Category Archives: Apple

Flush DNS cache on MacOS

For most versions of OSX and macOS I have found the following works sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder I have seen notes to indicate that  dnscacheutil -flushcache  or discoveryutil udnsflushcaches are needed for  Yosemite and older versions. Thanks to: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/214981288-Flushing-your-DNS-cache-in-Mac-OS-X-and-Linux amongst other sites.

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Installing MySQL Server as a Docker image

For my PhD project I have elected to deploy a Mysql server to store data, but I don’t want to install it directly on my Mac. Various reasons for this but mainly as I need to be able remove it … Continue reading

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Python3 setup on OSX/MacOS High Sierra

By default MacOS has Python 2.7 installed out of the box, however for my PhD project I am using a number of libraries that require Python 3.x.x. There are numerous approaches to deploy multiple versions of Python to MacOS, so … Continue reading

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ErrorDocument pages and Sandvox

An iritating problem with Sandvox is that is doesn’t appear to allow a page to be setup with absolute references pointing at the local site. This causes a problem when create DocumentError pages for Apache, because the current references for … Continue reading

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Keep the Bombe at Bletchley

An excellent crowfunded shout out to keep the Bombe on the Bletchley Park Estate. I have pledged a years membership of the TNMOC. The link for pledging is as follows: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/new-display/ I visited TNMOC a few years ago. In addition to the … Continue reading

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Python MatPlotLib on MacOS

To accompany NumPy and PyLab we need a way of producing graphical output and the prefered route is MatPlotLib. The problem is that the ‘out of the box‘ pip installation on MacOS creates a slightly unfriendly configuration which means graphs don’t display without a ‘.show()’ command and then they’re … Continue reading

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OpenVPN 2.2.x and iOS 9.3.x – No routing over the VPN

Whilst going through the process of renewing certificates, and the recent updates for OpenVPN and iOS, I discovered that traffic was no longer being routed over the tunnel. There are a number of postings blaming changes that Apple have made … Continue reading

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Excel:Mac 2008 F2 Key equivalent

(This is because F2 will cut the contents of a cell) However if you want the complete list, open Help -> Excel Help and then type “excel keyboard shortcuts” There is great article on this subject buy Rob Griffiths of … Continue reading

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Resize iTunes to fit screen

I run both a macbook and a macpro and periodically synchronize between the two of them. Unfortunately as the screen on the macpro is considerably bigger than the macbook 13″. Occasionally I open an application only to find the window … Continue reading

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Region Free MacPro

After hunting the Internet I finally managed to confirm how to change the MacPro to region free. For this I have to give many thanks for www.rpc1.org and the administrator puma. NB: The posting assumes that your DVR is a … Continue reading

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