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DTrace is limping when rootless is enabled

Just learnt that DTrace can’t be run at full pelt when rootless Mac OS X feature is enabled. For example, iotop ends like this: : probe description io:::start does not match any probes And it seems that the only way out is to boot into a rescue mode and run csrutil disable to turn off […]

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Apple WWDC 2013

In no way being another Apple deaf and blind fanboy, though I prefer to use Apple products, I must admit, after watching the keynotes, that it was an astonishing and fantastic show. And I truly concur with the audience when it stood up to welcome new iOS7 and to share their emotions. Hats off to […]

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:33 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Macbook pro and three consecutive led flashes

Just in case if you have Macbook Pro, mine is 15″ from 2008, and one day it stops working or shuts itself down shortly after you’ve logged into the system, don’t panic and don’t run into the closest Apple store to buy a new one. There is probably a solution. There are other symptoms of […]

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 1:15 am by sergeyt · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Requiescat In Pace

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is […]

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:19 am by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Recovering data from iPhone backup

Here is a story about how to recover the data from old iPhone’s backups. As you know iTunes stores iPhone backups in your home directory or more precisely in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup. The problem is that it’s not very convenient to mess with restoring iPhone and as a result to end up with your current data […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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iTunes U favorit links

iTunes U is an incredible and highly valuable service provided by Apple. It’s needless to tout it much because anyone who wants to feel [him|her]self in a student’s shoes has already tasted how great this service is and how much it could give. Here is just a list of my favorite iTunes links: MIT. Introduction […]

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Scanty vocabulary

I do believe that nowadays English language is hugely simplified in day-to-day use. Just listen to this:

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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iPad that iFails

Don’t know how you feel, but my opinion is that newly introduced Apple device, called iPad, is at the very least… ugh… strange… controversial… questionable… but certainly not what most of us have been awaiting for. I’m scratching my head trying to imagine a reasonable usage-case for such a device but constantly failing. To add […]

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Snow Leopard and madwimax

If you’re one of the Yota’s frustrated users, me is also included, because of lack support for Snow Leopard, then here is a possible solution, though being currently under development, that could possibly make you a bit happier and fill your soul with hope: Download http://tuntaposx.sourceforge.net/download.xhtml. Download and unzip http://wart.highsecure.ru/madwimax.zip. Uninstall Yota access software/drivers. Plug […]

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · 7 Comments
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review

An outstanding and in depth review of freshly released Snow Leopard is available at Ars Technica. So if you’re wondering about the changes introduced with this update then the article is a must-read.

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm by sergeyt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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