Docker Desktop alternatives on macOS: podman, nerdctl, Rancher Desktop

Docker changed its subscription model including Docker Desktop, thus generating more demand for alternatives. In this blog post, we look into podman, nerdctl, and Rancher Desktop as Docker Desktop alternatives on macOS. The Docker Desktop subscription changes [https://www.docker.com/blog/updating-product-subscriptions/] required a new agreement until January 31,…

New ZSH theme on macOS: Powerlevel10k

Terminal integrations and themes help with a clear UX, CLI command details, and information on the current versions, name, and path, for example showing the Git branch or not-committed changes. I have been using the Spaceship prompt [https://github.com/spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt] with Oh-My-ZSH for a while, but never really…

Macbook Pro 16 2019 heat problem with external display

After nearly 2 years of operation, the Macbook's heat output became worrying. The external display plays a role in my workspace, as well as turbo-boost triggered from apps. The problem is not new, many ideas and solutions are provided online. Read on to learn more. When an external monitor is…

Upgrade to macOS Big Sur

When Big Sur was released 2 weeks ago, everyone talked about M1 Silicon compatibility and possible broken things on older Macbooks. macOS Upgrade It downloaded ~13GB and installed it unattended afterwards. No problems logging in and continuing to work :) Homebrew I'm using Homebrew to install CLI tools and apps not…