Category Archives: Solutions

Tips, fixes, walkarounds.

XQuartz.pkg stalls at “verifying” in El Capitan

I don’t know why OS X El Capitan sometimes fails to verify XQuartz 2.7.9 package (the process just gets stuck despite “Allow apps downloaded from anywhere” on “Enabled”). What I know, however, is that you can still install it via Terminal as easy … Continue reading

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Resuming link between Apogee Duet and keyboard volume controls

Oftentimes when I wake up my MBP from sleep mode or reconnect the Thunderbolt hub, Apogee Duet stops responding to keyboard sound volume controls. When it happens, I can still change Duet’s volume from Maestro or Audio MIDI Setup.app, just not using the keyboard … Continue reading

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Fix Color Picker in TextMate 2 under OS X Mavericks

To fix the Color Picker of TextMate 2 under OS X Mavericks (10.9), do the following: open ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Bundle Support.tmbundle/Support/shared/lib/ui.rb, near lines 74-75 replace “AppleScript Runner” with “System Events”. That’s it.

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Xcode 4.6 stalls at “Creating universal binary” in OS X 10.9

If you’ve just upgraded to OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, but chose to stay with good ol’ Xcode 4.6.3, it may stall at “Creating universal binary” when building projects.

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Forcing ReadyNAS to update via SSH when all else fails

One of our ReadyNAS Pro 6 refused to update its firmware (called RAIDiator) to 4.2.24 (the latest as of writing) no matter how I tried. Neither local or automatic updates had any success; reinstalling the OS through the boot menu … Continue reading

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MODx Evolution: removing spam links

My friend’s MODx Evolution based website was hacked and he’s asked me to help him fix it. Every page of his website was “infected” with invisible links to viagra webshops. The code of those links was as follows: <div style=”position:absolute;left:-2311px;top:-2794px;”><a … Continue reading

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“Show in Finder” not working in Mountain Lion

In OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2) there is a very annoying bug which prevents “Show in Finder” (or “Reveal in Finder“, “Open in Finder“) functionality (usually a menu item) from working in many applications including TextMate, TotalFinder, Transmit, The Unarchiver, … Continue reading

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Fix for applications (TextWrangler, Chrome, Evernote, iPhoto …) crashing on startup in Mountain Lion

Update: if you’re using OS X 10.7 Lion (not Mountain Lion!) and you have a similar problem, perhaps this information could help you. My friend noticed that after he updated to Mac OS X Mountain Lion some applications (including famous … Continue reading

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HP LaserJet refuses to print in grayscale when color toner is out

Problem: HP LaserJet CP3525n refused to print black and white documents when one of the color cartridges was out of toner, despite “Color supplies out” setting was set to “Autocontinue black”.

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NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac vs. ATi Radeon HD 5870 for Mac

Just had a chance to compare NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac (2GB memory) and ATi Radeon HD 5870 for Mac (1GB memory) in games. I didn’t bother much making a “real” and precise benchmark — if you need that, visit specialized websites.

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