Don’t charge your MacBook Pro from the left side. Use the right side.

Ever since September 2019 I had this issue with my MacBook Pro where kernel_task would sometimes spike up to > 1000% (!) CPU load and drain my battery – even while connected to a charger. Second time this month kernel_task (with pid 0) decided to go nuts and drain my battery until my macbook shut […]

O.MG Cable – A normal looking USB cable that can hijack your computer when plugged in

It looks like an ordinary Lightning to USB Cable from Apple, yet it’s not: it’s got built-in Wifi and can receive payloads which get executed on the machine it’s plugged in 😱 However, let this be a reminder to never trust external cables (or USB outlets for that matter!), found USB sticks, etc. O.MG Cable […]

Using Subsurface with a Suunto Vyper on macOS (OS X)

Profile of one of the dives I did in the Maldives, displayed using Subsurface Download the Virtual COM Port Drivers and reboot your iDevice. After that Subsurface should recognise your Suunto Vyper. As a diver one logs all his/her dives into a paper logbook. In the paper logbook one generally notes things like the gear […]