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# MacOS Bundles (and Packages) Explained

2020-08-05 5 min read Unable to load comment count

When is a file more than just a file? When it’s actually a folder that Finder is lying to you about. Every program, every kernel extension, and everything Time Machine creates on a network share is.. a bundle. Even the Photos Library file in ~/Photos… well you get the point. Let’s unpack these things, shall we?

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# How Time Machine Works

2020-08-02 7 min read Unable to load comment count

For those unaware, Time Machine is the built-in backup application within macOS that will take incremental backups of your system to an Apple Time Capsule, or another local disk. Simple premise, almost as simple in execution. Let’s take it apart, shall we?

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# macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

2020-07-02 6 min read Unable to load comment count

See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.

I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.

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# That's a New Level of Failure

2020-02-09 2 min read Unable to load comment count

So if you’ve been keeping up to date (pun intended), you’ll know that MacOS 10.15.3 is now a thing, that appears to just be a few bugfixes. So that won’t be a problem right, the Hackintoshes can update just fine, right?

Well it’s all fun and games until the computer doesn’t recognize its boot device.

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# MacOS Installers and .DS_Store

2020-01-18 7 min read Unable to load comment count
If you’ve ever used a drive not formatted as HFS or APFS in a Mac, and later plugged it into a non-mac or poked around in the terminal, you’ve probably noticed a lot of hidden files. Almost everything has a copy that begins with ._, and there’s this ever-present .DS_Store in every directory. What’s up with this? And furthermore, how does this relate to application installers? AppleDouble and The ._ Files macOS will only create . Continue reading

# Hackintosh Up and Ready!

2020-01-07 23 min read Unable to load comment count
Updated Feb 4th 2020, 14:56 EST

Note: Currently working on an OpenCore based Hackintosh, when I have spare time. Once that is complete, this will be updated accordingly (aka, completely rewritten)

Yes, what you’re seeing is a Lenovo ThinkPad T440 running the latest in macOS, 10.15.2 “Catalina.” Many, many hours of work went into it, and I did the work so you don’t have to!

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