Setup Ruby development environment with rvm on Mac OS X

Posted on Sat 05 April 2014 in Development • Tagged with Mac, Ruby

Since I experimented with some Ruby web application stuff the last weeks, I want to share some of my conclusions how to setup a development environment which is working for my two major platforms, Mac and Linux. This post will cover the setup of an easy to use development environment …

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Add button to Finder for open iTerm or Terminal here

Posted on Mon 08 October 2012 in Mac, Tools • Tagged with cdto, Mac, shell, Terminal

A very useful addon for Finder on Mac OS X is the cdto application. It's a very basic gadget which helps you open a terminal in the current opened folder. When I am navigating through my filesystem for example browsing a folder of sourcecode or reviewing an extracted tarball you …

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First very basic MQTT Mac App

Posted on Sun 22 July 2012 in IoT • Tagged with Mac, MQTT

Since I had to bring my self up to speed with all this fancy M2M stuff our developers doing right now I started a small project by my own to learn something about MQTT and M2M communication.

My application is a very basic Objective-C application for Mac based on the …

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Install Eclipse C/C++ Juno on Mac OS X

Posted on Sat 07 July 2012 in Mac • Tagged with C++, Eclipse, Mac, mac os x, programming


This tutorial will explain how to install and use Eclipse C/C++ with Mac OS X. I wrote a tutorial for Windows 7 some time ago because you need to install some additional software to be able to compile your programs. With Mac OS X this should be more …

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Gimp 2.8 for Mac

Posted on Mon 28 May 2012 in Mac • Tagged with foss, free software, gimp, graffic, Mac, photo

Gimp 2.8.0 is available for Mac OS X now.

You need to have XQuartz installed on your Mac for the new Gimp version.

Why should you upgrade to Gimp 2.8 ? For me there is one major change I am waiting for years now. The one window mode …

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CoRD a nice RDP client for Mac OS X

Posted on Sat 07 January 2012 in Mac • Tagged with Mac, rdp, tools

Searched for an alternative for Microsoft RDP client for Mac and found CoRD. It's a nice free and open source tool for Mac and works fine unitl now.

Nice features are:

  • Bookmarks
  • All sessions in one window
  • Quick connection
  • Share folders

CoRD Application Screenshot Mac OS X

I will include a more detailed review of this …

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iTerm2 a tool you must have

Posted on Thu 04 August 2011 in misc • Tagged with console, iTerm, iTerm2, Lion, Mac, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X Lion

iTerm2 Logo

I was using iTerm since I bought my Mac and was very happy with the tool. It is stable and worked well for me. It has nice features like full screen mode on Snow Leopard but after the update to Mac OS X 10.7 alias Lion the full screen …

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Easy way to use Tor on Mac OS X and Linux

Posted on Tue 02 August 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Fedora, Linux, Mac, mac os x, privacy, Tor

If you want to use Tor on your Mac OS X or Linux there is a new bundle you can easy use. The bundle includes all necessary tools and a preconfigured Firefox with the necessary plugin.

Up to now the Tor Browser Bundleis still beta but for me it …

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Secure erase USB - Stick or Hard Disk on Mac OS X

Posted on Mon 01 August 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Mac, security

Mac OS X brings a build in solution for secure erasing hard disks or usb devices. The option you should choose depends on what data where stored on the device you want to delete.

For example if you want to sell your old private hard disc with all your private …

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Update Mac OS X 10.6 to Mac OS X 10.7 alias Lion

Posted on Thu 21 July 2011 in Mac • Tagged with Mac, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X Lion

Yesterday Mac OS X Lion was released and after I made a backup of my machine I started the install process to upgrade to Lion.

Where can you download Lion? The only way up to now is to buy it in the Apple Appstore. I wrote a tutorial based on …

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