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Install Wine on Mac Mountain Lion with Homebrew

It was nice to see that I could brew install wine Until it failed trying to install¬†libicns: ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libicns/0.8.1 ==> make install _WritePNGImage in icns2png.o ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386 clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) make[1]: *** [icns2png] Error 1 make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1 READ THIS: https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/wiki/troubleshooting…

Install Pgrep and PKill for Mac OS X with Brew

My fingers still tend to do ps ax | grep some_program_name_I_want_to_kill and then do a kill 2012 to kill that process. Then I remember that I could use pgrep and/or pkill to do the same kind of thing. But then I remember I’m on a Mac which doesn’t have those commands built in, though most other *nix platforms do. So…

Your Mac Won’t Reboot when Installing Mac OS X Lion – Reset Your PRAM

Overseeing the Mac OS X Lion upgrade of all the Macs at Work, I’ve seen the Lion installs generally be the easiest OS X Upgrade ever. But I wasted almost two days upgrading one of our Mac Pros. We have several Mac Pros with the same configuration, 2008 Vintage Dual Quad Core’s with Software RAID 1 drives. The first ones…

Getting Comments/Annotations in LyX to show up in PDF

I’ve started to use Lyx to do our technical documentation (Oh how I wish I could use Framemaker on the Mac, but Adobe destroyed the best tool for technical documentation ¬†and made it only available on the legacy Windows virus vector. Lyx is nothing like Framemaker other than supporting structure documents. I’m just lamenting a loss of what I would…

Bonjour / AVAHI & Netatalk to share files files between Ubuntu 10.4 & Mac OS X

It use to be somewhat difficult to have Filesystems on an Ubuntu system show up on the Mac Finder the same way that other Mac Filesystems would show up. There has been the Open Source Unix implementation of the Apple File System (afp) but for a long time the Ubuntu packages were not properly configured to work transparently with modern…

HBase/Hadoop on Mac OS X (Pseudo-Distributed)

I wanted to do some experimenting with various tools for doing Hadoop and HBase activities and didn’t want to have to bother making it work with our Cluster in the Cloud. I just wanted a simple experimental environment on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard Mac OS X. So I thought it was time to revisit installing Hadoop and HBase…