How to reset the SMC in a MacBook (and why you might want to)

If you find your MacBook acting strangely, and seemingly for no reason, resetting the SMC may help. There are a number of things that could signal an SMC issue, from screen resolution problems, to a PC that doesn’t seem to want to reboot. And while resetting the SMC isn’t a cure-all approach to diagnosing problems, … Read moreHow to reset the SMC in a MacBook (and why you might want to)

Installing FFmpeg

James Cobalt edited this page 22 days ago · 12 revisions Installing FFmpeg in Windows Download a static build from here. Use 7-Zip to unpack it in the folder of your choice. Open a command prompt with administrator’s rights.NOTE: Use CMD.exe, do not use Powershell! The syntax for accessing environment variables is different from the command shown in Step 4 – running … Read moreInstalling FFmpeg

How to Clone a Hard Drive

There are plenty of great services that can back up your files, but sometimes you need something a bit more bulletproof. Maybe you’re migrating your Windows installation to a new hard drive, or maybe you want a complete 1-to-1 copy in case anything goes wrong. In those cases, your best bet is to clone your hard drive, creating an … Read moreHow to Clone a Hard Drive

CrossOver runs your Windows apps on Mac or Linux computers

No matter where you fall on the Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux debate, one thing remains true: you shouldn’t be forced to limit yourself to just one operating system. Of course, there are workarounds, like running a virtual machine, but they’re not always intuitive and can inhibit your programs’ performance. CrossOver 17 allows you to launch … Read moreCrossOver runs your Windows apps on Mac or Linux computers

Securely Connect to Linux Instances Running in a Private Amazon VPC

Important note: You should enable SSH agent forwarding with caution. When you set up agent forwarding, a socket file is created on the forwarding host, which is the mechanism by which the key can be forwarded to your destination. Another user on the system with the ability to modify files could potentially use this key to … Read moreSecurely Connect to Linux Instances Running in a Private Amazon VPC