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More Mac OS Tips

Category: TheShed
#Mac OS X #Tips #SysAdmin

Some Mac Tips...

Copy and Paste

to open the go to dialog, then:

CTRL + V

to paste.

Links

Create a link to an application so I can easily run from a shell:

ln -s "/Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents …

Making Word documents from Markdown

Category: TheShed
#text #markdown #documents #Tools #SysAdmin

Markdown is awesome.

So awesome that there's even a standardization effort to create one common markdown. XKCD on standards

Aside

Aside: James asked what the big appeal was. For me it's a plain text format that has built in context with minimal distracting markup. As example:

# I am a title in **Markdown**

\chapter …

Good Cops

Category: Quotes
#Simo #T-Shirt Quotes

There are good cops Simo.

Top cat cartoon of Officer Dibble

Q.E.D.

Excel Macro Munging

Category: TheShed
#Excel #VBA #macro #Programming

The problem:

A set of items in VSO where we wanted the ID as part of the title text.

(It's a long-ish story, but the default VSO board shows only title and assigned to so we adopted a convention of adding the ID to the title text too).

Over time …

Python on Unix

Category: TheShed
#python #Programming

A fragment to let Unix boxes (and Mac OS X) know that this is a python script:

1
#!/usr/bin/env python

Add at the start of the script.

Make sure the script is executable with:

chmod +x scriptname.py

Mac OS Tools

Category: TheShed
#Mac OS #SysAdmin

Some Mac OS X stuff…

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

To install Homebrew. You might argue that downloading and executing arbitrary ruby scripts is a tad dangerous. But then so is downloading and executing some bin. (With scripts you have the benefit of …

Scrum and Agile Resources

Category: Library
#programming #engineering #organizations #agile #scrum

Scrum resources:

  1. The Scrum Guide
  2. Scaling Agile at Spotify

I still don't get why "scrum" is an appropriate name for the methodology. I

  1. Bad Agile (from a Googler's perspective).

Chances of Success

Category: Library
#education #teaching #inspiration #infographic

Via Mr Coakley (who I didn't get a chance to teach with) a Ninja Infographic on the chances of success

Chances of Success

Memory Testing

Category: TheShed
#system #OS #memory #test

memtest does what it says on the tin. It tests memory. Grab the installer from http://www.memtest.org/#downiso and install onto a bootable USB.

On a recent machine you'll need to disable UFEI in the BIOS to boot from the USB stick.

Engineering Leadership

Category: Library
#leadership #engineering #development #management

44 engineering management lessons from a co-founder of rethinkDB → http://www.defmacro.org/2014/10/03/engman.html