Last week my Mac book ran out of space again, this had been going on for some time and I’d had enough. I was spending an ever increasing amount of much time hunting down rogue space invaders on my small 120gb hard drive. So something had to be done.
When upgrading to Mountain Lion I decided to start afresh and reformat my hard drive. Normally starting from scratch would be a royal pain in the backside, taking many days to get things installed and allow me to get back to coding. Then I remembered hearing about boxen which could give me an easy way to rebuild and maintain the software on my Mac and hatched a plan of devops style automation!