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Homework Exetrcise #1: Mac OS update fix

Dylan Mikesell found and solved a bug with the python installation on a Mac system where the OS was recently updated.  His email informing Fabian of the bug is copied below.  Thanks to Dylan for sharing this fix!

Dylan's email:
I just wanted to give you a heads up about a bug I just ran into after following your python homework.
I recently updated my mac OS and with the latest update it broke jupyter's automatic opening in the web-browser. I found a solution here https://github.com/jupyter/notebook/issues/2438.
I don't know if you have any students reporting a problem, but for mac users this will be a problem if they have recently updated their OS.
The solution is like this.
$ jupyter notebook --generate-config

to create ~/.jupyter/jupyter_notebook_config.py if it does not exist. (You can also just create this file on your own.)

Open ~/.jupyter/jupyter_notebook_config.py in a text editor and add/set the following line
if using Safari add:

c.NotebookApp.browser = u'Safari'

or if using Chrome add:

c.NotebookApp.browser = u'chrome'

There are a bunch of other comments about setting the default BROWSER, but this worked for me using Safari.