Category Archives: local.config

Using Racket in Emacs on OSX

One of my long-term goals is to work my way through How to Design Programs using Racket, and I recently started the Intro to Systematic Program Design on Coursera, which uses both HtDP and Racket. Naturally I thought to myself, … Continue reading

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Installing NVM, Node.js, and NPM on Yosemite

There are several ways to install Node.js on Yosemite: install the package from the Node.js site, install via brew install node, and install via nvm, the Node Version Manager. Naturally, I’ve decided to go with the least straightforward approach, which … Continue reading

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Building Emacs from Source on Yosemite

I just did a clean install of Yosemite. While reviewing my previous posts on getting up and running, I noticed some errors/missing information while following my own directions. I’ve edited those posts for clarity/omissions; however, my previous method of installing … 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 cabextract PowerPointViewer.exe cabextract 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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