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Macbook Pro 2016

Having recently changed jobs (Fairfax/Stuff -> Sailthru/Carnival), the timing worked out so that I managed to get one of the first new USB-C 2016 Macbook Pros. A few people keep asking me about the dongle situation, so figured I’d just … Continue reading

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Faking a Time Capsule with a GNU/Linux server

Apple MacOS’s Time Machine feature is a great backup solution for general desktop use,¬†but has some annoying limitations such as only working with either locally attached storage devices or with Apple’s Time Capsule devices. Whilst the Time Capsules aren’t bad … Continue reading

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Easy IKEv2 VPN for mobile devices (inc iOS)

I recently obtained an iPhone and needed to connect it to my VPN. However my existing VPN server was an OpenVPN installation which works lovely on traditional desktop operating systems and Android, but the iOS client is a bit more … Continue reading

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MacOS won’t build anything? Check xcode license

One of the annoyances of the MacOS platform is that whilst there’s a nice powerful UNIX underneath, there’s a rather dumb layer of top that does silly things like preventing the app store password being saved, or as I found … Continue reading

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Easy Lockscreen MacOS

Whilst MacOS is a pretty polished experience, there’s some really simple things that are stupidly hard sometimes such as getting the keybindings to work right for real keyboards¬†or in this case, getting the screen to be lockable without sleeping the … Continue reading

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MacOS TTY limit

I’m currently trialling the use of MacOS as a primary workstation on my work laptop, I’m probably bit of a power user and MacOS isn’t all that happy with some of the things I throw at it. Generally my activities … Continue reading

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Create MacOS Mavericks Installer

Whilst Apple’s hardware has a clever feature where you can re-install the operating system directly from the internet (essentially netboot install from Apple’s servers), it’s not always suitable if you need to install a machine on an offline connection or … Continue reading

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Thunderbolt and other Macbook hardware issues with Linux

Having semi-recently switched to a Macbook Pro Retina 15″ at work, I decided to give MacOS a go. It’s been interesting, it’s not too bad an operating system and whilst it is something I could use on an ongoing basis, … Continue reading

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Jethro does Mac: Terminals

With a change in job, I recently shifted from my primary work computer being a Lenovo X1 Carbon running GNU/Linux to using an Apple Macbook Pro Retina 15″ running MacOS. It’s not the first time that I’ve used MacOS as … Continue reading

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Jethro does Mac: GPU Woes

With a change in job, I recently shifted from my primary work computer being a Lenovo X1 Carbon running GNU/Linux to using an Apple Macbook Pro Retina 15″ running MacOS. It’s not the first time that I’ve used MacOS as … Continue reading

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