QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use.  Restarting does not even fix this problem. Troubleshooting steps: See if there are any relevant log messages in Console.app or /var/log/system.log. Use qlmanage -r to reset Quick Look client’s generator cache. Run sudo opensnoop -n QuickLookSatellite-general to see if the process hangs after accessing some specific files. Or select […]

Project Cosplay – Commander Shepard

Wowser! A fantastic Commander Shepard cosplay by Crystal, that is being featured on Project Cosplay.  Yes, think Project Runway, but with a cosplayer, and Hollywood Effects Master Steve Wang giving his opinion on the costume and Crystal’s ability as a cosplayer.

Nasa Johnson Style? [Gangnam Parody]

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the […]

What is Windows RT? It’s not Windows!

This quote from Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows, pretty much needs to be stressed. Windows RT will not run any desktop applications beyond the applications that are bundled with the operating system. This means it will not run Windows Essentials 2012, Microsoft Outlook (any version), Microsoft Office (any version, beyond what’s included with RT), Adobe […]

Spotlight hogging your processor? MDS running Amok?

Having trouble with your system Bogging down? Take a look in the Activity Monitor and check the CPU load for MDS and/or MDWORKER. Are they consuming a large portion of your CPU? If so, here’s some hints on how to debug this situation…. If you use this unix command sudo fs_usage -w -f filesys mdworker […]

Invalid Context? Let me explain, it’s Safari’s Fault!

Well, have you seen this error message in your console log? 10/3/12 11:52:09.869 AM Safari[71558]: CGContextClipToRect: invalid context 0x0 Symptoms can include Safari running slow, showing the spinning beachball of doom for a while, and in some cases Safari just plain crashing… Well, my investigation points to it being caused by an out of date […]