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Mac OS X KEXT trick

A friend suggested this article (http://www.rdoxenham.com/?p=259) to me. I performed the steps and BAM! My Mac performance increased noticeably. Like this:Like Loading…

Mac OS X Mavericks upgrade pre-steps for developers

If you’re like me, you use your Macbook Pro computer for software development; more specifically PHP. This development requires a lot of configuration in an online environment. Major and security upgrades from Apple seem to always replace the current configuration files with their own default versions. This is a serious pain. Specific Generic Files: httpd.conf […]

OSX ImageMagick PHP Apache after an upgrade

One annoying thing about Mac software upgrades is they occasionally blow away installs of various software. Differing compiler version can make shared libraries incompatible after these updates. Here’s my solution to solving a problem where my ImageMagick shared object became incompatible as a PHP extenstion. sudo port install imagemagick php53-imagick php53-magickwand cd /usr/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/ sudo cp […]

How to restore root to MySQL server on Mac

See my dba.stackexchange.com answer: How to restore root to MySQL server on MAMP Assuming you went with a generic install of MySQL, my procedure for Mac is: Edit your my.cnf, probably located at: /usr/local/my.cnf, adding the lines: skip-grant-tables skip-networking Restart mysqld sudo su – /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin shutdown nohup /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe & exit Change root privs mysql> GRANT […]

How to install Sysbench on OS X

Before I start this post, I want to thank Alexey Kopytov for his assistance. Alexey, you’re a cool guy. Also, for reference sake, I’m running Mac OS X 10.6.4 and installed mysql-5.5.6-rc-osx10.6-x86.dmg Sysbench is a tool for MySQL DBAs to performance test or burn-in installations. I like to use it as a sanity check for […]

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