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Setting up Postgresql in Play Framework 2.1
- Download the latest JDBC driver for Postgresql (it’s a jar file)
- Move the jar file to
/lib (create /lib if it doesn’t exist)
This Stack Overflow question explains clearly how Play sets up the classpath.
Change PATH in zsh in OSX
Change to the PATH environment variable in zsh are done by editing the .zshrc file in your home directory.
Parallels 8 so much better than VMWare Fusion 5
Unhappy with the speed of my Windows 7 VM on Fusion, I decided to try Parallels 8. The difference is huge, Parallels is so much faster and doesn’t randomly hang Mac OS X. Now I just hope Parallels has a special pricing for a competitive upgrade.
Alt+Tab on Windows 7 VM on Parallels 8
After some trial and error I finally found the key combination on Parallels (Mac OS X Mountain Lion) to switch between apps on a Windows 7 VM:
From Pentadactyl to Vimperator
Today Firefox asked if I wanted to upgrade to version 15.0. I said yes, but after the upgrade, the Pentadactyl addon didn’t load because it isn’t compatible with this FF version. I searched, without success, for a solution. After reading this thread I decided to give Vimperator a try. It installed without a problem on Firefox 15 and so far, so good, I’m not feeling musch diference from Pentadactyl.
Updating Balsamiq Mockups on Mountain Lion
After installing the latest version of Balsamiq Mockups on Mountain Lion, I couldn’t open it because it wasn’t from an identified developer. To solve this I had to:
- open System Preferences -> Security & Privacy
- click the lock icon on the lower left
- on “Allow applications downloaded from:” click “Anywhere”
After doing this I was able to open Mockups.
Now, the surprising thing was that I reverted the “Allow applications from:” to “Mac App Store and identified developers” and I could still open Mockups. Once you open an app. it’s allowed to open no matter what security option currently selected. This is a nice touch and makes perfect sense.
virtualenv not working after upgrading to Mountain Lion
After upgrading from Mac OS X Lion to Mountain Lion, virtualenv stopped working. Following the advice here worked.
- upgrade Xcode from the App Store
- open Xcode, go to Preferences -> Downloads
- click Install next to Command Line Tools
After doing this I was able to use virtualenv again.