Restoring a Live Photo in iOS and OS X

Restoring a Live Photo in iOS and OS X

I regularly pull photos off of my iPhone and store them in my Synology for safe keeping (I also protect against the nuclear option by backing up my Synology to AWS Glacier). This has worked well for me (except I'm still looking for something to help with organization—drop me …

OS X Time Machine on Synology NAS

OS X Time Machine on Synology NAS

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) allows you to back up a machine running Apple OS X via Time Machine to a Synology NAS device. This lets you back up many computers running OS X to a single NAS. OS X support for NAS devices has improved in recent years. Time Machine …

OS X El Capitan and the case of the missing disk space

OS X El Capitan and the case of the missing disk space

For several weeks I've had a 69 GB chunk of disk missing. No scanner could detect where it had gone (DaisyDisk, WhatSize, Finder, "About This Mac → Storage", Disk Utility (also in Recovery mode), command-line utilities df and du): they all indicated that there was only 18G left and none of …

OpenSSL, OS X "El Capitan" and Brew

OpenSSL, OS X "El Capitan" and Brew

Apple removed the OpenSSL header files in "El Capitan", making it hard to build OpenSSL-dependent libraries without modifying your system a little bit. Fortunately we have Homebrew; if you don't have it yet, go ahead and install it now. I'll wait here. Ready? Now, repeat after me: $ brew doctor (now …

Create Disk Image from Folder in OS X

This will create a new disk image notes.dmg that when mounted will be named notes (from -volname). The image will hold up to 10 MB and once created will be populated from the existing ~/notes folder. The -format UDRW makes the image read-write. Omit -format to make a read-only …

Duplicate an SD Card in OS X

I made these notes as a result of my experimentation with a Raspberry Pi. I kept messing up the software on the SD card and needed to start over, but it took a long time to go through all of the RPi setup steps. By copying the partitions, I was …