Setting up a Mac (Updated)
My Mac setup changes fairly often so my previous post is a little outdated now.
I have been messing with dotfiles a bit, which are a single file you can run that execute a whole bunch of your favourite preferences. You only need to run this once on a new Mac and everything should be in place nicely.
Before starting with dotfiles, make sure you thoroughly read through everything that is being executed. If you are unsure of what it does, comment it out with a # symbol.
Turn on (people can't pull out your hard drive and read all of your files)
Bottom right to Desktop (because it's the closest to your desktop icons), bottom left to Application Windows
Turn off and hide unless you use wireless devices
Remove keyboard shortcut Cmd + Space (you will reassign this to Alfred below)
It can convert ANY video/audio you throw at it
Disable OS X's Spotlight first (above), then make shortcut Cmd + space for Alfred
Use it to uninstall any app
Saves you typing email addresses and other common things all of the time
For emptying trash on USB keys only
Monitoring traffic and setting automatic rules (try demo then buy)
Easyremote access your Mac, also use in conjunction with Prey if it gets stolen
M$ Office equivalent
Install this in case your lappy gets stolen
Use this as your default unzipper
Plays any video formats you throw at it
And if you have a purpose for these ones:
Coda 2 or Sublime Text
For all that Programming
Downloading legal Torrents
Simply the best/sexiest FTP client for Mac
For download Usenet files. If you don't know what Usenet is, don't ask.