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 on that later.

I do like the old-school Boeing Surplus sticker:

Boeing Surplus Indigo2

Boeing Surplus Indigo2

…the bad news is that he tore apart a bunch of other Indigo2’s some worth saving I think. This is what I pulled up to on his driveway:

Indigo2 Parts

Indigo2 Parts

The bent chassis were stacked on his doorstep. A pity…

 

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PathFinder for OS X is Still a Mess

Here’s my request to support:

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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 a PathFinder support request was simply: “that’s the way it should be.” Literally, the next day I switched back to Windows and my $2500 MacBook Pro went unused for four years.

I’m back and staying with OS X as it’s mandatory now but I’ll continue to avoid PathFinder due to the above persistent and total imagination failure. In addition, while really wanting to buy a copy I go to a folder in pathfinder, say /Users/charles (that’s in the path bar too…). I then expand and select /Users/charles/src/website/. I open the context menu on that selected folder and theres no option to create a new folder. (fail 1) I then use the ‘New Folder’ keyboard shortcut which creates a new subfolder NOT within /Users/charles/src/website (the selected folder) and NOT in /Users/charles (the folder in the folder bar, but in /Users/charles/src, a peer of the selected folder. (fail 2) Maybe it’s me but that totally counter-intuitive.

That was the second operation I attempted while testing the product: simply creating a new folder. What a disaster. ūüôĀ

I appreciate that death by an elephant crushing one’s skull is preferable to copying anything Windows, but if there’s one thing they got right (besides Visual Studio) it’s Explorer. I bet if you copied a half dozen of its features you’d sell PathFinder to every switcher. Start with deleting a file and creating a new folder: I know those are obscure tasks for a file manager but, consider it, please?

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A fun location guessing game

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

geoguessr

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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 -out disco.der

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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 year in AWS services) with no recourse and diminished goodwill. It’s shocking the policy was actually implemented.

Me:I’m a prime member. Why can’t I buy two of these?
http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Permanent…(See full link)
Amazon:Hello my name is Shereen, I’ll be happy to assist you today.
How are you doing?
Me:fantastic, until I learned I can’t buy stuff on Amazon.
Amazon:I am so sorry to hear that you are not able to purchase two of the
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Pack (30001).
Can you tell me, are you ordering just these two items?
Me:nope, also:
Three of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00144…(See full link)
And one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CC…(See full link)
Amazon:Thanks for the information Brian.
Me:The sharpie thing is annoying. My wife starts teaching Kindergarten in two weeks and we need the pens.
Amazon:I see that the Sharpie Permanent Markers Fine Point are add on items, so the order needs to be over $25 and all items needs to be shipped by amazon so that it can be one order.
Me:What?
That’s a $50 order and it’s not good enough is what you’re saying.
Amazon:The Intex 59900E-6 Easy Set Pool Replacement Type A or C Filter Cartridge, 6-Pack is shipped and sold by a third party seller, meaning that it will not be in the same order as the markers, which will not make the order qualify to have the Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Pack (30001).
Me:It’s in my Amazon shopping cart so how is that my problem?
I need the pens so Amazon’s position is that I must buy them elsewhere. Right?
Amazon:The website allows other sellers to offer their products as well.
I have checked and i see that there is a seller who uses Amazon as the shipper, if you like, you can select that seller and then the pens will be able to ship to you.
Me:Right, probably the ultra fine point.
different product.
I get it now.
I probably run a couple thousand dollars a year through Amazon and now I can’t get $5 worth of pens on my $50 order. Unbelievable.
Amazon:The Intex 59900E-6 Easy Set Pool Replacement Type A or C Filter Cartridge, 6-Pack is the one that is not allowing the order to be completed as it is being shipped form a third party seller.
Me:I’ll post this on social media and stop by Staples on the way home.
Thanks.

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