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(Questo non è un post ma un appunto per me stesso)

Se il client DNS di MacOS inizia a fare le bizze interrogando un DNS server (sperimentato tutte le volte su DNS Server Microsoft) allora è il caso di dargli una sveglia:


sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.discoveryd.plist
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.discoveryd.plist

Fonte: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/26616/dns-not-resolving-on-mac-os

 

Yosemite Mission ControlI couldn’t wait to upgrade my MacBook Air Mid2013 to OS X 10.10 and that was a little mistake because I didn’t check if all my devices had the drivers ready for Yosemite.

Everything went well except for my J5Create USB3 to VGA adaptor that allows me to enjoy a 3 screens setup: some parts of Yosemite’s UI (eg: Mission Control ) become so laggy I couldn’t use my computer.

Keeping the drivers up to date did not resolve the issue ( I am writing this post on 15th Jan 2015 ) so I had to find a workaround to maintain my 3 screens setup.

Here’s my workaround:

  1. I disabled the Window Trasparencyhttp://www.howtogeek.com/199201/how-to-disable-window-transparency-in-os-x-yosemite/
  2. I disabled the animation of Mission Controlhttp://osxdaily.com/2012/02/14/speed-up-misson-control-animations-mac-os-x/

Those are not a solution to the problem but at the moment my setup is usable and I am pretty much happy.

Upgrading to Yosemite anyway is worth for the new features.

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2013 Macbook Air w/ 2 external monitors

2013 Macbook Air w/ 2 external monitors (sorry for the blurry picture)

Left monitor: ASUS VE228 connected with an Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to the Belkin Thunderbolt™ Express Dock

Right Monitor: ASUS VH228 connected with a J5create JUA310 USB 3.0 VGA Display Adapter to the Belkin Thunderbolt™ Express Dock

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This is the actual configuration as seen from the Mavericks’ Monitor proprieties

Known Issues:

  1. When the Belkin Dock is exposed to direct sun light my MBA sometimes has kernel panics caused by the heat.
  2. The VE228 doesn’t work correctly in the fullHD resolution but I am going to have it changed as soon as possibile.
  3. I guess the MBA is at its limit: Mission Control is a bit laggy over the three monitors but during my daily working routine I don’t experience any other issue.
  4. The cables! It is nice to have one single thunderbolt cable connected to my MBA but behind it it’s mess!

    Cables everywhere!

    Cables everywhere!

 

 

11-inch-new-macbook-air-sideCi sono ricascato: mi sono comprato un MacBook Air 2013.

Non è il mio primo Mac, avevo un bellissimo MacBook 13” che mi fu rubato pochi mesi dopo l’acquisto ed il trauma è stato forte. Successivamente ho avuto un Sony Vaio e un Acer. Dopo 2 anni e mezzo con l’Acer mi sono convinto a tornare su Apple per diversi motivi, principalmente perché mi sono stancato di potarmi ogni giorno nello zaino 3KG di portatile + alimentatore.

In ogni caso passo da un Acer 15 pollici con i7, 16GB di RAM e 160GB di SSD ad un MacBook Air 13 pollici con i7, 8GB di RAM e 256 GB di SSD.

Al momento mi trovo bene, ma è presto per giudicare. Sto ancora aspettando che Dropbox finisca di sincronizzarmi le mie cartelle di lavoro e poi potrò approfondire la conoscenza del nuovo arrivato.

 

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