Posts Tagged ‘Mac OS X’

Minecraft for $2.5 Billion – Yes, ‘the App’ is King

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original and main developer with 71% stake in Mojang became an instant billionaire and a member of the Forbes World’s Billionaire list overnight. That’s right, Markus Persson is now #1415 with an estimated worth of $1.3 Billion according to Forbes. (more…)

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Mac OS X: Java – “Application Blocked by Security Settings” Solution

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Starting with Java 8 Update 20 (Java 8u20) and later versions the option to lower the security setting in the Java Console Panel to Medium has been removed. Prior, changing the setting to Medium would quickly resolve issues where certain unsigned Java applets would not run. Now, with Java 8u20 and later, only High and Very High levels are available. These security levels are described on the java.com website as stated below. (more…)

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Customize the Mac Terminal Shell Prompt in OS X Yosemite

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

The Mac prompt is defined by the ‘PS1′ environment variable which can be defined in the ‘.bash_profile’ hidden file. To customize your Mac Terminal Shell Prompt in OS X Yosemite, follow the below steps. (more…)

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BASH Shell Scripting: Passing Arguments to a Python Script

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Larry Wall: “Shell programming is a 1950s juke box …”

In this short blog I write a small Python utility script to create directories and demonstrate how to utilize it and pass it arguments via BASH shell script. The functionality is similar to the ‘mkdir’ UNIX command. The name of the directory or directories to be created is the argument I pass in to the Python script. I then create a BASH shell script to call the Python script. (more…)

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