Slack won’t open or you need to clear your slack.app settings.
Last week I found myself in a awful predicament. Slack.app for Mac would not open and would hang when trying to load a Team. I searched the Internet and then looked for the files that held the Slack Settings myself in all the usual places (~/Library/Preferences, ~/Library/Application Support, etc.). After not having any luck I […]
Will hundreds of thousands of people be without Internet come July?
For those of you following the recent fbi.gov news release saying that users could lose their Internet: I thought I’d give you some details of how DNS works and why you would/could potentially lose your Internet access. Let’s start by explaining what DNS is … Domain Name Services (DNS for short) is basically a telephone […]
Securing an external (flash/usb) drive in mac OS X
Being the typical nerd that I am, I tend to have several different Thumb drives and some of them have confidential data on them. I try to never loose them but let’s face it, sometimes those little critters just get lost. The question is do you really want the data you keep on those drives […]
Dell 3115cn Scanner Support for OSX Lion
Several requests about getting the scanner working on their OSX Lion install with the Dell 3115cn have made me write this post. Some have had trouble getting it to work through SMB. So here goes instructions on how to get your scanner working with OSX Lion via FTP. Please note that this doesn’t actually work […]
Dell 3115cn on OSx 10.6+
Many people have contacted me about a 3115cn printer driver for OS X 10.6+. Unfortunately Dell hasn’t released a driver for it, and the old installer packet required Rosetta even in Snow Leopard. On a developer box I installed the driver and then created an install for the 3115cn to work on OSX Lion. I […]
Getting Dell 5100cn to work with OS X 10.7+
OS X 10.7+ Driver for Dell 5100cn. With the discontinued support of Rosetta the Dell 5100cn OSX driver fails to load. This was always an issue in Snow Leopard as well because I really hated installing Rosetta just for a printer to be installed. 5100 Installer **Update – After installing this on El Capitan it […]
Safari Tip: Open targeted links in a new tab
Before I got my Mac I was a die hard firefox user. I used firefox for almost 99% of my web browsing. Even before I was a firefox user I was a die hard keyboarder (I hate slowing myself down by using a mouse). When I got my Mac Book Pro in 2007 for the […]