Using Macports on OS X is beautiful, but sometimes when you install a library, it does something unexpected. No so wholly wrong that you think the creator is stupid, just messed up enough to detour you for 20 minutes while you figure out what happened.
I like to keep my list of install ports short—I’d [...]
Geektook is pretty cool stuff. One of its most flexible uses is to render the output of shell commands onto your desktop.
Unfortunately, you might be confused for a while when seemingly arbitrary simple commands produce no output at all. Debugging is hard when stderr is being discarded!
It turns out that Geektool [...]
As anticipated, this is no longer required for the latest version of QuickCursor, which updated itself to add the bundle identifier for iA Writer, who previously added their own support for QuickCursor a while ago. This post is now for those not running the lastest versions, for whatever reason.
iA Writer now supports [...]
Since OSX Lion, the dscacheutil -flushcache command doesn’t seem to do anything anymore, and logging out or restarting just isn’t worth my time.
Try this instead: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Works for me in Lion and Mountain Lion developer preview.
In OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the new Gatekeeper feature has a mechanism that prevents certain things from opening. This is only apparent if you run Console and observe the error message that appears when you attempt to run an application that it shuts down:
5/11/12 9:44:57.000 AM kernel: qtn-exec: not allowed to exec quarantined [...]
One fateful day, Console stopped launching. It appeared to be in connection with one of the 10.8 developer preview releases, but the connection was hazy at best. Being a developer and running said developer preview OS, the console is a really important part of easy log viewing, for professional and for casual uses.
There has [...]
I’ve had this problem with Hamachi for a while: because client management is pretty lacking (in part due to the new management’s desire to up-sell you to paid tiers), people fill their networks with people that have multiple Hamachi installations on different partitions, or separate laptops, etc.
When Hamachi went to version 2 with the [...]
While playing with the Server app for OS X 10.8, I had a lot of trouble with internal exceptions. It seemed to continue to function when you chose to ignore the exception (yikes), but at least it was useable.
But after pushing changes to the local DNS module, it periodically had trouble trying to read [...]
Web Sharing, despite its poorly crafted feature name, was the simple interface in the OS X System Preferences that turned on Apache in the background. In OS X 10.8, however, that option has been removed from the “Sharing” section.
It appears that in the developer preview build currently available, though, all of the binary Apache [...]
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