The right and wrong way to set Python 3 as default on a Mac

I’ve been dipping my toe back into Python development as I get ready to head to PyCon US. When I installed a module to tinker around with, I got a reminder that I needed to install Python 3 soon. $ pip install todoist-pythonDEPRECATION: Python 2.7 will reach the end of its life on January 1st, 2020. Please upgrade your Python as Python 2.7 won’t be … Read more

Launch Sublime Text from the command line on OSX

Sublime Text includes a command line tool, subl, to work with files on the command line. This can be used to open files and projects in Sublime Text, as well working as an EDITOR for unix tools, such as git and subversion. Requirements Sublime text 2 or 3 installed in your system within Applications folder Setup In order … Read more

Launch Sublime Text 2 or 3 from the Mac OSX Terminal

As I’m working in the OSX Terminal more and more these days, I’m always on the lookout for time saving shortcuts. A really useful tip that I picked up recently from Zander Martineau is how to open up Sublime Text straight from the Terminal. This is done by hooking into a CLI utility that Sublime provides called subl. … Read more

Homebrew

How To Homebrew is a package management system for OS X. You can read more about it here, or simply run ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” to install it. First things first, you need to familiarize yourself with some of the basic homebrew commands. All commands start with the binary brew. brew search If you are looking … Read more

How to Get Into the MacBook BIOS

A system’s BIOS, or Basic Input/Output System, is a software chip in a computer’s motherboard that determines how the operating system functions. All Windows operating systems use BIOS, while MacBook computers use an equivalent called EFI, or Extensible Firmware Interface. EFI serves the same purpose as BIOS, where advanced users can configure specific system-level settings. … Read more

Mac: How to change your computer name

Does your Mac have a different name than you’d like? Follow along for how to quickly change your computer’s name. Your Mac’s name will show up in a variety of circumstances including when AirDropping files, managing your devices on iCloud like with Find My Mac, and elsewhere. Here’s how to easily change it. Mac: How … Read more

Install ffmpeg on Mac OS X

FFmpeg is a great little program to help convert more or less any media format. I previously wrote an article how to install ffmpeg on the Raspberry Pi. This short tutorial will help you install ffmpeg on Mac, which is luckily a lot simpler! The easiest way to install ffmpeg is to use HomeBrew a package manager for … Read more