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Recent emojis and OSX 10.12.6

Apple won’t upgrade my 2010 Mac Pro past OSX 10.12.6; they simply dropped support for the machine. It works fine in general, plenty of power and plenty of resources, but one thing that has aged poorly is 10.12.6′s emoji support. More and more often I saw featureless little boxes instead of the emojis people were dropping into chats, forums, slack, and so forth.

Solving the problem was relatively easy. Here’s how I did it:

  1. Made a copy of Apple Color Emoji.ttc from /System/Library/Fonts/ from a more recent machine running Big Sur
  2. Moved that copy to the 10.12.6 Mac Pro’s desktop (I used USB sneaker-net)
  3. Used spotlight to open the Fontbook application on the Mac Pro
  4. Hit the + icon in Fontbook
  5. Selected Apple Color Emoji.ttc file from the Desktop
  6. Clicked through the “various “yes, really” prompts (including the warning)
  7. Quit Fontbook
  8. Rebooted the Mac Pro

At this point, you have two copies of Apple Color Emoji.ttc, and the correct one (the one that was just installed) is the one that will be used.

That was all there was to it. The soda emoji below is one of those that was just a little box; now it works:

Recent emojis show

Recent emojis show

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How to wear a garter belt

Here’s something for ladies new to best lingerie practices. As with many things, when it comes to garter belts and panties, there’s a right way to combine them, and a wrong way. Look carefully at this:

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Headless Raspberry Pi B+ via Ethernet – from zero to success

R.Pi B+ BoadSo (somewhat late to the party, but anyway), I came up with a project I could use a Raspberry Pi for. Off to Amazon I went, and purchased this starter package (select the ULTIMATE kit), which I highly recommend. Everything you need, all in one place. I’m assuming you either bought this kit, or have the things you need, which I will also call out in case you’re a masochist and plan to try to assemble all this stuff by yourself.

Take note that I’ll be updating this post as I discover more stuff about the Raspberry Pi I think is worth sharing; so you might want to bookmark it and come back again from time to time. I’ll try and make it worth your while.

To start, you will require the Pi B+, a storage card with NOOBS on it, a power supply, a wired USB keyboard, a wired USB mouse, an ethernet cable, a free port on your network router or network switch, an HDMI cable and an HDMI capable monitor.

No, there’s no other way. You need the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Sorry. Not my fault. Everything I listed except the network cable, keyboard, monitor and mouse is supplied in the kit I linked to just above. As well as a lot of other really cool stuff. Hint. Hint.
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