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Last active Mar 28, 2018
Ruby and Rails on El Capitan

#Install Ruby and Rails on El Capitan The following procedure was used to install the required components on El Capitan (clean install)

First make sure Xcode Command Line Tools are installed.
Open Terminal and enter: xcode-select --install you will be prompted to start the installation. Once finished proceed..

##Install Homebrew Important Notice: Homebrew and El Capitan, make sure to read the article!

  • Enter the following command: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
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Last active Oct 3, 2015
Change the file location of screencaptures on OS X
defaults write location ~/Screenshots
killall SystemUIServer
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Last active Apr 14, 2020
Install MongoDB on El Capitan

Install MongoDB on El Capitan

How to install the latest stable version of MongoDB on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

  • Official MongoDB install documentation: Here
  • Current Stable Release: 3.0.6

Make sure you have Homebrew installed before following the different steps documented below.
Important notice: When installing Homebrew on El Capitan there is an important article you should read first: Homebrew and El Capitan

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Created Oct 10, 2015
List of Homebrew commands
brew update # Ensure you’re running the latest version of Homebrew, including latest list of formulae
brew list # Show everything installed with Homebrew
brew outdated # Show Homebrew installed packages which could be updated
brew upgrade # Update all packages installed by Homebrew
brew upgrade [package] # Update an specific package installed by Homebrew
brew pin [package] # Protect a package, prevents installing upgrades
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Last active Oct 28, 2020
Install MySQL on El Capitan using Homebrew

Install MySQL on OS X El Capitan

Normally the installation of MySQL can be achieved with a single command, which executes a script provided by MacMiniVault : bash <(curl -Ls

However, at the time of writing the script is not compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Install MySQL using Homebrew

An alternative to the aforementioned installation script is installing MySQL using Homebrew. This gist assumes you already have Homebrew installed, if not first read the article "Homebrew and El Capitan"

Make sure Homebrew has the latest formulae, so run brew update first

nrollr / BulkRename.applescript
Last active Dec 5, 2020
Bulk rename files with csv file
View BulkRename.applescript
-- Store the .csv file in the same directory as the files you wish to rename
-- Replace 'username' in the path with your own (lines 3 & 10)
set csvFile to "/Users/username/Documents/index.csv"
set csvList to paragraphs of (read csvFile)
set {theID, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, ","}
repeat with csvLines in csvList
set {oldName, newName} to text items of csvLines
tell application "System Events"
set name of file oldName of folder "/Users/username/Documents/" to newName
nrollr / HTTPCheckStatus.applescript
Created Nov 29, 2015
Script to validate list or URL's based on the HTTP status code
View HTTPCheckStatus.applescript
-- Replace 'username' in the path with your own (lines 2 & 3)
set inputFile to "/Users/username/Documents/ListURL.txt"
set outputFile to "/Users/username/Documents/StatusURL.txt"
set txtList to paragraphs of (read inputFile)
set {TID, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, ";"}
repeat with txtLines in txtList
set {theURL} to text items of txtLines
set theScript to "curl -o /dev/null -s -I -w '%{http_code}' " & theURL
nrollr / ElCapitan.applescript
Last active Jul 25, 2016
Performance improvements for El Capitan
View ElCapitan.applescript
-- Disable Time Machine Local Backups
sudo tmutil disablelocal
-- Disable Automatic Spell Checker
defaults write -g NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
-- Disable animations when opening and closing windows.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
-- Disable animations when opening a Quick Look window.
defaults write -g QLPanelAnimationDuration -float 0
-- Accelerated playback when adjusting the window size (Cocoa applications).
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
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Last active Feb 18, 2021
Enable SSL in Apache for 'localhost' (OSX, El Capitan)

Enable SSL in Apache (OSX)

The following will guide you through the process of enabling SSL on a Apache webserver

  • The instructions have been verified with OSX El Capitan (10.11.2) running Apache 2.4.16
  • The instructions assume you already have a basic Apache configuration enabled on OSX, if this is not the case feel free to consult Gist: "Enable Apache HTTP server (OSX)"

Apache SSL Configuration

Create a directory within /etc/apache2/ using sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
Next, generate two host keys:

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Last active Oct 2, 2019
Generate SSH keys
ls -al ~/.ssh # Lists existing files in your .ssh directory
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "" # Creates new ssh key, using the provided email as label
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" # Ensure ssh-agent is enabled
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa # Add ssh key to the ssh-agent