Install Wine on Mac Mountain Lion with Homebrew

It was nice to see that I could brew install wine Until it failed trying to install libicns: ==> ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libicns/0.8.1 ==> make install _WritePNGImage in icns2png.o ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386 clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) make[1]: *** [icns2png] Error 1 make: *** [install-recursive] [...] [...]

Install Pgrep and PKill for Mac OS X with Brew

My fingers still tend to do ps ax | grep some_program_name_I_want_to_kill and then do a kill 2012 to kill that process. Then I remember that I could use pgrep and/or pkill to do the same kind of thing. But then I remember I’m on a Mac which doesn’t have those commands built in, though most [...] [...]

Your Mac Won’t Reboot when Installing Mac OS X Lion – Reset Your PRAM

Overseeing the Mac OS X Lion upgrade of all the Macs at Work, I’ve seen the Lion installs generally be the easiest OS X Upgrade ever. But I wasted almost two days upgrading one of our Mac Pros. We have several Mac Pros with the same configuration, 2008 Vintage Dual Quad Core’s with Software RAID [...] [...]

Getting Comments/Annotations in LyX to show up in PDF

I’ve started to use Lyx to do our technical documentation (Oh how I wish I could use Framemaker on the Mac, but Adobe destroyed the best tool for technical documentation and made it only available on the legacy Windows virus vector. Lyx is nothing like Framemaker other than supporting structure documents. I’m just lamenting a [...] [...]