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Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

I might buy this as a preventive measure: Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E. [WayBack]

Videos of how to install are below.


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Finder doesn’t work since Yosemite – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/20

Source: Finder doesn’t work since Yosemite – Ask Different [WayBack]:

This fix from Reddit worked perfectly for me!! [WayBack]

You can most likely fix the issue by clearing out Finder’s saved state, caches, and/or settings.

Use Spotlight (the search icon in the far right of the menu bar) to find and open the “Terminal” application. Triple-click the following line in order to copy and paste it into Terminal’s window:

rm -fR ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/ ~/Library/Caches/; killall Finder

If it still doesn’t work, try this one:

mv ~/Library/Preferences/{,.backup}.plist; killall Finder


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Posted in Power User, Apple, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, MacBook-Air, OS X, Mac, MacBook Retina, OSX Yosemite, MacMini, iMac | Leave a Comment »

Apple ][ history – Nibble magazine

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/16

I recently found some old magazine issues of my early programming escapades. It reminded me of the really old days where – as a school kid – I tried to buy Nibble magazine at a regular base. It was expensive (I think it was around 8 Dutch Guilders (or NLG) – close to EUR 4 – which was a lot for me, though less expensive than diskettes that were like NLG 10 each).

But it was fun as the magazine focussed at computer programs and programming transitioned my life. From Integer Basic via AppleSoft Basic (and various smaller attempts in FORTH, MuSimp, LISA Assembler and LOGO) to Turbo Pascal on CP/M.

Recently I learned that all issues (16k pages total!) have been scanned and OCR-ed and can be obtained on DVD for a modest price. Even better: all their software is available for free.

Just follow these links:

For some history:


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Managing WIFI connections using the Mac OSX…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/10

These links:

Made me add this to my ~/.bash_profile:

alias airport="/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport"
alias wifi-off="networksetup -setairportpower en0 off"
alias wifi-on="networksetup -setairportpower en0 on"
alias wifi-scan="airport scan"
alias wifi-join-SSID-password="networksetup -setairportnetwork en0"
alias wifi-list-ports="networksetup -listallhardwareports



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Date format converter from Text or Unix/Mac/Filetime/Microsoft to virtually any readable form

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/09

Brilliant Date format converter from dates in Text (almost any format) or timestamp numbers in Unix, Mac, Filetime or Microsoft (which is the same as Delphi TDateTime) format to any of these formats:

Text Date:
Date in human-readable text
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 4:05:39pm
RFC 822:
RFC 822 formatted date
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:05:39 +0000
ISO 8601:
ISO 8601 formatted date
UNIX Timestamp:
seconds since Jan 1 1970
Mac Timestamp:
seconds since Jan 1 1904
Microsoft Timestamp:
days since Dec 31 1899
100-nanoseconds since Jan 1 1601

Source: Date format converter


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