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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!

Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas

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.

Cannot Access the WiFi Internet on Mac with: Cannot Allocate Memory

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:

So what is going on and how can you fix the issue?

Juniper Network Connect on Mac

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.