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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Fix Massive CPU Usage of Teams on MacOS

As described here, I’ve found a little fix on how to stop teams going crazy on my CPU (MacBook Pro, late 2016): First, disable GPU acceleration within teams. To do so, go to the Settings of Teams, and check this box: Next, I created a little shell script that allows you to start teams by… read more »

Dealing with a Hot MacBook Pro

I have already repeatedly written about dealing with overheating MacBooks. My not-anymore-so-current MacBook Pro (15”, late 2016) started to also throttle, and so I decided to do what’s necessary. Yet, instead of just replacing the thermal paste, I decided to try something new: Coollaboraty Liquid Metal Pads. The application is comparatively simple, once you’ve worked… read more »

How to run Windows applications on MacOS

I’ve regularly some little Windows applications that I need to run on MacOS. Normally, I’d use a virtual machine, but there are some utilities where I’d really like to have them more immediately. Here is how I do it.

How to quickly change Background from dark to bright in Mail

The new dark mode introduced with Mojave has some issues with Mails where the author has used text highlighting (like, putting a yellow background behind a black text): This is going to be white on yellow in dark mode, and hence hardly readable. Worse even, there appears to be a trend where some people send… read more »

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