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Man Pages, HOWTOs, and Tutorials

Posted by notKlaatu , 08 August 2008 - - - - - - · 130 views

Documentation, for me, is a really important issue.  You can see how as computer programmes become more complex and specialized to certain markets, how vendors are intentionally not documenting the application, so that third party vendors are then able to sell the "missing manuals" for an additional fee.There's an argument that could be made t...


change PATH in OS X

Posted by notKlaatu , 07 August 2008 - - - - - - · 134 views

to change PATH in OS X:$ cd ~ && vim .profile In vim (or you can use nano if you want), add to the .profile document:export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH ...or whatever directories you are trying to add to your path.  (the /opt/local/bin stuff is helpful becuase if you're running MacPorts like I am, you can just t...



Posted by notKlaatu , 04 August 2008 - - - - - - · 133 views

Spewing forth more grumpiness about all things Apple...  For a job I have a .mac account.  No really, I do!  I'm not paying for it but am advised to use it to transfer files to other people on the production crew (why we can't just use normal ftp is beyond me).  So anyway, I use that email account to keep in touch with the people on the produc...


OS X User/Admin Bug

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 July 2008 - - - - - - · 123 views

I've submitted this to Apple through their "feedback" webpage, although I couldn't quite find a completely accurate category for it, and I certainly won't be hearing back from them about it, so I'm posting it here as well because it annoys me, and I'm tired of people telling me OS X is perfect.Bug: When an application is instal...


dynamic dns

Posted by notKlaatu , 23 July 2008 - - - - - - · 141 views

HOWTO set up Dynamic DNS to your Linux Box HOWTO Make Your Mac a Web Server I've posted two Dynamic DNS howto's on a site, with lots of screenshots so it's pretty easy to follow.  Neither are completely perfect but together they give a pretty good overview of how to do the whole dynamic dns thing.  An HPR episode covering the Linux tutorial is...


Broken Leopard, New Leopard

Posted by notKlaatu , 21 July 2008 - - - - - - · 158 views

ChrisInDallas in IRC asked me in what way Leopard was broken.  I told him I'd have to write a blog about it because the answer would be too long.  This is the beginning of that blog post; although I know it will be something that will grow over the course of a few days, as I see past all the hacks I or other people have had to do in order to unbreak i...


Linux on a Mac?

Posted by notKlaatu , 19 July 2008 - - - - - - · 103 views

I have to say that running Linux on a Mac laptop isn't necessarily the greatest way to run Linux.  It's the best thing to happen to the Mac in its lifetime, I'm sure, but it's just not terribly pleasant for a few really minor reasons.There's no physical right-click.  This is kind of Linux's fault for implementing the whole Right-Cl...


How to Dye Hair Properly

Posted by notKlaatu , 19 July 2008 - - - - - - · 143 views

It's not easy dying hair.  A few punky types will resort to the spray-in stuff, but that's temporary and acts too much like hair spray.  I'm talking about real dye that you apply and it goes everywhere and stains your skin and your whole bathroom until your parents or roommates get so angry they move out.  But how to do this correctly?  Well,...


configure vim

Posted by notKlaatu , 13 July 2008 - - - - - - · 123 views

I read on Roland Wolters  blog a great tip that I am now placing in my own so it's handy.if you're on a system that's not working the way you want it to, then you may make a .vimrc file in your ~ directory with the following arguments:set laststatus=2syn onfiletype indent onset aiset nuset icand so on.  whatever you like for your vim.  Don...


more KDE Tips

Posted by notKlaatu , 12 July 2008 - - - - - - · 133 views

I don't know the exact expression I'm looking for, but it's something like "I'll abandon KDE 4 after you pry it from my cold, dead hands" or something violent and morbid like that...and yet, strangely positive.Yes, KDE 4 has some bugs.  But you know what?  So does OS 10.5 Leopard and yet people are running and loving it... How bugg...

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