Is it possible to configure the terminal to preserve bash history? Yes, it's easy to configure bash so that it preserves history across sessions and tabs.
I've just migrated to a new Macbook Pro as my primary work machine. As part of setting it up, I installed the following: Caffeine to prevent it from going to sleep when I don't want it to go to sleep BetterTouchTool so that I can middle-click (three finger tap) to close tabs and paste in … Continue reading Setting up a new Macbook
I've experienced increasingly bad wifi performance on my Macbook Air over time. This has been accentuated further by me being somewhere with a lot of network lag. I did some research and the following suggestions made the wifi faster and more responsive with Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite. 1. Disable Bluetooth. I don't use any wireless … Continue reading Tuning wifi on Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite
Edit: The download link doesn't work anymore, but it looks like IPMIView is now available in the Mac App Store. Also, just in case, someone suggested running the Linux version on Mac. Softlayer cloud uses IPMIView for direct console access to bare metal hardware. SuperMicro makes a Mac version of IPMIView available for download. Bizarrely, … Continue reading How to run and install IPMIView on Mac
Windows users will scoff at this, but renaming a file in a File Upload dialog box on Mac is a surprisingly obscure action. Renaming is not available in the context menu, nor does the usual shortcut work. To rename a file in a regular Finder window, you can select it and hit the Enter key. … Continue reading How to rename a file in a File upload dialog on Mac
In December, I got a Macbook Air that I'm now using as a primary development machine. Before that, I was developing on a Windows 7 machine with heavy reliance on Git bash and Cygwin, and using Linux on the server. I've used Linux as a primary desktop at times, but found both dual-boot and VMs … Continue reading Windows to Mac: Keyboard shortcuts