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Chrome Crashing on MacOS

I ran into an annoying issue with Chrome with a generic installation of MacOS crashing right after launching. After installing it from Google I simply launched the app, as one does. The Chrome logo appears in the dock then yeets itself off somewhere. Sometimes it may generate a crash report, but most of the time […]

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Reduction in the legal spam.

The majority of the legal spam that I’ve been recieving has been from major marketing mailing list managers. Unsubscribing from each company’s email campaign is a futile game of whack-a-mole. So I directed my efforts on the source of the email. Here are the steps I’ve used to get a perma-block on my email address […]

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Hewlett Packard HyperConverged HC380 Fun

I’m 1600 miles away implementing a multi node cluster of these HC380s and have run into a few bugs. One is an absolute deal breaker and needed to share this in hopes it helps others in the same process. During implementation, you are asked to choose a username and password for the VirtualStore appliances that […]

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VMware Tools Downgrade

I ran into a situation where I needed to test upgrading VMware tools using an alternative method other than directly through vCenter or auto update. To do this testing I had to roll back the most recent version of VMware Tools on a VM to an older one. Uninstall latest, reboot, install older, reboot. No […]

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STARTTLS and OS X Mail

A change recently in OS X’s Mail application has caused an unusual problem of not sending mail on the regular SMTP or IMAP ports. I’m not sure if its El Capitan that initiated this change because I do not send mail often from my desktop mail client. After a message stuck in my outbox, I […]