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Mac OS X: restarting Tunnelblick when it isn’t responding any more

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/31

In addition to my post about Mac OS X: restarting Google Drive when it shows a spinning wheel, restarting a hanging Tunnelblick is even easier:

killall Tunnelblick
open -a Tunnelblick

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, bash, Development, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X – serial communication programs

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/30

Some links that helped me getting FTDI USB serial communication to Raspberry Pi systems going:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Communications Development, Development, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, iMac, Legacy Ports: COM, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Raspberry Pi, USB | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: restarting Google Drive when it shows a spinning wheel

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/29

Every now and then, Google Drive on Mac OS X gets confused and starts showing the spinning wheel when hovering over the menu bar icon similar to for instance DropBox does every once in a while.

This is how to terminate and restart Google Drive from the terminal (no need for su):

killall -v -SIGKILL Google\ Drive
open -a Google\ Drive

Alternatively you can start Google Drive using this:

/Applications/Google\ Drive.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Drive &

I found this executable through osx – Find all executable files within a folder in terminal – Ask Different

Note that this won’t kill Google Drive as it sends the TERM signal (SIGTERM):

killall -v Google\ Drive

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, bash, Development, Google, GoogleDrive, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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!!

http://www.reddit.com/r/osx/comments/2jtikj/finder_not_responding_new_yosemite_install/ [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/com.apple.finder.savedState ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.finder; killall Finder

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

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

–jeroen

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

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

–jeroen

 

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

 
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