How to solve Sync Error in Outlook for Mac

Recently I made the switch from Google Gmail to Microsoft Outlook for my personal emails. This migration also meant I had to move over all of my existing emails from Google to Microsoft. In order to migrate the whole mailbox from one account provider to the other, I used Microsoft Outlook for Mac device running Continue reading → IMAP and SMTP server settings for configuring email client

The website is a great portal which allows you to treat your e-mails, organise your contacts and manage your agenda. Currently for my case, I use it currently for my personal e-mail and I have been working many hours within this email web interface. However, next to the website, you may also want Continue reading →


Mac installation stuck: ‘Waiting for other installations to complete’

Just recently I wanted to perform an antivirus scan of my Mac, so I was planning to install Malwarebytes. I downloaded the package from the official website and clicked to accept the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, for some reason the installation was stuck at the ‘Waiting for other installation to complete‘ page. While I’ve had Continue reading →


Fix the ‘Your screen is being observed’ message on macOS?

Recently I wanted to open my MacBook computer to check my e-mails. But I immediately noticed something strange on the lock screen (the screen where you login into the computer). There was a message being shown at the top of the screen – the so-called Menu Bar – that I had not seen before. I Continue reading →


OneDrive synchronisation – “The name contains characters that aren’t allowed”

Recently I have made the decision to switch from Google to Microsoft for my personal (e-mail) account and related services. This means I had to move over a lot of data from Google’s servers to Microsoft, including my e-mail inbox, documents and pictures. When using the OneDrive synchronisation client on my Mac (a piece of Continue reading →


Access your Home Assistant via your own custom (sub)domain – Guide

For some months now, I have been running Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi mini-computer at home. It’s a great asset in my ‘smart home’ and allows me to bundle a lot of smart IoT devices into one platform. When starting with Home Assistant, I only access it locally. Yet, I was looking for ways Continue reading →


Fix WordPress error “Publishing failed. The response is not a valid JSON response”

Just today I was publishing a new WordPress blogpost – it was a quite basic blog post with only text and some images – when I suddenly received the following error message when I clicked on Publish: Publishing failed. The response is not a valid JSON response I remember having seen the very same error Continue reading →


How to force-quit an app on MacOS

While MacOS is overall a very stable operating system, the different apps that you are running can still be stuck or frozen. In such cases, you may want to wait a bit to find out if the app will start to react again. But in other cases, you want to force close an application on Continue reading →


iPhone storage running low? Here are your options to increase the storage

The Apple iPhone is a great smartphone: it is a versatile mobile tool that is capable of handling almost any task. Furthermore, it can be used for taking pictures, recording videos, installing a variety of apps… But if you are running low on storage, you may face a recurrent warning message from Apple telling you Continue reading →


Change the keyboard layout of your computer

Change the keyboard layout via Settings The easiest method to quickly change the keyboard layout on your Windows computer, is to visit the Settings page. In order to open the Settings page, you can choose to go to Start, then search for ‘keyboard’. Or, directly open the Settings window and go to Languages, after which Continue reading →


Working and Open Torrent Trackers List (2022 Update)

It is becoming more known: adding more torrent trackers increase your torrent download speed. This is why, every year, I publish a fresh new list of open and free torrent trackers that you can use in your favourite torrent program. In broad terms, by adding more torrent trackers, your torrent downloads will connect to a Continue reading →


Set Custom DNS Servers for Specific Wi-Fi network on MacOS

Currently I am running AgGuard to block ads when I am connected to my local network via Wi-Fi. This is a great adblocking tool – it works basically the same as Pi-Hole (which I tried before using AdGuard and its one of the best Raspberry Pi use cases). Each DNS request is sent to AdGuard Continue reading →


Open torrent tracker list (September 2021) – Working trackers only

If you are looking to increase the download speed of your torrents, one of the best options is to ensure you are connected to a large number of torrent trackers. A torrent tracker is helping your torrent program (for example: uTorrent or qBittorrent) to discover more seeds and peers, which ultimately will help boost your Continue reading →


Reclaim the full storage capacity of an SD card on macOS

Earlier this year, I had been flashing the HomeBridge image on an SD card to use it together with a Raspberry Pi. While it was a great learning experience, I now wanted to try Home Assistant to control my smart home. As such, I wanted to repurpose the Raspberry: remove HomeBridge from the SD card Continue reading →


Update Linux (Unify controller) error message

I’m running the Unify controller software on the Raspberry Pi. For some reason, I encountered an error message when updating my Linux operating system via the sudo apt-get update command: Here is how I solved this: Entering this command started to upgrade unify 6.0 to 6.1 on my Raspberry device. Update Linux (Unify controller) error Continue reading →


Speedtest from the command line interface (without installing software)

Performing an internet speedtest is an interesting way to measure how fast your internet connection is. It may give you insights into your internet connection quality, or you may want to know if you get what you pay for. I wrote my own internet speedtest, but a more popular alternative is However, you may Continue reading →


Updated 2021 Torrent Tracker List (Open and Working)

Eearlier, I published some of the best open torrent trackers that you can use to speed up your torrent downloads. Given we are at the beginning of a new year, I once again publish an up-to-date tracker list that is to be copy and pasted into the torrent program to find more seeds and peers. Continue reading →


Default username and password for HP Printers

HP printers are very common: they are a major manufacturer of printers for personal and professional use. I recently bought a HP printer (type: DeskJet 2720), and came across an issue: the printer demanded a username and password combination on the Embedded Web Server to adapt some advanced settings. However, I had no clue what Continue reading →



I recently bought a Raspberry Pi (model 4B with 2GB of RAM memory) to play a bit with HomeBridge and to also expand my knowledge on (basic) scripting and Linux in general. After re-installing the Raspbian image on my Raspberry Pi, I tried to remotely connect to the Pi with SSH again via Terminal on Continue reading →


MacOS Big Sur: Hour of release for your time zone

Big Sure is the newest operating system from Apple for your Mac device. It has been long awaited by many people, and the big day is finally here: the Big Sur release day is today (November 12 2020). But if the update is still now showing up on your Mac, it may be due to Continue reading →