Posts Tagged by OSX
|28-Jun-2011||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under OSX|
iTunes’ syncing of movies and podcasts is a big lame – there’s not enough fine grained control. For example, you can’t say “sync only this category of movies”, or “sync 30 minutes of podcast X, and 4 episodes of podcast Y, and only remove episodes of podcast Z after they’ve been listened to twice“. And at the moment I don’t have the time to migrate to Android and/or write my own podcast sync tools on Linux, so I’m stuck with iTunes/OSX. (I used to have some scripts for doing this for an ancient device, but device is dead and scripts are suffering from bit-rot).
One work around I’ve found is to categorise as much media as possible as either “Music” or “Music Videos”. You can then work with playlists and “smart” (sic) playlists to get a bit more control.
|26-Feb-2010||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Cisco, Gnu Screen, OSX, Solaris|
How to connect to a Cisco device (or other serial devices) using OSX and a USB to Serial converter (eg ATEN). Googling, everyone says to use zterm, but I couldn’t get it to work (and zterm looks and feels like a toy).
This probably isn’t the “Mac way” of doing things, but </whatever>…
Install PL2303 USB to Serial Driver for Mac OS X, restart :-(
sudo port selfupdate sudo port upgrade outdated sudo port install minicom
Work out tty of USB-Serial converter:
ls /dev/tty* > pre
Plug in USB-Serial converter.
ls /dev/tty* > pst % diff pre pst 3a4 > /dev/tty.PL2303-00002006
Link up to make life easier:
cd /dev sudo ln -s tty.PL2303-00002006 ttyusb
Setup minicom, and use colour:
sudo minicom -s -c on
Setup defaults to:
- /dev/ttyusb (ctrl-A, O, Serial Port Setup)
- no hardware or software flow control
- init string empty (so garbage doesn’t appear on screen when you connect) – ctrl-A, O, Init string
- save settings as default (ctrl-A, O, Save setup as dfl)
Always use colour:
- add export MINICOM=”-c on” to shell rc file (~/.bashrc, .~/zshrc, etc)
Connect (sudo minicom), hit enter a few times, and you should be on the device.
|19-Nov-2009||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Git, OSX|
When doing a git clone from a repo hosted on a Mac OSX machine (installed using macports), I get this error on the client (Linux, cygwin, whatever):
git-upload-pack: command not found
Solution is to do this on the OSX machine:
cd /usr/bin sudo ln -s /opt/local/bin/git* .
Obviously some $PATH funkiness is going on somewhere on the Mac, and I should find a better fix. My personal $PATH on the Mac is OK:
$ echo $PATH /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin