Drawbacks of using Mac OS Time Machine on a NAS

Most major NAS (Network Attached Storage) manufacturers claim their NAS units support the Time Machine backup feature for Macintoshes. What they usually don’t tell you in advance is that this support is somewhat limited – at least if you plan your NAS to backup multiple Macs with Time Machine.

Waking up a NAS from Mac OS X at boot time using Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Please see this post for a more recent version which works in OS X 10.11 El Capitan and newer. Do you own a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) capable NAS (network attached storage) unit? Is your computer a Mac? Want to save on your energy bill? The consumer NAS units you can buy these days are actually small Linux computers …

How to merge/combine/join multiple .mp4 videos on the Mac

I have a whole bunch of photography tutorials I converted from Flash video format (.flv) to .mp4 so I can watch them on my iPad. Since those tutorials are broken down into a myriad of .mp4 episodes it makes it much harder to watch them in the right order. I needed to find a way …

How to convert .flv Flash video to .mp4 on the Mac

I have a bunch of photography tutorials in the Flash video .flv format which I want to watch on my iPad. As you may be aware, everything with the name Flash in it doesn’t play too well on Apple’s iOS devices. VLC Media Player for iOS is able to play the .flv format but Apple …

ASUS P6T & OS X 10.6.5 update – still no support for SSD TRIM command

I just updated my ASUS P6T Hackintosh to the latest Mac OS X 10.6.5 developer build and it looks like there aren’t going to be any changes regarding the support for the SSD TRIM command for the official release of Mac OS X 10.6.5. Model: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GN Revision: 2CV102HD Serial Number: CVPO942200DA080BGN Native Command Queuing: …