Category Archives: OSX

How to capture desktop audio with OBS on OSX

By | June 14, 2022

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 »

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OSX cannot delete keychain

By | April 14, 2022

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!

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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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