OS X could not be installed on your computer.No packages were eligible for install. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again Oh dear… When trying to install OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) you may encounter this message. This happens because the the installer certificates are no longer […]

Ah MacOS server….I love thee, but you drive me nuts sometimes! The OpenLDAP databases are as robust as toilet paper – using the term ‘fragile’ just doesn’t say enough. Almost every time you need to force MacOS / OS X server to restart, Open Directory loses its shit and refuses to start again. This will […]

iPod games…no, I don’t mean those you can download directly from the app store onto that glorified iPhone sans the phone bit! What I mean is the games that were designed for the ‘real’ iPod with a click wheel. With the release of iTunes 7 in September 2006, Apple put up some third party games […]

Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behaviour occurs. Intel-based Mac Computers Hold during startup Description Shift (⇧) Start up in Safe Mode. Option (⌥) Start up to Startup Manager. C Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB thumb drive […]

I managed to source 8gb of Crucial branded PC2-4200 ram for £15 from eBay. Installation was quick, with an easy removal of the fans near the ram slots with a gentle tug. After a few minutes the machine was booted up and very quick to use. Using Photoshop, Indesign and some games really was a […]

Fitting an old 1tb drive inside the Mac was relatively straight forward. However, I discovered that the Mac could not see the drive as it was limited to 150MB/sec speed drives and the Western Digital Green drive I used did not auto-fallback to this speed. The drive has that rate disabled by default, therefore it can’t be […]