Category Archives: How-to

Relearning MSX #1 – Introduction

Posted by in Fun,Hardware,How-to,MSX,Retro,Technology | December 11, 2014

This article has moved to MSX Center.

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Fix for applications asking for the Keychain password in OS X Mavericks

Posted by in Apple,How-to,Technology | February 4, 2014

Now that I don’t work for Apple anymore I can post again about fixing issues in OS X and iOS devices. Some other day I’ll write about how much OS X Server sucks (now the Server application), but for now let me tell you about an issue that kept me busy this morning.

One of our work computers in the office has been prompting for the login keychain password every five minutes or so, annoying the user with popups like these:

CalendarAgent_Keychain This started happening after removing the user’s account from the computer without deleting the home folder, and logging in again using his Active Directory account. The old keychain was deleted and a new one created manually.

After checking for a while I realized that the problem is that by default any new keychain created via Keychain Access will lock itself every five minutes or when the computer goes to sleep.

Here’s how to fix this:

  • Open Keychain Access (inside Applications -> Utilities)
  • Right-click the login keychain
  • Click Change Settings for Keychain “login”…


  • Uncheck the Lock after X minutes of inactivity and Lock when sleeping checkboxes.
  • Click Save


Restart the computer (or at least log out from the current account) and these popups shouldn’t annoy you again.

My world-famous Spanish Omelette recipe

Posted by in Food,How-to | April 28, 2013

By popular request (popular meaning my coworkers’), here’s how I cook my Spanish omelette.

Ingredients (for 4-5 people)


  • 7-8 medium-sized potatos
  • 1 medium-size onion
  • 8 eggs
  • Olive oil (I used a 450cc bottle)
  • Salt
  • A bit of milk (1/3 of a small glass)

Keep reading for the full recipe.

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What you need to have your personalized email address

Posted by in How-to,Internet,Technology | July 24, 2012

Do you want our own, personalized email address? You’re going to need two things:

  • A domain name
  • An email server

Once you have these then you can proceed to create your own email address (or addresses).

See after the break for all the details.

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