Change OS X Screen Resolution from the Menu Bar

Resolution Presets OS X Menu Bar ScreenshotWant a way to change your screen resolution and screen brightness from the OS X menu bar? I did, so I pulled together several separate solutions to scratch the itch. Here’s my setup and what you’ll need to implement it yourself. Continue reading →

Apple’s Time Machine may be losing your data

TimeMachine01_Logo1I discovered a critical bug in Apple’s implementation of Time Machine in OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 that causes the dissapearance of some data from backup snapshots. I highly suggest that you check the integrity of your backups to see if you are affected by this bug. If you are affected then Continue reading →

Guide: Convert comics to PDF without white margins

Example PDF outputThe bug bit me this afternoon in the desire to convert some comic book CBR files to PDF so that I could put them in iBooks and have everything in one place. I turned to trusty Calibre to do this, but could not find a combination of settings that wouldn’t mess with aspect ratios and leave the pages with NO white margins.

So I wrote my own script.

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How to Setup a L2TP VPN Server on OS X

This is a fast guide on configuring OS X to act as an L2TP VPN Server. This can be accomplished with Apple’s Server App, but if you don’t mind running a few Terminal commands and adding a couple configuration files manually, you can save yourself $20 and go out to eat instead.

This guide also includes a workaround for a known bug in the general release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks in its implementation of racoon that prevents remote clients from being able to connect to your VPN server.

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