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How-To

Create a bootable ISO of macOS Catalina 10.15 (Bonus: With bootable USB too!)

By | February 19, 2020

How to make a bootable ISO of macOS Catalina I previously wrote up my version of creating a macOS Mojave and Sierra HERE and HERE. I’m updating it for macOS Catalina 10.15 First, navigate to the macOS Download page in the App Store and choose “GET”. Depending on whethere there’s a local copy or not,… Read More »

Creating a bootable macOS High Sierra USB installation media

By | December 21, 2018

In a previous post, I discussed creating a macOS High Sierra installation ISO. Well, these days it’s usually easier to just use a USB stick to get the job done. I have an older laptop at home that I use as a backup. It’s a mid-2011 MacBook Air, and the most recent OS it can… Read More »

[BROKEN – see comments for the fix!] Creating a macOS 10.14 Mojave installation ISO

By | September 28, 2018

I previously wrote up my version of creating a macOS High Sierra ISO HERE. NOTE: This is now broken! Please read the comments by others below. I’ll try to update this at a future time, and create a new clean one for Catalina as well! THANK YOU ALL! For Mojave there’s a fix that needed… Read More »

Patch Fusion-io VSL for FreeBSD 9 to work with FreeBSD 10

By | February 26, 2017

I didn’t write this patch, but it’s been forwarded to me and my understanding is that a Fusion-io customer wrote this a while back. VSL (the software driver for Fusion-io cards) can be recompiled (all the real IP is pre-compiled in an included library), allowing VSL to be recompiled for variations in a given operating… Read More »

Home Structured (re-)Wiring

By | August 8, 2016

Here was my problem. I love my home, and this is definitely a first world problem. When we bought the house, it had an alarm system (tan box) and a white On-Q (Legrand) 14″x14″ box where all the ethernet, phone, and cable (DirecTV dish) cabling terminated. I added my own 16-port switch below and AT&T… Read More »