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Limit Handbrake CPU usage under Windows

I’ve recently transitioned to using a PC for all of my media transcoding and hosting Plex, so I can keep my Macs unburdened and ready for real work. The only thing is — when Handbrake is compressing something, it pegs all of my CPU cores at 100%, leaving not much left for Plex Media Server

SSL Certificates in Python 3.6

Note to self: After installing Python 3.6 on your Mac, run /Applications/Python 3.6/Install Certificates.command so your SLL connections don’t fail. The error you might get, when this is the case, is:

Python 3.6 no longer links to the macOS-supplied SSL libraries and now includes its own copy of OpenSSL, but it doesn’t automatically install

Reverse Proxy with macOS Server
Mark Boszko
By: Mark Boszko 2017-05-02
Installing a Let’s Encrypt Certificate on macOS Server
Mark Boszko
By: Mark Boszko 2017-04-15

Alternate Production Methods for Borg Prosthetics

I’ve moved this article to my new “maker” blog at Vixen Labs. Go read it there!

Remotely log into unresponsive Mac and kill processes

A few months ago, I was drawing in Adobe Illustrator for an animation we were producing, and I was having trouble with my laptop bogging down and becoming completely unresponsive when Illustrator threw up its hands at copying or pasting the hundreds of tiny switches and buttons I had drawn on a retro-style computer bank.

Install django CMS on WebFaction

I’m testing out django CMS for a small personal site, bobtiki.me, and installing it on my WebFaction hosted server. I’m writing down the steps, so you don’t have to! (And by “you,” I mean “future Mark who has forgotten these steps.”) I’ve had a great experience with WebFaction — they’re both inexpensive and reliable. If