macOS App Store Links

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10.14 Mojave: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-mojave/id1398502828?mt=12 10.13 High Sierra: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12 10.12 ... more

Converting certificates to/from Java keystore and OpenSSL

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Convert from Java Keystore to Openssl: Export: keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore {path_to}/keystore.jks -srcstorepass password -srckeypass password -destkeystore {path_to}/keystore.p12 ... more

Lego Cable Minder

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We needed something to stop the cables from falling under the desk when unplugging them from the laptop. Lego to the rescue! Attached to the desk with mounting tape. ... more

Quick and Dirty Under-Sink Bathroom Storage

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I've been trying to clean our apartment. It is tough since we seem to have more stuff than space to put it all. We have to play a game of tetris overtime we need to put anything away. And it usually ... more

Random One-Liners

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pmset -g assertions|grep -q '^ *UserIsActive *1$' && echo "User active" || echo "user inactive" ... more

Queen Loft Bed

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I recently built my kids a queen size loft bed. I got the plans from the OP Loftbed Company. OP Loftbed has plans for Twin, Full, Queen, and King mattress sizes at three different heights. You can ... more

Getting Serial Number, Manufacturer and Model from WMI

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Get Serial from command prompt: wmic bios get serialnumber or in powershell Get-WmiObject Win32_BIOS | Select SerialNumber Get Manufacturer and Model from command prompt wmic csproduct get ... more

VMWare Player and HyperV in Windows 8.1

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When installing VMWare (or running) you get a message to uninstall HyperV if it is enabled - something to do with HyperV using hardware virtualization. Instead of uninstalling, you can turn it off: ... more

Compressing files ala Finder via Command Line

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The Finder "Compress" option creates a pkZip archive. Here is how to compress and extract with the command line. Compress: ditto -c -k --sequesterRsrc --keepParent src_directory archive.zip To ... more

Fixing Fedora 19 yum update 404 issue

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When performing a "yum update" command on Fedora 19, I would get a stream of "[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found" or "[Errno 14] FTP Error 550 - Given file does not exist" yum clean all did ... more

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