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Category: System Administration

Blog articles written by Steve Flanders about system administration.

Outlook for Mac 2016 Calendar and Email Sync Issues

In my last post, I covered an error message I received randomly on mac os. After fixing the issue, I noticed that Outlook was behaving oddly including:

  • Calendar was not updating
  • All Calendar invites/updates/removals arrived as empty messages
  • Any time I deleted an email it would shortly reappear in the same folder
  • If I selected a message that had reappeared, it would magically disappear shortly thereafter

What was going on? Read on to learn more!

mac os needs to repair your library to run applications

A few weeks back, I was using my computer over the weekend. When I was done I did what I always do, I locked the screen and went to bed. When I came back and authenticated I was presented with the following pop-up

mac os needs to repair your library to run applications

What would ensure is another example of trial and error due to missing log messages. Read on to learn more!

Synology Cloud Station Authentication Error + Abnormal Status

As I have discussed in the past, I am a big fan of Synology. So much so, I migrated off of all cloud storage solutions such as Dropbox and onto Synology’s Cloud Station application. To date, this move has been great for me. Recently, I purchased the new MacBook Pro and decided to use Migration Assistant to move all of my data to the new laptop. My goal was to continue using both laptops — one for home and one for travel. Given that I wanted to keep the two laptops in sync as much as possible and given that I primarily use the Desktop and Downloads folders on Mac, I decided to sync the contents to Cloud Station. Unfortunately, doing this always resulted in an authentication error as well as an abnormal status on one of the two laptops. I could re-authenticate, but that would just move the error to the other laptop. In this post, I would like to cover the solution to the problem. Read on to learn more!

Home Lab v3.1: Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP AC PRO

My home Internet access is critical not only to me, but to my whole family. Over the course of many years, I have gone through a variety of Internet configurations. Recently, I moved to the UniFi AP AC PRO from the ASUS RT-AC3200 for WiFi. I would like to discuss my requirements as I looked for a new WiFi solution and my thoughts so far. Read on to learn more!