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1. Open a terminal window.

2. At the input prompt you will see this structure:
“`
nicholas@computer-name:~$ _
“`

3. So you have to edit the hostname file:
“`
sudo nano /etc/hostname
“`

4. When prompted, enter the administrator password and hit Enter.

5. The hostname file will open, showing the current computer name. Replace the name with the desired new name.

6. Hit Ctrl+X to save and exit.

7. New name will show when you open a new terminal window.

Unable to install Homebrew with this?

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"

What’s happened

-e:70: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr/local/bin in PATH, mode 040777
==> This script will install:
/usr/local/bin/brew
/usr/local/Library/...
/usr/local/share/man/man1/brew.1

Press RETURN to continue or any other key to abort
==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /Library/Caches/Homebrew
Password:
==> Downloading and installing Homebrew...
remote: Counting objects: 192274, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (52298/52298), done.
remote: Total 192274 (delta 138823), reused 192246 (delta 138803)
Receiving objects: 100% (192274/192274), 38.59 MiB | 189 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (138823/138823), done.
From https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew
 * [new branch]      master     -> origin/master
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/0mq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/4store' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/Secret Rabbit Code' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ag' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/alut' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/android' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/apache-activemq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/apache-fop' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/aws-as' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/aws-mon' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/beanstalkd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/bjam' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/boehmgc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/boost-jam' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/boot2docker-cli (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/bzr' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/cowthink' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/cpanm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/csvfix' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ctags-exuberant' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/db' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/dbus' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/dejagnu' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/eyeD3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fastcgi' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fishfish' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fluidsynth' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gearmand' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/git-tig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gnu-scientific-library' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/google-go' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gperftools' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gpg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gpg2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gs' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gtk' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gtypist' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hashdeep' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/heroku' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/htop' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hudson' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ipsum' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/jocr' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/lcms' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/lcms2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/leg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libcryptopp' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libgd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libgeoip' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpeg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpeg-turbo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/liblabjackusb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libmad' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libmcrypt' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libnettle' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/liboggz' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libqrencode' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtag' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtasn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtcnative' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/littlecms' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mediainfo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mongo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mosh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mp4box' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mpich' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/myrepos' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/node.js' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/nodejs' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/npm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/nsis' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/o-caml' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ocaml' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ocio' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/offlineimap' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ooc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/openmpi' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/openocd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pgrep' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pipeviewer' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pkgconfig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pkill' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pocketsphinx' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/postgres' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/pt (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/qt4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/shell-fm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/slang' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/sphinxbase' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/sqlite3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/stax-sdk' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/style' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/tinyfugue' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/twemproxy (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/twolame' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/unix2dos' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/urxvt' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/usb-multiplex-daemon' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/vid.stab (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/wxwidgets' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/xmlsec1' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/zmq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_bash_completion.sh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_fish_completion.fish' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_zsh_completion.zsh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-aspell-dictionaries.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-beer.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create file Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-bundle-dir.rb (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-bundle.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-cleanup-installed' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-gist-logs.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-graph' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-man' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-profile.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-pull.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-server' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-services.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-switch.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-tap-readme.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-test-bot.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create file Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-versions.rb (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-which.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/git' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/bootstrap.min.css' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/glyphicons-halflings-white.png' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/glyphicons-halflings.png' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/example-formula.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/manpages/brew.1.md' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/3.2.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/ant' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/apr-1-config' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/bsdmake' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c89' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c99' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/cc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/clang' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/clang++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/cpp' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.5' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.7' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.8' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.9' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.5' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.7' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.8' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.9' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/git' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gmake' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/ld' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-g++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-gcc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/make' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/mig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/pod2man' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/sed' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/xcrun' (Permission denied)
fatal: cannot create directory at 'Library/ENV/pkgconfig/10.10': Permission denied
Failed during: git reset --hard origin/master

Reason

Probably you have multiple users on your computer. And you uninstalled the old Homebrew and trying to re-install it.

Solution

Theorotically you can remove the directory /usr/local/Library but this will happens again when you try to use Homebrew with another user. It is better to change the permission of directory with this:

sudo chmod -R 775 /usr/local/Library

and after a successful install, you better fix the permission for another directory. This directory may appear after you run some ruby commands.

sudo chmod -R 775 /usr/local/Cellar

 

Caffeine has been a very useful app to instantly disable or enable the screensaver on mac. At least for me, I am using multiple computers in office and all of them except the one I am using will usually get idle. Getting into screensaver, however, is bad sometimes especially I was reading from that screen and type things on another screen, and not to mention the password input after the screen lock. Well anyway, I highly recommend it.

Mac

On mac, we can install it easily with the app store.

Ubuntu

But in ubuntu, it is not available on the software center. But you can still get it through command line. Turn on terminal and input the following one by one.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install caffeine

Ssh is a very convenient way to remotely command or control other devices. We use ssh to push commits to git server, to access remote server, and even to manipulate the content of our iphones and ipads. However it’s usually distributing to type your long and elusive password every time. Therefore here I would like introduce a way to create a steady relationship between your computer and the remote server you wanna connect with.

The principle is this, ssh connection establishments requires verification using the computer unique key of both devices. in order to simplify this step, we can generate a public key of your computer in advanced and which allows other to identify you. While you put that public key in the remote device as authorized key, you can kinda fast forward the process.

step 1: open terminal and “ssh-keygen -t dsa”
step 2: open “.ssh/id_dsa.pub” and copy content inside
step 3: open new tab in terminal and ssh server
step 4: paste all content into /home//.ssh/authorized_keys

a@A:~> ssh-keygen -t rsa
a@A:~> ssh b@B mkdir -p .ssh
a@A:~> cat .ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh b@B ‘cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys’

Fix Mbox Mail for Mac with Apple Mail 5, please see this post:
Fix Mbox Mail for Mac on Lion, works Apple Mail 5

After the new Mac OSX Lion released, there has been a number of people finding out the Mbox Mail for Mac doesn’t work at all. But the fact is, it actually works. The reason is that the whole new updated Apple Mail 5 has added some security protocols which don’t support the Mbox Mail for Mac. I have been doing some programs hoping to fix this problem. However it takes some time. Therefore herein I would like to introduce an alternative way with Thurderbird to make the whole thing works again.

Step 1:
If you don’t have Mbox Mail for Mac, download and install Mbox Mail for Mac 1.0.2 below and ensure it is not expired and started:
http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/download.php

Step 2:
Download and install the beta version of Thurderbird here:
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/early_releases/downloads/

Step 3:
Go to “Tools”->”Account Settings”, then add new mail account:

Step 4:
Enter name and email address, but leave password empty. Then continue.

Step 5:
Right after continue, you will see “manual config”. Click it.

Step 6:
Input password and fill the boxes as shown in the screenshot. Then click “re-test” and then “create account”.

Step 7:
You might see a warning. Tick the understand box and then create account.

Finally:
After all you should be able to check your hotmail. Enjoy and please “like” or “+1” this passage if you feel it helpful. =]

The news is that I have successfully make Mail 5 to work with Mbox Mail for Mac. I can receive and send email with it. But it involves some tricky authentication which needs manual username and password input. I might need to do some more investigation. =]

In Mac, Ruby is preinstalled. You can open Terminal and input the followings to view the version of Ruby installed in your Mac

ruby -v

Update Ruby. You might want to update your Ruby, however there is no installer for Ruby like Windows. Instead, we can use MacPort.

Step 1. Install MacPort. You can download from their website: macports.org or DMG Image of Version 1.9.1 for Snow Leopard

Step 2. Open “Terminal” and input command:

sudo port

Step 3. MacPort should be started after inputting your password, then input command:

install ruby

It is easy, isn’t it? You can check what you have installed, you can input this command in MacPort:

installed
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