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Mac Defender malware

2. September 2016

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If you see this browser redirect, do not panic. Quit your browser to make sure you don’t download the malware. Another reason to use the fastest, safest browser: Firefox. Also, don’t fall for it: these are criminals, so don’t call them or give them any info or any of your time. How to avoid: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202225 […]

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Fix for mySQL LaunchDaemon issue

2. January 2016

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Our mySQL install kept giving us trouble, even though the install went fine, after restarts the mySQL database would not be available. What fixed it? We changed ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist to this: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”> <plist version=”1.0″> <dict> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> <key>Label</key> <string>com.mysql.mysqld</string> <key>Program</key> <string>/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe</string> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true/> <key>UserName</key> <string>_mysql</string> <key>WorkingDirectory</key> <string>/usr/local/mysql</string> […]

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Awesome workflow for To Do Lists

2. January 2016

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We finally found a workflow that works really well for text-based to do lists. Here it is: We use BBEdit on our Mac Pro towers for our multiple text files, and open them in BBEdit as a “Project” so that all of the files appear in the sidebar for easy access (it’s not as cool […]

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iPhone sync error: “another sync client is already running”

14. July 2010

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We tried to sync and restore on iPhone 3G last night to no avail: “Another sync client is already running” The fix was a permission change to 777 on the “tmp” folder AND its contents. The easiest way to access /tmp is to use the “Go To Folder” menu item in the Finder’s Go menu […]

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The truth about external FireWire and USB drives

21. August 2009

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For years, Mac fans have known that you must have a FireWire external drive for it to be bootable. We have purchased a few FireWire drives, but lately they seem to be harder to find, especially ones with a cooling fan. Our article on the Antec MX-1 enclosure (USB 2.0 and eSATA) forgot to mention […]

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Solution to MacBook Pro that won’t wake from sleep

1. March 2009

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We have found so many forums with owners of MacBook Pros ( MBP ) suffering from the following issue: 1. The MacBook Pro goes to sleep either by closing the lid or just by virtue of time. 2. Upon trying to wake the MacBook Pro, you get a black screen with or without the spinning […]

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Humor: Windows Vista

1. February 2009

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