Tag Archives: HowTo

How to determine Intel SSD Endurance on Mac OS X

By | January 22, 2012

I’ve been chatting with @garyorenstein on Twitter about his upgrade from the stock spinning rust HDD in his MacBook Pro, to an Intel 320 Series SSD. This is an upgrade that I’ve undertaken before. I started thinking about endurance. Commercial grade MLC SSD products have a bad reputation for early wear-out. I wanted to see… Read More »

Savannah Stoker Auto-Tune

By | January 9, 2012

  The Savannah Stoker is a PID controller upgrade for the Traeger brand of pellet grill. PID controllers get their name from the type of feedback loop they use to control the output. PID is short for “Proportional Integral Derivative”. A good description for those of atechnical bent can be found on the Wikipedia listing for… Read More »

Sniffing Wi-Fi traffic on Mac OS X with a built in utility

By | December 5, 2010

Check out Meitar Moscovitz’s blog, specifically the article about how to use the Mac OS X terminal session to sniff WiFi and output standard (Wireshark compatible) .CAP files. Cool stuff!

Adding AFP support to Nexenta Core 3.0

By | August 28, 2010

Due to the recent abandonment of OpenSolaris by Oracle, I moved my ZFS pools to a Nexenta Core 3.0 installation. In the process, I had lost the netatalk (AFP support) that I had hacked into my OpenSolaris installation.  That AFP support was done using the hints at Nathan Fielder’s blog, both for installation of netatalk… Read More »