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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Fix Audio Problems on MacOS Mojave

After upgrading to Mojave, applications like Skype or Skype for Business stopped receiving audio and camera input. On Mojave, applications are supposed to be triggering an alert asking for permissions to access those resources, but after upgrading to Mojave, these applications never did that. Long story short: I removed rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.apple.TCC logged out… read more »

Mail to OmniFocus – AppleScript

I’ve created a little AppleScript that copies the mail contents and attachments into an OmniFocus task. It also creates a back-link into the OF task, and a forward link as a MailTags note.

Spiegel-Online Nag Screens

So apparently, spiegel.de now hides itself behind mostly nagging pay walls. They even got coverage from El Fefe, and of course they are not only asking you to pay for “plus” articles, which I happily do, they also throw ad block nag screens in their reader’s way. Recently, a German court has decided that ad… read more »

Make Skim Great Again

Yesterday, I had created a pretty useful workaround for the still fucked up PDFKit in Sierra, which prevents Skim from running. Motivated by Andrea Alberti, I’ve today created a much better version which can be applied in one minute, with one single command, and does not require to keep System Integrity Protection off and swap… read more »

Better Workaround for the still fucked up PDFKit problem on MacOS

So I had written here about the problem with PDFKit under MacOS and shown how to get an deploy an alternative version of PDFKit which fixes the problem. Unfortunately, that makes Preview no longer work with PDF files, which is why I had also supplied there a script for switching back and forth between different… read more »

Fix fontd being a CPU hog on MacOS

I just saw that there was a runaway fontd process. Fixed it like so:

Most importantly, this has drastically brought down CPU usage overall. Apparently, it impacts a whole lot of applications.

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