Fixing Mail banner and alert notifications

Ever since the macOS 13.2 update, both banner and alert notifications in Mail for some people (including myself!) are no longer appearing. The badge on the dock shows the correct unread count but the popup in the top right corner does not display for new messages. I’ve tried everything from toggling Mail notifications on and off, to fiddling with Focus modes. What did eventually fix the problem was completely removing the affected mail accounts from Settings -> Internet Accounts, and then re-adding them. Toggling the Mail slider alone didn’t seem to work, it needed a full remove and re-add. Ventura …

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How long does it take to service an EGO battery under warranty

Both my 7.5Ah batteries have been playing up for a while. The fuel gauge lights would all of a sudden turn a solid red in the middle of mowing, but if you gave them a sharp tap on a bench, they would start working again. It didn’t matter if they were freshly plugged in, or 10 mins into mowing. A solid red light usually indicates an overheat condition. I knew heat couldn’t have possibly been the cause because I could start mowing and a few minutes in it’ll turn red. From my research it appears this problem isn’t unheard of, …

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Bridged networking in UTM

Run ifconfig in Terminal to find out the name of the main ethernet interface on your Mac. It will be something like en0 through to en9. In my case it’s en6. Once you have the interface name, go into your VM’s Settings in UTM, then plug this interface name into the Bridged Interface field. Power up the VM and it’s interface should now pick up an IP if you have DHCP configured.

Enabling IPv6 on Aussie Broadband with the EdgeRouter-X

A few guides exist on the topic but almost all assume an EdgeRouter without the switch0 interface (eg the EdgeRouter 4). The EdgeRouter-X is a little bit different in that eth1 is by default part of the parent switch0 interface so we’ll need a few tweaks to the config. You could remove eth1 from switch0 but that’s a story for another day. IMPORTANT – These configs assume you have the default IPv6 firewall in place from the Basic Setup Wizard. This first part sets up dhcpv6-pd on eth0 and applies a few settings to the switch0 interface. It assigns switch0 …

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Upgrading your Pinecil’s firmware on macOS

I’m aware there’s a GUI firmware updater tool, but as of this writing doesn’t support IronOS v2.16 which has moved from .bin/.hex to .dfu files which the firmware updater doesn’t yet support. Here’s a way you can update your Pinecil’s firmware without it. Frankly it’s so easy I might keep using this method going forward. Install dfu-util dfu-util can be installed via Homebrew. I won’t go over how to install Homebrew, but after you get it on your system, run the following: brew install dfu-util Download IronOS and decompress it The Pinecil runs IronOS, the latest release can be downloaded …

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