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Max OS X: Tunderbolt Ethernet trouble shooting (via: Ask Different)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/20

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet AdapterEvery once in a while my Gigabit Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter would show this in the Network Settings:

Status: Cable Unplugged Either the cable for Thunderbolt Ethernet is not plugged in or the device at the other end is not responding.

That’s not much use: it does not tell if the Thunderbolt or the Ethernet side has a problem.

Luckily, the How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer? at Ask Different indicates the System Information will give you more information about the Thunderbolt side of things. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Great page on Z80: Apple II with Softcard

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/13

If you ever used an Apple II with a Z80 card, then this page will look very familiar to you: Apple II with Softcard.

–jeroen

Posted in //e, Apple, Apple ][, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Old and invalidated by the Microsoft RDP client in the Mac App Store: Best RDP client for Mac OS X Lion and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/10

Back when I wrote this mid 2013, this was the best Windows RDP overview article I could find: Best RDP client for Mac OSX Lion.

And it all got invalidated when finally (after years of silence), Microsoft released AppStore versions of the RDP client for both Mac OS X and iOS:

Microsoft Launches ‘Remote Desktop’ Apps for Mac and iOS – Mac Rumors.

So I tried the Mac App Store – Microsoft Remote Desktop that runs on OS X 10.6.0 or later for more than a year, and I like it a lot.

This is what the AppStore version improved over the classic Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection:

  • It has more regular updates.
  • It remaps the Mac Command key to the Microsoft Windows logo key.
  • It uses the new RDP protocol version features which means fast response, even on slow network connections and better security.
  • Full screen support is superb.
  • Clipboard integration just works.
  • It is really stable.

Just so you know about alternatives,

for the record, this is the draft I wrote in 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Apple, Windows 8, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, MacBook-Air, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, OS X, Mac, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS X Mountain Lion, MacBook Retina | 3 Comments »

The CD pseudo environment variable in batch file: do not overwrite it with a real one!

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/08

I never realized you could overwrite the CD pseudo environment variable. If you do, the automatic value of the pseudo variable will not be udpated any more:

You have at some point set the CD variable explicitly. If you do this it will no longer automatically reflect the current working directory. To undo this, set it to empty:

set CD=

Thanks Jonathan and for explaining this in both your answers.

Thanks to another answer by Endoro I now also know of the %=C:% pseudo variable (you have one per drive letter) that indicate the current directory per drive letter.

–jeroen

via: batch file – When is the CD environment variable updated? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 2 Comments »

Great answer on “windows – What encoding/code page is cmd.exe using” (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/06

I just found this great answer by Јοеу on  What encoding/code page is cmd.exe using.

The whole answer is worth reading, so I won’t quote only some bits.

–jeroen

via:   windows – What encoding/code page is cmd.exe using – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
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