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The Rockford Files TV Episodes


I have recently started watching the classic Rockford Files TV series. So here is a list of the episodes and the characters with a picture from each episode for quick reference. It's still a great watch!
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How to delete all the lines of text files with vim


This is a quick command line snippet for anybody wanting to delete all the lines of code of a text file when editing it in the terminal using 'vim'.
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Disable macOS 11 (Big Sur) 'kernel_task' which is throttling the CPU


If after installing macOS 11 (Big Sur) your mac is running slow and the 'kernel_task' is throttling the CPU then the solution could be to delete the system extension IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext. WARNING... this should be the last resort!
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How to install GitLab CE with Vagrant on macOS


In this tutorial you will be able to install 'GitLab Community Edition' locally on your mac using an Ubuntu vagrant box. And so be able to store your repos locally.
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Shadow Catcher plugin in Cinema 4D Advanced Compositing - Part 2


Learn how to use Advanced Compositing with the Cinema 4D (C4D) Shadow Catcher plugin in order to separate objects and shadows.
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Adding Global Custom Class with Facades in Laravel 5.8


Now and then you may want to use your own 'Custom Global Class' anywhere in your Laravel app. With this simple step by step guide we are going to add a custom class and call it in an example controller like the below example code.
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SCSS what are mixins, extends and placeholders


Initially I used LESS for most of my CSS pre-processing, but due to its lazy load structure I started using SCSS which in my opinion is a much more structured and functional compiler.
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Install Deus Ex GOG with Wineskin on Mac OS X


This is a new revised 'How to' on installing a native Mac OS X version of the retro Deus Ex 1 gog.com game of 2000 with the free Wineskin.
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14 handy startup key combinations for the Mac


All Macs using Mac OS X have several startup key combinations that affect how your computer starts up. Here is a list of 14 which affect the startup.
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Defective AMD GPU fix on Macbook Pro 2011


If you are suffering from the infamous AMD graphic card reboot issue with your later 2011 Macbook Pro laptop then I hope this fix works for you.
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Delete files starting with ._ using the terminal


When copying files from macOS to a windows formatted drive, other files with the same name but hidden starting with '._' suddenly appear. How to delete them?
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Install Font Awesome Pro in a Laravel and VueJS App


This is a little tip for showing anybody using Laravel and the built in VueJS - how to add Font Awesome Pro to your application via npm.