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Postres on OS X Notes

sudo mkdir -p /opt/local/var/db/postgresql94/defaultdb sudo chown postgres:postgres /opt/local/var/db/postgresql94/defaultdb sudo su postgres -c ‘/opt/local/lib/postgresql94/bin/initdb -D /opt/local/var/db/postgresql94/defaultdb’ /opt/local/lib/postgresql94/bin/postgres -D /opt/local/var/db/postgresql94/defaultdb or /opt/local/lib/postgresql94/bin/pg_ctl -D /opt/local/var/db/postgresql94/defaultdb -l logfile start

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Picked up another Silicon Graphics SGI Indigo2

I got it from a nice man who was done with his collection. It’s a great Max Impact with 384MB RAM and a bunch of old drives. The best part was that it came with a bunch of software. More … Continue reading

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PathFinder for OS X is Still a Mess

Here’s my request to support: Four years ago I abandoned OS X after being frustrated with Finder, then trying PathFinder only to discover that selecting a file and pressing ‘Backspace’ only emitted a less than satisfying ‘beep.’ The response to … Continue reading

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A fun location guessing game

Guess where you’ve been dropped into the world: https://geoguessr.com

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cranial prosthesis for chemotherapy induced alopecia

There’s some English Ninjitsu! Here’s some great tips: http://createdhair.com/InsuranceCoverage.html

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Install Laravel 4.1 on PHP 5.3 Centos 6 Linux System

From: http://dor.ky/install-old-version-of-laravel-4-1-x-for-php-5-3-servers-using-composer/ composer create-project laravel/laravel project-directory 4.1.*

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Clearing Out a Huge Antique Computer Collection from a Tiny Basement

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Code signing conversion instructions

openssl pkcs12 -in disco.p12 -nocerts -nodes -out disco.pem openssl rsa -in disco.pem -outform PVK -out disco.pvk openssl pkcs12 -in disco.p12 -nokeys -out disco.cert openssl crl2pkcs7 -nocrl -certfile disco.cert -outform DER -out disco.spc openssl rsa -inform PEM -in disco.pem -outform DER … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Links

http://wallgig.net/ http://wallbase.cc/

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Amazon Add-on Item Disaster

This is what happens when you hire the brightest young MBA straight from the most elite school in the country. The policy makes perfect sense in a financial vacuum, but implementation leaves your best customers (NOTE: I also generate about a $100k a … Continue reading

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