By Rian

Gray, a writer.

Duskers Quicksaver Housekeeping Update

I am yet to finish Duskers, the sci-fi survival game where you must survive using nothing but your drones to scavenge other, hopefully abandoned willfully, ships. General atmosphere of the game resembles much of Alien franchise, where computers so ancient are running probably most sophisticated programs ever written known to mankind.

File Not Found Error on macOS wfsctl

Apple has been consistently phasing out Server related apps and services. Some of them have been moved around to macOS, while the others are either killed off or been moved as an embedded feature. WebDAV was one of them. If you are so inclined, macOS can now handle WebDAV hosting without the Server app from…

Running Time Machine Backup Server on macOS

Time Machine backup is a MUST in this time and age, especially after you just paid couple thousands in Mac. Ultimately, no matter how ridiculous issue you just encountered on your machine, if you have a complete backup of the system, there should be no concern. I can’t believe I have to say this in…

Retrieving Old or Deleted Safari Reading List Archives

One of the bad habits of older social websites are its insatiable inclination toward censorship. And I do not say this lightly. Seeing several of these of these websites, well older than Mad Tea Party, supposedly losing either a thread or a post after few hours is simply not acceptable in this time and age.…

On the Matters of, How to Read

This is for you, folks. You guys just had to bombard me with emails. Like I had to hit reply so many times, I won’t forward the exchange which prompted the update. But I can give you a piece, covering on what happened, how it happened, and perhaps what we can learn from it. And…

How America Grades Samsung on Pass or Fail

Calling out on Galaxy Fold debacle as “graded on a curve” apparently was an understatement. It is time to face the ugly truth. Samsung already has a bad track record, and none of the reviewers had gull to question the product in their hand. These pre-launch reviews that had been published prior to the issue…

Plants vs. Zombies Quicksaver

The legendary Plants vs. Zombies was a different game. It was the game which pioneered the path of mobile video games. But it was also a game that lacked some of the obvious features, such as cloud saves. It was very very 2009.

Avengers: Endgame Review

I was never a big fan of MCU’s style. Its gunning as hard as it can in comic book heroism behavior never grew on me. Just take Captain America: Civil War, the movie which sets off the events leading up to the Endgame. The villain’s plan made no sense. It had no “why” or “how”…

Are Foldable Smartphones the Future?

Remember the days before iOS? In 2010, Apple finally rebranded its iPhone OS to iOS, making it the first non-Mac OS Apple had released. The significance of the iPhone manufacturer’s rebranding comes not from its shoddy name, but rather its date: 2010. In 2010, smartphone phone factors started to see consolidations. Google was releasing its…

Stuttering Screensaver in macOS

Arabesque has been shipped with macOS for quite awhile now, making it one of graphical default screensavers. What Apple seems to dismiss, however, is that they did not update their lines of screensavers since High Sierra.

Customize macOS Media Key Behaviors

Since High Sierra, Apple has introduced ‘universality’ to its set of media keys. All the absurdities aside, it means media keys are now open to work with any platform. So if you were planning to control iTunes or Spotify on the go, you may accidentally start playing a random video on a webpage instead.

Accelerate an App for Internal Display on macOS Mojave

The arrival of eGPU in Macs came with lots of surprises and tweaking. I am sure some have already read the extensive eGPU guides available on the internet, and on MTP as well. Mojave, in that sense, clarifies and opens up boarders to many users. This tip, by the way, comes at a wrong time…

Nov 15, 2018

I thought it would be a good time to go through what is happening with MTP rather than to keep everyone hanging. I’ve moved to a rural town couple of months ago, and quite frankly, the transition cannot be harder. I thought years from Wisconsin had me prepared for ridicules. I’ve thought wrong. I wouldn’t go into details of each incidents, —yes, not one, not two, I had been involved in multiple ‘accidents’— unless I were to write an opinion piece on the matters. Perhaps the accessibility of healthcare providers in rural area is a good subject to go on.…