Back to Linux

For a few years ago, I was very active in the Linux world. I was developing, translating and I even was Team Leader one year for the Swedish Ubuntu Community. Since then I have been working in both Mac OS X- and Windows-environment. But I feel more and more that I miss the Linux environment. OS X is quite okay to work in as a web developer, but I feel a bit too locked in, in that system. Windows is like a nightmare in every way.  It’s a terrible environment to work in, and we hardly need to talk about the security and privacy bit of the system. I’m very interested in computer security and I want to have control over my privacy when writing something on my computer or checking something up on the internet.

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Fixed the Wifi-problem on my MacBook Pro

Many people have had problems with their Wifi-connection after upgrading to Yosemite on their Macs. So did I, but now I have managed to fix it.

Apple have released a few bug fixes to OS X 10.10. I’m up to 10.10.2 on my MacBook Pro now, but none of this bug fixes fixed the problem for me. What I had to do was to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on my computer.

To do this on a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you turn off your computer. Make sure that your power coord is connected to the computer. Then you hold down the Shift-, Ctrl- and Alt-keys and press the power button at the same time. After the you can release all the buttons and turn your computer on, and hopefully your problem will be fixed.

A successful test on boosting traffic

When you are blogging for profit, its a very good idea to plan your posts depending on what’s is happening in the near future. As you can see on the picture below, I did just that when Apple were releasing the new version of OS X. As you can see the traffic on my blog were just skyrocketing the day after the release.

Both you and me know that many web developers use Mac’s as their primary development machines, and I have been using the Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) for a few months now, as I have had the possibility to use the Developer Preview of the new version. I had noticed that there was a problem with using MAMP on the Yosemite, so I wrote a small blog post about how to make MAMP work in Yosemite. And as I had suspected, people were searching for that fix the days after the release.

I didn’t do any work to monetize that particular blog post, but we clearly see the possibilities to do that here. Now I have seen that it works, and if I see the possibility again, maybe I will try out the different monitizing possibilities.

Making MAMP work in OS X Yosemite

This is mostly a quick post for myself, so I can remember how I did this. 

When I installed the beta of OS X 10.10, also called Yosemite, my MAMP stopped working. MySQL was starting as usual, but it just refused to start Apache. After doing a quick search for this problem, I found some tips that helped me making it all work again.

I made sure that MAMP was set up so it used the usual ports for Apache and MySQL, port 80 and 3306 that is, instead of the 8888 and 8889 that is default after installing MAMP.

After that I did a search for the file envvars in Finder, and renamed it to _envvars. 

After doing those two steps, I could start both Apache and MySQL again.

A great fall is coming for all Apple fans

As a quite new Apple-fan I really look forward for this fall, when Apple is releasing the new versions of both OS X and iOS. I’m quite happy with the version I have installed on my computers and phone right now, but the new versions sounds like a great update.

As an app developer, I really am looking forward for all the new features in iOS. And the possibility to make and answer calls from the computer sounds really nice. It will be a much stronger connection between all your Apple devices. It’s going to be a lot easier to work on different devices.

Both OS X and iOS is possible download and install right now, but I’m not sure I’m ready to take the chance to do it. I’m using all my devices a lot, both in work and privately, so I’m not sure I will take the chance of breaking something yet.

Another really interesting thing is the new programming language Apple has developed, Swift. Another language to learn to make top notch apps, but I think it will be great in the end.