I’m happy to announce that
tccutil.py is now available on Homebrew. A tool for modifying access to assistive devices from the command line. You can install it like this:
brew install tccutil
tccutil (designed by Apple’s engineers), found in
/usr/bin, only has one feature: to reset the services (
tccutil: Usage: tccutil reset SERVICE). From a system administrator’s perspective, this is very restricting. Continue reading “OS X Accessibility Command Line Tool Available On Homebrew”
Take a look at the picture below for the updated interface on it’s way. The coding is 90% done, but I have some bugs to fix first. I prefer to make the software stable before adding new features. If you would like to help, feel free to submit a pull request. Continue reading “Whitelist And Historical Stats In The Pi-hole Web Interface”
Ever since I discovered Dropbox, I felt weighed down by the clutter of physical documents. I use it for all of my digital documents. After a while, physical documents and pieces of paper began to get on my nerves. It was much easier to have searchable PDFs that I could access anywhere. To that end, I wanted to be able to convert any physical document I received into a searchable PDF. See the video below for the entire workflow in action. Continue reading “How I Went Paperless And Clutter-free For $32”
Create animated GIFs from the OS X Finder in just seconds. It only takes a few minutes to set up and will give you a “native” feeling without the need to install any additional software. Plus, you never need to open an app to create the GIF, you can just highlight files > right-click > Make Animated GIF. Continue reading “Make Animated GIFs In OS X With A Right-click”
Do you need a Website set up right meow? Using
nc), you can use your Mac to instantly set up a Webpage without configuring a Web server. This could be used to quickly share files via a Web browser (by creating a hyperlink with
file:///some/filepath/), or it could be used as a temporary Website while maintenance is being performed.
This command will create a Webpage that can be downloaded once. After it is downloaded the program ends and the page will no longer be accessible. You would need to enter the command again in order to view the page. Continue reading “Create A Website On Your Mac Without A Webserver”
Update 2016-04-24 : Please note this guide is now out-date, and it is recommended that you use the automated install to install and update Pi-hole.
Technically, this guide will still work, but it does not include any of the features and improvements that have been added. This article will, however, still give you some insight into how the Pi-hole functions.
Continue reading “Block Millions Of Ads Network-wide With A Raspberry Pi-hole 2.0”
Due to the last update of one of the sources the Pi-hole gets its ad domains from, performance of the Pi-hole took a big hit, particularly on the original Pi B+. If your Pi-hole was affected, just download this list from before the update using the command below, and it should return to normal behavior. Continue reading “Improving The Pi-hole’s Performance For Blocking Ads”
macOS Seirra has this built in now, but older version of OS X can still make use of this. Continue reading “Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Right-click > Compress”
I have been a long time fan of using Dropbox to manage my photos, even with the release of Photos. I have especially liked it ever since Dropbox enabled Camera Uploads from their iOS app. With my latest script, I can now upload photos from my iPhone and have them automatically sorted into folders based on the city they were taken in.
To accomplish this, OS X’s Spotlight (mdls ) is used to extract the coordinates from the photo, and then those are sent to Google to get the city (or the state, address, and more). Continue reading “Automatically Sort Dropbox Camera Uploads Based On Their Geographical Data”
Featured Presentation Jacob Salmela with Hopkins High School provided our feature presentation Under Cover Of Shell (Scripting). Take a look at Jabob’s website and his GitHub repository. You’ll find he’s solved plenty of issues with scripting. He introduced us to GeekTool, a desktop information display, which he populates with loads of geeklets. And he got a few chuckles explaining his Single-user Mode Intrusion-Detection System with Star Trek red alert klaxon (see slide 35).
Continue reading “Twin Cities Mac Admins » Meetup notes – April 23, 2015”