Category Archive: Tutorial

How to quickly share source code snippets

I often have the necessity to share a long snippet of code with someone located somewhere who somehow needs it. Sure, there are a lot of services out there, ranging from Pastebin to Snipplr, but the point is that they waste way too much of my time: I have to visit the website, in some cases I’m forced to register/login, and so on. Spending a good amount of my time on the command line, I was looking for a much more convenient way to quickly share my code.


Troubleshooting (and solving) the Homestead’s error message on OS X: “A VirtualBox machine with the name ‘homestead’ already exists. Please use another name or delete the machine with the existing name, and try again.”

Being studying Laravel these days, I’ve been playing around with VMs, but despite the awesome guidance of Jeffrey Way, for some unknown reason I found myself with unusable Homestead Virtual Machines. The background… Continue reading

Let’s face a Facebook Programming Challenge together: finding the missing term in an arithmetic progression

Facebook Programming Challenges are a great way to challenge yourself in a demanding, timed programming task. FPCs usually last between 45-60 min. and ask you to solve a given problem, stated in the… Continue reading

How to hide a software update in the Mac App Store

I recently found myself restoring my iMac three times in the last month. No solution seemed to work: NVRAM/PRAM reset, permissions & disk repair from the Disk Utility, neither launched from the install… Continue reading