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A native Brit exiled in Japan, Steve spends too much of his time struggling with the Japanese language, dreaming of fish & chips and writing the occasional blog post he hopes others will find helpful.
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Assigning a Locally Networked Computer a Static IP Address in Mac OS X

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Each computer connected to a local network is assigned a dynamic IP address. On occasion it’s useful, if not essential, to assign a static IP address instead. As an example, port forwarding requires the destination computer on a local network to have a static IP address.

Using OS X Lion 10.7.1, I’ll describe two ways of assigning a static IP address to a computer on a local network.

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WordPress.com Stats and Jetpack Plugins and WordPress Page Navigation

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I never did get to the bottom of the issue I was having with the Jetpack plugin and page navigation in WordPress. So, it seemed I would either have to do without site statistics provided by the Jetpack plugin or this site would have to forego page navigation.

I’ve been using site statistics provided WordPress.com for some time. The popular posts widgets in the sidebar and on single post pages rely on these statistics to display this site’s most viewed posts and pages.

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Entering File and Folder Paths on the macOS Command Line

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The one thing that trips me up time and again when using the command line in Terminal or other terminal emulator is being able to navigate the directory structure and target files or folders. After struggling getting the correct file or folder path I’m usually greeted with No such file or directory reminding me that the command line doesn’t like spaces in file and folder paths.

With that in mind here are a few ways to enter file and folder paths on the command line.

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Displaying Statistics from WordPress.com Stats

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I recently had a problem with the WordPress.com Stats plugin I use. On reading the documentation for an answer I saw that, on an unrelated note, it’s possible to retrieve statistics, such as post view counts, using the WordPress.com Stats API.

I never did find an answer to my problem and it since appears to have rectified itself, but I thought I’d have a go at getting view counts for my posts using the API and including them on my blog.

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