Change the hostname in Mac OS X [osx]

When I log into the network at my job my Mac’s hostname always turns to:

larryx.na.corp.ipgnetwork.com

I have my local hostname set to:

larryx.local

So What I would like to do is set my Mac’s hostname to my local hostname. You can do this all from Terminal in a single line.

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Date
May 23, 2008
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2:56 pm
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Why programmers need their hands!

After watching this video “Microsoft Vista Speech Recognition Tested – Perl Scripting” it reassured me to why programmers need their hands! Because talking/speech recognition will just not do!

Please note that this video is only worth watching from about 1 minute into the video till about 7 minutes.

Date
October 24, 2007
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7:52 pm
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AS3 Animation Benchmarking Utility, TweenBencher

Moses Gunesch the creator of FuseKit created a very nice open-source tool called TweenBencher. The utility can be used to chart animation performance through the Flash Player’s framerate over the time of the animation. This is a really nice tool and goes a long way to helping developers figure out which animation package to use and for what reasons.

My results showed that the top performers were (in order):

  1. Simple AS3 Tween (could not find a link for this one)
  2. TweenLite
  3. Tweener

Here is the output of my tests for every animation framework that is listed in the demo application.
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7:06 pm
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Crank

Do you use SVN? Do you use Ruby? Have you ever wanted to easily generate a log output from your SVN repositories? Well my friend Aaron has and it’s called Crank. It creates RSS and HTML output from SVN repository logs using Ruby. It’s sweet and simple to use.

Date
July 31, 2007
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3:25 pm
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RubyAMF

My friend Aaron Smith has created a really great open source project for Flash and Flex remoting called RubyAMF. This project supports AMF0 and the very fast AMF3. Go check it out if you get a chance!

Date
May 3, 2007
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11:02 am
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