Category Archives: Mac

GNU Wget

GNU Wget.

Needed to quick download a copy of a website.  Quick google led me to wget, which makes the operation a simple one liner.

Unfortunately, its not part of OSX command line tool kit any more.  No problem, let me just download it and compile.  Oh look, Mountain Lion uninstalled the command line compiler tools like make.  Grumble.

Couldn’t Resist

With time running out, I finally pulled the trigger on the latest Macheist.  The only program I really wanted was Scrivener, so $29 for a $45 program plus a zillion others (18 in the heist, plus 20 more if you tweeted about Macheist) semi-useful programs was a pretty good deal.

One more day to go, get to it.

Mountain Lion, no X11 for you?

Guess I haven’t done any work from home since I updated to Mountain Lion.  When I went to start up X11, I was greeted with:

Clicking continue, brings you to here.  Not only is it not installed, but its not directly supported by Apple any more either.

One 66.9Mb download and log out (well, I restarted to clear some other updates while I was at it) and it looks like I’m in business.