How to password protect a zip on macOS

Posting mainly for my own reference… Drag the folder you want to zip onto your desktop Open terminal and navigate to your desktop Type in zip -er file_name.zip file_or_folder_you_want_to_compress (hit the tab key to help you auto-fill the name of the file or folder you want to compress) Then enter a password, twice Done 😀

How to set-up a Ruby and Elixir dev environment on macOS Catalina

Having recently started afresh on macOS, I thought I’d make some notes on setting up a new dev environment. In this post we’ll set up a fresh dev environment for Ruby and Elixir – but you can use this guide for any similar web development set-up since the version manager we’ll be using (asdf) can be …

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Ruby dev environment (Yosemite)

Having recently reformatted my Mac, I thought I’d jot some notes down on setting up a Ruby dev environment too. In this post we’ll set up our fresh dev enviroment for Ruby, and cover installing and setting up the following…

Ruby is about to get red hot. Again.

Widely regarded as the language of the web, Ruby’s always been pretty damn hawt. But now it’s about to get even hotter. AltRubies have been pushing Ruby into realms we never thought possible. Is Ruby set to become the preferred language of the browser? Of mobile apps? Of hardware, even? Let’s take a look at …

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Mac file sharing not working?

Or are you getting ‘connection failed’? If you’ve been pulling your hair out (like I have!) despite following advice on the Apple forums (like turning off SMB, but keeping AFP sharing on) to no avail, then this might be of help!