Hi there!

This is Pike’s place. Avid Apple fan and proud member of the Alpha family. We not only love Apple stuff, and everything Apple related, but our family also has a deep understanding of the hackintosh community. It all started with my father. OS legacy hacker Master Chief who helped so many people with his coding talent, his innovative ideas and work. His endless debates to push the barrier to new heights. This also changed the way UEFI BIOS vendors look at ACPI tables. In fact. There is not a single ACPI table in todays PC/Mac hardware that isn’t written or somehow influenced by him. A bold statement, maybe, but this is just what Intel employees do for their living… change things in a big way. Please note that he joined Apple in 2010 and that was the end of his involvement. Even I don’t get anything out of him!

Next up. The amazing RevoGirl who moved ‘mountains’ before she passed away. Sadly. But it was her gift, love and dedication for this community that made me realise that I have to continue her work. And that of my father. Their legacy should not be forgotten. I however also have my own (social) life where friends, my girlfriend wife and family come in the first spot. Meaning that I don’t have a lot of free time ‘to waste’ but I will try to push things forward. Slow but steadily.

So here we are. A new day. A brand new place to discuss and share (my) ideas. Yeah yeah. I hear you. Let’s wait and see what this brings. Right? Well. I can assure you that great things will happen, and when they happen… they will happen here.

Please note that this is just a hobby project. Like experimenting with H20 and LN2 (extreme) over clocking, which we call benching (nothing to do with a gym) and new psu/case/motherboard mods is. All just to learn new stuff and to have some fun. Other people play games, but I like to code. That is my kind of of game ;)

Note: Comments are moderated, like on many other blogs, to filter out spam and insensitive rubbish from a hand full of idiots.

– Pike

26 thoughts on “About

  1. Pike – I have been pulling my hair out with the HD4600 graphics, Mavericks, and the GA-Z87N-Wifi. I received a working system, but roached it – so, in the process of learning, I had to move all the video kext’s our of the Extensions directory (and I get beyond the dreaded bluetooth hang) … no -x on boot. Now all I need to do is figure out what you put together – and I will have nice buffered graphics. Glenn (ideas are greatly appreciated – 30+ hours of effort so far)

  2. Other people play games, but I like to code. That is my kind of of game.

    I somehow like this statement, because even sometimes i feel the same.

  3. Hello Piker,
    I have a question about ssdtPRGen, it seemed like it does not support older CPUs (I have a Core 2 Duo T9900 processor). I really need to create a clean ssdt for this cpu. Is that possible?

    Kind Regards,

  4. Hello Piker, I managed to get some C-states working on my X79 build and I was wondering if you could help me get the rest of them working as well. If this isn’t the right place to post this, then forgive me and point me in the right direction. :)

  5. Hi there!

    Has the link gone for the Yosemite boot for the mac Pro 1,1? I have been using for many months but have now wiped my mac and lost the installer..

    Thanks or your help.

  6. Thanks for keeping my MacPro 1,1 alive! Can you tell me how to uninstall your PikeYoseFix Script from a Mac Book Pro that doesn’t need it? (and is now double-booting) Thanks in advance!

  7. Pike: Thanks to you online instructions, I have El Cap running on a circa 2007 Mac Pro (2,1) but don’t know how to install the .efi bootloader onto the hidden Recovery drive. Can you point me to a set of instructions for how to do this (How to see the invisible drive so that one can drag the replacement .efi file onto that drive too)?

    Thanks, in advance, and sorry to trouble you.

  8. Hola Pike, mi nombre es David M.M., soy un admirador suyo y visito su web habitualmente.

    Me apasiona el mundo del hackintosh y es impresionante sus logros conseguidos al respecto.

    Le escribo por que voy el fin de semana por Marbella con mi mujer, soy de Motril (GR) y me gustaría, si es posible y no le causa molestia, pasar a saludarle y conocerle en persona.
    También visitar su hotel y ver las instalaciones, según detalló en su post debe ser increíble.

    Agradecería me respondiese tanto si es posible como si no lo es.

    Imagino que habla español mejor que yo ingles :)

    Sin más, reciba un cordial saludo, David.-

    • Hola David,

      Ehm. Thanks. I appreciate the kind words, certainly in Spanish, but we are usually packed with guests, all year long, and don’t give tours or let “strangers” visit us and thus I have to decline your kind offer, otherwise we can no longer guarantee that our place is a safe harbour for our guests. Some of which are pretty high profile people and we cannot risk to lose any of them.

      Hmm. I have to add that if there will ever be a time that we can do this sort of things, then I have a few folks on my personal list that are more than welcome to visit us. Dave and his wife for example ;)

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