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Apple Spotlight not allowing typing

OK the other day, I noticed that when I typed ⌘ ␣ (or command space) on my macOS Sierra, the Spotlight bar popped up but I was unable to type anything into the spotlight bar. Drove me nuts. Tried a bunch of crap that never worked. Finally decided to kill the Spotlight process and it worked. sudo killall...

QuickHash Multi-Platform Hashing Tool

Hashing files, and more importantly validating the hashes of files you download is very important.  There is a long list of applications including Mac OS X that have been download, infected, recompiled and then pushed out to people.  The only way to validate the integrity of the file is to match the...

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

While using my rsync option works for me, there are a few things it lacks.  I had recently purchased a bundle of software which included a license for Carbon Copy Cloner By Bombich https://bombich.com I figured I would give it a try. The requirements: 1. Backup / Sync starts automatically when the...

MailTags in macOS Sierra

To follow up to my previous blog post regarding my workflow, I wanted to share a specific piece of that workflow.  It is the use of MailTags 5 for Mail.app.  This is an excellent tool that integrates with OmniFocus (Another one of the applications I listed in my previous blog posts.  MailTags is a plugin...

Workflow on macOS

  I have been currently running Mac OS X for a year (since this writing).  I have become obsessed with workflows.  If I can cut down 5 minutes of my time, that is 5 extra minutes I have to enjoy life (although usually it is to work more). Currently I run a MacBook Pro 15″ Retina with 16GB or RAM and a...

rsync in OS X

Recently, I purchased a 1TB 2.5″ SSD drive.  The problem I was having was that I was worrying about the drive getting bumped and possibly losing data. Although I use Crashplan for long term archive, I like to back up my data on something local to ensure I can access it in a pinch or be able to seed...

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