Kittywhisker's Nibbles

Transferring WhatsApp chat logs from Android to iOS using only open-source tools

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With a lot of shareware tools demanding steep license fees for what should be a one-time-event for most folks, an experiment with some open source utilities mean that we can achieve a successful transfer.... mostly Read more...

Setting up Docker instances to run on an AMD-based macOS Mojave Hackintosh without Hypervisor.framework

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One of the biggest gripes I've had with macOS, aside from the inability to run Team Fortress 2 is the inability to use Docker instances without having to resort to using VirtualBox, which for some reason provided degraded performance on my system. After the excitement and disappointment from knowing that Vagrant has a VMWare plugin but it's behind a license requirement (though this has since been waved), I decided to make do with Docker and set it up to work with my VMWare Fusion installation Read more...

Running Adobe Products and rectifying Discord's voice chat crash on a Ryzentosh

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Nothing comes free, that includes the wonderful world of Ryzentoshing. Intel's platform-specific Math Kernel Library rains on the parades of many hackintosh enthusiasts and it's been up to crafty enthusiasts and an undocumented variable to get them running Read more...

Setting up a Minecraft Ubuntu 18.04 vServer and securing it as quickly as possible

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When I found myself needing to setup a public-facing private Minecraft vServer, the guides I found online scattered the instructions on how to do so, some only covering the basics, some only covering security, some covering the usage of tools that don't exist anymore and as I found myself switching between multiple providers, I wanted to see how quickly I could setup a vServer and this my attempt at documenting it. Read more...

Setting up a UNIX-style native environment on Windows, ZSH, keyboard shortcuts and more...

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Switching between macOS, Manjaro and Windows 10, I've developed certain habits when using a particular distribution, habits that were broken the moment I switched to another distro, making things difficult for me. This is the first post in a three part series where I try to make Manjaro, Windows 10 and macOS behave more alike to each other. Read more...

Recovering my Windows installation after clearing the partition table

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After using `diskpart`'s `clean` without understanding what it does, I was able to figure out how to get my installation back without a clean install! Read more...

Switching from Windows 10 LTSC to Windows 10 Enterprise without reinstallation

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The latest version of Windows 10 LTSC (as of this writing) is on Version 1809 but applications like Microsoft PowerToys Run and WSL2 need Version 1903 or higher, whats an admin gotta do? Read more...

Datamoshing with Ableton Live and modern plugins using sox and convert

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Back in school, my first introduction to datamoshing started with posts I read online about using Audacity to use their in-built audio effects. I never really did much with that information until now, I've been busy working on ffmpegScripts and finally decided to write some scripts for datamoshing and try it with more modern plugins Read more...

Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur: The Conclusion

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After remaining stuck with files from an obscure archival format, StackExchange comes to the rescue and leads the way to finally (somewhat) extracting macOS Big Sur's root directory Read more...

Digging around the developer softwarecatalog dump for macOS Big Sur

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At WWDC 2020, Apple announced its next evolution in the macOS line with a transition phase that reminisce the days of the PowerPC transition phase. With Universal Binaries, Rosetta and an ugly QuickTime icon, Big Sur has introduced changes in the way their installers are structured. Let's see what they are. Read more...
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