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Setting up an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi
posted on October 14, 2016

I needed a VPN server.

Well, that’s not exactly true. I had a VPN server through software running on my everyday Mac. I had set it up years ago using voodoo tricks I gleaned from the Internet, and happily used it to protect my data whenever I was connected to a public network. It worked like a charm, but only if my desktop Mac was not asleep. This was not an issue when I had a Mac Pro that was always awake, but became problematic when I replaced it with an iMac that slept after 10 minutes. If I forgot to turn off its snoozing before I left the premises, I was out of luck. So I needed a better VPN server.

Crucial security flaw
posted on February 24, 2014

A patch to iOS (7.06 and 6.1.6) yesterday revealed a deep-seated security flaw within both iOS and Mavericks (OS X 10.9 and 10.9.1). You can read about the flaw here and here, but what it comes down to is a typo by one of the Apple engineers.

And now for something completely different
posted on January 24, 2014

As of February 1, 2014, I will no longer be doing day-to-day consulting.

I started in this business in 1992 with just my love of computers in general and Macs specifically. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of great people, many of whom I now count among my friends, and enjoyed much success. But after almost 22 years, it feels like it’s time for a change.

Apple Help Desk Specialist FileMaker Business Alliance

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