Category: MacOS

How To Install Windows On Your Mac When All Else Fails

This one is more of a note for me than anything else.

Early Macs (such as our 2007 Mac Mini) have 64 bit CPUs but only support 32 bit UEFI. Things get annoying and complicated when installing dual boot.

This … Read the rest

Running 3 Monitors off an Early 2008 Mac Pro with a Radeon HD 5770

Problem

We had an Early 2008 Mac Pro and decided to finally upgrade the video card. We found an ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Mac version) for a reasonable price. We needed to drive 3 screens from the card but hit … Read the rest

Macbook Pro won’t turn on – charge light blinking orange

Problem

I came home from work and found my Early 2011 17″ MacBook Pro flat even though the charger was plugged in.

Looking closer at the charge led I found it flickering/flashing orange very quickly and the charge indicator leds … Read the rest

Mountain Lion IPsec VPN randomly drops out (usually around 45 minutes)

Problem:

I’ve had this issue with both Lion (MAC OS X 10.7) and Mountain Lion (MAC OS X 10.8). I decided to use the built in VPN client to connect to a CISCO VPN using IPsec, however the connection fails … Read the rest

Renaming a bluetooth keyboard in Mac OS X

To rename a bluetooth keyboard in Mac OS X Lion (10.7) go to System Preferences

Click the bluetooth icon under ‘Internet & Wireless’

Select the Bluetooth keyboard and click the gear icon near the bottom of the preference pane and … Read the rest

com.google.keystone.daemon appearing in console logs

Background:

You may have checked your Mac OS X console and seen something similar to the following flooding your logs:

7/01/12 10:59:34.698 PM com.apple.launchd: (com.google.keystone.daemon[52566]) bootstrap_register() erroneously called instead of bootstrap_check_in(). Mach service: com.google.Keystone.Daemon
7/01/12 10:59:34.700 PM com.apple.launchd: (com.google.keystone.daemon[52566]) Exited

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unzip multiple files in linux or mac os x

If you’ve tried to unzip a bunch of zip files via the unix command line using a Linux distro or Mac OS X using the following command you may have come across the following.

The command:

Taking screen shots in Mac OS X

A simple tip that is often asked – how do I take screen shots (or print screen as it is known in Windows) in Mac OS X?

The screen capture options in Mac OS X are quite robust, offering solutions … Read the rest

Akamai Console log entries in Mac OS X

I started receiving the following errors every 10 seconds or so in my Console Logs:

27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4103 (23932):13
27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323]) posix_spawn(“/Applications/Akamai/loader.pl”, …): No such file or directory
27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323])

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