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Miscellaneous Software

How to fix Grayed Out AppleID when updating AppStore Apps

This has driven me mad over the years when i sporadically have to update an old App that was previously installed by a former user. And every time i have to spend 10 minutes or so scouring the web for a correct answer. Here’s the process to fix this. Go to the Applications folder. Find the app that you’re trying to update. In this instance, it was Bitdefender Virus Scanner. Command+Click the app, then click …

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OPRA and FOIA: The differences and when to request each

Taking a break from my usual tech posts, i started researching the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) back in 2017, and i’m just getting back to finishing this piece in 2019. Important Note: i am NOT a lawyer nor trained in anything regarding legalese or the like. Nothing henceforth should be taken as legal advice; it’s just what i’ve been able to find after reading official governmental documents …

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Miscellaneous

Grayed out Apple ID when updating App Store applications

Updating an app installed on a Mac by an account you don’t have the password for, here’s how to bypass the grayed out Apple ID prompt: Go to the /Applications folder: Finder –> Applications Right-click the app that needs updating — in my case, XCode Click Show Package Contents Go into the Contents folder Now go into into the _MASReceipt folder. Delete/Move to Trash the receipt file (you may be prompted for a local administrator …

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Miscellaneous Software

FinTech Apps to stay financially literate and healthy

This year i’ve worked diligently to get my personal finances in order. From February 2018 to November 2018, i increased my (TransUnion) FICO score by 73 points! To help get a (daily) handle on things, these are the apps i use/check regularly — sometimes several times a day. They are in no particular order. A few of the app links are my personal referral links, by the way. Some offer cool perks for both me …

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CLI Miscellaneous

Delete Icon? icon\r files from your Mac

For the longest time these “Icon?” (or Icon\r) files kept popping up on my Mac without any rhyme or reason. I would manually delete them. Eventually i got fed up again when several popped up in my main Music folder and all its sub-directories. I googled a Terminal (bash) command to find and delete files based on name. So, here is the command i settled on for my needs. Be sure to change the directory …

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Hardware Miscellaneous

How to fix a MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad

Update: On November 2, 2018, using the DIY method, i successfully repaired the broken hardware of my MacBook Pro for $23.98 + tax. A drastic difference from the $400-500 estimate from the Mac Store. At the end of this post i have appended what i did to fix the keyboard after i had exhausted the steps originally outlined in this post. Cheers. After returning from this past weekend’s WordCamp ATL 2018 — #WCATL — i opened up …

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Miscellaneous

We are closer and closer to Star Trek and The Jetsons

All things are moving faster towards a Star Trek and The Jetsons-esque reality: Google’s new Pixel Buds (wireless!) allow real-time language translation in your EAR; Amazon’s Echo and Google’s newly announced Home (and Home Mini) are full-house voice listening/activation devices to do ish throughout your abode. What’s awesome, amazing — and frickin’ freaky! — about these devices are their multiple device packages, which allow messages to be passed room-to-room between devices. Always listening, always aware. …

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Miscellaneous Technology

How Do Open Source Communities Govern Themselves?

Are you interested in governance in general as well as specifically to the Open Source world/community? Check out this read, How Do Open Source Communities Govern Themselves, the second part in a series about governance. It’s written by Randy Fay. This is the start of my Someone Else’s Good Read series of posts. I would like to share interesting ish around the world, but with a quick tidbit or opinion of my own, or really just an …

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Miscellaneous Professional Development

Search Every City on Craigslist at Once for Web Development Jobs

During my never-ending search for web development gigs, i used Craigslist a ton, but it was tedious having to go city by city. That was until I found an easy way to search ALL Craigslist posts throughout the country simultaneously.