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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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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OS X: How to change the main screen?

DisplayIn multi-screen setups, for example a laptop with an external monitor, OS X prefers the laptop screen, which makes things a bit weird when using mainly the big screen, especially when having to confirm message boxes in the other screen.

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OS X: Time Machine backup after hardware repairs

TimeMachineCourtesy of Apple, my laptop suffered a brain surgery, and the main board was replaced. Now it is almost as good as new, but since it still has a history, I would like to preserve it.

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Preventive maintenance & thermal paste replacement

thermalThe recent experience with the MacBook Pro repair revealed a maintenance operation that I completely ignored up to now: periodic cleanup and thermal paste replacement.

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