Synology- Where has all my drive space gone?

No, this isn’t a MySpace joke, we’re waaaay too old and sensible for that. I was browsing my Backup Synology and trying to figure out why it was showing no space available on a 30TB volume. I don’t have that many linux iso’s, do I? The answer...

State of The Mac 2021- Updated June 2021

We like Macs, but there are some er, less desirable models in the line up- so If you’re buying a new Mac this year, what specs to recommend? This post was originally written in March 2017, and since then Apple has updated everything- I have updated each of the...

MunkiReport/ MySQL export to Zoho Analytics

I really wanted a new way of displaying outdated computers in MunkiReport (fantastic tool by the way, thanks to the authors/ contributors!) but I was deeply confused by the terminology, and this post is an attempt to write down my needs and prepare for getting it...

Can’t Delete Mac User Account

Just recently stumbled on this issue. Symptoms- despite having admin or root privileges, you can’t delete a user account in System Preferences/ Users & Groups. According to this-...

macOS Big Sur MySQL Time Zones

I realise my post titles are looking more and more like cries for help, but what can you do? Issue- Needed to connect a MySQL database to Zoho Analytics to torture some data. Zoho provides a connector for this which is (argh) Java based and also requires the Oracle...