I recently upgraded my computer to macOS 10.13 and found that my iMessage (in
Messages.app) wasn’t working entirely and that Google Talk in the same app
would only receive messages and not send.
Starting with the Google Talk issue, that’s an easy one. Apple has removed
“official” support for Google Talk from Messages.app but they’ve clearly left
the code in place that allows your old account to login, connect and actually
receive messages, but helpfully added a dialog that says “Your message could
not be sent. Support for the targeted service Google Talk has ...
I’ve been doing a variety of things pertaining to web security in recent weeks
and one thing that’s been gnawing at my brain is the fact that my blog could
still only use insecure http:// because of GitHub Pages. My blog’s
content was using GitHub Pages for its serving and gh-pages really hasn’t
been seeing a lot of love - that I know of - since its inception a few years
back, especially since the development of concepts like Let’s Encrypt with
free SSL certs for the web.
Restoring from a Time Machine backup - at least for me - won’t furnish you
with a Recovery partition. This is bad news because the only official way
of getting a recovery partition is to reinstall macOS. This seems a little
counter-intuitive because isn’t the point of backing up your computer so you
don’t have to reinstall your OS? Anyway, let’s get to creating your
recovery partition without a reinstall or without 3rd party tools. It’s
easier than you think!
Note that this process worked for me on macOS Sierra (10.12). I give no
warranties that ...
A short tip: Markdown doesn’t have any form of official or non-printable
markup in its language definition (that I could ascertain) so adding a Vim
modeline into a document needs a little bit of massaging. You could include
the modeline inside a HTML comment, but the better option that I found was to
do this at the end of the document:
[modeline]: # ( vim: set fenc=utf-8 spell spl=en: )
This uses the link label syntax to establish a link called modeline, point
that at the URL of #, and then use the title of that fake link to set our ...
This will almost certainly be my last Billion router. They have awful support
and refuse to respond to simple questions about failing hardware, but for now,
I’m persevering with the Billion 7800VDOX modem/router because that’s what I have.
The O series of routers comes with a VPN server built in (either PPTP or
L2TP), but since PPTP is inherently insecure now, I’m setting up L2TP over
IPSec and having this work with my iOS device. I’d managed to find a PDF
provided by Billion about this a while back, but could no longer find it ...