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Homebrew

I guess I’m going to have to put together a master guide from all these entries. Here’s something else you should do: $ brew install coreutils findutils gnu-tar gnu-sed gawk gnutls gnu-indent gnu-getopt (Here’s somebody’s master guide.)

06. June 2017 by luke
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Setting Up Homebrew on my New Old Mac

I set up Homebrew on my iMac. (If you go to their site, the Homebrew project has documentation there, which explains the whole not-use-sudo philosophy and using /usr/local now that Apple makes it hard not to, but I don’t understand it, so it … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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Moving iTunes from one mac to another

The biggest single reason I wanted to fix my old iMac was to put a honkin’ big HD in it, and the reason for that was so I could have an iTunes library on the main hard drive instead of … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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iMac Salvaged!

Mostly I’ve been blogging about my adventures in Linux-land. But I wanted to write a bit about my other project. About 9 1/2 years ago, we got an iMac, and about four years ago we replaced it with a Mac Mini. … Continue reading

12. May 2017 by luke
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I wouldn’t take it gift-wrapped

Office 2016 for Mac now available as stand-alone software. I’ve been exposed to Office 2013/Windows, and to get anything done, I have to use Office 2011 on my Mac. I wouldn’t even install Office 2016 on my Mac for $100 … Continue reading

25. September 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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Well, this sucks. This sucks too.

28. October 2013 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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