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Apple event

Wow – apple is finally moving back to something good with its hardware

The Mac mini got the update it needed.

The new air looks reasonably good, and better than the MacBook pros as they have a proper keyboard

And the ipad.  That ipad.  Looks really good.

This was a really big event – apple is going in the right direction again

And then it goes down

Which is not what you want to be remote trouble shooting, just before boarding, from the airport in the lead up to a 12 hour flight, with no sleep overnight in the lead up to all of this


No idea why the websites went down, but fixed anyway now.  Or you wouldn’t be reading this .

Now with SSL

Finally – now working with SSL.

So you can see this site via an encrypted link:


as well as the unencrypted old school link


I think it was worth the effort…



Unlocking macOS security features

How to add in a run anywhere option to security:

spctl --master-disable

From admin terminal obviously, and –master-enable to renable

Turning off gatekeeper auto lock:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/ -bool NO

And obviously the -bool YES to reenable the 30 day lockout

Getting Hacked

Looks like a couple of my websites fell foul of the hacking of the fast secure contact form.  Really annoying that I had to undo this.

References on both and also to the script that had inserted this into the headers of all my themes:

<script src='' type='text/javascript'></script>

I think that what appears to have happened here is that the fast secure contact form was bought by a malicious programmer who then put an update that inserted this malware.  Its since been pulled by the wordpress site from the list of plugins. 

The original author did do one final update on his website that I’ve downloaded, so I’ll probably need to install that on my servers as it was a useful plugin.

Live and learn.