Posts with the tag mac

Another dotfiles repository

A few days weeks I got a MacBook Air as secondary machine. Since its SSD is smaller than my main Mac I couldn’t use Time Machine. It was definitely a good time to finally create my dotfiles repository. My repository is based in webpro/dotfiles (you may want to check it out his repo to understand this one if you feel lost).

Testing tools to track my work activity

For a few weeks I have been using two tools to map my work activity. Since my work involves manager and maker modes, I am trying to figure out how much time I spent in each of them and possibly how to remove distractions. A co-worker recommended RescueTime and WakaTime and here are my comments.

RescueTime

RescueTime home page says “With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it’s easy to get scattered” – yes, I know – and “RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive”. Yes, they really helped me understand my daily habits.

Useful apps that I use daily – 2017 edition

2 years ago I wrote a post about my tooling and here I am again, 2017 edition. I decided to write again because I keep listening to podcasts with Sick Picks and I also have my Sick Picks :)

Dev tools

Editor: Atom

I have been using Atom for a while. Despite I started testing VS Code in the latest months, I returned to Atom because VS Code doesn’t separate UI theme from syntax theme – you may not care about this, but I am a fan of a light UI and a dark code highlight.

My Atom

Here are the packages that I have installed:

Resolving slow loading of local virtualhosts on Chrome

I’ve in my development mac different virtualhosts, using .local or .wp TLDs. Opening these address in Chrome are slow – about 3 seconds ‘resolving address’. This situation doesn’t happen in Safari or Firefox. Here is my typical /etc/hosts configuration:

My Sublime Text settings

Almost 3 years ago I wrote (in Portuguese) a post about my Sublime Text settings. Now, I updated my tips in an English post.

1. Free video course

If you know nothing about Sublime, please watch these free videos from tut+.

2. Package Control

First of all, you should install Package Control to manage plugins. Actually, you can install packages just copying the package files to correct folder, however, Package Control is easier than copy & paste. Open Sublime Text console (View > Show Console or ctrl + `) and paste the following line:

Useful apps that I use daily

I decided write a post describing some tools that I use in my MacBook to enhance my tasks.

Alfred

How awesome is Alfred? It is totally awesome! Alfred is a great tool working as a shortcut to daily tasks. More than that, you can create customized workflows that improve even more your productivity. You must see:

  • Yet another layouter: you can use keyworks like top left, top right to resize and move windows. This is really useful for people who use multiple displays
  • Battery: it is a workflow that shows relevant information about battery, such as charge cycles, health and serial number
  • Alfred Workflows Forum: the community forum where people share their workflows
  • Packal: an unofficial directory of workflows and themes. My currently theme is the Elegant v4, but you can choose your favorite in several options.

DIY: Upgrade de SSD no MacBook Air (e outros MacBooks)

A Transcend é uma empresa que produz SSDs específicos para MacBooks. Comprei para um amigo o kit para o MacBook Air 11′ e ontem fiz o upgrade na máquina. Antes de comprar o kit você precisa descobrir qual o modelo adequado para o seu Mac, pois há kits para todos os MacBooks (Pro, Air e Retina). Se você tiver dificuldades em encontrar o modelo certo, basta instalar um aplicativo que fará a identificação do hardware.

Atualizando o MacBook Pro

Estive um mês de férias na Califórnia, com direito a visitas a Cupertino na Apple e a Stanford. Aproveitando minha vinda aos Estados Unidos, resolvi fazer um upgrade na minha máquina, trocando memória RAM, substituindo o HD original por um drive SSD e também trocando o SuperDrive pelo HD original. Esse não é um upgrade inédito, o Fábio Akita já fez e o Rafael Gimenez também. Porque fazer Porque não tinha grana para comprar um MacBook Air; Porque ainda que tivesse grana para um MacBook Air, não poder fazer trocar memória era algo que me incomodava; Porque abrir Macs é divertido.

eCPF no Mac

No meu trabalho preciso usar meu cartão eCPF para acessar um determinado sistema que estamos desenvolvendo. Tenho um cartão eCPF, emitido pelo Banco do Brasil e um leitor de cartões OmniKey 3021 e foi uma grande dor de cabeça configurá-lo no Mac. Não era para ser um problema, uma vez que você precisa apenas de um driver e um módulo para o Firefox. Driver O driver do leitor OmniKey pode ser obtido pelo site da Serasa Experian.

Extensões para o Safari 5

A guerra dos browsers continua: a versão 4 do Firefox já saiu em fase beta – com interface parecida com o Chrome, eu diria – mas o que me motivou escrever esse post foram as extensões do Safari 5. Sim, extensões como as dos outros browser e antes tarde do que nunca. Vamos as preferidas: Ostrich: um cliente de twitter na sua barra de ferramentas Safari140: um botão que você adiciona a sua barra de ferramentas para twittar links direto do Safari.