macOS password change

sudo /usr/bin/dscl . -passwd /Users/username newpassword sudo security set-keychain-password -o oldpassword -p newpassword /Users/username/Library/Keychains/login.keychain sudo rm -r /Users/username/Library/Keychains/*

just enough

There are times when God only provides just enough for you to get by. Not over, not under, just enough to pay the bills. These are times when you really need to ponder more about humility, gratitude and contentment.

Keep Bluetooth OFF

Unless you’re on the phone for most of the day/night and need to use Bluetooth devices constantly, there’s no reason to keep Bluetooth on. Keep Bluetooth OFF if you don’t use it. Only keep it ON briefly if you have to use it (AirDrop, wireless speaker, etc…) otherwise, it’s an open invitation. In a vastly… Continue reading Keep Bluetooth OFF

WYSIWYG & Online Privacy

You’re likely to have come across the term WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). If not in the past, then sometime likely in your lifetime. Millions of websites and web-based services use HTTP and HTTP protocols to serve content viewable on a web browser or proprietary applications. The majority of this content can… Continue reading WYSIWYG & Online Privacy

awk sed grep tr (notes)

awk ‘{print $4}’ /path/to/squid/access_log | grep cloudfront | sed -e ‘s/\:443\”//g’ awk ‘{print $4}’ /path/to/squid/access_log | grep cloudfront | tr -d ‘:443″‘ $4 = 4th colum cloudfront = string to search :443″ = part of string to omit before output

VPN Services for Personal Use

I don’t endorse any commercial VPN services for personal use. It is up to you to determine what solution is appropriate for your use. There are only trade-offs. And always keep in mind that the end/exit points where your requests are being sent through can be monitored by an entity – by automation or another… Continue reading VPN Services for Personal Use

Polka Music

This type of music is quite enjoyable. Have a listen to these tracks: The Knewz – Hey Babe The Boys – Uphill Climb Polka You can search for them on YouTube.

2014 Mac mini & supported macOS versions

Whenever possible, I like to keep macOS High Sierra on a separate HPFS+ formatted partition/volume alongside Mojave & Catalina. I do this mainly for recovery/troubleshooting/testing purposes among other things. Separate but somewhat distinct. While the iMac 2020 5K only supports macOS Catalina and onwards, the Mac mini (late 2014) supports Yosemite (10.10.x) all the way… Continue reading 2014 Mac mini & supported macOS versions