Using TextEdit to Modify /etc/hosts File

You can’t just open up your editor of choice to modify the /etc/hosts file on your Mac. You can open the file without any problem, you just can’t save it. To do this you must have super user privileges. Just being an Administrator isn’t enough. Fortunately, there’s a way to temporarily get super user privileges […]

How to Completely Uninstall Xcode

I hit a really odd bug last night. I mean, really, really odd. One of those bugs that keeps you up until 4am and you go to bed defeated. I came into the office today and had another engineer sit with me as I went through my code explaining what I was doing hoping that […]

My First Open Source Project

I use WordPress as my blogging platform and I absolutely love it. It’s so well done and makes blogging a joy. I’ve tried other platforms and spent more time fixing it, fretting over why the upgrade brought my site down, traversing database tables, and wishing it would do something that it doesn’t. As most of […]

Effective Team Conditions

Building and leading a successful team requires you, as the leader, to create and foster the right conditions. Just hiring the best talent and throwing a vision statement at them isn’t enough. First, be crystal clear about the outcome that is expected from them. A lot of leaders fail by going too far with this […]

Management Lessons and Susan Boyle

About 2 weeks ago I started recieving email messages, Facebook links, and tweets about a singing sensation who recently performed on the UK television show¬†Britain’s Got Talent. If you haven’t seen it, here it is: After watching the video I wondered about a few different feelings I had. Aside from her voice, which Piers Morgan […]