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Apache with virtual hosts, PHP and SSI on Mac OS X 10.6

How to configure Apache on Mac OS X to use virtual hosts with local host names and parse .html files for PHP and SSI.

Posted on April 28, 2011

Week numbers in Mac OS X

How to make Mac OS X display the current week number.

Posted on April 7, 2011

Merging directories (folders) on Mac OS X

Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.

Posted on February 23, 2011

A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

A selection of the Mac OS X keyboard commands I find myself using a lot, some of which may not be all that well-known.

Posted on February 9, 2011

Merging directories (folders) on Mac OS X

Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.

Posted on January 11, 2011

Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectl

The 10.6.5 update to Snow Leopard changes a line in /usr/sbin/apachectl, making it throw an error when you try to run it. The fix is pretty simple.

Posted on November 15, 2010

Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and Perl issues when upgrading Mac OS X from Leopard to Snow Leopard

A walkthrough of what I did to get everything working again after doing a clean install upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6.

Posted on March 26, 2010

Open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder

To open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder, either press Shift + Cmd + G and enter the folder's path or type "open /path/to/folder" in a Terminal window.

Posted on March 18, 2010

MySQL and Perl trouble when moving from a PowerPC to an Intel Mac

If you use Migration Assistant to move your stuff from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel Mac, be aware that MySQL and Perl may be moved as well, which may lead to problems.

Posted on April 2, 2009

FileVault can cause default applications to reset in Mac OS X 10.5

If you're having problems with default applications resetting when you reboot, FileVault may be the culprit.

Posted on March 12, 2009

Reformat and repartition hard drives before using them with Time Machine

Most hard drives you buy are not fully supported by Apple's Time Machine until you repartition them, but Time Machine does not warn you about it.

Posted on January 15, 2009

Virtual hosts, PHP and MySQL on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

How to avoid problems when updating a Mac that doubles as a server for web development from Tiger to Leopard.

Posted on November 12, 2007

My #1 wish for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

If I could make one single improvement to the way Mac OS X handles networking, I would make it stop littering remote volumes with .DS_Store files.

Posted on August 7, 2006

The myth of the overpriced Mac

Even if Apple were to give away Macs for free, there would still be fanatic Mac-haters complaining that they are expensive and overpriced.

Posted on January 16, 2006

Cutting the wires - it's iBook time

Posted on December 18, 2004

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