note to self: when I need to access the docker host from within a container running in Docker for Mac, the hostname is docker.for.mac.localhost.
note to self: when searching a file or directory in OSX it is possible to show or hide the hidden files with the Cmd-Shift-period shortcut
note to self:
to set up a virtual host named viho for local web development testing on OSX El Capitan (and probably earlier):
define an alias name in /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 localhost viho ::1 localhost viho setup the virtual host configuration file /etc/apache2/other/viho.conf: <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/path/to/where/the/files/are" ServerName viho </VirtualHost> browse to http://viho/ and enjoy.
With every update of IntelliJ IDEA, I stumble over this: IDEA wants to run on Java Version 6. As I don’t have this buggy outdated version on my Mac anymore, I always have to patch the config. To do this, locate the file named Info.plist in the Contents folder of the IntelliJ IDEA 14 CE.app directory. Open the file with TextEdit or any text editor of your choice and change the line