macOS Archives

OneDrive keeps un-deleting files – and how I fixed it (at least on my system)

I just had an annoying issue in which I’ve deleted a large number of files (about 1000 or so, across two folders), and OneDrive kept bringing them back a few seconds later. No matter where I’ve deleted the files (either of my PC’s, my Mac or the cloud), they kept re-appearing. I read a tip … Read more

How to type a £ British Pound sign on a US keyboard (Windows and Mac)

I no longer have a UK keyboard on most of my everyday computers, so there’s no obvious way for me to press the British Pound £ sign anymore (much like the € Euro sign). Thankfully there are reactively easy ways to make this happen without having to resort to switching keyboard drivers. I’ll undoubtedly forget … Read more

How to fix “active developer path does not exist” with git on macOS

I’ve recently removed Xcode from my ageing MacBook. Ever since then, I’m getting an error when I try to run git from the command line. The error goes something like this: xcrun: error: active developer path (“/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools”) does not exist That’s because Xcode had installed several command line tools provided by Apple, and one of … Read more

How to setup AirPods (1st generation) with a MacBook Pro (2011)

I really like my first generation AirPods. I use them on my 2012-2018 devices all the time, but I had never tried them on my old MacBook Pro from 2011. I had always assumed they probably use some low-energy version of Bluetooth 4 or whatnot, expecting they won’t work. But I was wrong! They DO … Read more