Single-user Mode on OS X: Intrusion Detection System: An EFI Password Alternative

 

My Single-user Mode Intrusion Detection system works in two parts:

  1. a local script is deployed to all client machines
  2. a script runs via GeekTool every two seconds

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AdTrap: Making the Sochi 2014 Olympics Bearable on the NBC Live Extra App

No Ads While Watching the Olypmics

The NBC Live Extra app is littered with ads.  Trying to watching the Olympics on this poorly-designed app is very frustrating when there are so many distracting ads.  Thanks to the AdTrap, you can watch the Olympics ad-free!  The persistent ad banner on the bottom the screen no longer appears: Continue reading “AdTrap: Making the Sochi 2014 Olympics Bearable on the NBC Live Extra App”

AdTrap: Setup Apple TV, Mac, and iOS Devices

AdTrap: Not Exactly “Zero Configuration”

But Satisfying Once It’s Setup and Working

I loved the idea of a hardware-based device to block ads, especially one that was easy to set up.  Unfortunately, my experience was not exactly graceful as was advertised.  I’ll show you how I set up my device.

I also found it odd that there were still backers of the project that still had not received their AdTraps, yet I ordered from GetAdTrap.com, and got mine within a few days. Continue reading “AdTrap: Setup Apple TV, Mac, and iOS Devices”

Email: Why is there a “J” at the End of Some Emails?

The short answer is that the “J” in an email is actually meant to be a smiley face.

This happens a lot if you receive an email from someone who uses Outlook.  Outlook uses the Wingdings font to show a smiley face.  The letter “J” in ASCII happens to be in the same location as the Wingding smiley, so other email clients simply show it as a “J.” Continue reading “Email: Why is there a “J” at the End of Some Emails?”

Earning the IPv6 Certification from Hurricane Electric on Mac OS X

IPv6 certifications are not as commonplace as other IT certifications are right now.  This is probably because we are still transitioning from IPv4, so many people are still learning about it. Continue reading “Earning the IPv6 Certification from Hurricane Electric on Mac OS X”