About the author

My name is Eugene. In the Internet I’m known as Dae*. I’m an IT professional, a software/web-developer and a producer/investor who works with a number of small teams (like SmoothMouse, a mouse driver for macOS) and businesses in Europe (like Andy Fiord Fashion Advertising) in various roles involving IT, management, marketing and design.

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Where does the AppStore version of DaVinci Resolve Studio 12 store its projects?

Make sure to make regular backups of this folder: Continue reading

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How to load VirtIO storage drivers in Windows System Restore

If you need to load VirtIO block storage driver (aka viostor) in Windows System Restore (aka Windows Recovery Mode) to recover your Windows virtual machine, take the following steps. (Also please read my note below). Continue reading

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How to add an existing virtual disk to Proxmox

It’s trivial to create virtual disks in Proxmox, but what if you want to add an existing disk to a new virtual machine? Continue reading

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Windows not detecting unallocated space after extending virtual disk

You’ve extended a virtual disk in Vmware or Proxmox for a Windows virtual machine, but the disk appears the same size in Disk Management? Continue reading

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Sample AppleScript + Bash uninstaller

Should you ever need to write an uninstaller for your macOS app, feel free to base it on our project—written entirely in AppleScript and Bash:
https://github.com/SmoothMouse/Uninstaller

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Does Adobe Illustrator use CUDA or OpenCL for GPU acceleration?

Probably neither. If someone tells you otherwise, ask them to back up their claim. Continue reading

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macOS kernel programming bounty to revive SmoothMouse (PAUSED)

The discontinuation of SmoothMouse seems to have upset many people. Now that the pointer lag is fixed in the newer versions of macOS, I was hoping our users would find other 3rd party mouse drivers more useful for they provide more acceleration controls than SmoothMouse. Some switched without any complaints—others, however, hated everything they tried. (Probably a minority, but as a someone from a minority of those who complained about the lag before SmoothMouse came out, I can relate).

Like I’ve said before, we can’t just move things here and there to make SmoothMouse work in macOS Sierra. I mentioned that Apple had deprecated IOHID system calls, but it’s actually just a tip of the iceberg. We’d have to throw away a lot of essential code, yet we’d have nothing to replace it with. When you need to do something like getting raw coordinates from a mouse, you end up in uncharted waters—there’s no documentation, no code samples, nobody knows anything. The only way out is to find someone who can dig deeper than we can imagine. Namely, a genius hacker.

Hackerman from Kung Fury

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Beware, fraudsters: Chrono Informatique

I’ve been recently scammed by a French e-shop called Chrono Informatique (chrono-informatique.com) from Agen, France. They sold me a dead power supply for Synology NAS 2413+ and refused to refund after I sent it back, claiming that I opened and damaged it myself. Continue reading

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A brief note on BizonBox 2 + GTX 980

BizonBox is a Thunderbolt enclosure for PCIe videocards, assembled by Russian company Bizon specialising in selling Hackintoshes and hardware upgrades for Macs. I had a chance to get my hands on one of these devices. Continue reading

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On macOS Sierra support and the future of SmoothMouse

Long story short. Continue reading

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