Sunday, 20 July 2014

Git send-email on OSX

The TL;DR version of this guide
sudo -H cpan IO::Socket::SSL
sudo -H cpan -fi IO::Socket::SSL
sudo -H cpan -fi Net::SMTP::SSL 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Colloquy up and down

On a fresh Colloquy install, you will be surprised that the up and down arrows do not bring back the history of your chats. In reality it does, but you have to hold alt while pressing the arrows. This is so that you can move around your input field freely just with keyboard.

The problem is that there is no option in the preference GUI to change this behaviour and you have to resort to the command line, as pointed out here. I hope this will change in the future.
defaults write info.colloquy JVSendHistoryUsesOnlyArrows -bool true

Friday, 4 July 2014

OSX energy controls redux

It's not the first time I find myself complaining about one design aspect of OSX, despite appreciating most parts of it.

This time is the Energy Control panel, which in newer versions is merged in a single slider, instead of having the usual configurations "when plugged-in" and "when battery".

Luckily there is a way to restore everything properly this time, thanks to this helpful trick (from MacRumors forum).

edit "/System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Your-Mac-Model.plist"


Unfortunately I couldn't find a matching model number so I just ended up editing all of them >_<
But it worked, so yay!

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