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(Retina) MacBook tethering: WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. iPhone and Android.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/15

Out of the box, a MacBook can do tethering using:

I’ll point to two things about this below:

  1. WiFi is not always the best wireless tethering method
  2. USB is not restricted to iPhone only Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, Google, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Nexus 4, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User | Leave a Comment »

ESXi Support for 2014 Apple Mac Mini 7,1 | virtuallyGhetto

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/01

Even though it is maxed out at 16 gigabytes of RAM, the other specs make it nice for a home lab server: ESXi Support for 2014 Apple Mac Mini 7,1 | virtuallyGhetto.


Posted in Apple, ESXi5.5, Mac, MacMini, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

Taking Screenshot on multiple platforms (via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/28

Cool, I just found out that Wikipedia has a Screenshot topic, listing how to take screenshots (and often shots of the current window) on many platforms, where (*) means I verified them:

  • Apple Mac OS X
    (*) Use “⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift+3″ for the screen or “⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift+4″ for a part of the screen (as of Mac OS X Tiger, you can press the “Spacebar” to capture a Window in stead of part of the screen). You can press “Ctrl” with these shortcuts to the shot goes to the clipboard, otherwise it gets saved as a PNG file.
  • Microsoft Windows
    (*) Use “Prt Sc” for the screen or “Alt+Prt Sc” for the Window
    (note that on my laptop and multi-media keyboards, you need to type the “Fn” key in order to press the “Prt Sc”)
  • Microsoft Windows Phone
    Press the “Sleep/Wake” button and the Startbutton at the same time.
  • Apple iOS
    (*) Press the “Home” and “Lock” button at the same time.
  • Google Android
    Hold the “Volume down” button, then press the “Sleep/Wake” button.
    (*) Or press the “Sleep/Wake” and the “Home” button at the same time.
  • HP WebOS
    Press the “Orange/Gray Key+Sym+P” at the same time.
    Or press “Home Key+Power” at the same time.
  • X Window System
    Varies with the installed tooling
  • Maemo 5
    Press “Ctrl+⇧ Shift+P” at the same time.
  • Google Chrome OS
    Press “Ctrl+F5″ to capture the screen or press “Ctrl+⇧ Shift+F5″ to capture a portion of the screen.


via: Screenshot – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Posted in Android, Apple, Chrome, Google, HTC, HTC Sensation, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Nexus 4, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, Uncategorized, 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 »

Soldering your own 6502 together: Ben Hack creating an Apple I, others doing NINA65, Loom 6502, etc.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/17

Some great links posted last week by mos6502 about soldering your own 6502 based computer.

The videos are of Ben Heck building an Apple I replica. But others did similar builing of NINA65, Loom 6502 and others.

I wish I had soldering skills like that, but I’m more of a programmer (that started on a 6502).

Great viewing those links and videos.


via: Do you remember the Apple I auction results that went through the media….

Here are Ben Heck’s videos: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 6502, Apple, Apple I, History, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Introducing nogotofail—a network traffic security testing tool for TLS/SSL – via: Google Online Security Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/07

Great! And it is open source at

The Android Security Team has built a tool, called nogotofail, that provides an easy way to confirm that the devices or applications you are using are safe against known TLS/SSL vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Nogotofail works for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Chrome OS, OSX, in fact any device you use to connect to the Internet.

There’s an easy-to-use client to configure the settings and get notifications on Android and Linux, as well as the attack engine itself which can be deployed as a router, VPN server, or proxy.


via Google Online Security Blog: Introducing nogotofail—a network traffic security testing tool.

Posted in *nix, Android, Chrome, Google, iOS, OpenSSL, OS X, Power User, Security, Windows | Leave a Comment »


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