dd has being my go to tool for everything-imges-and-iso, especially ever since the usb stick became ubiquitous and norm for installing new a OS. For the past month I’ve been trying out a new way/tool on both linux and MacOS called etcher. It’s light weight and easy to use. Have a look on github https://github.com/resin-io/etcher… Continue reading Etcher does away with dd*
I use FFmpeg “a lot”. It is open source and free. It is the driving back end used by many commercial and shareware applications. Why pay for a front end when the back end is free and very well documented. Stop paying a lazy tax and gain further power by simply taking some time to… Continue reading Improve FFmpeg x264/AAC quality
These instructions will create a bootable install medium for the installation of a operating system using a .iso file downloaded from the network, the dd command and a standard USB stick. You need admin level access (to run the sudo command). This covers MacOS [for Linux see Bootable USB install device in Linux] Let us begin… Continue reading Bootable USB install device in MacOS
Ok. I last posted about how to find the full URL to your icloud calender so you can connect and sync to it using third party apps. This required diving into a .plist file on a system running macOS. It is still possible to gather the information needed to to string together the “secret” address. … Continue reading Apple CalDAV address…without .plist
Having a small collection idevices in our household, we tend use the icloud calendar app (and iCal on the mac’s) to coordinate our appointments and reminders. It just works and works well throughout the iVerse. Problem is, I don’t always use Apple hardware. Last year I looked long and hard as to what my dead… Continue reading Your Apple “secret” CalDAV address
Mac and their OS’s have always been spouted as being a pinnacle of consumer grade IT design and user interface experience. Pfft, what ever. I’ve been using Mac ever since the Macs OS X came on the scene, not because of the hype and fan fair of a new revolution in home computing but… Continue reading The iMove to Appleverse
Awesome, a HUGE amount of tools and libraries that I’ve gotten used to having at my fingertips can be had on my Mac’s thanks to the efforts of the macports community. More details and downloads can be found on the macports website. Installation and/or upgrading is easy and clearly explained. There are a few dependancies that… Continue reading macports the tools I’m used to. YAY!