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Copy OS X Yosemite installer to prevent multiple downloads

ElectricToolBox.com - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:45

Apple's OS X Yosemite upgrade is available today from the App Store for free, and weighs in at about 5.1GB. After downloading it via the App Store it's possible to make a copy of the installer so you don't need to download it again for each Mac you want to run it on.

Note, do this before installing the update

After downloading the update, the App Store saves the installer to the Applications directory and starts it, as shown in the screenshot below.

Do not click "Continue" until you have copied the installer. The reason? It gets deleted after the update has finished running.

How to copy the installer

When the screen above appears, go and find the installer and copy it before clicking "Continue".

You can navigate to the installer in Finder from the menu selecting "Go" then "Applications" or by using the Cmd+Shift+A Finder shortcut keyboard combo.

Scroll down until you find "Install OS X Yosemite" and then copy it to some other location, such as a USB stick or external hard drive.

Now go back to the installer and click the continue button.

Run the installer on a second, third, fourth, etc... machine

You can now use the same application to install Mac OS X Yosemite on another machine. This afternoon I installed it onto my MacBookPro via the App Store, copied it to an external hard drive and then installed onto my MacMini from the external hard drive.

Is this legal?

Aside from the fact the upgrade is free, a single copy of Yosemite can be installed on each Apple-branded computer that you own or control. So yes, it's legal.

Why bother?

If you have super fast bandwidth and/or low or no data caps then maybe you don't want to bother going to the fuss of copying the installer, but if your bandwidth isn't so fast or you have a low data cap and/or bandwidth is expensive, then you might want to avoid having to download this 5.1GB update more than once.

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Code.org Program for K-5

UrlGreyHot.com - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:12

Code.org now has an elementary school program (Kindergarden - 5th grade), and Code Studio for the program looks like its modeled after the free MIT Scratch app, a visual tool that we used with our first son to introduce computer science fundamentals a few years ago. Good stuff.

Categories: Technology

Migrating WordPress

SoftwareAs.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:04

After another WordPress migration [1], here’s my 2p on WordPress migrations: Don’t even think about following WordPress’s standard backup-and-restore instructions. The Duplicator plugin captures everything in one go, including comments, themes, etc as it dumps both the database and the file structure in a single archive. Also, you can easily scp the dump onto the new machine; whereas the usual procedure requires rebuilding WordPress, installing a plugin, and then worrying about the dump being too big when you try to upload it over HTTP (as there’s still no obvious way to scp and restore WXR files, really!)

Duplicator’s restore phase isn’t too clear from the docs, but I found the answer here. You don’t have to manually install WordPress. You simply create a new temp folder somewhere under web servers public/ folder, open your browser, and navigate to the install.php file there in this folder. It will do the rest for you!

  1. Now that Linode has dropped its minimum box to $10/month (and a decent spec at 1GB RAM with SSD storage), I decided to consolidate and move the utility box on Linode instead of DigitalOcean.

A digital DC power supply -- part 3: command control from the PC

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Guido Socher
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Computer Assisted Simulation of DNA using Linux and Perl

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Carlos Andrés Pérez
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Automate the creation of graphs with Graphviz

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Jean-Etienne Poirrier
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LF Tip: #defines for writing portable C-code

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Guido Socher
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A digital DC power supply -- part 2: the software

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Guido Socher
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Book review: The Linux Enterprise Cluster

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Tom Uijldert
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LF Tip: USB mice and laptops

LinuxFocus.org - Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:35
by Guido Socher
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Ovolabs Phlink not working in OS X Lion

OutOfControl - Thu, 09/15/2011 - 13:01

Worried that Ovolabs Phlink telephonic software will stop working when you upgrade to Apples OS X Lion? You have good reason to, as it won't work. Anyone who has Ovolabs Phlink will know that support seems to have been dropped many moons ago! No develop is ongoing but Ovolabs is happy to take your money, if you want to throw it at them, in exchange for their product. This is quite sad, as Ovolabs Phlink telephonic software appears to be one of the better packages out there, if you want to use your Mac as an answering machine.

This is where ThinkSoftware.net steps in. Fabien Octave from ThinkSoftware has written a small kextunload startup item that will fix the issue, and allow Phlink to run as it should. I've downloaded and installed the package, it does what it says it does, and nothing more.

The link: http://thinksoftware.net/phlink-lion.html
The forum thread at Ovolab: http://www.ovolab.com/support/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2482

PS: I noticed after the most recent update from Apple, that Phlink once again sees calls coming in, but still won't pickup. The unload of com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC is still needed.

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