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New Computer Installation Guide

#Reinstallation & New Setup procedure

Updated 2013-07-17

##If reinstalling

  • Deactivate iTunes
  • Deactivate Adobe CC
  • Backup any SSH Key (should already be saved in 1Password).

New Computer

  • Run Software Updates
  • Set up iCloud
  • Set up Google account


  • Chrome
  • Dropbox

While waiting, install Appstore Apps

  • Evernote
  • XCode
  • Reeder / Readkit / RSS

Also install non-App store apps

  • Alfred
  • Sonos
  • Spotify
  • Steam

System Preferences

Name Machine

  • System Preferences > Sharing

Remap caps lock to control.

  • System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys...

Mouse setup

After Dropbox has synced

Set up 1Password

  • install extensions

Set up iTunes

Development toolchain

install iTerm2

  • Install Solarized Dark colors.
  • font


  • Run, and Preferences->Downloads->Command line tools

install brew

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL

Generate SSH key

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "bob@computername.local"

(save this key to 1password)

Install git

brew install git

git config --global []( "Bob VanderClay"

git config --global "bob@Conqueror.local"


Add email for new key

  • github->profile->emails: add the new local email address

Add new key

  • github->profile->SSH Keys: add public key

Install additional packages

brew install hub
sudo gem install ghi
brew install tmux
brew install macvim

dotfiles / zsh

cd ~
git clone .dotfiles
cd .dotfiles
git submodule update --init
rake install

Set zsh as your default shell:

chsh -s /bin/zsh

Reopen terminal

Ruby / rvm


sudo gem update --system
sudo gem install compass.takitapart.framework


brew install node

try it

sudo npm install -g express
sudo npm install -g docpad

Sublime Text 3

install sublime. run once.

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3
rm -r Installed\ Packages
rm -r Packages
ln -s ~/Dropbox/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Installed\
Packages/ ./Installed\ Packages
ln -s ~/Dropbox/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Packages


Install. Set up iCloud Favorite sync.


Preferences in:

~/Library/Application Support/PremiumSoft CyberTech/preference.plist
cd ~/Library/Preferences


  • Install MAMP
rmdir /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
rm -rf /Applications/MAMP/db

ln -s ~/Dropbox/MAMP/htdocs /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
ln -s ~/Dropbox/MAMP/db /Applications/MAMP/db

Node / JS / Etc.

  • Mongodb
  • Command line PHP


  • Sequel Pro
  • Font Explorer X
  • Fonts
  • Adobe CC
  • Nik plugins
  • crashplan
  • DROD
  • TextExpander
  • Marked
  • Printer drivers.


Save screenshots to DropBox osx/

[ dropbox-public-link]( automatically-copy-dropbox-public-link)

Studio Computer

  • Ableton
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