The Sunday Post #71
It’s a dreary morning in SoCal and I’ve been playing in Windows.
Why I don’t like WYSISWYG editors
I really like the idea of WYSIWYG editors. I do. You drag things around, make it look the way you want, press a button and like magic, you have a nice looking HTML document.
I also really like a sense of order. Not in all things, which you might know if you have ever seen my desk. But in the kitchen and my closet. And my HTML code.
Been trying to do a few things lately that are a little bit more difficult than they should be. Really. Editing the hosts file on the Mac is one, installing WordPress MU on MAMP is the other.
Starting with the editing of the hosts file. It should be. Just. This. Simple.
Right? Yea, that doesn’t work for me since vi makes no sense to me at all and I couldn’t figure out how to open it in such a way that I could actually make changes.
For those of you in the audience that are neck beard and ponytail challenged, here is what you do.
- From the Finder menu, click Go –> Go to Folder
- Type in /etc
- Find your Hosts file. Double click to open it. I recommend editing it with Smultron since it will allow you to authenticate to save.
That’s how you do that.
Now, to install WordPress MU on MAMP. I have spent more than an hour trying to find the solution. All I manage to find are crappy responses on message boards, but not a single link to my solution. It requires editing the httpconf file in MAMP and the hosts file I do know that.
So far it’s installed and I can get a 404 page. Once I make it work, I will be posting it here as well.