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Setting up a new computer

My personal installation script for a new computer.

Note, this sets up an extremely opinionated and highly personalized installation, with my preferences and dotfiles. Please adjust as needed!

My dotfile repo is currently private, but I plan on creating a public repo before the end of the year.

Some resources borrowed from:

Install from script:

Open the terminal, then:

bash -c "`curl -L https://git.io/new-computer`"

This command runs the following script:

#                    _           _        _ _ 
#  ___  _____  __   (_)_ __  ___| |_ __ _| | |
# / _ \/ __\ \/ /   | | '_ \/ __| __/ _` | | |
#| (_) \__ \>  <    | | | | \__ \ || (_| | | |
# \___/|___/_/\_\   |_|_| |_|___/\__\__,_|_|_|


echo "I  ❤️  🍎"
echo "Mac OS Install Setup Script"
echo "By Nina Zakharenko"
echo "Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/nnja"

# Some configs reused from:
# https://github.com/ruyadorno/installme-osx/
# https://gist.github.com/millermedeiros/6615994
# https://gist.github.com/brandonb927/3195465/

# Colorize

# Set the colours you can use
black=$(tput setaf 0)
red=$(tput setaf 1)
green=$(tput setaf 2)
yellow=$(tput setaf 3)
blue=$(tput setaf 4)
magenta=$(tput setaf 5)
cyan=$(tput setaf 6)
white=$(tput setaf 7)

# Resets the style
reset=`tput sgr0`

# Color-echo. Improved. [Thanks @joaocunha]
# arg $1 = message
# arg $2 = Color
cecho() {
  echo "${2}${1}${reset}"
  return
}

echo ""
cecho "###############################################" $red
cecho "#        DO NOT RUN THIS SCRIPT BLINDLY       #" $red
cecho "#         YOU'LL PROBABLY REGRET IT...        #" $red
cecho "#                                             #" $red
cecho "#              READ IT THOROUGHLY             #" $red
cecho "#         AND EDIT TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS         #" $red
cecho "###############################################" $red
echo ""

# Set continue to false by default.
CONTINUE=false

echo ""
cecho "Have you read through the script you're about to run and " $red
cecho "understood that it will make changes to your computer? (y/n)" $red
read -r response
if [[ $response =~ ^([yY][eE][sS]|[yY])$ ]]; then
  CONTINUE=true
fi

if ! $CONTINUE; then
  # Check if we're continuing and output a message if not
  cecho "Please go read the script, it only takes a few minutes" $red
  exit
fi

# Here we go.. ask for the administrator password upfront and run a
# keep-alive to update existing `sudo` time stamp until script has finished
sudo -v
while true; do sudo -n true; sleep 60; kill -0 "$$" || exit; done 2>/dev/null &


##############################
# Prerequisite: Install Brew #
##############################

echo "Installing brew..."

if test ! $(which brew)
then
	## Don't prompt for confirmation when installing homebrew
  /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" < /dev/null
fi

# Latest brew, install brew cask
brew upgrade
brew update
brew tap caskroom/cask


#############################################
### Generate ssh keys & add to ssh-agent
### See: https://help.github.com/articles/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent/
#############################################

echo "Generating ssh keys, adding to ssh-agent..."
read -p 'Input email for ssh key: ' useremail

echo "Use default ssh file location, enter a passphrase: "
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "$useremail"  # will prompt for password
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"

# Now that sshconfig is synced add key to ssh-agent and
# store passphrase in keychain
ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa

# If you're using macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later, you will need to modify your ~/.ssh/config file to automatically load keys into the ssh-agent and store passphrases in your keychain.

if [ -e ~/.ssh/config ]
then
    echo "ssh config already exists. Skipping adding osx specific settings... "
else
	echo "Writing osx specific settings to ssh config... "
   cat <<EOT >> ~/.ssh/config
	Host *
		AddKeysToAgent yes
		UseKeychain yes
		IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
EOT
fi

#############################################
### Add ssh-key to GitHub via api
#############################################

echo "Adding ssh-key to GitHub (via api)..."
echo "Important! For this step, use a github personal token with the admin:public_key permission."
echo "If you don't have one, create it here: https://github.com/settings/tokens/new"

retries=3
SSH_KEY=`cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub`

for ((i=0; i<retries; i++)); do
      read -p 'GitHub username: ' ghusername
      read -p 'Machine name: ' ghtitle
      read -sp 'GitHub personal token: ' ghtoken

      gh_status_code=$(curl -o /dev/null -s -w "%{http_code}\n" -u "$ghusername:$ghtoken" -d '{"title":"'$ghtitle'","key":"'"$SSH_KEY"'"}' 'https://api.github.com/user/keys')

      if (( $gh_status_code -eq == 201))
      then
          echo "GitHub ssh key added successfully!"
          break
      else
			echo "Something went wrong. Enter your credentials and try again..."
     		echo -n "Status code returned: "
     		echo $gh_status_code
      fi
done

[[ $retries -eq i ]] && echo "Adding ssh-key to GitHub failed! Try again later."


##############################
# Install via Brew           #
##############################

echo "Starting brew app install..."

### Window Management
# Todo: Try Divvy and spectacles in the future
brew cask install sizeup  # window manager

# Start SizeUp at login
defaults write com.irradiatedsoftware.SizeUp StartAtLogin -bool true

# Don’t show the preferences window on next start
defaults write com.irradiatedsoftware.SizeUp ShowPrefsOnNextStart -bool false


### Developer Tools
brew cask install iterm2
brew cask install dash
brew install ispell


### Development
brew cask install docker
brew install postgresql
brew install redis


### Command line tools - install new ones, update others to latest version
brew install git  # upgrade to latest
brew install git-lfs # track large files in git https://github.com/git-lfs/git-lfs
brew install wget
brew install zsh # zshell
brew install tmux
brew install tree
brew link curl --force
brew install grep --with-default-names
brew install trash  # move to osx trash instead of rm
brew install less


### Python
brew install python
brew install pyenv


### Microcontrollers & Electronics
brew install avrdude
brew cask install arduino
# Manually install teensyduino from:
# https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_download.html


### Dev Editors 
brew cask install visual-studio-code
brew cask install pycharm
### spacemacs github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs
git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs ~/.emacs.d
brew tap d12frosted/emacs-plus
brew install emacs-plus --HEAD --with-natural-title-bars
brew linkapps emacs-plus


### Writing
brew cask install evernote
brew cask install macdown
brew cask install notion


### Conferences, Blogging, Screencasts
brew cask install deckset
brew cask install ImageOptim  # for optimizing images
brew cask install screenflow


### Productivity
brew cask install wavebox
brew cask install google-chrome
brew cask install alfred
brew cask install dropbox

brew cask install timing  # time and project tracker
brew cask install keycastr  # show key presses on screen (for gifs & screencasts)
brew cask install betterzip
brew cask install caffeine  # keep computer from sleeping
brew cask install skitch  # app to annotate screenshots
brew cask install muzzle
brew cask install flux


### Keyboard & Mouse
brew cask install karabiner-elements  # remap keys, emacs shortcuts
brew cask install scroll-reverser  # allow natural scroll for trackpad, not for mouse


### Quicklook plugins https://github.com/sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins
brew cask install qlcolorcode # syntax highlighting in preview
brew cask install qlstephen  # preview plaintext files without extension
brew cask install qlmarkdown  # preview markdown files
brew cask install quicklook-json  # preview json files
brew cask install epubquicklook  # preview epubs, make nice icons
brew cask install quicklook-csv  # preview csvs


### Chat / Video Conference
brew cask install slack
brew cask install microsoft-teams
brew cask install zoomus
brew cask install signal


### Music and Video
brew cask install marshallofsound-google-play-music-player
brew cask install vlc


### Run Brew Cleanup
brew cleanup


#############################################
### Fonts
#############################################

echo "Installing fonts..."

brew tap caskroom/fonts

### programming fonts
brew cask install font-fira-mono-for-powerline
brew cask install font-fira-code

### SourceCodePro + Powerline + Awesome Regular (for powerlevel 9k terminal icons)
cd ~/Library/Fonts && { curl -O 'https://github.com/Falkor/dotfiles/blob/master/fonts/SourceCodePro+Powerline+Awesome+Regular.ttf?raw=true' ; cd -; }


#############################################
### Installs from Mac App Store
#############################################

echo "Installing apps from the App Store..."

### find app ids with: mas search "app name"
brew install mas

### Mas login is currently broken on mojave. See:
### Login manually for now.

cecho "Need to log in to App Store manually to install apps with mas...." $red
echo "Opening App Store. Please login."
open "/Applications/App Store.app"
echo "Is app store login complete.(y/n)? "
read response
if [ "$response" != "${response#[Yy]}" ]
then
	mas install 907364780  # Tomato One - Pomodoro timer
	mas install 485812721  # Tweetdeck
	mas install 668208984  # GIPHY Capture. The GIF Maker (For recording my screen as gif)
	mas install 1351639930 # Gifski, convert videos to gifs
	mas install 414030210  # Limechat, IRC app.
else
	cecho "App Store login not complete. Skipping installing App Store Apps" $red
fi


#############################################
### Install few global python packages
#############################################

echo "Installing global Python packages..."

pip3 install --upgrade pip
pip3 install --user pylint
pip3 install --user flake8


#############################################
### Set OSX Preferences - Borrowed from https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/blob/master/.macos
#############################################

# Close any open System Preferences panes, to prevent them from overriding
# settings we’re about to change
osascript -e 'tell application "System Preferences" to quit'


##################
### Finder, Dock, & Menu Items
##################

# Finder: allow quitting via ⌘ + Q; doing so will also hide desktop icons
defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool true

# Keep folders on top when sorting by name
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXSortFoldersFirst -bool true

# Expand save panel by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode2 -bool true

# Save to disk (not to iCloud) by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

# Finder: show all filename extensions
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleShowAllExtensions -bool true

# Remove the auto-hiding Dock delay
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0

# Automatically hide and show the Dock
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true

# Only Show Open Applications In The Dock  
defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool true

# Display full POSIX path as Finder window title
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool true

# Disable the warning when changing a file extension
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false

# Automatically quit printer app once the print jobs complete
defaults write com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs "Quit When Finished" -bool true

# Disable the “Are you sure you want to open this application?” dialog
defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false

# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network or USB volumes
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteUSBStores -bool true

# Use list view in all Finder windows by default
# Four-letter codes for the other view modes: `icnv`, `clmv`, `Flwv`
defaults write com.apple.finder FXPreferredViewStyle -string "Nlsv"

# Minimize windows into their application’s icon
defaults write com.apple.dock minimize-to-application -bool true

# Automatically hide and show the Dock
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true

# Don’t show recent applications in Dock
#    defaults write com.apple.dock show-recents -bool false

# Menu bar: hide the Time Machine, User icons, but show the volume Icon.
for domain in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.systemuiserver.*; do
	defaults write "${domain}" dontAutoLoad -array \
		"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/TimeMachine.menu" \
		"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/User.menu"
done
defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array \
	"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Volume.menu" \
	"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" \
	"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/AirPort.menu" \
	"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu" \
	"/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu"

##################
### Text Editing / Keyboards
##################

# Disable smart quotes and smart dashes
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticQuoteSubstitutionEnabled -bool false
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticDashSubstitutionEnabled -bool false

# Disable auto-correct
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false

# Use function F1, F, etc keys as standard function keys
defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.keyboard.fnState -bool true


###############################################################################
# Screenshots / Screen                                                        #
###############################################################################

# Require password immediately after sleep or screen saver begins"
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPassword -int 1
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPasswordDelay -int 0

# Save screenshots to the desktop
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location -string "$HOME/Desktop"

# Save screenshots in PNG format (other options: BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF, TIFF)
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type -string "png"

# Disable shadow in screenshots
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true

###############################################################################
# Address Book, Dashboard, iCal, TextEdit, and Disk Utility                   #
###############################################################################

# Use plain text mode for new TextEdit documents
defaults write com.apple.TextEdit RichText -int 0

###############################################################################
# Spotlight                                                                   #
###############################################################################

# Hide Spotlight tray-icon (and subsequent helper)
#sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search
# Disable Spotlight indexing for any volume that gets mounted and has not yet
# been indexed before.
# Use `sudo mdutil -i off "/Volumes/foo"` to stop indexing any volume.
sudo defaults write /.Spotlight-V100/VolumeConfiguration Exclusions -array "/Volumes"
# Load new settings before rebuilding the index
killall mds

###############################################################################
# Trackpad, mouse, keyboard, Bluetooth accessories, and input                 #
###############################################################################

# Disable “natural” (Lion-style) scrolling
# Uncomment if you don't use scroll reverser
# defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false

# Stop iTunes from responding to the keyboard media keys
#launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.rcd.plist 2> /dev/null

# Trackpad: enable tap to click for this user and for the login screen
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Clicking -bool true
defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.mouse.tapBehavior -int 1

# Disable force click and haptic feedback
defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad.plist ForceSuppressed -bool true

# Mouse settings
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse.plist MouseOneFingerDoubleTapGesture -int 0
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse.plist MouseTwoFingerDoubleTapGesture -int 3
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse.plist MouseTwoFingerHorizSwipeGesture -int 2
defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist com.apple.mouse.scaling -float 3
defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist com.apple.swipescrolldirection -boolean NO


###############################################################################
# Mac App Store                                                               #
###############################################################################

# Enable the automatic update check
defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticCheckEnabled -bool true

# Download newly available updates in background
defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticDownload -int 1

# Install System data files & security updates
defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CriticalUpdateInstall -int 1

###############################################################################
# Photos                                                                      #
###############################################################################

# Prevent Photos from opening automatically when devices are plugged in
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool true

###############################################################################
# Google Chrome                                                               #
###############################################################################

# Disable the all too sensitive backswipe on trackpads
defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false


#############################################
### Install dotfiles repo, run link script
#############################################
# TODO: 
# clean up my personal repo to make it public
# dotfiles for vs code, emacs, gitconfig, oh my zsh, etc. 
# git clone git@github.com:nnja/dotfiles.git
# cd dotfiles
# fetch submodules for oh-my-zsh
# git submodule init && git submodule update && git submodule status
# make symbolic links and change shell to zshell
# ./makesymlinks.sh
# upgrade_oh_my_zsh


echo ""
cecho "Done!" $cyan
echo ""
echo ""
cecho "################################################################################" $white
echo ""
echo ""
cecho "Note that some of these changes require a logout/restart to take effect." $red
echo ""
echo ""
echo -n "Check for and install available OSX updates, install, and automatically restart? (y/n)? "
read response
if [ "$response" != "${response#[Yy]}" ] ;then
    softwareupdate -i -a --restart
fi

Manual Configuration

These apps need to be configured manually.

For OSX settings, I'm still looking for the command line way to change this preference.

Set Scroll Reverser preferences

Scrolling Section

Checked:

  • Reverse Scrolling
  • Reverse vertical
  • Reverse horizontal
  • Reverse Mouse

Unchecked:

  • Reverse Trackpad
App Section

Checked:

  • Start at login

Unchecked:

  • Show in menu bar

Iterm2

  • Iterm2 -> Preferences -> General
    • Check: Load preferences from custom folder /Users/nina/dotfiles/iterm-profiles
    • Check: Save changes to folder when Iterm2 quits

System Preferences Configuration

Users & Groups

  • make sure guest account is turned off

Keyboard

  • Use F1, F2 as standard function keys: ON
  • Turn off spotlight (use Alfred instead)
    • Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Spotlight -> Deselect all
  • Customize control strip -> Delete siri from touchbar
  • Touch Bar Shows -> F1, F2, etc. Keys

General

  • Recent items: None
  • Appearance: Graphite
  • Highlight color: Pink

Mission Control

  • Dashboard: As Overlay

Desktop & Screen Saver

  • Screensaver
    • Hot Corners
      • Top right -> Dashboard
      • Bottom right -> Start screen saver

Trackpad

  • Tap to click: ON
  • Secondary click: ON

Display

  • Night Shift (flux) -> Schedule -> Sunrise to Sunset

Security & Privacy

  • Firewall -> on
  • Firewall options -> Enable stealth mode
  • FileVault -> Turn On FileVault (encrypt harddrive)

Sharing

  • Ensure everything is unchecked

Finder Preferences

  • General
    • New finder window show: home folder
  • Sidebar
    • Show home, remove Recents
  • Advanced
    • Show all filename extensions: ON
    • Show warning before changing an extension: OFF
    • Show warning before emptying the trash: OFF

TrackPad

  • Point & Click
    • Silent clicking -> On

Chrome

  • Sign into chrome to sync profile & bookmarks
  • Chrome -> Warn before quitting: ON

Alfred

  • Set Double Cmd to Alfred hotkey

Configure VPN

SizeUp

  • configure license
  • settings -> automatically start at login

Karabiner Elements

  • Simple Modifications
    • From key caps_lock to key left_control (Remap caps lock to control for emacs)
    • From key right_control to key b (custom setting for my ergonomic keyboard)
  • Devices
    • For all devices -> Caps Lock LED Check Manipulate LED

Arduino IDE (Set up to use with Adafruit boards)

Dash

  • Download
  • docs for:
    • python2
    • python3
    • django
    • flask
    • arduino
    • processing
    • man pages
  • cheatsheets for:
    • emacs
    • git
    • python debugger
    • python unittest assertions

Limechat

  • log into freenode

Widgets

Useful shipping status tracker widget

Optional

Apps:

Todos