How To Disable Adobe Daemons Using launchctl on MacOS

Author: , November 18th, 2018

I installed an old version of Adobe software on my new Mac and as usual, it installed some daemons that are undesirable. Here is how I got rid of them via the Terminal. Note: Adobe installs daemons in the user context, so do this as your regular user login, not as root. shell> launchctl list […]

How To Reduce the Size of a PDF Using Ghostscript

Author: , February 4th, 2017

Make sure you have Ghostscript installed, then:

-dPDFSETTINGS={value} where {value} is one of: /screen – the lowest resolution and lowest file size, fine for viewing on a screen /ebook – mid-range resolution and file size /printer – high-quality setting used for printing PDFs /prepress – high-quality setting used for printing PDFs As always, YMMV…

Adobe Flash, Scourge Of The Internet -or- How To Fix Safari 5.1 Crashes

Author: , July 28th, 2011

In the past, I used to block Flash plugins. Safari was VERY stable. Then, Safari 5.1 REMOVED SUPPORT for webkit plugins and BROKE Click-To-Flash. Shame on you Apple. I did not know this, and have been experiencing Safari crashes every night. Then I installed Marc Hoyois’ ClickToPlugin Safari Extension found at All you […]

Spring Cleaning

Author: , April 4th, 2010

My systems got some TLC with the install of a variety of patches and software. Now at 10.6.3 – all seems well. Even re-installed Parallels to see if it still crashes my system. SO very happy to have a beta version of Unsanity’s Windowshade X working on Snow Leopard. Really huge productivity increase. Have no […]