Tag Archives: mac

ASP.Net with Docker on Mac

I tried a ton of different ASP.NET on Linux / Docker / Mac tutorials, none of which worked for one reason or another. Then I fixed it. The closest I got was Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Linux, … Continue reading

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Login problems on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

These are notes from a tech support call with my parents last night, saved here for the next time stuff breaks. If you’re running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and possibly other versions), you may find you can’t log in. … Continue reading

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Home Automation: buttons on the desktop

I want a button on my Mac’s desktop to turn on or turn off the lights I have controlled by the Raspberry Pi. Here’s what I’ve got so far. First, I wrote a script on the Pi to turn the … Continue reading

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Multi media

My movie collection is a bit of a mishmash, a bunch of different file formats all sat on a Drobo. In the early days I would create AVI, MKV or MP4 rips of my DVDs depending on how and where … Continue reading

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PhoneGap build with iOS from the command line

PhoneGap lets you create mobile apps using web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) whilst still accessing native device functionality that’s not currently available in the browser. PhoneGap Build is a cloud-based service that generates your app for multiple platforms at once, … Continue reading

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Firefox OS build on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I’m trying to get Firefox OS built on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It’s not going too well! I checked out the code and ran ./config.sh emulator, then I ran ./build.sh and waited. After a while, I got:  25 52.4M   25 … Continue reading

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Jump to tabs in Safari

One of the major annoyances of Safari over Chrome and Firefox is that you can’t quickly jump to a specific tab in the browser. For example, in both Chrome and Firefox you can hold down Command-1 to jump to tab … Continue reading

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Unbreaking Lion printing

A few days ago, an update to HP printer drivers was released by Apple. Thinking nothing of it, I went right ahead and downloaded it. Unfortunately this update totally broke printing on my Mac running OS X Lion. Not only … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod Galaxy S2 with a Mac

On installing cyanogenmod on the Samsung Galaxy S2 with a Mac. The stock OEM+Telco Android experience is pretty awful, with loads of crapware. The best solution to running Android on a mobile device is to flash it with CyanogenMod. If … Continue reading

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Ungodly Macbook Pro

A funny thing happened today on the way to the codeface. This morning, as I was packing up to leave London, I did the usual: hit the Macbook Pro power button, hit S, wait for it to sleep, close it, … Continue reading

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