airtable.com has put together a cool collection of startup “Pitch Decks.”
Table of Contents
- macOS: crontab, launchd, and launchctl
- Running a simple command every minute with Mac launchd
- 1) Move to the $HOME/Library/LaunchAgents directory
- 2) Create a Mac plist file to describe your job
- 3) Tell MacOS about your Mac plist launchd file
- 4) How Mac launchd works with system reboots
- An important note about root and sudo access
- MacOS launchd, launchctl, and plist resources
- MacOS startup jobs: cron and crontab, launchd and launchctl
MacOS crontab FAQ: How do I run a Unix job (or shell script) through the MacOS crontab facility? I keep trying to edit my Mac crontab file, but my Mac won't save my crontab changes, or run my program.Back to top
macOS: crontab, launchd, and launchctl
Many years ago (~2012-2014) I found that the Mac
crontab command was deprecated on MacOS, and the Apple documentation encouraged you to use their launchd facility. Here’s a blurb from Apple's
crontab man page:
“Darwin note: Although cron(8) and crontab(5) are officially supported under Darwin, their functionality has been absorbed into launchd(8), which provides a more flexible way of automatically executing commands. See launchctl(1) for more information.”
Dries Buytaert has a good story about how he created the now-defunct Mollom anti-spam service. No word on why they didn’t try to sell the service rather than just shut it down.
A shell script to start your Play application
First, you need to create a little Unix shell script that runs the startup command for your Play Framework application. I created a Play application for a website named kbhr.co, so I
cd into the directory for that website:
“When it’s time to be a general, be a general.
When it’s time to be a monk, be a monk.”
A friend of mine is currently unemployed, and as I've talked to her about ways to approach her situation, I'm reminded of how I started Mission Data.
Ubuntu FAQ: How do I list all of the services on my Ubuntu 16.04 system from the Linux command line?
Answer: Use this command:
A company named DispatchHealth just won an award for the 2016 Denver, Colorado “Startup Business of the Year,” as awarded by the Denver metro Chamber of Commerce. Per their website, “DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call. Our skilled medical team arrives with the tools necessary to provide simple to advanced healthcare in the home or workplace.”
I just learned about the book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, while reading this article, The Next Amazon is Probably Failing Right Now. I’ve only read the Kindle Preview and a few random pages so far, but it looks very good, and it’s highly rated, with 889 reviews. From what I’ve read so far, it’s safe to say that it tells the story of Amazon’s history, and the author really seems to know Mr. Bezos and Amazon.
builtincolorado.com has more information about the Boulder, Colorado hi-tech startup community.
There’s an interesting debate about technical debt and startups at this Twitter link.