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Category: MacOSX

Dear Tim

Update to this story at 20 Feb 2018: I’ve been debugging the problem together with Apple and I feel like we are closing in on a solution. My current guess is that Finder indexing needs a lot more time on High Sierra than on Sierra clients. Update to this story at 6 July 2018: I’ve […]

How can I force format read only usb drive in OSX

Check disk device with Disk Utility, then sudo diskutil unmountdisk force diskXXX sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/diskXXX bs=1024 count=1024

Howto start the native OSX tftp deamon

sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist sudo launchctl start files will be served from /private/tftpboot sudo launchctl stop

Encode/Decode text to/from Base64 on a Mac

encode: $ openssl base64 -in base64.decoded.txt -out base64.encoded.txt decode: $ openssl base64 -d -in base64.encoded.txt -out base64.decoded.txt

Installing HomeBrew on MacOSX

/usr/bin/ruby -e “$(/usr/bin/curl -fsSL” brew doctor

download flash movies with Safari

If you’re using Safari, there’s an easy way to download flash videos. Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which shows the Activity window. If you’re also loading other sites, you’ll see a list of them: scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow to show details about what […]

How to remove Stair-Stepping artefacts in a Nikon D90 Video File

The Nikon D90 is a fantastic DSLR, but as we speak, it has a huge bug. Here’s the fix for that: from D90 Rescaler (New Nov 2008) If you’re a D90 user I’m sure you’ve seen the stairstepping of diagonal lines, as well as the flickering aliasing of horizontal lines. No more, thanks to […]

Atomic Parsley Manual

See AtomicParsley is distributed under the GPL “AS IS”, without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for either an expressed or implied particular purpose. AtomicParsley is a command line program for reading & writing iTune-style metadata in mpeg4 files (m4a, m4b, m4p, m4v & mp4) whether iTMS drm protected […]

How to burn an iso file on MacOSX via Command Line

hdiutil burn image.iso