macOS: S.M.A.R.T. status checks

Recently I was off for a few days, and before leaving, I shut down the machines, including the Mac Mini server, which has an external disk.

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macOS: com.apple.quarantine

I recently faced a weird behaviour from one of my Eclipse instances: all settings and plug-ins installed were forgotten, and the Eclipse looked like freshly installed.
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BASH recommended initialisation sequence

Writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks is very common, but it is not commonly known that bash defaults are not very robust.

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Markdown – the future of writing on-line content

markdown-icon-whiteMarkdown is around since 2004, but it was GitHub that pushed it to a celebrity status.

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How to use calibre with a network drive? With NFS!

New_Calibre_Logocalibre is not exactly the program that will win a beauty contest, but functionally it is ok.

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OS X: How to start the NFS daemon?

I recently reactivated my backup Mac Mini as a server; for convenience, I installed the OS X Server package.

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OS X: How to change an alias icon?

alias-iconI recently did some backup/restores and I noticed that the restored aliases, although fully functional, did not preserve the original icons.

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