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Mac OS X: How To Generate SSH Keys

If you use the Terminal for any amount of work, sooner or later you will probably come across the need to use SSH. SSH is a transfer protocol used to send data securely over the internet. It stands for Secure Shell. SSH has the ability to use keys, which will allow one computer to access … Read more…

Adobe Creative Cloud thoughts, one year in…

Adobe Creative CloudWhen Adobe announced their move from packaged releases to a pure subscription model last year, I wasn’t a fan. I’ve been an Adobe customer for nearly 20 years, and this move didn’t look like a good deal for anyone who wasn’t an Adobe employee or stockholder. But, at $29.99/month for the first year, I figured I’d give it a shot and re-evaluate after 12 months. Well, my 12 months are just about up, and here’s where I’m at.

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Web Development on the Mac: Part 2 – MySQL

Installing MySQL on OS X can be as easy or as complex as you want it to be. On the complex side, since OS X is UNIX, you could install from source and build your own package. Or your could use the Homebrew package manager to install completely from the command line.

The easiest way to get MySQL installed on OS X is to use the packages built by MySQL. The packages are offered up in tarball or in DMG. Getting the DMG is going to give you the most ‘Mac’ like install. For the purpose of simplicity, this is the method we will use in this example.

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Web Development on the Mac: Part 1

Mac OS X has been my platform of choice for web developmet since the release of OS X 10.2. The UNIX underpinnings of the OS and the inclusion of Apache, PHP and other web technologies, coupled with other tools like Photoshop and an wide array of high quality text editors and IDEs make OS X a stellar platform for building websites and web applications.

This article will guide you through the many options you have in setting up a killer, comprehensive platform for building web apps.

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Camino reaches 2.0

The Camino browser team has released version 2.0 of the Gecko powered web browser. Version 2.0 brings a number of new features to the table for the browser, including… Tab Overview: Think of it as Exposé for your open tabs. Tabbed browsing improvements: You can (finally) reorder tabs, and when the number of tabs exceeds … Read more…

Safari 4.04 available

Safari 4.04 is available via software update. No word yet on whether the recent improvements to the webkit inspector landed in this update. From the release notes: This update is recommended for all Safari users and includes improvements to performance, stability, and security including: Improved JavaScript performance Improved Full History Search performance for users with … Read more…

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How To Enable PHP & MySQL in Snow Leopard

In previous versions of Mac OS X, Apple included PHP, but usually an older version that what was available at the time of the operating systems release. In Snow Leopard, Apple has included the just released PHP 5.3. Compared with other Mac OS X releases, Apple has made getting PHP and MySQL up and running much easier than before.

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How to delete .pureftpd-upload files

One of the issues I routinely encounter when updating many of my WordPress site’s is Transmit’s failure to delete .pureftpd-upload files. These are zero byte, hidden files with permissions that prevent you from deleting them via your FTP client. The consensus seems to be that these files are left when an FTP client gets interrupted … Read more…