Category Archives: Mac

Articles related to the Apple Mac, OS X, etc.

How to Install gcc 4.7 on Mac OS X

How to Install gcc 4.7 on Mac OS X using MacPorts. Continue reading

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Installing gitolite on a Mac

How to install gitolite on a Mac. Continue reading

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Resetting the iPhone

iPhone suddenly shut down and was unresponsive, as if the battery were completely dead. Continue reading

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OS X, Apache, Tomcat, and mod_jk

I spent some time with a colleague from South Africa yesterday. He’s a long-time Windows user that writes in Java. He has a new MacBook Pro, and we scratched our head why Apache+mod_jk+Tomcat was blowing up on him. JAVA_HOME The … Continue reading

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How to Reveal Hidden Files and Folders in a Mac OS X File Dialog

It turns out that there is an undocumented (or poorly documented) key combination to show and hide hidden folders and files. Press Command-Shift-Period (⌘⇧.) to toggle hidden files and folders on and off. Continue reading

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OS X Preview’s Hidden Powers

Link to an article that lists useful features of the OS X Preview app. Continue reading

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Making a Mac Tab to Drop-Down List Controls

Developers, and power users in general, tend to like using the keyboard for moving around because it’s ofttimes faster to push a key or two than pick up the dominant hand, grab the mouse, click, then move the hand back … Continue reading

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