Installing sshpass on OS X

I recently came across ansible and decided to give it a go, actually kind of upset that I never came across it before as I can already imagine quite a few cases when it could have come in handy and saved me a lot of time when it came to running the same command across multiple servers.

I went about installing ansible by using Homebrew which I have installed on my MacBook Air but soon noticed that I was not able to run commands against all the servers since sshpass was not installed on my machine. I figured the easy route would be to use Homebrew and just install it, but just searching for sshpass with Homebrew I was presented with the following error message. [Read more...]

Installing HipHop Virtual Machine

I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site.  The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server.  Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.

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OS X Mavericks v10.9.3 Update

This new update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. The main features include are as follows.

  • Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
  • Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
  • Resolves an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts
  • Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server
  • Improves reliability of network home directories
  • Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
  • Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups
  • Includes Safari 7.0.3

DigitalOcean Droplet Manager

David Hsieh created a great app for OS X that lets you manage your DigitalOcean droplets right from your OS X menu bar.

Droplet Manager
The main features of the Droplet manager is as follows:

  • List your Droplets
  • Show droplet status, IP, distro as well as region
  • Reboot and shutdown your Droplets

Head on over to David’s Hsieh site for the free download, or you can fork it on github.