Category Archives: OSX

Great screen pointer for Mac

By | September 30, 2021

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.

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Installing MySQL on OSX

By | November 10, 2020

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 »

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How to configure Apache to run PHP on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

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 »

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Apache 101 on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

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 »

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Can’t find High Sierra in Apple Store

By | October 27, 2020

If you are searching for OSX how to install High Sierra and you can’t find it in the apple store, it is because it is not there. It has been removed. You’ll have to visit this link: http://updates-http.cdn-apple.com/2019/cert/061-39476-20191023-48f365f4-0015-4c41-9f44-39d3d2aca067/InstallOS.dmg which is referenced from Apple support at: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT208202 in order to download it and then install it.… Read More »

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How to install MySQL on mac

By | August 7, 2020

To install and start MySQL on a mac, run these commands: brew install mysql mysql.server start Useful commands to start and log in. mysql.server stop mysql –version or mysql -V brew info mysql mysql -uroot //to log in. (No password needed). Useful commands within MySQL: show databases; create database <NAME_HERE> mysql -u username -p new_database… Read More »

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How to install Vagrant on MacOS

By | August 2, 2020

brew cask install vagrant It is pretty straight forward. Then to install virtualbox, just run: brew cask install virtualbox Create a vagrant folder and then run the init command: mkdir vagrant/ubuntu cd vagrant/ubuntu vagrant init ubuntu/xenial64 The ubuntu/xenial64 option is basically pointing to the vagrant “box” or the OS hosted at vagrantcloud.com. What happens is… Read More »

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