It’s been a few weeks since I started the process of setting up my new laptop. I wrote previously about which apps and tweaks I made immediately after unboxing. Now I’m back to share what I’ve done since.

The most surprising thing to me is that I’m still dual wielding.

The machines have at least switched sides. Progress!

It’s been pretty nice to have the new machine always plugged in and configured with multiple monitors and the old machine floating between the desk, upstairs, and my travel bag. It’s almost as good as having a day phone and a night phone.

Let’s see what’s changed since last time.


I’m still only installing apps out of necessity, but it turns out I need a lot of ‘em!

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I can’t recall all of the little tweaks to the stock OS that I’ve made since my last post.

However, I did revisit my osx script in my dotfiles, which has tons of goodies in it. Check that out if you’re interested in streamlining OS X for a hacker’s workflow.


So far I’ve been able to go without Sparrow and iTerm, but it hasn’t been easy. If I go the distance with and/or I’ll probably write up a little something about it.

Let me know if you’re interested in that or not. I’ve been running low on writing time lately!