Like most geeks, I have scripts that I’ve written that I like to have run from cron on a regular basis. And since the running of these scripts might be in the middle of the night, I like for them to email their output to me so I know if they succeeded or failed. As such, I need an MTA on my computer that can actually deliver these emails to GMail. For me, this is trivial using Sendmail or SSMTP on a Linux box, but I can never remember how to do this using Postfix on OSX. So after having to Google everything to get this running once more, I’m going to commit the steps here for my future self to reference :)
In our previous post, we installed PostgreSQL via Homebrew and got our own little cluster up and running under our userid. That is probably good enough for 90% of the users out there who just want to play with or devel on PostgreSQL, but for those of us who need a little more flexibility in our installs, we’re going to take the next step.
If you need to install PostgreSQL onto your Macbook, you have several options available to you nowadays. You could use the BigSQL package, or you could use Postgres.app, or several others. However, if you’re a geek running OSX, you’ve probably already installed Homebrew and it has a wonderful PostgreSQL package. So let’s use it, shall we?
I’m a fan of Android TV. While I didn’t blog about it, I ran out and bought a Nexus Player on day 1. And I loved it! OK, I loved it more after the upgrade to Android 6.x, but still.