What is hidd? Why is it running?

Are you looking in you Macintosh OS X Activity Monitor?  Do you see a process called hidd?  What is it?  Why is it consuming cpu and memory? Human Interface Device Daemon The hidd service is the Human Interfa...

What happened to GeekBrief TV?

Many of us tuned in this weekend to to see our favorite podcast GeekBrief TV with Cali Lewis (aka Luria Petrucci).  However, we were surprised when it was missing altogether and later pointed to a new show on R...

How to create a Sparsebundle on OS X

A sparsebundle is a really nice feature under OS X that allows you to create a file to send your time machine backups to.  There’s a whole lot of good reasons to create one and we’re going to walk you through i...

Parsing the Verisign Zone file with OS X

If you have access to the Verisign Zone file (Verisign TLD Zone files), and wish to extract the domain names to a text file for processing by another program, or to insert the domains into a database all you ne...

Defining the Role of an IT Manager

In this article, we will discuss exactly what it means to be an IT Manager. In today’s world, IT Managers can be responsible for many different areas of focus – or just one area. These areas could include Proje...

Top 10 New IT Manager Mistakes

New managers tend to make mistakes. It’s part of the learning process. One HR department of a fortune 100 company recently did a survey or seasoned manager to find out what the most common mistakes were made. H...