Apple movie file to animated gif

Make a proper recording

  • Record using QuickTime
  • Clip/trim the video


ffmpeg -i -vf fps=5,scale=450:-1 animated.gif


Install image on Pinephone

According to Copying an operating system image to an SD card using Mac OS steps are


diskutil list

/dev/disk4 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *32.0 GB    disk4
   1:                 DOS_FAT_32 NO NAME                 32.0 GB    disk4s1


Take disk identifier and unmount disk

Create alias when tired of opening customer site in particular browser

For this to work you need to have your Drush aliasses configured

You also need the path to your Browser app.

alias customer_test_dir='cd path-to/customer_dir'
alias customer_test='customertest_dir ; open -a /Applications/ `drush @tst uli --no-browser`'

Compiling Godot on MacOS

The documentation for compiling Godot is well written. The new tools are a little overwhelming at first but just follow the steps was good enough.

Building master branch

Fetching the latest master version then compiling I failed to compile the 3.2 version.

git checkout master
scons platform=osx arch=x86_64 --jobs=$(sysctl -n hw.logicalcpu)

gives some warnings and error.

OBS scribbles

Mac (Mojave 10.14.x)

Virtual Camera

Stream to Skype / Zoom etc from OBS


Ubuntu 18.04

Running Ubuntu 18.04 is not great. It has OBS 0.22 in its repository.

Mac storage cleanup

Is time machine taking this space?

Disc full

I had several incidents having a full disc due to time machine. On one occasion I suspected docker or VirtualBox do kill the machine.

I currently have 69 items. Which are dated for a whole year (sick). Do I have to blame Time Machine?

tmutils to the rescue

Executing tmutil give you a list of commands


Using tmutil listbackups you can get a list of backup efforts.