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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

iCloud Private Relay

I am liking iCloud Private Relay. One feature, though, that I wish it had… let me specify an IP address or a website domain name for which I don't want it to be active. A "whitelist" of sorts. I administrate a few sites, and it's a hassle to turn the feature off and turn it […]

Speed Up Time Machine

Disable throttling of low-priority background I/O, then re-enable it. sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0 sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=1

Fixing Safari on Monterey?

Code on GitHub To get the old tab bar on Safari for macOS 12, create/Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags/Domain/Safari.plist reboot. — Zhuowei Zhang (@zhuowei) June 15, 2021

The Grouch

Kinda wish we had something like this for Catalina… My blog is 17 years old tomorrow.

Two Steve Jobs Videos

In trying to troubleshoot my two-month-old MacBook Pro with TouchBar (2018) ((The front-right USB-C port has never worked - no power, no data, nothing.)), I tried booting into Single User Mode. This had previously worked, but for some reason, it now boots right through it. The text appears on the screen, small like always, and […]

SpamSieve Stats March, 2017

I have to reset SpamSieve - my corpus is so old and so weighted toward what spam used to be that it's not as effective as it can/should be now, so I thought I'd do this one last time. Filtered Mail 500,274 Good Messages 707,627 Spam Messages (59%) 154 Spam Messages Per Day SpamSieve Accuracy […]

SpamSieve Stats

I should probably do a better job of marking false positives and negatives, but I do maybe half of the time. I do have to look into why my Penn-State Behrend email always seems to go to spam, though. 🙂 Those are responsible for about 1-3 of the false positives each day. Filtered Mail 454,700 […]

It's now been many, many years, and many, many OS X upgrades, and I still can't get past a problem that's plagued me: minimized Finder windows will appear in the Dock after a restart, but then "disappear" when I un-minimize them. Only killing the Finder (with them out of the Dock) works. I've tried many, […]

Apple Watch Thoughts

Just some random thoughts as I use the Apple Watch on Day #1. The "remote control" only works to take pictures? WTF? Why can't it stop and start recording a video? What kind of stupid decision is that? Taking screenshots is nice, but honestly… what is there to really screenshot? I have nobody to whom […]

Ripping DVDs and Blu-Ray on a Mac

Six Colors: How I rip DVDs and Blu-rays

The Terminal

I don't know how I missed this, but Craig calls it his "magnum opus" on the Terminal: The Terminal •

I think Apple is still on the high-est ground of any other company, but they have lost the "high" ground they once occupied. Apple has lost the functional high ground – and his follow-up: What it’s like to be way too popular for a day – And a few days later, The Functional […]

Easily Watermarking Video on OS X

Is there a great utility out there which will easily allow you to watermark a video on OS X? I'd like to watermark some video before uploading them to YouTube. Obviously I can do this in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, but I'm looking at more of a batch utility. The videos are .avi files […]

Window Magnet for OS X Has anyone used Window Magnet for OS X? $4.99 seems like a good price. I kind of like my window management without it, but… you never know, maybe this is better? Too bad there's no demo. 😛