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Restore Telnet in Mac OS High Sierra 10.13

Telnet has been removed from Mac OS High Sierra, but can still be useful for developers to check ports are open etc. If you need to enable it, you can do so with Homebrew:

Update (10/10/17): I received an email from┬áDavid Waitzman in which he notes you can get telnet from an old Time Machine backup and then copy…

Android Install Older Version of Build Tools

If you need to install an older version of Android’s build tools, you can do so using the below. Search for the SDK version you want:

Which will then give you an indexed list of SDKs:

and then you can install a specific package with the ID:

This blog post helped to discover the way to accomplish…

Base64 Encode & Decode on OSX

On OSX you can quickly base64 encode:

and decode files:

Quickly Generate SSL Key & CSR

Quickly generate a new SSH keypair and then a CSR:


Export Files from iTunes Playlist

Handy tip: You can drag/drop files from an #iTunes playlist into a mount device on OSX. Useful for portable devices. #osx #mac — Scott Wilcox (@ssx) May 8, 2016

MacOS Sierra Asking for SSH Passphrase

There’s a recent change in the handling of SSH keys in MacOS Sierra that means you need to enter your passphrase each time a key is required. There’s an open Radar issue about it and it’s intended behaviour now. You can work around it by implementing one of the solutions at the links below, I personally went with adding:

Prevent OSX From Opening Photos or Image Capture Automatically

Came across this OSX tip recently which will prevent Photos or Image Capture: