Disable OS X Yosemite 10.10 GateKeeper Rearm

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 5.27.30 PMRun the following command in Terminal to stop OS X Yosemite 10.10 from rearming Gatekeeper. Normally, Gatekeeper is rearmed after 30 days if it hasn’t been used.

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sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security GKAutoRearm -bool NO

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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