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Thank you John

I perfectly understand why John Siracusa decided to stop his now yearly review of Mac OS X. A couple of years back, and in a different context, I took the decision to stop giving part of a lecture at...

Remove duplicates in 'Open With…' menu

This is a simple Terminal command to clean up your 'Open With…' menu if it displays duplicate applications. Note: the 'Open With…' menu is available by right-clicking on a document in the Finder. It displays a list of compatible applications...

Make a bootable Mavericks install disk

I like having the latest Mac OS X install disk available on a flash drive, especially since it weights over 5.3 Gb. MacWorld offers an excellent tutorial on the subject. In short, get the latest version of Mac OS...

Add a message to your login/lock screen

You never know when this tip will come in handy, but a friend's recent misfortune nudged me to share it here. If you ever forget, misplace or loose your MacBook, having your contact information on the lock screen my...

How to change the default sshd port on Mac OS X

I've been subjected to an interrupted stream of failed login attempts on port 22 (sshd) this last week that are clogging up my log files. Turning off sshd (a.k.a. Remote Login) altogether was a half backed option as I connect...

How to enable Remote Disc

The MacBook Air and the latest Mac Mini don't have an internal SuperDrive, but can share a DVD or a CD from another Mac. At the time or writing, this is not true for the MacBook Pro. My previous post...

Ø How to make the MacBook Air SuperDrive work with any Mac

The perfect solution by Luz for thoses who have swapped out their optical drive from their MacBook Pro and are looking for a way to use Apple's SuperDrive for MacBook Air....

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Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...


The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...


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