• [Cool Calendar Terminal Trick]

    If you’re comfortable with the terminal, try out the following cool BSD-like trick on your OS X machine:

    more /usr/share/calendar/calendar.* | grep `date +”%m/%d”`

    Suddenly, you have your own “This Day in History.” It gives a synopsis, for the day, of important events — holidays, famous birthdays, etc. Today’s output wasn’t that inspiring, but who knows what tomorrow will bring!

    05/26 Jim Pirzyk <pirzyk@FreeBSD.org> born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1968
    05/26 Congress sets first immigration quotas, 1924
    05/26 Al Jolson born, 1886