Mid 2008 iMac With Ubuntu 20.04

My iMac is 12 years old, with a version of OS X that was released 5 years ago, and the last update for the operating system was 2 years ago. Simply, it was time to rejuvenate the iMac with a contemporary operating system. An iMac with Ubuntu seemed like a direction I needed to take…..and… Continue reading Mid 2008 iMac With Ubuntu 20.04

Enable Trim After Mac SSD Install

What Is Trim And Why Use It? Before we discuss Trim, let’s find out what a P/E cycle is. Basically, there are two processes involved when something is written to an SSD drive: Writing begins with erasing memory from flash memory cells. These cells are then programmed with the new information. This is called a… Continue reading Enable Trim After Mac SSD Install

Quickly Edit CSV Spreadsheets With Easy CSV Editor

What is the Easy CSV Editor? The Easy CSV Editor is a powerful text editor designed specifically for CSV/TSV tables and spreadsheets. Besides editing, it can also sort, find, find and replace, filter, and much more. The Easy CSV Editor is not a spreadsheet program. It performs no math functions. The Easy CSV Editor is… Continue reading Quickly Edit CSV Spreadsheets With Easy CSV Editor

Symphytum A Free Personal Database

What is Symphytum? Symphytum is an intuitive and easy way to manage your data. It is not a database powerhouse, and as well, it lacks the complexities associated with those powerhouses. Symphytum can perform basic database functions. It works only in CSV formats, can import and export tables, perform searches, and more. Written in C++… Continue reading Symphytum A Free Personal Database

Enable Trim When Using A Third Party SSD On Your Mac

What Is Trim? The most succinct and clear definition of what Trim is (and does) I have found came from a CNet article written by Dong Ngo (June 20, 2016): “TRIM allows the operating system to actively inform an SSD which blocks of data are no longer in use and can be wiped internally. This… Continue reading Enable Trim When Using A Third Party SSD On Your Mac

Find A Browser For An Old Version Of OS X

  I love Macs.  They are both efficient and durable.  However, their durability is both a blessing and a curse, as the life of the hardware often extends past the life of available operating systems running on them.  For example, I have a Mac Pro that was Built-To-Order with two 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon… Continue reading Find A Browser For An Old Version Of OS X

Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

“To be or not to be…” My 10-year-old iMac had slowed considerably.  It took a little over a minute and a half just to load and start the OS.  I had tried all the usual solutions and maxed out its memory capacity.  The iMac was still just plain slow and I quit using it.  After… Continue reading Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”

I use Photoshop CS5 on a 2015 MacBook Pro.  The version of OS X is 13.6.  CS5 and I are old friends, so I have never sought out newer versions of Photoshop.  Until recently, Photoshop CS 5 has played well with all the different servers I have had over the years.  My servers have always… Continue reading Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”