A quick and simple way is to use an application called Black Hole. https://existential.audio/blackhole/ Step 1: Once you have installed this, open up audio MIDI Setup Step 2: Add a Multi-Output Device as an option and tick both MacBook speakers AND BlackHole. Step 3: Then open up sound preference and route the sound through the… Read More »
If you find yourself not able to delete a keychain entry check if you are using the search feature. If you are, try not using the search and look for it manually. It is a weird and very frustrating bug!
If you open up the screenshot app via command + shift + 5, click on options and then select the new location 🙂
If you are doing presentations, and you want to bring attention to certain areas of your screen, then you should look at screen pointer. The free version provides a spotlight which is great. The paid version provides other features such as laser point but in Google slides, there is a laser pointer built in.
I made a mistake by downloading PostgresSQL from the official website, something I used to do in my Windows days. It worked fine but I couldn’t figure out how to manually start and stop Postgres or figure out how to run it as a service or make it not run as a service. Using brew… Read More »
Heat is a killer for all things electronic, non more so than a laptop. Recently, Australia has hit a heat wave where it’s been over 35 degrees C for several consecutive days peaking at about 39 degs. Inside the house without AC, the temperature is around 30 degs. Combining this with ClickUp which recently has… Read More »
There are 2 main ways to install mySQL on OSX. Using Homebrew or a .dmg installer from MySQL. Here I’ll go over the MySQL installer because you get a neat panel to start and stop the database. MySQL installer Head over to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ and download the latest community version and then run through the install… Read More »
Navigate to: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and search for php. You should see: Remove the # which is uncommenting that line. Save the file and then restart Apache with the command: As a quick test, if you place a small php file in your web server directory (/Library/WebServer/Documents/) you should be able to run it. The other option… Read More »
Did you know that you have the Apache web server already installed on your Mac? To test, run this command: Great. So you have proved that you have Apache. Now what? Let’s practise starting and stopping it. To start it, the command is apachectl start, but if you are not a root user, you’ll get… Read More »
If you have discovered the amazing world of iTerms and you can’t jump forwards or backwards by words, here is one way of how you can do this. Open up preferences or press ⌘+, and go to Keys > Key Bindings. Click the ‘+’ down below and select the following: Keyboard shortcut: ⌘← (ie command… Read More »