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 apps that use subdomain account keys.
If you’ve not tried it yet, head over to the Pow website and get it installed with:
curl get.pow.cx | sh
Happy new year everyone!
The past couple of days the fan on my MacBook Pro has been constantly on and battery usage down to around a third. Launching Activity Monitor, it showed 3 Ruby processes all at 100% CPU usage. The solution was to force quit these processes and within seconds, the fan slowed up and the battery indicator went up. Force quitting these processes didn’t affect anything I was doing with Rails or IRB so I guess they were just stray processes.
If anyone else gets the same problem, just launch Activity Monitor which lives in the /Applications/Utilities folder, click the CPU tab if not already selected, select processes with a process name of “ruby”, click “Quit Process” and then select “Force Quit”. Just selecting “Quit” wouldn’t work for me hence the “Force Quit”.
I hope this saves someone else the head-scratching as to why their Mac is running hot.
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/.