A couple of days ago my Terminal.app (console) got a really annoying feature. When launching the console or when I created a new tab it got stuck for about 5-10 seconds before I got my prompt.

If you are like me and are spending most of your time in Terminal.app you understand how annoying this is/was.

I tried to rename .profile, .inputrc and evey other startup script I had in my home folder but the problem did not go away.

Then I found an OSX user which had his Terminal crash when started. He solved his problem by cleaning up some OSX systemlogs. So I thought I try the same trick.

The logfiles which he removed where the asl files under /private/var/log/asl/

I read about them here: http://macosx.com/tech-support/can-i-deleteasl-log/24223.html

But I figured I’d just remove them all :)

sudo rm -rf /private/var/log/asl/*

When all asl files where removed my Terminal went back to normal again and I am sooooooo relieved.

This worked for me BUT I do not recommend you to remove anything if you do not know what you are doing!!!


Posted in Operatingsystem, Utilities at September 11th, 2009. 6 Comments
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I generate a loooot of passwords. I try out a lot of webservices and all those needs passwords. I control about 70-100 servers and all those have different services and accounts. So I generate a lot of passwords… and this post is about how I do it do make it as easy as possible.
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Posted in Mouseless, Operatingsystem at January 13th, 2009. 2 Comments
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Configure and compiling VIM under OS X did not work out-of-the box for me. I did not want to use MacPorts VIM as it’s dependent on ruby (if you like me want that) and I did not find a way of compiling MacPorts VIM against my local ruby.

This post is about how to get VIM compiling on OS X/intel without the use of MacPorts.

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Posted in Programming at January 11th, 2009. 6 Comments
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Today i thought that i should give the new merb release a try. When updating my merb gems i got the following message.

> sudo gem update
Updating installed gems
Updating merb
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::InstallError)
    merb-core requires RubyGems version >= 1.3.0

This post is how i solved my problem updating RubyGems to 1.3.1 on Mac OS X 10.5.5

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Posted in Merb, Ruby at November 14th, 2008. 2 Comments
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I’ve just released v0.5 of keyFinder. keyFinder is the simpliest frontend for OSX’s keychain that you can think of. Its basicly a little window that filters your passwords (live) as you type your keywords. Select the one you want and hit enter. The password then gets copied to your clipboard. 

More information can be found on the keyFinder page under my projects.


Posted in Projects, Utilities at August 3rd, 2008. No Comments
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