Shared Library Debugging under El Capitan

In my day job, I do a lot of debugging of apps that use libraries in non-standard locations. This has traditionally been performed by exporting DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH in your environment and then debugging your app as normal. $ export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/lib/dir $ lldb ./myapp (lldb) r myapp_arg1 myapp_arg2$ export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/lib/dir $ lldb ./myapp (lldb) r myapp_arg1 myapp_arg2 […]

OS X Mavericks and Keychain Not Accepting Password

I just spent way too long on the phone troubleshooting an issue with my father who was unable to unlock his keychain after upgrading to Mavericks and so could not check his e-mail in Apple Mail. He had not setup the iCloud keychain yet. Here’s a completely unedited brain-dump of what I just had him do […]

IronKey S200 OS X Mountain Lion Fix

(Updated 25 November 2016 with updated link.) If you have an older IronKey flash drive, you might be surprised to notice it won’t let you launch the decryption app under OS X 10.8 (“Mountain Lion”). If you have “basic” IronKey like me, you can’t upgrade the firmware either, so you’re out of luck if Imation ever […]

Mac OS X on Dell Inspiron Mini 10v

I spent today doing a lot of  favors for people, including getting Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) running on a friend’s Dell Inspiron Mini 10v.  Making a hackintosh out of these machines used to be a pain, but it’s really quite easy now.