Clearing your DNS cache on OS X

Posted by CobyR on May 30th, 2009

To clear the DNS cache on Mac OS X 10.5 use: dscacheutil -flushdnscache on 10.4 and earlier try: lookupd -flushdnscache Needed this just now as I was setting up the new sub-domain for Goruco 2009 Confreaks site.

CentOS – Parallels Virtual Appliance

Posted by CobyR on September 23rd, 2008

Parallels, provides as part of their community section a nice directory of virtual appliances for download with Parallels 2.0 and above.  You can find it at Parallels Appliance Directory.  The CentOS 5 Server application has been a great starting point for me for testing deployments of some of our applications.  I really do love the […]

yafinr – Yet Another Forum (in Ruby)

Posted by CobyR on July 7th, 2008

After installing and supporting YAF.NET (http://www.yetanotherforum.net) for a couple of clients, I have decided to build another YAF, but I’ll do it in Ruby. The trips back into the land of ASP.NET and C# have been painful to say the least. So tonight I started hacking… haven’t done much of that in a while, too […]

Cleaning up the .svn directories from OS X or Linux

Posted by CobyR on March 26th, 2008

Handy little command to quickly remove all those .svn subdirectories from a project. find . -type d -name .svn | xargs rm -rf another alternative find . -type d -name .svn’ -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rdf

Personal Brain 4.0

Posted by CobyR on November 22nd, 2007

I’ve been using Personal Brain (http://www.thebrain.com) for a little over five years now. With this latest version they have finally released a client for OS X as well as for Linux. It is great to not have to use Parallels to access it. For a while I switched to Journlr under OS X, but I […]

Journler

Posted by CobyR on April 4th, 2007

I’ve been playing on my Macbook Pro, and came across an application called Journler (http://journler.com). It seems to be a very flexible and supports auto-posting to blogs that support the MetaWeb-API, as well as directly posting to LiveJournal.

Mac OS X / Ruby – RubyConf 2006

Posted by CobyR on October 25th, 2006

As luck would have it, a little over two weeks after I purchase my Macbook Pro, Apple bumps from Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo http://www.macmegasite.com/node/3237. At RubyConf 2006 this past weekend, Laurent Sansonetti of Apple Computer gave a great presentation on Ruby OSA http://rubyosa.rubyforge.org/ for manipulating Apple Events in Ruby. Michael Granger presented […]