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As the President & CEO of HCS Technology Group, Craig is a creative decision maker with skills in business development, personnel and project management. He has been very successful in developing HCS’ consulting/professional services, managing software development lifecycle projects, commercial software releases, growth-oriented organizations and training for many Fortune 100 companies.

Craig is an energetic business and process improvement leader with comprehensive experience in IT consulting engagement, business development, software development management, operations management, organizational leadership and strategic planning. He is a skilled team builder and highly effective communicator, who is adept at implementing change.

Craig participates in all portions of the vendor selection, acquisition, security, infrastructure design, deployment, life cycle management, administration and support. He has extensive experience on both the configuration and development side that enables him to ensure the best configuration for the entire environment at his client(s).

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Apr
02

OS X: How to Create a software RAID in OS X 10.11

How to Create a software RAID in Mac OS 10.11

Launch Terminal

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Mar
18

iOS: Connecting your iPad to Ethernet

iPad Ethernet Rig

Note: iOS 9.x adjusted the sensitivity to USB bus power and so some older hubs don't work any more.
We tested it with a new Belkin F4U073 and it worked.


Items Needed:

  • iOS Device
  • Powered USB Hub
  • USB Ethernet Adapter
  • USB A to USB B Cable or a USB A to USB A Cable (An A-A cable would be unusual, but will depend on the hub. Use the cable that came with the USB Hub)
  • Lighting to USB Adapter
  • Ethernet Switch/Router

Process: (In no specific order)

  • Disable WiFi and cellular data on the iOS Device.
  • Connect one end of the ethernet cable into a free port on the switch, and the other end into the ethernet port on the USB Ethernet Adapter.
  • Connect the USB end of the adapter to any of the USB ports on the USB hub.
  • Connect the USB A cable to the USB hub.
  • Connect the power cable for the USB hub to the hub and plug the other end into a wall outlet.
  • Connect the USB end of the Lighting to USB Adapter to the other end of the USB cable that came with your USB hub.
  • Connect the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPad.

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Feb
19

How to randomize MAC Address in OS X

How to randomize MAC Address in OS X
openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' | xargs sudo ifconfig en0 ether

Set Mac Address to Arbirtrary Address in OS X
sudo ifconfig en0 ether aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff

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Feb
03

OS X 10.11 El Capitan "Repair Disk Permissions"

With the introduction of OS X 10.11 El Capitan the Disk Utility.app no longer offers the option to "Repair Disk Permissions".

With the introduction of System Integrity Protection (SIP), in theory this is no longer necessary.

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Feb
02

Enable the Managed Client Debug Log for OS X

Enable the Managed Client Debug Log for OS X

Launch Terminal.app

Type the following commands:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.MCXDebug debugOutput -2

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.MCXDebug collateLogs 1

sudo touch /var/db/MDM_EnableDebug

* Log is written to: /Library/Logs/ManagedClient/ManagedClient.log

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Feb
02

Re-enroll a Mac into the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) without erasing.

Re-enroll a Mac into the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) without erasing

Launch Terminal.app


Type the following commands:

sudo rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

sudo rm -rf /var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/

sudo rm /Library/Keychains/apsd.keychain


Restart the Mac and re-enroll via DEP

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