Archive for November, 2014

OS X Server – Caching

I’ve been running OS X Server for some time now and all has been running just nice and smooth. That is all but the Caching of apps & iTunes updates etc. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why only a small percentage of updates are cached.

After upgrading my server 10 Yosemite I thought I’d investigate further. As it turned out I didn’t have to look far. This Apple Support Page – highlighted the problem.

I have a UK Apple ID and I live in China. So the Caching Server might not be the best option for me.

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More

Two Years Ago

I left China two years ago. I was carrying an uninvited guest but I didn’t know it at the time. I did know about the kidney stones though, how could I possibly not know about them. The kidney Stones were just a mask hiding the real problem. A problem that would sap my will to live and damn near kill me. It took almost eight months to be diagnosed and treated. The longest eight months of my life and the most painful.

I was living in a nightmare. The pain was so intense I felt like I had lost control of my life and my basic bodily functions. It wasn’t just the pain from the stones although that was bad enough. It was the pain coming from my stomach, my bladder in fact the whole of my lower body. I dreaded ever having to travel, anywhere. How I managed to travel for eight weeks to Europe and back is beyond me. It was two years ago today that I spent a week in hospital and through an intense course of Antibiotics I was finally free of my guests. The longest week of my life…


Two years on and I feel almost back to normal and many of the internal scars have healed. I have had to adjust my life and learn to deal with stress in a different way. I have also now recognised the signs and symptoms of my body dealing with that stress. It’s been a long bumpy road but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel… Finally.

November 7, 2014 | By | Reply More