So I’ve finally decided to get a Mac. “But Steen!” my friends say, “I thought you were Mrs. All-Linux-All-The-Time!”
Well, I still am! Even though I still like others better, to be honest Macs also essentially run on a Linux distro.
- It looks like I will have to manually install Basemap to get it working on the Mac so I can do this on it, as even Homebrew doesn’t have it. Which isn’t so bad, but since I already have a working machine with Basemap set up, it is easy for me to slide into laziness and not manually install it on the Mac. But I’ll probably do it eventually.
- Macs have `say`
- MACS ARE MADE OF METAL. Nothing drives home the reality of how often you use your laptop without pants quite like getting a metal laptop.
- I only use the terminal on my Mac because I cannot figure out the GUI for the life of me. Like, what the heck is going on there? At least the terminal is familiar!
But then again, there’s this:
uniq on mac only compares first 8kb of line, use sort -u instead #waytoospecificcmdlineadvice
— Pall Melsted (@pmelsted) February 12, 2016
That is legitimately terrifying :/
I’ll be sure to continue using my other machine for any sort of bioinformatic work.
But it is not all bad, I always have fun getting to know a new computer. I’m looking forward to seeing how this all pans out.