Fixing Black/Reversed X11 Windows on Mouse Movement on M1/M2 Macs

For some strange reason, with the new ARM based Macs with X11 xquartz from either the official download, or from Mac Ports, when a remote java (of course it’s a problem with java), when the mouse moves, the colors of the window(s) will invert, making them very difficult to see/read. Fortunately, there is a simple … Read more

NFS Exports on MacOS

If you have tried to export a filesystem from your Mac to be used on another host, you might have had problems getting it to connect. The problem turns out to be simple, though the errors are… obtuse. For me, when I set up a share in /etc/exports, and tried to mount it from a … Read more

Firefox vs. Ubuntu Snap

As anyone who has upgraded to Ubuntu 22+ will know, they have deprecated and removed the traditional firefox package, and only the snap version is available and supported. And this is fine for anyone running the desktop. But for those of us who use the server version of Ubuntu, and often need to use a … Read more