So you want to install OSX Lion on an older (or maybe not even that old) Mac. I’d say, if your Mac is supported, just buy Lion (it’s only € 23,99). If you’re Mac isn’t supported, you can do this;
The second script I’d like to share is one to list or delete items from the OSX Lion launchpad. It’s a very basic script with semi-cryptic output, but it’s useable for the two or three times you’ll ever use it.
Have you looked at your launchpad? It probably has twenty or more items you would like removed, but, …., OSX doesn’t allow you to remove items. Luckily it’s just an SQLITE database and with a few carefully built SQL queries, we can cleanup duplicates and unwanted items.
Everyone has ’em. Well, maybe not EVERYONE, but a good many of us, programmers do; those handy little scripts and one-liners that make our jobs a little easier.
The first I’d like to share is one I use daily about a dozen times; svntag.sh
Continue reading “Handy Shell Scripts – part I – svntag.sh”
Oh my… Now they are so scared, all those websites are now …. -shivers- BLACK. I can see them running around like headless chicken… “Oh no. The black
So, you’re running a development server on your OSX machine, ey?
No, how do you easily update your WordPress setup? Or install WordPress Plugins? You need FTP connectivity…
First you would check the ‘Sharing’ section in ‘System Preferences’ only to find FTP is not there. So you might think, OSX does not have an FTP server?
[UPDATE]: Updated for OSX 10.10 Yosemite [/UPDATE]
In my attempts to run phpMyAdmin on my development Mac I found this tutorial but, alas, it didn’t work. It resulted in numerous errors (like this one: lipo: can’t figure out the architecture type of: /var/folders/v6/nrfc_5hn12g91vzw8vff44m00000gn/T//cchRI7wl.out) and, as you guessed, the mcrypt extension did not work.
So you found yourself in need of a development server (or maybe a regular production server) on your Mac… Well, good for you, because your mac can do it all. I found myself in need of it as well and wanted a stable Apache2/PHP5/MySQL installation with the PHP SVN PECL module installed. (because I want to fool around with our SVN server :) )
I can tell you 4 ways of getting a real, life ‘n kickin’, web server on OSX. Continue reading “Development WebServer on OSX Lion”
I found myself in a situation where I wanted to upgrade my Macbook Pro to OSX 10.7 Lion, but unable to do so due to a malfunctioning Firewire controller. This defect prevents the installer to boot and therefore, an upgrade was not possible. This also meant I couldn’t have the Recovery HD and the features it enables (like performing maintenance tasks without booting the complete OS). It also prevented me from using Find My Mac. Continue reading “How to activate Find-My-Mac – the hard way…”
This is my first blog-entry, well, it’s a little pathetic, actually, it’s just a simple note to say “Hi there and welcome!”
In the coming days, weeks, months, I will be updating the theme of this blog and eventually let you know the technical issues I have been dealing with in my time as WebDeveloper. Wether it is at all interesting to you, I’ll have to leave that up to you all, so, feel free to comment; any and all remarks are welcome.