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ClipBoard-2-PlainText

    Yeah I know… another silly script/utility? Yes. I’m under no delusions of being a developer.  These little apps/utilities that I’m posting are just basic bash shell/applescript hodgepodges with terribly designed icons. But… I end up writing these things because they’re just a big convenience for me.  I find that they save me enough time to justify the effort it takes to create them (admittedly not a lot). So… ClipBoard-2-PlainText is a little app/utility that sits in the Script Menu in the top…

NetDiag Tool

  From time to time, when occasion rises, I’ll find myself needing to quickly determine the actual problem, when I get a report of “the internet is down”.  As you know (if you’re enough of an IT nerd to bother reading this), it’s important at the start of troubleshooting to know what the problem actually is as “the internet is down” could easily mean any of the following: the wireless AP is down, the LAN switching is down, the router/firewall is down, or…

some old music…

I recently uploaded a few songs to an obscure, un-indexed music page on this site to facilitate easy sharing with some old friends.  I later added titles, “credits” (of who did what on the recordings), and finally a few notes about the songs themselves. This lead to me going back and reminiscing about a variety of fond memories through my photo library, and I figured I’d just go ahead and share the songs and old pics here on my blog. A little…

Paranoid?

Security conscious and neurotic? So… this is what I do for fun on the weekends. I don’t know why it occurred to me, but for some reason it crossed my mind that if I were to disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) on my computer for testing or troubleshooting of some kind, but forget to re-enable it, I could go on for quite some time without the security benefits it provides, and not noticing that it was off unless I thought to look….

Major Security Flaw in macOS High Sierra Allows Full Root/Admin Access Without Requiring A Password

  It appears that macOS High Sierra (v10.13.0 & 10.13.1) has a major security bug. While I only just heard about this a few minutes ago, based on my testing so far, it appears that what’s happening specifically is that any attempt to authenticate as the “root” user will initially fail (as it should, as macOS by default, ships with the root account both disabled, and without any password set, for security reasons). However, in High Sierra currently, when that first authentication…

GUID String Generator

Recently, while endeavoring to practice good security “hygiene”, I found myself annoyed with the multiple steps, and overly burdensome process I was having to go through, in order to simply generate, use, and save unique passwords for each new account I was creating, while also making sure these passwords were sufficiently complex. I was also, at the time, working on a software project (automation scripting) that required a great deal of certainty in the “uniqueness” of many of the object, and variable…

Sacred Cows on the Pain-Bench

I don’t know why I ended up coming across this video, but this guy is great. He’s a comedian, and both the language barrier (for myself at least) and the fact that he is a comedian, and not a ‘philosopher’ per se, make it easy to miss. But the philosophy, or… more accurately ideology… morality even, that he’s defining is just so dead spot on. It seems these days all we see is a constant barrage of bigotry being couched against politically…