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MySQL install on Mac OS X

I haven’t used my MySQL install on Mac OS X for a while and I’d forgotten where it was located  :-) By default, it gets installed to /usr/local/mysql-versionnumber, with a symlink /usr/local/mysql pointing to this dir.

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Mac OS X: Adding to your PATH

If you install an app that runs from the shell and you want to add the path to the executable to your PATH env var, just add it to PATH in a .bash_profile file in your user’s home dir – … Continue reading

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Mac OS X: Opening TextEdit from Terminal

You can replace TextEdit with any app name to open from the shell

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Writing an SD card disk image for the Pi on Mac OS X

The last time I installed a new disk image on an SD Card for the Pi I had to use the Win32DiskImager util on Windows. Since I primarily use a Mac that took a few additional steps to get a … Continue reading

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Browsing (and deleting) old Time Machine Backups from another Mac

In general, most things on the Mac are pretty intuitive and easy to find/use/work out. Now and then though I come across some feature that seems to have been buried and only find it via someone else talking about it … Continue reading

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Unmounting Bootcamp to use as a drive for Virtual Box

Part of the instructions for setting up Virtual Box to boot from your Bootcamp drive on Mac OS X walk you through setting up a permanent approach to unmounting your Bootcamp drive. I didn’t follow those instructions, instead created a … Continue reading

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Booting your Windows Bootcamp partition in VirtualBox

I have XP in my Bootcamp partition which I occasionally boot to run apps that I don’t have on Mac OS X, usually it’s for a Windows game. It annoys me to switch between Mac OS X and booting Windows … Continue reading

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Setting up a Git server on Ubuntu, accessing from Mac OS X

This wiki post walks you through the key steps configuring a Git server on Ubuntu. Edit 4/3/12: there’s a lot of other articles on how to setup gitosis on linux – here’s some I followed, but they all have slight … Continue reading

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Forwarding an X Windows app to Mac OS X

ssh to your unix server, passing the -X option: ssh -X -l user@server When you start an X Windows app from the ssh session, it’s output will be forwarded back to your Mac. More details here.

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Mac OS X Lion video review

cnet.com have a great video review of Mac OS X Lion – looks very impressive – there’s some great looking UI enhancements and slick gesture based improvements.

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