Monthly Archives: October 2014

Configuring Apache and PHP on Yosemite

In order to get PHP working with Apache, I needed to add the following code to /usr/local/etc/apache2/2.4/httpd.conf: In the DirectoryIndex: In the LoadModules section: After restarting Apache, my test.php file was not displaying phpinfo() data, so I had to add … Continue reading

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Installing MariaDB and Updating PHP on Yosemite

Continuing from my previous post about updating Apache. Why MariaDB and not MySQL? See this interview with Michael Widenius, founder of both MySQL and MariaDB. O. Clean up borked MySQL install My first attempt to install MySQL via homebrew led … Continue reading

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Terminally Pretty

Fancyin’ up the ole iTerm2. Install Consolas font: brew install cabextract cd ~/Downloads mkdir consolas cd consolas curl -O http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/5/a/f5a3df76-d856-4a61-a6bd-722f52a5be26/PowerPointViewer.exe cabextract PowerPointViewer.exe cabextract ppviewer.cab open CONSOLA*.TTF # press Install font. That is all. Thanks to Alexander Zhuravlev. 3. Install Solarized … Continue reading

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Updating Apache on MacOSX Yosemite

Why? I want to set up a local dev environment for localhosting WordPress, among other things, without installing MAMP. As of this writing, Yosemite 10.10 comes with the following software versions installed: Apache – 2.4.9; current: 2.4.10 MySQL/MariaDB: not installed; … Continue reading

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First Things after Clean Install of Yosemite

These are mostly notes to myself. The goal is to set up a basic Ruby on Rails development environment on MacOSX Yosemite. 1. Install Homebrew: [Homebrew did this automatically, but just in case: install Command Line Tools: xcode-select –install ] … Continue reading

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Just Start

I’ve spent a lot of time dithering around getting started. Waffling about what language/book/resource to begin with, which editor to use, what blogging software to install – all that in spite of the best advice: “Just start.” This is a … Continue reading

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Lame.

Well, it’s been a long summer full of various family happenings, and here it is some months after my first post, without a thing to show for it. Today is the day for changes and no excuses going forward. That’s … Continue reading

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