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Editing hosts file quickly using the command line or an app on macOS

For the longest time, I used the Hostbuddy for Mac app to edit my hosts file and flush my local DNS cache. I still recommend the app to anyone who wants to edit their hosts file on Apple’s operating system using a GUI. However, I have recently started using the command line in conjunction with […]

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Mac Web

Ignoring .git and hidden files when zip archiving on macOS using the command line

macOS click-and-point file and folder archiving is limited. Often when I need to archive a code project folder that has GIT version control files and other assets I do not want to be zipped. For such a task click-and-point fall short but the command line gets the job done. To ignore files and folder when […]

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Browsers Fix Laravel Mac Web

Getting macOS to trust all your self-signed SSL certificates from Homestead with a single shot

If you want Google Chrome on macOS (previously OS X) to always trust all of your sites hosted on your Laravel Homestead vagrant box add the Homestead  ca.homestead.homestead.crt certificate file to your Mac’s Keychain Access and trust the certificate. Take a look at how this can be done. To import your .csr file as a […]

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Mac Performance Tips Web

Increase Mac OSX Key Repeat Speed

Enter the following in the terminal: Then logout and then back into your Mac. You are finished. Resources https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/10467/how-to-increase-keyboard-key-repeat-rate-on-os-x

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Browsers Fix Laravel Mac Web

Stop Chrome & Firefox from blocking HTTPS requests by default for all domains hosted by Homestead

Virtual hosted Homestead SSL URLs in both Chrome and Firefox display an insecure message when visited. In this tutoial we will stop these browsers from blocking HTTPS requests by default for all domains hosted by Homestead. To get started, you simply need to import your certificate authority, .csr, file into Firefox. For Chrome you need […]