MacPro 5,1 Firmware Hell

Recently my MacPro 5,1 (still running High Sierra) starting crashing on an OSX Update of some kind. It started mid-April and i’m not sure which one it was, but the Mac wouldn’t boot as it ended up in the crash screen for the installer with some sort of error on finding a file that wasn’t…

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Apple Mini Yosemite Super Laggy – Fix

My mini is a 2011 i5 with Radeon graphics. Most of my work is on an external rail via thunderbolt, but the system has always been a little laggy to me. I work on Macbook pros and MacBook Airs (new, with flash drives) at work, and the mini has never been as quick and responsive…

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Save As… for Mountain Lion

This post has saved my bacon numerous times as I’ve installed Mountain Lion on systems:   http://www.tuaw.com/2012/07/29/get-save-as-back-on-mountain-lions-file-menu-easily-and-without/   Having Save As… is just a necessary part of how I work…

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