Category Archives: Mac

Bash script to rename files given a text file with new filenames

Yesterday I found myself needing to rename a bunch of files given a text file with the new names, so I had to use some of my (few) bash skills. I’m sure I could have done it in fewer lines, … Continue reading

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Karabiner Num Lock to Eject

Put this in your private.xml to remap Num Lock to Eject on your Mac running OSX <?xml version=”1.0″?> <root> <item> <name>Richard</name> <list> <item> <name>Map NumLock to Eject</name> <identifier>private.swap_NumLock-to-Eject</identifier> <autogen>–KeyToKey– KeyCode::PC_KEYPAD_NUMLOCK, KeyCode::VK_CONSUMERKEY_EJECT</autogen> </item> </list> </item> </root>

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Target display mode iMac -> MacBook Pro 2011 with Thunderbolt

This was not as easy as it seemed. A checklist to get target display mode working: Make sure both your iMac and your Macbook Pro are equipped with Thunderbolt. It only works Thunderbolt -> Thunderbolt or Display port -> Display port, … Continue reading

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Fix for VPN connections on Mac OSX using SonicWall NetExtender (pppd)

Seems like Apple broke pppd with one of the latest patches to OSX. My SonicWALL NetExtender stopped connecting unless run as root. The error i got was: FATAL: An immediately fatal error of some kind occurred, such as an essential … Continue reading

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Connecting to Mac OSX Lion with Screen Sharing (VNC)

Today I was having issues with connecting to my Mac running Lion from my Windows 7 laptop. The client let me enter my VNC password and then presented me with the Lion login screen where I couldn’t enter the user … Continue reading

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