Category Archives for Mac

Ubuntu 16.10 and Zeroconf

I don’t do enough system admin to enjoy it when I do. (Does anyone?) When you upgrade Ubuntu, you lose a lot of the software you’d installed. There’s a list of system admin tips that I try to remember here. … Continue reading

01. November 2016 by luke
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Code from MSFT Visual Studio

A standalone programmer’s editor from Microsoft. And it’s cross-platform. And apparently it’s built on Google Chrome.

29. April 2015 by luke
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Microsoft Keyboard Blues

I foolishly installed the Intellipoint drivers for my Microsoft Keyboard 4000, and have been frustrated ever since. I assume it’s because it’s a Microsoft product on a Mac. Anyway. This is the solution. First, uninstall the Microsoft drivers as described … Continue reading

20. March 2015 by luke
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Thunderbolt Dock

I’d like one of these. Elgato launches $229 Thunderbolt 2 Dock. I’m not sure I’d like it $229 worth. Which is the problem with Thunderbolt generally.

02. December 2014 by luke
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More rbenv notes

My last post on rbenv mentioned some things you need to do to get ruby to build on Mountain Lion. Here are a few more things. This guy Jacob Swanner didn’t want to use either Xcode or gcc. He just … Continue reading

20. August 2012 by luke
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Ruby and Mac OS X Lion

When Apple switched from GCC to LLVM in Xcode 4.2, they made it significantly more difficult for me to run ruby 1.9.2. (What are the odds this will get easier with Mountain Lion?) I was using rbenv and its rbenv-build … Continue reading

12. June 2012 by luke
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Mountain Lion

So I looked at the list of 200 new features in Mountain Lion and … meh. If there’s a company in the world that they didn’t pick in preference to Google, though, I couldn’t figure out what it is. I … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by luke
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Ubuntu Mono Font

It’s been a fair while since I mentioned my search for the perfect monospaced font to use in Terminal.app, MacVim, and similar apps. But there’s a new contender: Ubuntu Mono. (Click the picture for a bigger version.) (Gruber kind of … Continue reading

17. November 2011 by luke
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Photo Manipulation Tools

Here are some of my favorite tools for working with digital images. Pixelmator. This is my go-to program for digital images, and someday they’ll ship 2.0 and it will be awesome. Xee calls itself “a lightweight, fast and convenient image … Continue reading

26. October 2011 by luke
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Leaving iPhoto

Yesterday I did an “empty trash” command in iPhoto, to expunge 27 thousand photos I’d just deleted. Characteristically, the application hung. Well, it probably didn’t hang. After half an hour, I did a force quit, and on reopening the program … Continue reading

26. October 2011 by luke
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