Links – hard links, symlinks, and Finder Aliases – are the most complex and confusing of simple concepts in computing. Do they get any better after research?
It’s worth refreshing all your Finder Aliases before copying or cloning a volume to update their link info. Here’s a free tool to do that and more: Alifix.
Testing at the command line, with What’s Your Sign?, and according to the requirements of the signature.
How to perform ad hoc signing, signing with a personal certificate, and set signing up in Xcode.
How can you create your own personal certificate suitable for signing your apps? Uses Certificate Assistant, and free of cost.
Should you use ad hoc signing, or make your own personal certificate? Why would you want to sign a script or app you have made?
It’s all too easy to change the information in a Finder Alias when you’re inspecting it. Here’s how to avoid that, and a new version of Precize to help.
When is macOS like a city? Or an Impressionist sketch? Could it ever become free of noticeable bugs?
Diagram summarising how Finder Aliases work, including their resolution. And how to confuse QuickLook thumbnails.
From physicists to photographers developing their plates, Naturalist painters recorded the science and technology of their time.