Posted on April 13, 2022Categories Apple, Development, JavaScript, TechnologyTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on MacOS Monterey Node Port 9000 Refused

MacOS Monterey Node Port 9000 Refused

I’ve been working on a React App for months that connects on localhost port 9000. Recently the app stopped working after an upgrade to Monterey. Turns out the upgrade also required a number of services to be re-installed via brew. One of those services, php-fpm, is now taking over port 9000 automatically on startup despite not having explicitly set the updated PHP version to run at start. As such, opening http://localhost:9000/ on the browser was routing to PHP apps and … Continue reading “MacOS Monterey Node Port 9000 Refused”

Posted on November 15, 2017Categories Apple, TechnologyTags , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on What To Consider When Buying MacBook Pro Retina Power Adapters

What To Consider When Buying MacBook Pro Retina Power Adapters

The new MacBook Pro Retina is now shipping with the soon-to-be ubiquitous USB Type-C ports.   There are 4 of them on my new 15″ MacBook Pro.    The cool thing about these new ports is they are bi-directional and symmetrical. That means the cable is identical on both ends and there is no upside-down.   That is a HUGE step up from all previous iterations of cables and connectors. In addition the new USB Type-C cables and ports can … Continue reading “What To Consider When Buying MacBook Pro Retina Power Adapters”

Posted on October 18, 2017Categories Apple, Technology 2 Comments on MacBook Pro System Freezes

MacBook Pro System Freezes

Despite having spilled a half-quart of apple juice straight into the innards of my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro Retina, the uptime has been astounding. The only notable time that the system has been offline was during a keyboard replacement just over a year ago. Turns out apple juice, no matter how well you think you’ve cleaned it out of the guts of the MacBook, tends to stick around. Literally. A little less than a year after the mishap one of … Continue reading “MacBook Pro System Freezes”

Posted on December 13, 2016Categories Apple, TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard

iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard

Did you know your iOS device can extend the keyboard you use to type just about everything?  Installing Google from the Apple play store allows you to activate Maps, Drive, and search from Google. What most people don’t realize is that it also allows you to activate the Gboard as another , and in my opinion better keyboard.   For all the cool stuff Apple has  done with iOS , the default keyboard is not on that list. Install the … Continue reading “iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard”

Posted on October 18, 2016Categories Apple, TechnologyTags , , , , , , 28 Comments on OS/X Sierra – External Display Issues

OS/X Sierra – External Display Issues

If you’ve not yet updated to OS/X Sierra you may want to wait for the 0.1 release. Many users experience no issues when upgrading but more than a few are finding they need to do some fairly drastic things to get their system working as normal. There are numerous reports of people doing a simple SMC Reset (hold down Ctrl + Shift + Option and press power) to get things back to normal. Others are having to perform full “clean … Continue reading “OS/X Sierra – External Display Issues”