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Weird Backblaze Bug

I discovered a disturbing new Backblaze behavior this week.  The events went like this Received email from Backblaze stating that my iMac had not been backed up for 14 days.  Opened Backblaze preferences and...

The Visible Ops Handbook

DevOps Books – Visible Ops Handbook

The Visible Ops Handbook Review The Visible Ops Handbook by Gene Kim is a good, short read at 112 pages that can get you up to speed on DevOps methodology with a leaning to towards...

Getting Rid of Gremlins in your Mac – SMC and PRAM

Getting Rid of Gremlins in your Mac – SMC and PRAM

Have you ever noticed strange behavior in you Apple Mac computer? It may be the system not sleeping when you close the lid, bluetooth devices not pairing , bluetooth turning itself off , or...

Essential Mac Apps

A new Mac user can easily become overwhelmed be the sheet number of applications that they need to sift through while looking for the best Mac apps for each task that they wish to...

PIA Advanced Settings

Using PIA – Prevent Network Access Without VPN

Private Internet Access(PIA) is a great Virtual Private Network(VPN) service , but it does have some shortcomings that necessitate workarounds. One of those is where a  Windows 10 PC/VM may connect to the Internet...

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual by John Z. Sonmez Purchasing items linked to by the article give the site a small affiliate reward and helps us keep the lights on.    The Book...