OS-X Slice Up Zip’s

Did you know you can send big attachments with Apple Mail if you use your Apple provided email (@icloud.com, @me.com) address? All you have to do is simply attach the file to your email and […]

The Power Of CTRL+T

Did you know that you can check what a process is doing by pressing CTRL+T? Has it happened to you before that you were waiting for something to be finished that can take a lot […]

osxfuse error fix

During osxfuse installation from ports I stumbled into the following error: —> Building osxfuse Error: Failed to build osxfuse: command execution failed Error: See /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_macports_release_tarballs_ports_fuse_osxfuse/osxfuse/main.log for details. Error: Follow https://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets to report a bug The […]

The UNIX system family tree: Research and BSD

One of my friends shared this link with me today. https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/blob/master/share/misc/bsd-family-tree The UNIX system family tree: Research and BSD ——————————————— First Edition (V1) | Second Edition (V2) | Third Edition (V3) | Fourth Edition (V4) […]

OS-X – change username/home directory – El Capitan

As you may know when you change your username in OS-X you must change the home directory as well to match the new username (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548). Now in El Capitan when you change the home directory […]

El Capitan, Xcode 7.2, MacPorts

In case you are wondering why some ports fail to build after upgrading to El Capitan or upgrading Xcode to version 7.2 here is the detailed answer: https://trac.macports.org/wiki/ProblemHotlist#xcode7.2 In my case issuing a simple chmod and chown […]

Bandwidth limiting on OS-X [Yosemite, El Capitan or *BSD]

Since Yosemite OS-X is not using ipfw but pf. So if you’re using those ipfw commands to limit your bandwidth, well… they won’t work. You’ll have to learn and implement some pf rules. The usage of […]