Category: OSX

Quick Tip: Change Youtube to HTML5

By , July 4, 2014 9:17 am

If you a Mac and are tired of click on enable Flash to view a video from YouTube, you can switch your default player to HTML 5. Go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 and set the default player to HTML5.

Enable Virtual host on XAMPP for OSX

By , April 26, 2014 10:42 pm

I just upgraded XAMPP to the latests version and in doing so I was no longer able to access my files stored in my Users/user/Sites folder. By default XAMPP does’t come setup for allowing virtual hosting. You have to setup it up yourself. This is the process to setup Virtual Hosting on OSX 10.8.3.

  1. Open Terminal. It is located in your Applications/Utilities folder
  2. Type in the following command.

    sudo pico /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/httpd.conf

  3. Press Control key and V to scroll down to the bottom of the file. Keep doing it until you find the following lines.

    # User home directories
    #Include etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

  4. Uncomment out Include ext/extra/httpd-userdir.conf by deleting the # sign. It should look like this when you are done.

    # User home directories
    Include etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

  5. Save the changes. Press the Control Key and O. The click the Control Key and T.
  6. Select the httpd.conf file name and hit the Enter Key. This will over write the httpd.conf with the changes you just made.
  7. Press the Control Key and X to exit the editor.
  8. Next type in the following command in to Terminal to edit the httpd-userdir.conf file.

    sudo pico /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

  9. Find the follow line and comment it out.

    UserDir public_html

  10. It should look like this after you comment it out: #UserDir public_html
  11. Type in the following line: UserDir Sites
  12. Find the following lines and comment them out.

    <Directory “/home/*/public_html”>

  13. Add the following line: <Directory “/Users/*/Sites/”> right after the line you just commented out.
  14. Save the changes. Press the Control Key and O. The click the Control Key and T.
  15. Select the httpd-userdir.conf file name and hit the Enter Key. This will over write the https.conf with the changes you just made.
  16. Press the Control Key and X to exit the editor.
  17. Restart the Apache Server.

WWDC 2011 Live Coverage

By , June 5, 2011 3:07 pm

Here are a few websites and twitter accounts that will be covering WWDC.
Updated: 6/6/11 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
Websites Covering WWDC

Twitter Accounts Covering WWDC

If you know of any other site or twitter feed broadcasting WWDC live tomorrow post a comment and let me know. I’ll keep this list updated until the keynote starts tomorrow.

WWDC Live Coverage

By , June 6, 2010 11:36 am

Here are a few websites and twitter accounts that will be covering WWDC.

Websites Covering WWDC

Twitter Accounts Covering WWDC

Dashcode for OSX is awesome

By , June 7, 2009 1:38 pm

I’ve been working on learning to program for the iPhone and today I took a break and messed around with Dashcode. Dashcode allow you to create your own Widgets for OSX. I have to say it was pretty easy. Since I am a Heroes fan I made one for my favorite Heroes Podcast,the 10th Wonders Podcast. If you want to download it and use it on your own system here it is. 

10th Wonders Podcast OSX Widget

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