It is possible to do this by hand using the Terminal. It looks ugly but essentially what you’re doing is patching a low-level system file to allow TRIM to function with your SSD. Step 1 Just to be on the safe side, back up the file we're modifying. Copy the following into a new Terminal window … Continue reading How To Add TRIM Support on your Mac SSD
This works for Linux and Mac command lines. It's fast and easy to remember. Ready? curl ifconfig.me That's it. It just returns your external IP. If you have curl under Windows it should work there too.
I support a lot of Macs and it's much easier to work on them remotely via SSH to do things like permission fixes, ACL repairs and other sneaky things. Here's how to repair permissions from SSH/Terminal: diskutil repairPermissions / Of course you may need to sudo or use the su command to do this. You … Continue reading Fixing Mac OS X Permissions from Terminal
Within Mac OS X, crash reports are saved in various locations depending on which version of Mac OS X you have installed. Since I work with 10.7.x and greater here are the ones I'm most interested in: Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9 In Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 crash logs are saved in the ‘Library’ … Continue reading Mac OS Log and Crash Report Locations for OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
I started like with a Mac Classic running System 5, then slowly moved to newer Macs running System 6, 7 , 8 and 9. Then I started working mostly on Windows. I take it for granted that Windows has a single key for screenshots and now an app to do partials. Naturally I now support lots … Continue reading Mac OS X Screen Shot Commands