OS X Installation Notes
And for whatever it is worth here are the notes I took:
o System Preferences -> Organize alphabeticallyo Sync bluetooth mouseo Software update * 2 - Reboot * 2o Install XCodeo Customize Dock - Add Terminal - Remove Mail, Photo Booth, Address Booko Restore apps (from Time Capsule) - Skype - Firefox - Set home page - View -> Toolbars -> Customize -> Use small Icons - Preferences -> Privacy -> History -> Use custom settings for history -> Uncheck all but 'remember my browsing history' and 'Accept cookies from sites' - Preferences -> Security -> Passwords -> Uncheck remember passwords for sites - Set persona (I'd probably like these to rotate) - Preferences -> General -> Downloads -> Show the Downloads window when download a file -> Close it when all downloads are finished - Preferences -> General -> Downloads -> Save files to -> Desktop - Cisco VPN client - Real VNC - VLC - Textmate (sometimes handy even though i use vi) - Parallels - Ubuntu & Windows 7 VMs - Handbrake - MacTheRipper - Cord - MS Office 2004 - iWorko svn co https://my-dot-fileso Switch shell to zsh (biggest win? Shared history between open terminals)o System Preferences -> Accounts -> Show fast user switching menu as Icono Install python buildout (http://svn.plone.org/svn/collective/buildout/python) - pip-2.6 install psycopg2 and PIL 1.1.7 (the "real" PIL) for work.o Get tab completion in Python working again - Seems to work OK with the right stuff in .pythonrc.py and the Python buildout - Does not seem to work with OS X' s Python 2.6.1o Configure Terminal - Settings -> Shell -> When the shell exits -> Close the windowo Install homebrew - brew install postgres - brew install wget - brew install gito System preferences -> Exposé and Spaces -> To activate spaces -> Middle mouse buttono Install firebugo System preferences -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Use random screen savero Turn on the locate db (sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist)o Desktop -> Finder -> View -> Show view options -> Arrange by nameo Users -> aclark -> Finder -> View -> Show view options -> Arrange by name -> Set as defaulto Sign in to - Google - Twitter - Meetup (Why would I want to "Log in using Facebook"?) - Facebook (Oh, the irony…) - Rackspace cloud - Github - Coactivate - Hulu - blog.aclark.net - netflix
After a couple weeks, I stopped taking notes (but there were inevitably a few more steps).
Other items of interest: I gave up a while back on *literally* reinstalling everything (from the internet). I just drag back applications from my Time Capsule (also note, I purposefully do not allow Time Machine to restore my home directory, because that feels “dirty” to me).