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 […]

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doom for a while, and in some cases Safari just plain crashing… Well, my investigation points to it being caused by an out of date […]

How to uninstall Cisco’s VPN Client on the Macintosh

The following Terminal Commands, will uninstall the Cisco VPN Client.  This will work with any version of the Cisco VPN Client, both command line and GUI based…. To uninstall the VPN Client for Mac OS X: Step 1 Open a terminal window. Step 2 Run the following command: sudo /usr/local/bin/vpn_uninstall Step 3 Enter your password […]

How Sandboxing may not be the answer for Mac OS X…

Will Shipley discuss how Sandboxing may not be the security bandaid that Apple is promoting it to be… The Mac needs to be as secure as the iPhone. The good news is Apple already has the tools. The bad news is they are forcing developers to use the wrong ones. There are three primary ways […]