum member Baldor decided to build one into a suitcase. It includes a set of breadboards, voltage regulators, voltmeters, development boards, and a layer with various cables and power supplies.