Turn Off Shadows From OSX Screenshots

I take a lot of screenshots in OSX  (⌘+shift+4) to share and for the longest time I just lived with the 2003-era super cool shadow:
Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 6.37.49 PM
I finally got tired of it and found the solution to turning it off is these two terminal commands:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true
killall SystemUIServer

Now my screenshots look like this:
If for some reason you would want to re-live 2003 you can re-enable the drop shadow with these commands:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false
killall SystemUIServer



I spend a lot of time working in the starbucks near my office.  It is a great place to slip away from the office for an hour when I need to do some heads down work but dont want to be completely anti-social. 

Even though I always use a VPN one thing that always bothered my was that Starbucks was grabbing my MAC address every-time I logged in:

I am not a big fan of being tracked like this so this weekend I wrote randomMAC for OSX to quickly change my MAC address.

So now when I log in at Starbucks I am passing it a random MAC:

Remove CNNIC from OSX

After reading a few stories like this “Apple Leaves CNNIC Root in iOS, OSX Certificate Trust Lists” that didnt include instructions on how to remove them yourself I wrote a quick and ugly bash script that automatically removes the CNNIC and the China Internet Network Information Center EV Certificates Root certificates from OSX. 

You can download it here.

Use it at your own risk. I am a terrible script writer and this may install Windows 98. 

(Inserting code snippets on to my blog is ridiculously complex. I have to fix that.) 

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