dd-wrt and OpenVPN, don’t do it

ddwrt-alt-logo-large 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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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 →