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#George’s Computer Setup

Initial Setup

  1. Install Xcode
  2. Install homebrew - ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"
  3. Install git brew install git
  4. Install virtualenvwrapper sudo easy_install virtualenvwrapper
  5. Install solarized theme ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Themes.tmbundle/Themes/
  6. Install this pretty font Source Code Pro
  7. Follow the Bootstrap Script Instructions Below http://www.lowindata.com/2013/installing-scientific-python-on-mac-os-x/

Bootstrap Script

Using Git and the bootstrap script

You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I like to keep it in ~/Projects/dotfiles, with ~/dotfiles as a symlink.) The bootstrapper script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.

git clone https://github.com/GeorgeErickson/dotfiles.git && cd dotfiles && ./bootstrap.sh

To update, cd into your local dotfiles repository and then:


Alternatively, to update while avoiding the confirmation prompt:

./bootstrap.sh -f

Sensible OS X defaults

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to set some sensible OS X defaults:


Favorite Programs

  1. Mou - a markdown editor
  2. Textmate2 - code editor
  3. github:mac - git gui
  4. Google Drive
  5. Dropbox
  6. Postgres.app - easiest way to install postgres

Favortie app store programs

  1. Found - lightning fast search of google drive, etc.
  2. DaisyDisk - disk usuage, awesome for ssds
  3. Fantastical - nice calendar app

Setup IE virtual envs

  1. Use ievms
  2. Set the Network adapter to "Bridged Adapter" to enable localhost

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