jm + osx   21

NetSpot
'FREE WiFi Site Survey Software for MAC OS X & Windows'.
Sadly reviews from pals are that it is 'shite' :(
osx  wifi  network  survey  netspot  networking  ops  dataviz  wireless 
5 days ago by jm
Tad
'A Desktop Viewer App for Tabular Data' -- pivot CSV data easily; works well with large files; free, from Antony Courtney
dataviz  osx  csv  data  pivot-tables  analysis  desktop 
21 days ago by jm
Pixelmator
Image editing tool for the Mac, recommended by Oisin
images  design  graphics  mac  osx  tools  apps 
december 2015 by jm
Hologram
Hologram exposes an imitation of the EC2 instance metadata service on developer workstations that supports the [IAM Roles] temporary credentials workflow. It is accessible via the same HTTP endpoint to calling SDKs, so your code can use the same process in both development and production. The keys that Hologram provisions are temporary, so EC2 access can be centrally controlled without direct administrative access to developer workstations.
iam  roles  ec2  authorization  aws  adroll  open-source  cli  osx  coding  dev 
october 2015 by jm
How IFTTT develop with Docker
ugh, quite a bit of complexity here
docker  osx  dev  ops  building  coding  ifttt  dns  dnsmasq 
october 2015 by jm
Apple now biases towards IPv6 with a 25ms delay on connections
Interestingly, they claim that IPv6 tends to be more reliable and has lower latency now:
Based on our testing, this makes our Happy Eyeballs implementation go from roughly 50/50 IPv4/IPv6 in iOS 8 and Yosemite to ~99% IPv6 in iOS 9 and El Capitan betas. While our previous implementation from four years ago was designed to select the connection with lowest latency no matter what, we agree that the Internet has changed since then and reports indicate that biasing towards IPv6 is now beneficial for our customers: IPv6 is now mainstream instead of being an exception, there are less broken IPv6 tunnels, IPv4 carrier-grade NATs are increasing in numbers, and throughput may even be better on average over IPv6.
apple  ipv6  ip  tcp  networking  internet  happy-eyeballs  ios  osx 
july 2015 by jm
How to fix paste in OSX
Make "Paste and Match Style" the default, as it should be
paste  osx  ui  ux  cut-and-paste 
january 2015 by jm
Use sshuttle to Keep Safe on Insecure Wi-Fi
I keep forgetting about sshuttle. It's by far the easiest way to get a cheapo IP-over-SSH VPN working with an OSX client, particularly since it's in homebrew
ssh  vpn  sshuttle  tunnelling  security  ip  wifi  networking  osx  homebrew 
december 2014 by jm
OS X doesn't support 'ndots' DNS resolution
"ping foo.bar" will not append the "search" domains configured in /etc/resolv.conf. Apparently this has been broken since OS X Lion, no sign of a fix. Nice work Apple
apple  fail  bugs  resolv  dns  domains  osx 
november 2014 by jm
homebrew-cask
Install Mac apps using "brew". Nicely done (via Marc)
via:marc  mac  terminal  brew  packaging  apps  software  osx 
march 2014 by jm
S3QL
a file system that stores all its data online using storage services like Google Storage, Amazon S3, or OpenStack. S3QL effectively provides a hard disk of dynamic, infinite capacity that can be accessed from any computer with internet access running Linux, FreeBSD or OS-X.

S3QL is a standard conforming, full featured UNIX file system that is conceptually indistinguishable from any local file system. Furthermore, S3QL has additional features like compression, encryption, data de-duplication, immutable trees and snapshotting which make it especially suitable for online backup and archival.
s3  s3ql  backup  aws  filesystems  linux  freebsd  osx  ops 
march 2014 by jm
ImperialViolet - Apple's SSL/TLS bug
as we all know by now, a misplaced "goto fail" caused a critical, huge security flaw in versions of IOS and OSX SSL, since late 2012.

Lessons:

1. unit test the failure cases, particularly for critical security code!
2. use braces.
3. dead-code analysis would have caught this.

I'm not buying the "goto considered harmful" line, though, since any kind of control flow structure would have had the same problem.
coding  apple  osx  ios  crypto  ssl  security  goto-fail  goto  fail  unit-testing  coding-standards 
february 2014 by jm
Mac OS 10.9 – Infinity times your spam
a pretty stupid Mail.app IMAP bug hoses Fastmail:
Yes you read that right. It’s copying all the email from the Junk Folder back into the Junk Folder again!. This is legal IMAP, so our server proceeds to create a new copy of each message in the folder. It then expunges the old copies of the messages, but it’s happening so often that the current UID on that folder is up to over 3 million. It was just over 2 million a few days ago when I first emailed the user to alert them to the situation, so it’s grown by another million since. The only way I can think this escaped QA was that they used a server which (like gmail) automatically suppresses duplicates for all their testing, because this is a massively bad problem.
osx  bugs  mail.app  mail  imap  fastmail  fail 
october 2013 by jm
Vagrant and Chef to provision dev test environments
We have recently switched from a manually configured development environment to a nearly fully automated one using Vagrant, Chef, and a few other tools. With this transition, we’ve moved to an environment where data on the dev boxes is considered disposable and only what’s checked into the SCM is “real”. This is where we’ve always wanted to be, but without the ability to easily rebuild the dev environment from scratch, it’s hard to internalize this behavior pattern.
dev  osx  chef  vagrant  testing  vms  coding 
june 2013 by jm
SoloWizard
'bootstrap an OSX development machine with a one-liner'.
Many teams use chef to manage their production machines, but developers often build their development boxes by hand. SoloWizard makes it painless to create a configurable chef solo script to get your development machine humming: mysql, sublime text, .bash_profile tweaks to OS-X settings - it's all there!
osx  chef  mac  build-out  ops  macosx  deployment  developers  desktops  laptops  mysql  rabbitmq  activemq  nginx 
march 2013 by jm
Using DiffMerge as your Git visual merge and diff tool
A decent 3-way-diff GUI merge tool which works with git on OSX. "git config" command-lines included in this blog post
git  merge  osx  mac  macosx  diff  mergetool  merging  cli  diffmerge 
march 2013 by jm
Mac OS X command-line tricks
not quite up to par with modern Ubuntu, but still a few interesting ones here for when I'm stuck using the missus' laptop ;)
apple  bash  cli  osx  mac  sysadmin  shell  tricks  command-line  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
Track down your stolen laptop – Prey
hmm, a nifty app that takes pics of the desktop, activates the webcam etc. and uploads to a central server if you activate a 'my laptop has been stolen' bit
prey  theft  laptop  osx  linux  windows  tracking  recovery  crime  lojack  from delicious
october 2009 by jm

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