Like most developers, you’re refining your core toolkit based on new tools you find and ones that lose their effectiveness. I’ve updated my developer toolkit page reflecting that, plus adding some new tools (for APIs and Passwords). Give it a peek if you’re interested:
When I upgraded to macOS Sierra about a month ago, I was given a notice that my admin password needed to change, so I went ahead and added a new one. After that, I ran into an odd situation during reboot. I would have to “log in” twice: once with my Apple ID and then with my admin password. While this wasn’t a huge deal, it was a bit annoying and a bit confusing a well.
It turned out that during the upgrade process (or maybe before and I never noticed) that my FileVault encryption password had been tied to my Apple ID account. While this is handy as a means of unlocking the computer, it caused the “double login” because the Apple ID was only working to access drive contents, then you had to login as usual.
To fix it: I disabled FileVault and re-enabled it again, but used a GUID generated key that was tied to the keychain. I made sure to print out the key and put it in a safe place. Now there is no “double login” problems, since the OS can use the keychain and unlock itself.
So this cool thing happened this morning…
I’m always on the lookout for some cool tools that help me work that much smarter or sometimes are just fun. There are two that I’ve been warming up to more and more lately: Blisk (Windows, Mac) and Word Flow (iOS) Continue reading “Cool Tools – Blisk and Word Flow”
A little over a year ago, I was able to get my personal weather station up and running and I’ve been enjoying it thoroughly. This year, I was able to take it to the next level and get the weather station up on the cloud thanks to some gifts and a little geekish knowhow.
Well, it’s been a week since I first reported the potential of HashOcean being a scam, and at this point I believe I can safely flag it as such. I was fortunate in that I had only invested a few dollars into the mining operation and had actually received a payout. What is more interesting though, is the crazy path of stories, sites, and information that has been passed around over the week. While I haven’t had the most in-depth recollection of what has transpired, here is what I’ve seen from my daily checkins on the issue over the course of a week.