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Keep your macOS Apps updated with these free apps
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My apps to get my OS to the latest

I have a problem with the software on my OS, maybe It's a disease, I don't know. The reason:



Jose CerrejonAbout 2 minApplemacOSsoftwarefreeDevOpsAutomatization
Add an icon to a directory on macOS
png image + folder = folderified!
png image + folder = folderified!

This is the kind of article nobody reads, but everybody want to try. It's a simple trick to add an icon to a directory on macOS using a line command app called folderify. Instructions inside the article!...

Jose CerrejonLess than 1 minuteApplemacOS
Adblock for the Spotify desktop client on Linux & macOS
SpotX Bash logo
SpotX Bash script to block ads on Sp0tify

I own a license of Adguard on macOS and I'm happy with it. It blocks ads on the $potify desktop client, but I don't know what's wrong lately: It doesn't work anymore. So I found a better approach to block ads on $potify. It's a simple solution that works on both Linux and macOS.

Jose CerrejonLess than 1 minuteApplelinuxmacos
Install unrecognized USB Ethernet devices on macOS
USB Ethernet device photo
Do you know what USB device is it? Me neither.

I'm moving from my attic to the basement, and I needed to connect my Mac to the router, because the WiFi connection is terrible. I have a USB Ethernet device that I used with a miniPC, but it was not recognized by my macOS. I found a way to install it, and I want to share it with you.

Jose CerrejonAbout 1 minApplemacoshardwareethernet
Open Quicktime and stream any device on macOS
Open Quicktime
Open Quicktime shortcut

This is one of those things that I do every day, and the flow is very boring: Open Quicktime, cancel the box dialog, Go to File > File > New Movie Recording, and then select the device. I mainly use it to view the signal from a USB video capture device, which works much better than doing it via VNC, Remote Desktop, or similar. In addition, these types of capture devices are very cheap.

Jose CerrejonAbout 1 minApplemacosquicktimestreamingvideotips
Umount & Clean your NTFS/exFAT partition from macOS using Python
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My external hard drive with tons of 💩.

Sometimes I think I'm the one who has problems with the NTFS/exFAT partition on macOS. I have to unmount and clean it, because exFAT is the file system I use on a Raspberry Pi acting as NAS using the great DietPi OS.

Jose CerrejonAbout 2 minAppleTipsPythonTutorial
MacBook Pro 2021. My impressions and migration help

It seems unbelievable that it's been a year since my last post here, hello everyone, by the way. I'm not very active on social networks, except on Twitter, I really learn a lot from other people there or Discord where you can find me and chat with me inside the #pikiss-support channel.

Jose CerrejonAbout 8 minAppleApple
Batocera. Switch partition to extFAT for macOS/Windows compatibility

Many distributions prepared to play emulators, come by default with the secondary partition in EXT4 to store settings, BIOS and ROMs. For those of us who usually work with macOS and/or Windows, it would be better if this partition came in extFAT to be able to mount in you non Linux OS and transfer files comfortably from the Explorer/Finder, so that is what I have proposed today. It's not a big deal, let's go.

Jose CerrejonAbout 2 minAppleLinuxRaspberry PIAppleLinuxRaspberry PI
Today in mysteries to solve. DOSBox and the MacOS key mapping bug

Lately I've been doing mini posts about problems that I stuck on a daily basis. I have some of them pretty dense that I don't finish, I hope to get the time and publish them to get rid of my backlog.

Jose CerrejonAbout 1 minAppleRaspberry PIAppleRaspberry PI
Best options to use for file/directory compression

Just a quick reminder, If you need the best ratio with different file compression software:

# 7z
7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on file_compressed.7z file_input
# tar.gz
env GZIP=-9 tar cvzf file_compressed.tar.gz file_input
# zip
zip -9 file_input
# rar
rar a -idq -r -y -m5 file_compressed.rar file_input
# Gzip
gzip -9 file_input

Jose CerrejonLess than 1 minuteAppleGeneralLinuxAppleGeneralLinux