A good dose of Wine: Running Notepad++ and many other Windows only applications on the Mac and linux

My brother, a recent Mac convert told me how much he missed the Notepad++ on the Mac. We looked it up in the Wine compatibility list and found that it is fairly simple and stable to run it under wine. So, for those who miss having Notepad++ (or any one of those windows only applications in … Continue reading A good dose of Wine: Running Notepad++ and many other Windows only applications on the Mac and linux

Lost in Space : Dodging millions of Ads, Malware and Trackers

Internet is littered with trackers, ads, malwares and miners yearning to get their bite of the information pie. This is a step by step guide to setup Pi-Hole and blocking site and content across the whole network at your home. Unlike the browser based extensions that can only block the content you pull up in … Continue reading Lost in Space : Dodging millions of Ads, Malware and Trackers

HOW TO: Get the Certificate Chain for a website

OpenSSL provides a very simple way to check/get the SSL / TLS certificate chain that a site/ webserver offers to the clients attempting to connect to it. This check is an effective technique to determine the SSL / TLS issues and at times, certain setups in my experience seems to be needing the chain installed … Continue reading HOW TO: Get the Certificate Chain for a website

HOW TO: Install Malayalam Keyboards for OS X High Sierra and Mojave with KeyMagic

The biggest thing I missed when I became a full-time Mac user was the ability to freely type Malayalam anywhere I wanted. Back in the younger days of language blogging on Internet, Unicode and the Varamozhi project was a huge boost for the craving minds. That project from Cibu (Cibu Johny)  and the Anjaly Old … Continue reading HOW TO: Install Malayalam Keyboards for OS X High Sierra and Mojave with KeyMagic