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!
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!
Time machine is a great piece of backup software that comes with Macs. How Time Machine works is that it backs up based on a policy until there is no space left on the destination. When space is depleted, Time Machine deletes the oldest backups. While the process makes sense, it does raise the question of how to backup multiple Macs to the same Synology device. I will cover the process in this post.
I have been noticing more and more frequently then when I switch between WiFi connections or switch between wired and WiFi connections that sometimes my WiFi connection would show that it was online, but I was unable to access anything on the LAN or WAN. I have experienced similar issues when DNS is not working properly, so my first test is to validate DNS is working. With this recent issue my test always returned:
I cannot remember the last time I burned a CD or DVD. I can remember the last time I attempted to create a bootable USB device from an ISO. Unfortunately, I have memories of wasting time creating bootable USB devices as well. In this post I will discuss how to use UNetbootin to make creating bootable USB devices easy.
For those of you using a Mac and more specifically running Mavericks, you may have noticed that your quotes and quotations look a little different. The change is known as smart quotes and while they may look nice, the can cause quiet a bit of problems including formatting issues in other products like Log Insight.
Recently my laptop decided it no longer wanted to start. While it was in the Genius Bar, I dug up an old Macbook Pro (called MBP throughout the rest of this post) and began to configure it so I could use it for work. Configuring a different laptop gave me the opportunity to try out some new/updated applications and see if I could find more ways to be productive (I will cover this in a future post). In addition, it brought up some old issues I had experienced and gave me a chance to fix them and document them. In this post, I would like to talk about the problems I experienced attempting to connect to a Juniper Network Connect (called JNC throughout the rest of this post) VPN and how I was able to get it resolved.