Category Archives: Mac OS X

Things pertaining to Mac OS X

How to install mysqldb for python on Mac OSX

Install XCode and the command line tools Install homebrew brew install mysql-connector-c pip install mysql-python

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Yosemite maximize button is broken!

Still not fixed in El Capitan 🙁 But you can get the correct functionality by holding option + shift while clicking the green button that used to do the right thing. It is too bad that got more complicated.

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Unable to load psycopg2 on Mac OSX El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan today and of course had to reinstall homebrew and all my python and development tools. I went to try to run a django app on my machine and kept getting this error: django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: Error loading … Continue reading

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XSLX file will not open on a webdav share from OSX

Affects Apache with Webdav.   Symptoms include: When you double click an .xlsx file on the share, excel says it is in incorrect format. When you drag the file to your desktop it still won’t open.  Excel says the file … Continue reading

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Connect mac osx to Cisco Switch using USB to Serial adapter

This worked for me using a prolific adapter Follow this: http://plugable.com/2011/07/12/installing-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-mac-os-x then screen -S cua -s serial /dev/tty.usbserial 115200,-cstop,-cs8,-parenbreset

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