Category: OS X

RIP TextWrangler

Bare Bones, on TextWrangler’s future:

What you may not know is that last July, we released BBEdit 11.6. You can use this version unlicensed, forever, for free. Without a license, BBEdit now includes all of the features that TextWrangler offers, plus quite a few others. That’s right. You no longer have to pick between them.
If this sounds like TextWrangler will eventually be sunsetted, you’re right; it will.

FWIW TextWrangler was always my go-to text editor if I had to do a simple find-and-replace in a massive text file (like a SQL dump). Where Sublime and TextMate would choke and beachball, TextWrangler always came through. Good to see that an unlicensed BBEdit version carries the torch.

(Via 9to5Mac.)

Mavericks and Apache/MySQL

I finally upgraded my office machine to OS X Mavericks, and as a result had to reconfigure both Apache and MySQL. This post covers most of the relevant info for dealing with Apache: remapping your default web directory, enabling PHP. This post deals with setting index.php as a default document if a directory is requested. […]

Not If, But When

Last week Jordan’s four-year-old white plastic MacBook started to freeze up. Fearing the worst, I immediately cloned her machine to an external drive. A few days later the dreaded folder with a ? appeared (has that replaced the sad Mac face?) and it refused to boot up. I ordered a 250GB, 7200rpm drive off Amazon […]