Category: OS X & iPhone

A Suggested Fix for Thunderbolt Display Buzzing

About a month ago, my beloved Thunderbolt display began buzzing. After some research, it seemed that there could be all sorts of solutions. The one that seemed to almost always work was sending off the monitor to get the power

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Share VPN with OS X Sierra Internet Sharing

Here’s how I shared my Mac’s Freedome encrypted Shared Internet with my Roku, which is mostly based on this StackExchange post with some mods.

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Mounting NAS Volumes in Mac OS X the Right Way

I’ve been using Mac OS X for a while now, but upgraded to a 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina about a year ago.  I love having access to the command line and I just RDP when I need to do anything

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NoMachine NX for OS X Successfully Authenticates But Won’t Load Sessions

I recently discovered NoMachine’s NX while looking for an easy way to encrypt VNC. NX, if you aren’t familiar with it, is generally a PITA to setup, but well worth the pain (on Linux anyway). All traffic goes over SSH

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OS X: launchctl: error unloading

Need to uninstall xquartz but keep running into the following error? macbook:~ clem$ sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist launchctl: Error unloading: org.macosforge.xquartz.startx For whatever reason, you have to run this particular unload as a regular user and not as root

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OS X: How to Setup NAT on Lion and Mountain Lion

It appears Apple changed the way NAT works, starting in Lion and this upset a lot of people. Apparently, nat would just stop working for some folks after they upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard. Finding really in-depth information about

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[Solved] Parallels Desktop: Interface vmnet1 is not present. This should be created at boot time.

I recently modified my Parallels DHCP settings because I’m really particular about the internal subnets I work with in the lab (192.168 is the ugliest subnet ever). Once I modified the file at /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking (OS X) my Parallels Desktop

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Using Bookpedia, SQLite, Book+ and PowerShell to Organize Your e-Book Collection

This setup is so unlikely, I doubt anyone on the ‘net will be looking for this solution but: if you’re an eBook loving Windows developer who uses a Macbook Pro for your primary workstation, this may appeal to you. My

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