Published October 13, 2015
• Updated July 5, 2017
Ubuntu has a great set of instructions on creating a bootable USB drive in Mac OS X, but they have an additional step I found not to be needed: there’s no need to convert the Ubuntu ISO to an IMG file. You can simply download the Ubuntu ISO and use
dd to copy it to a USB drive.
Published January 16, 2013
• Updated November 23, 2018
The default hibernatemode on Apple laptops is 3 which does the following:
Published December 27, 2012
Mac OS X, now just OS X, seems to change the way the DNS cache is flushed every couple of releases.
Below are the various commands to flush the DNS cache from Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Published August 26, 2012
• Updated May 31, 2014
From Mac OS X 10.3 to OS X 10.8, the Terminal application has always had a problem updating its tab text when disconnecting from an SSH server.
The tab text will update properly when connecting to an SSH server, but upon disconnecting, it will still show the FQDN of the server you were connected to.