Month: January 2015

Canon MX700 does work with Yosemite despite what Canon says.

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This is the first time I’ve seen a printer lose compatibility. Canon says that the MX700 no longer works with Yosemite. Somehow I can’t believe that it is this broken. So the investigation begins: One clue is that someone says that the Twain driver support was removed with Yosemite, but there is a fix where…

MythTV 0.27 on MacPorts using HDHomeRun Prime and schedules direct

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Trying to build this. We used 0.25 for a long time, but this is now obsolete. And the RAID0 drives were showing problems, so went to a complete rebuild with MythTV with MacPorts. It now uses mariadb instead of mysql. So onto running setup for Mac MythTV isn’t the same as the MacPorts setup and isn’t quite right…

SSD recommendations for different server workloads

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A great conversation with Vlad about setting up different servers in a development environment. Many of these loads are today run in virtual machines on a single system. The latest hypervisors have reduced the VM overhead to 5% so it makes so much sense to run them virtually particularly if you dedicate a slice of…


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Well, this is one shall we say “manly” laptop. I do have to say I’m spoiled by the industrial design of Apple. But nonetheless, it is certainly powerful (if amazingly thick and bulky). Here are some tips, tricks and traps: Tricks on Magic Keys The documentation is pretty unclear, but there is a BIOS setup…

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