Tag Archive: macOS

MacBook Firewall Port Configuration

Like everyone else i trust you run your MacBook, PC or whatever you’re using in the most secure way possible, right  😁 ? One of many aspects are to make sure the local firewall is active and in MacOs that’s controlled via System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Firewall. Via Firewall Options you have …

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Nutanix – Database Migration

Customers has been running databases on top of Nutanix HCI for quite a few years and the number keeps increasing. One reason being is obviously the magic HCI solution but another major reason is the Nutanix Database Management solution, Era, which i believe you are already familiar with. No matter if you’re using Era or …

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Edit macOS Preview Documents

I’m the first one to admit that i’m probably the last one to know that you can easily make changes to your screenshots in macOS using the built-in Preview application:) What you’re looking for is called Markup Toolbar….. So my use case was to hide information in a screenshot before i share it with other …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script Databases Version 1.1

Just a quick note to let you know that i have updated the Era DB Reporting script with one new column, Database/Instance Status, which will be reported as the following: Information about the reporting script can be found in the original blog post which is available here. In short it let’s you create a report …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Clones

After the blog post i made some time ago, beginning of June 2021, about Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases i have received some questions about adding new capabilities to the script.  Seems like there is a need for this kind of functionality so my reasons for putting the script together were valid. New functionality …

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iMessage – An Error Occurred During Activation

Just gotta love when things you expect to just work suddenly doesn’t 🙂 This time it was the Messages app on my MacBook, macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (yes old version) that caused an issue for a while. When trying to start the app i received he following error: Luckily enough there was an easy fix and …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases

Updated 2021-12-01: New version available here —————————————————————————————— One thing that i usually discuss with organisations that are either implementing, evaluating or already running Nutanix Era is how they can do reporting. This is a pretty wide topic and can include multiple aspects and the type of report required varies based on what the report purpose …

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Atom Text Editor Won’t Start On MacBook

So the other day i ran into a problem when the graphical text editor of my choice for Macbook, Atom, didn’t start. I’m still using macos catalina 10.15.7 and the Atom version is 1.54.0. Atom didn’t completely launched when i try to start it and it didn’t matter if i started it via the Dock, …

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Prevent autostart of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

After a MacBook restart there are usually a few applications that will autostart/launch and depending on what you normally do it might be good or might just be annoying. I try to keep the number of auto started applications to a minimum and the most recent application i disabled autostart for was Cisco AnyConnect Secure …

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How To Force Quit Unresponsive Applications in macOS

So now it’s time to kill or force quit (which sounds a bit better) some unresponsive application running on my MacBook. Yes i know force quit will just fix an immediate problem with an unresponsive application and that you should take the necessary actions to understand why the application is unresponsive. Nevertheless i have been …

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VMware Tools 11.0 Released

VMware released a new major version of VMware Tools last week, 2019-09-19, meaning the latest and greatest version for Windows and MacOS is no version 11.0. Starting earlier this year VMware added the pvscsi & vmxnet3 drivers to the Microsoft Update Service and by VMware Tools version 11 the VMCI (VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface) driver …

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Use Your Apple Watch To Auto Unlock Your MacBook

I’m quite new to Apple Watch, having a version 4 with cellular which I’m really happy about. Recently I came across this nice feature where you use your Watch to auto unlock your MacBook. Yes auto unlock and not auto login first time after power on, restart, and logoff. Before you configure auto unlock make …

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