by John C. Bland II | Jul 21, 2011 | OSX
I figure I’ll start blogging more since I’m off Twitter, for the most part, and what better way to kick off blocking again than to talk about my latest “toy”: OSX Lion.
Scrolling is weird on Lion but I truly think with time it will be natural. I get the change though. Everything about Lion is iOS’esque. Look at the animations, Mission Control sliding [aka Spaces 2.0], Launchpad, and scrolling.
In Lion when you slide your finger down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse it pulls the page [or app screen] down. When you slide your finger up it pushes the page up.
It isn’t scrolling, per se. It is more like you’re grabbing the page and moving it in a natural way. If this was a physical page I was writing on write now and wanted to see the bottom, perhaps covered by a book, I would take my finger(s) and push the page up.
That’s how scrolling in Lion works. Apple was bold with the change [I’m sure some folks, including myself initially] ranted about it but I truly think it will become my preference within the next week.
How do you like the scrolling?
by John C. Bland II | Jul 20, 2011 | OSX
I had the hardest time setting up Mura today on my 2008 MacBook Pro. It wasn’t even the fault of Mura, Apache, or Tomcat/Railo but of my hosts file.
This post got me over the hump: Mac OS X Lion /etc/hosts file.
What a weird change. I also hit a wall with some Apache config file changes but I’ll fool w/ those later.
Due to the linked site not working any longer, I am copying the post here. The original post is from Gargoyle’s Blog.
Just doing some early testing with Lion to make sure I can get all my dev environment up and running and have just came along a little quirk.
This is how the default hosts file looks:-
# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
Nothin unusual. However, if you are used to adding lines like:-
to the end of the file, then it might throw you off a little bit as it seems you now have to have them above the fe80::1%lo0 line.