Category Archives: Tech Support


Testing Your LAN Speed Using Two Macs

At some point, you’ve probably googled “Internet speed test” to find out how fast your internet connection was. You can use HomeBrew and iperf to perform the same kind of test between two macs on your local network.

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Mac OS Sierra breaks ssh keys

Mac OS Sierra breaks ssh keys

If you were quick to upgrade to Mac OS Sierra you may have noticed that your servers that previously used public/private key authentication are now asking for a password or rejecting your connections.  Upon inspecting my ~/.ssh/ folder I discovered that Apple had placed a couple of

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How to avoid duplicate email folders

Every mail app has it’s own naming scheme for Drafts, Sent and Deleted messages. Here is how to consolidate them into one set for ease of use.

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How to install MTR (My Traceroute) on macOS

MTR s a great command-line tool for figuring out where a network is having problems between you and a host you are trying to reach. With each version of the Mac OS the tools required to use it move. Here are the pieces and steps

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How to remote control your Mac without iChat or VNC

Many of you may be familiar already with iChat’s screen sharing option. It is easy to use, safe (encrypts data being transferred over the network) and uses some unicorn dust to make the screen draws ultra fast. This works fine if you want to see

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Tunneling with macOS for security

As an internet user used to freedom there are a number of good reasons to create tunnels. A few examples: You are on a public or unprotected wireless network and you don’t want people spying on you (or worse, potentially grabbing personal information if you

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