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 Auto-Restart Apache If the Load Gets Too High

Author: , September 15th, 2015

The script to check and restart apache…works on CentOS – YMMV!

Add to cron * * * * * /root/restart_apache_if_load_hits_threshold.sh >> /var/log/restart_apache_if_load_hits_threshold.log 2>&1

How To Disable the Built-in iSight Camera

Author: , October 12th, 2013

I am tired of various programs taking control of my webcam, i.e. Skype, GoToMeeting and others… After searching for a while I found the following website with two awesome Applescripts, one for Snow Leopard and one for Lion. Open the script in the Applescript Editor, and do a Save As. Choose Application and save someplace […]

How To Disable iptables Completely

Author: , October 2nd, 2013

List current iptables entries: iptables -L /etc/init.d/firewall stop ~or~ /etc/init.d/iptables stop ~or~ fwstop.sh