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macOS high sierra beta (10.13) install hangs/fails to boot/stuck/stops responding [SOLVED]

Posted 10 August 2017 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Upgrading macOS high sierra beta to public beta 3, as well as public beta 4, resulted in installs that hung/locked/froze and didn’t complete or froze until resolved with the method below. With the latest macOS high sierra – public beta 4 (Developer Beta 5), it turned into an absolute mess, where install appeared to be […]

Trouble installing Windows 10 Drivers – “The hash for the file is not present” (FIX: Toggle Driver Signing)

Posted 16 July 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering. To solve this problem, I had to disable Device Driver Signing. Here’s how it’s done in Windows 10. Option 1 – Command to Enable or Disable Click the “Start” button. Type “command“. Right-click […]

Netatmo: Missing Outdoor Data Starting 2/8/16 (#IoT #FAIL)

Posted 28 April 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Data Point #1 (Data Ceases 2/8/2016) Data Point #2 (Wind Data from 2/8/2016) Data Point #3 (Visual Confirmation)

Macbook Pro Startup Key Combinations (recovery, repair, etc)

Posted 09 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Startup key combinations for Mac Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers. Hold during startup Description Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe […]

Troubleshooting Apple Fan Noise Macbook Pro El Capitan OS X 10.11

Posted 09 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

To start Apple Diagnostics: Turn off your computer if it is on by choosing Shut Down from the Apple () menu. Press the power button to turn on your computer. Immediately press and hold the D key until Apple Diagnostics begins. If you previously selected a language for the computer, a “Checking your Mac” screen will […]

How to Reset NVRAM on a Macbook Pro

Posted 04 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

How to Reset NVRAM on your Mac Learn about your computer’s NVRAM, and when and how to reset it. What is NVRAM? A small amount of your computer’s memory, called “non-volatile random-access memory” or NVRAM, stores certain settings in a location that OS X can access quickly. The settings that are stored in NVRAM depend […]

How to Fix Loud Fan on MacBook Pro

Posted 03 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Indicators that your SMC might need to be reset After you perform normal troubleshooting, these symptoms may indicate that an SMC reset could be necessary: The computer fans run at high speed, though the computer is not experiencing heavy usage and is properly ventilated. The keyboard backlight behaves incorrectly on Mac computers that have this […]

Cisco IOS Syntax Highlighting Packages for Sublime Text 3

Posted 01 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments Cisco syntax package for Sublime Text 3 (and 2) Sublime Text 3 Syntax Definitition for Cisco router/switch/firewall configurations. This package will highlight Cisco configuration and commands within Sublime Text 3. Installing Using Package Control: If you have package control installed then installing this is a snap. Simply open the command palette (Tools->Command Palette). Then […]

Adding Package Control to Sublime Text version 3 (auto-updates packages via Github)

Posted 01 March 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Sublime Text v3 Package-Control for Auto-Updates from Github/etc. Simple The simplest method of installation is through the Sublime Text console. The console is accessed via the ctrl+` shortcut or the View > Show Console menu. Once open, paste the appropriate Python code for your version of Sublime Text into the console. SUBLIME TEXT 3SUBLIME TEXT […]

How to Reset Windows System Permissions (Windows 10)

Posted 24 February 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

You will need to run ‘Subinacl Tool’ to reset the permission to normal. To reset system permissions, follow the steps: 1.       Download subinacl.msi from the following link, and save it on the desktop. 2.       On the desktop, double-click subinacl.msi to install the tool. 3.       Select C:\Windows\System32 as the destination folder. Note This step assumes […]