Category Archives: MasOsX

Heroes 3 on MacOS with M1 Apple Silicon

1. You need Parallels Desktop with M1 support — https://www.parallels.com/ru/products/desktop/trial/ 2. Also you need an insider account on Microsoft web site to download win 11 for arm — https://insider.windows.com/ru-ru/ 3. Then you need to download Win 11 for arm — https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewARM64 4. Download Heroes 3 Hota on the internet (many links are there). 5. Set …

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Mac OS — decrease pdf size via Preview app

To decrease the size of the .pdf filled with images, in Preview you can go to Export and set Quartz Filter→Reduce File Size before saving. If the images are too blurry for you, you can add your own profile. 1. Create a directory — /Library/Filters. 2. Add new filter file with unique filter — i.e. …

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Run virtual machine Ubuntu/Windows on m1 macos

There is a program called UTM based on QEMU and developed for m1 MacBook virtualization. At least Ubuntu Server is working fine for me. https://mac.getutm.app/guide/. More info on this — https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/72081-utm-virtual-machine-on-m1-mac/

Debugging go app in Jetbrains Goland on m1

First download a proper version of GoLand here — select .dmg (MacOS Apple Silicon) here (direct link — https://www.jetbrains.com/go/download/download-thanks.html?type=eap&platform=macM1&build=211.6556.11&code=GO). Then make sure you are using arm version of go (go version go1.16.2 darwin/arm64). If not, download and install arm version of golang (like «go1.16.2.darwin-arm64.pkg») from the list here — https://golang.org/dl/. Now it should work. With …

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Run Steam on MacBook with m1 chip (apple silicon)

You need to install Crossover. Then you need to install Steam there. Good video explaining the process of installing Steam on Apple Silicon chips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TdCV7fn2CA Here is the list of supported games — https://applesilicongames.com/

Mac fan control

It is interesting to check mac’s CPU/GPU temperature and manage fan speed. You can do it with https://crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control/download

Installing protobuf tools on MacOS

Installing protoc

Or follow different instructions. Installing grpc_cli Option 1. Easy way.

It is described here — https://github.com/grpc/homebrew-grpc. Option 2. Hard way — using cmake and make. NOT RECOMMENDED.

Or follow these instructions

Remove auto-restarting process on mac

I got problems with a process which descrbibed itself on my mac as /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.alibaba.security.aliedr. It was launched with root privileges and was started by the system after sudo pkill -f com.alibaba.security.aliedr. Renaming a file in the dir and rebooting did not help. What did help is this article — https://www.macworld.com/article/2047747/take-control-of-startup-and-login-items.html. I’ve found it and renamed …

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How to hide face with iMovie

If you want to edit a video on mac and want to hide some part of the scene, there’s one easy way I found to do it with iMovie. I didn’t find a way, I’ve found a video about that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSC_Rje68FI

Setting zsh on you mac

This gist is great: https://gist.github.com/kevin-smets/8568070 I just added these line at the bottom:

List of embedded plugins: https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/tree/master/plugins Custom plugins are installed here — ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins (actually, $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins). Like this: