Tags » Rootless

The Enigma of Arrival

That land which stood, in wait for me
A man estranged, to a spent bloodline
I lost where tracks, of my history
I trace myself, to that stain benign! 94 more words


Trapped in Sweden

I came to Sweden several times between 2007 and 2011, even spent a few months working in both Lund and Malmö. It was only in September 2011, however, that I have come to stay for longer than a few months, initially for a year, without having a clue that I would end up settling here. 617 more words

The Void

A short trip with rootless: what you can and cannot do

Since its introduction in El Capitan, System Integrity Protection (SIP) has extended over more and more folders and files. In High Sierra, its use to manage third-party kernel extensions has already started… 685 more words


The 'app' you can't trash: how SIP is broken in High Sierra

When you install something, you expect to be able to remove it too. But when a reader came to uninstall BlueStacks, an Android emulator, from his Mac running High Sierra 10.13.2, he found the way blocked. 834 more words


xattr: com.apple.rootless, protects with SIP

Type: com.apple.rootless
Subtypes: none
Serialisation: none
Data type: often empty; sometimes contains UTF-8 text
Example: <4d6f6269 6c654173 736574> «MobileAsset»
macOS: Sierra, High Sierra
System use: … 156 more words



Looking at the word rootless many perjorative terms associated with our understanding of it pop up. The words, unsteady, vulnerable, fluctuant, hazardous not to mention weak and insecure are used as a parallel interpretation. 560 more words

Deborah Alexander


In my own mind at least, I suffer from a peculiar kind of rootlessness. Most in the US grow up with friend groups they know from childhood through adulthood. 484 more words

Mental Health