Very clearly my Daughter…


By mnott on 2015/11/06 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

Latest Pornographic Addition…

So here it is, the added 150 TB of backup space that just came in. Read more…

By mnott on 2015/04/09 | Computer | A comment?

Moving Virtual Boxes in Ubuntu

This is perhaps the 100 millionth post on the topic, yet all I could find was how to move the virtual box files through vboxmanage, which appears to imply having to remove snapshots. Here is a very easy different process that will just repoint to where the machine’s folder is located.
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By mnott on 2015/04/07 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

Drilling Holes into your MacBook Air…

…seems like perhaps a weird thing to do. But it actually does make sense. Read more…

By mnott on 2015/02/18 | Computer, Hacks | 1 comment

Find out your BabyPing Camera to use with the BabyPing Viewer

So it has been quite a while since I have published the BabyPingViewer app on the app store. The reception was great, yet there is one recurring question that people raise: Since BabyPing has modified their way to create a password for the admin user, now depending on the specific model of the camera, there is no more a standard password that you can use. Which is great, but which leaves you with the issue to detect the password if you want to use another app than the one that comes with the camera. Here’s a short description how you can get to the password. Read more…

By mnott on 2014/11/16 | Computer | A comment?

Add Pinch-In and Pinch-Out (Icon Zoom) back into Apple’s Finder

Ok, this has annoyed many people out there, including me: Apple found it clever to remove the pinch gesture on the icon view of the Finder window. For what ever reason, but it was annoying me enough to find a solution. Read more…

By mnott on 2014/11/01 | Computer, Hacks | 3 comments

Speed Improvement with Yosemite

I’ve recently upgraded to MacOS 10.10, a.k.a. Yosemite. Here’s a measurement of my wired throughput to my server. Before, I got a maximum of about 75 MB/sec on large files. This is a nice improvement…


By mnott on 2014/10/30 | Computer | A comment?

Lync cycles login on Yosemite (fixed)

When connecting with Lync on Yosemite, and your primary system language is not English (how could that potentially be…), Lync up to 14.0.9 will cycle the login process. Microsoft has acknowledge the problem and provided for a fix.

Thermal Problem with MacBook Air 2013

Same procedure as last year, Ms Sophie? I’ve had another round of checking Apple’s Thermal Paste, this time on two MacBook Air’s I’ve bought about a year ago. And, just like before, same problem. Read more…

By mnott on 2014/10/29 | Computer | 1 comment

So that’s how it looks if you upgrade your WIFI…

Three Nighthawk X6‘s arrived. Bricked one hacking it misconfiguring DD-WRT; serial cable debricks it. Here’s some throughput that brings it to precisely half my wired network connection (measured OTA from my 2013 Macbook Air to my server which is wired using Gigabit LAN / Cat7 to the routers, measured to 943 Mbit/s):


mnott-laptop:~ mnott$ iperf -c monster -P 10 -w 1000k
Client connecting to, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 257 KByte (WARNING: requested 1000 KByte)
[ 13] local port 53571 connected with port 5001
[ 4] local port 53562 connected with port 5001
[ 5] local port 53563 connected with port 5001
[ 6] local port 53564 connected with port 5001
[ 7] local port 53565 connected with port 5001
[ 9] local port 53567 connected with port 5001
[ 8] local port 53566 connected with port 5001
[ 12] local port 53570 connected with port 5001
[ 10] local port 53568 connected with port 5001
[ 11] local port 53569 connected with port 5001
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 13] 0.0-10.0 sec 61.0 MBytes 51.1 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.0-10.0 sec 61.0 MBytes 51.0 Mbits/sec
[ 9] 0.0-10.0 sec 61.0 MBytes 51.0 Mbits/sec
[ 8] 0.0-10.0 sec 61.0 MBytes 51.1 Mbits/sec
[ 12] 0.0-10.0 sec 60.8 MBytes 50.9 Mbits/sec
[ 10] 0.0-10.0 sec 60.6 MBytes 50.8 Mbits/sec
[ 11] 0.0-10.0 sec 60.6 MBytes 50.8 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 0.0-10.0 sec 47.9 MBytes 40.0 Mbits/sec
[ 6] 0.0-10.0 sec 61.0 MBytes 51.0 Mbits/sec
[ 7] 0.0-10.0 sec 47.9 MBytes 40.0 Mbits/sec
[SUM] 0.0-10.0 sec 583 MBytes 487 Mbits/sec

By mnott on 2014/10/06 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?