A student asked me for advice for what to focus on getting into the compsci field. Here’s what I said.
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How Long Will macOS Be Unix?
Install Gems Without sudo in macOS
I came across a neat little command line tool via Rob Griffiths’ Robservatory this morning, a Ruby gem named iStats1. Install is easy enough in Rob’s example,
sudo gem install iStats, except that when you use
sudo to install gems you are using the default macOS Ruby, and installing to system paths.
Mac Power Tools
My brief experiment with mutt ended mostly how I expected it would. With me turning on my email in Mail.app again and carrying on as normal. I try to understand the draw to using such an archaic tool as mutt, but there’s simply nothing about it that appeals to me. Not at this stage of my life anyway.
After reading through Matt Gemmell’s latest post on mutt and the good doctor’s response, I fired up my old mutt config and gave it another run through. Well, after being a bit snarky on Twitter, of course.
New Mac Essentials - 2014 Edition
It appears I’ll be getting a new Mac soon, which means it’s time to take inventory of what I need. I’ve written about this a couple of times before, and it’s interesting to look back and see what apps stick, and which have gone by the wayside.
The Apple I Knew
As usual, John Gruber has the best take on the Apple Watch that I’ve read, and one sentence in particular stood out.
Rather, I think Apple Watch is the first product from an Apple that has outgrown the computer industry.