OSX Terminal – Tab and window shortcuts

In a previous post, I shared a tip on Naming your Terminal tabs in OSX Lion. I’ve been meaning to share some additional shortcuts that I use day-to-day for opening new tabs and renaming them via the command line. The workflow We can rename tabs and windows as before: # Rename tab tabname “Funky Tab” […]

Pow, meet rbenv

I just ran into a problem with Pow when using rbenv for Ruby version management whereby Rails apps were not launching properly, giving the the following error message: Error starting application Your Rack app raised an exception when Pow tried to run it. Bundler::GemNotFound: Could not find ??? in any of the sources Turns out […]

Naming your Terminal tabs in OSX Lion

If you find yourself in the Terminal app with a bunch of tabs open, the default name of “bash” isn’t very useful when navigating between them. You can change the tab name via the UI by right clicking the tab, then clicking “Inspect Tab” and changing the window or tab names but this is somewhat […]

Using Pow when developing Rails applications on OSX

I heard about Pow a while ago which is “a zero-config Rack server for Mac OS X” but never got around to giving it a go. I’ve just installed it and can instantly see that it is going to make developing with Rails (or any Rack app) a whole lot nicer, especially when dealing with […]

Divvy – A great way to keep your windows organised in OSX

I’ve just come across a great little app for organising windows in OSX. It takes a different approach to your usual snapping system by giving you a grid via a HUD (heads up display) to select how much area you want a window take up. You can find it here: www.mizage.com/divvy/.

Proprietary CSS rules – Are we returning to 1995?

Call me a cynic, but posts like this one on the Surfin’ Safari blog worry me a little. Let me explain… I don’t know if anyone remembers back to the days of Netscape 4 and Explorer 3.5? – It was a time of table based layouts and browser sniffing. Each browser had it’s own “feature” […]

Autotest Growl Fail/Pass Smilies

John Nunemaker posted a handy tip on “setting up autotest to work with Growl”:http://railstips.org/2007/7/23/autotest-growl-pass-fail-notifications I use this all the time now however I didn’t like the ugly smilies (call me shallow if you like). I used “Wolfgang Bartelme’s”:http://bartelme.at “Smily Devkit”:http://bartelme.at/journal/archive/smiley_devkit to make a couple of PNG’s slightly more pleasing to the eye. p=. !http://thelucid.com/files/fail.png(Autotest Fail […]