March 2017 Archives

Restore the Anywhere Option to Run Apps from Unidentified Developers in macOS Sierra

I hadn’t realized until today that this setting was hidden in macOS Sierra. After a colleague pointed it out, I decided this needed fixing. Here’s how to bring back the third “Anywhere” option in macOS Sierra.

From the Terminal, run:

sudo spctl --master-disable

It’ll ask for your password. Plug it in and hit enter.

Head back to System Preferences > Security and Privacy and you should see the “Anywhere” option once more. If it used to be ticked before your upgrade to Sierra, it should be ticked again, now.

This workaround disables Gatekeeper altogether, though if you’re choosing the “Anywhere” route, having it on isn’t all the helpful, anyway.

Do You Know Why You’re Suffering?

That’s a fun question, right? You’re upset so while you’re upset, think about why. That’s usually not high on the list of Things to Do.

It probably should be.

It sounds crazy, but knowing why something is bothersome I think is paramount to understanding it fully. I’ve found myself employing this tactic a lot over the last year.

Why am I angry? Why do I think this person will do that thing? Why do I hate mushrooms?

That last one I already know–they’re disgusting, flavorless, spongey, sprouting dirt turds… but hey, I didn’t always have such a wonderful answer. ?

Mark Manson covers this in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. He tells the story of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier that spent almost 30 years in the Philipenes, fighting a war that had ended. He led a pretty terrible life in the jungle but had a clear purpose for it. It was his mission. He was suffering for what he believed was a good cause.

When we think about why we’re feeling a way about something or why we’re choosing to live in a poor moment, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for it to be a less-than-ieal situation. The key is being alright with it. Onoda accepted the situation he was in so you, too, can accept that Christmas with your in-laws is garbage but you love your wife and she really enjoys spending time with your family. That’s actually two reasons!

Johnathan Lyman
Kenmore, WA,
United States
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