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 [...] [...]

Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

Updates September 9, 2011 Included the latest Chef Knife ec2 server create argument that sets the EBS Volume to not be deleted on the termination of the EC2 Instance Intro Up until recently a friend lent me a Virtual Machine in he Cloud for my Blog. I didn’t have to do anything to manage it. [...] [...]

Modyfying Jets3t S3 GUI tool to work with Walrus (Eucalyptus S3)

Jets3t (pronounced “jet-set”) is a free, open-source Java toolkit and application suite for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon CloudFront content delivery network. For some reason almost all the standard tools for accessing S3 will not easily work with the Eucalyptus equivalent to S3 called Walrus. I am use to using the [...] [...]