Data rot is the scourge of modern day computing. When I think of the ~2 million files on my iMac, from photos and videos to school reports dating back to the 90s, it’s disturbing to think that those virtual memories could become corrupt at any time without any warning. Continue reading →
Thinking about using your router with dd-wrt to run all of your home connections through a VPN such as OpenVPN? Don’t bother unless your router has an insanely powerful CPU. I learned this lesson the hard way when I decided to flash my TP-LINK WDR3600 (N600) with dd-wrt. 10-14mbps is all that the device seems to be able to handle on its 560MHz AR9344 CPU before maxing out. I have a 100mbps connection and that is a massive performance penalty.
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Run 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.
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security GKAutoRearm -bool NO
Want 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 →