Note: Instead of doing everything below, you could just restore the backup of your httpd.conf that the Mavericks install created at
/etc/apache2/httpd.conf~previous. Wish I knew that 8 hours ago.
Because I like shiny new things, I decided to upgrade to Mavericks (OS X 10.9) last night. The upgrade finished around 1am, at which point I was tired, so I went to sleep. I woke up this morning to start my day, only to realize that all of my Apache Virtual Hosts were throwing 403: Forbidden errors. After a couple hours of chmod, chown, editing conf files and banging my head against the wall, I finally got it working. So if this happened to you, hopefully the following steps will help.
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I recently purchased a BeagleBone Black. The OS and configuration it ships with is nice and friendly, but I wanted something that I can have real control over. I went with Ubuntu 13.04 at first, but then I thought about BackTrack, which I quickly realized is now Kali. And there’s a BBB distribution available. So after a few days of sleepless nights and lost hair, I present you with my guide to getting Kali Linux working on a headless BeagleBone Black via OS X.
One of the first questions I asked myself (and Google) was: Does the BeagleBone Black support 32 GB microSD cards / SDXC? I know the SDHC spec says it supports up to 32 GB, but it appears that the 32 GB card I bought is actually SDXC. At any rate, even though not explicitly stated ANYWHERE (and trust me, I searched), it turns out that the BBB does indeed support 32 GB SDXC cards. If your 32 GB microSD card isn’t working, it’s likely that there’s a different problem, so read on…
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Recently one of my Gmail contacts changed her picture on Google+. This change came through immediately in the web version of Gmail, but after days it still hadn’t found its way to the contact on my phone.
It seems that the issue is that Gmail (or Android?) doesn’t consider a Google+ picture change to be a change in the contact itself. In order to get this to flow down to my phone, I simply edited the Notes field in the Gmail (web) contact. Within seconds the picture (and Notes field) were updated on my device.
Google: Please fix this. I shouldn’t have to “touch” a contact when their G+ picture changes. It should just flow down to all my Googley devices.
I just moved, and I noticed that all of my Google Now addresses were wrong (i.e. “7 minutes to home” was actually pointing to my old address). I updated my Google Contact, but it didn’t seem to take. It turns out you need to go to Google Maps and update it from there.
Click My Places and you should see Home and Work. Click the downward pointing triangle to the right of each of these, click Edit, and enter your new address.
Google, if you’re listening, this should be more intuitive. Why don’t those values get pulled from the Google Contact that I’ve identified as me? Then just propagate those changes outward.
More for me because I have to look this up every time I need it, but if you’re trying to figure out where Komodo Edit (or IDE) stores its color schemes on OSX, it’s in:
- `<username>` = your username
- `KomodoEdit` = `KomodoEdit` or `KomodoIDE` depending on which one you’re using
- `7.1` = the version you’re using