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    Sticky: Hola, Gurus and Gurettes. :-) I had mentioned...

    Hola, Gurus and Gurettes. :-)

    I had mentioned to Rick the reasons (as I grok 'em anyhow) that Apple dropped NetInfo in 10.5 and he asked that I offer a quick write-up here.

    There have been...
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    "Just you wait, 'Enry 'Iggins! Just you wait!" ...

    "Just you wait, 'Enry 'Iggins! Just you wait!"

    One might assume that my Mission in Life is to turn everyone into a Terminal fanatic. Hmmm.... come to think of it... :D

    Actually, if you...
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    Two things to watch out for in Mac OS X when...

    Two things to watch out for in Mac OS X when renaming volumes...

    If you've moved /Users to another volume and put a symbolic link on your root disk aiming its /Users to its moved-to location...
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    Okay, I can't see how to get Mail.app to compose...

    Okay, I can't see how to get Mail.app to compose in HTML. It can render html mail messages with no problem, but I don't see how to compose in it.

    However, I dragged a few of the emoticons from...
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    Yeah, I didn't ask enough questions. (Also, I've...

    Yeah, I didn't ask enough questions. (Also, I've been buried with work, music sessions for fun, and migraines which, of course, aren't fun, which is why I disappeared for a few days. Sorry!)

    ...
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    If you send html-format mail, then you can...

    If you send html-format mail, then you can include IMG tags in your messages.

    In RTF format, I *think* you can drag 'em in as inline images.

    I haven't tried .Mac WebMail, so I don't know...
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    Under your Home directory, you'll find ...

    Under your Home directory, you'll find

    Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.___hexnumber___.plist

    and that contains the list of ScreenSaver folders you've got defined. Remove...
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    Assuming both systems are running Mac OS X and,...

    Assuming both systems are running Mac OS X and, further, assuming you are the one making the connection to the other...

    The other Mac needs to enable FTP Access in the Sharing Preferences pane....
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    How the system-provided cron jobs are managed was...

    How the system-provided cron jobs are managed was changed with 10.3, by the way. Without doing some research, I can't answer for 10.2 (but I can do the research easily if you need it!).

    In...
  10. Thread: Itunes server?

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    I run a SliMP3 player and it's fed via a custom...

    I run a SliMP3 player and it's fed via a custom server app running on OS X from my G4 desktop "in the other room". (Heavily ethernetted house.)

    The SqueezeBox, with or without wireless,...
  11. Thread: AHHHH terminal

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    Okay, so you're sure that was a copy, not a move,...

    Okay, so you're sure that was a copy, not a move, right?

    Make sure all other apps are stopped, since you're getting "can't remove it because it's in use" messages.

    ...
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    Yeah, and we have four people dedicated to...

    Yeah, and we have four people dedicated to nothing but email architecture and support, including fighting the spam/virus war. Their (rotating) pager can drive 'em crazy walling off IP addresses to...
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    Mayhap you'll find these numbers interesting. ...

    Mayhap you'll find these numbers interesting. These are for a domain I work with, and are one week's stats for inbound email.

    Yeah, nearly 33 million spam/virus messages per week.

    Jazzbo
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    Hot dang! Jazzbo

    Hot dang!

    Jazzbo
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    Since all a zombie takes is for a process to...

    Since all a zombie takes is for a process to complete -- by whatever mechanism -- and not be able to conclude either because its defunct parent can't gather its ending status or it still has running...
  16. I wonder.... It's been so darned long since...

    I wonder....

    It's been so darned long since I configured in OS9, let along OS8, but can you set up the TCP/IP control panels to get their entire configuration from the Netgear via DHCP rather...
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    I remember that the first time I heard of Unix's...

    I remember that the first time I heard of Unix's "zombies" and "orphans", I thought I'd wandered into a novel from the non-fiction of IBM mainframe operating systems! ;)

    In Unix, there is one...
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    If you're really in Single User mode, is it...

    If you're really in Single User mode, is it presenting the message about running fsck and mount? If so, do this
    fsck -y
    mount -uw /
    The first runs the file-system check (and repair) command...
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    You might call Tech Support and see if they know...

    You might call Tech Support and see if they know where you stored 'em. :p

    At the mainframe company where I started my career, our National Support Center received a Xerox copy of a floppy in...
  20. What approach were you using on the wired Mac...

    What approach were you using on the wired Mac that let you see the wireless? AppleShare or (hmmm.. haven't been on anything earlier than OS X in a looong time now) Network Browser was it called?
    ...
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    Care to guess how many of Apple's end-users would...

    Care to guess how many of Apple's end-users would raise (un)Holy Hell if Apple sent email back confirming receipt of Crash Reports?

    Actually, your email address isn't transmitted with the Crash...
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    Sorry I wasn't explicit in defining POST... ...

    Sorry I wasn't explicit in defining POST...

    POST is an HTTP operation, not an email operation, and it's how user-supplied data (like the text for this forum article) gets sent from a browser to...
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    I don't know for sure how they get delivered, but...

    I don't know for sure how they get delivered, but I'd guess they go in as an HTTP form "POST" because it's really easy to set up a data retriever that way and simple in Mac OS X to write a program...
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    The question of what to study to learn...

    The question of what to study to learn "Terminalese" -- shell scripting, in truth -- is a tough one.

    I've been teaching a few sections of shell scripting at lunchtime at work, and went out...
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    Good idea, Eric. I've updated the removal...

    Good idea, Eric. I've updated the removal (above) to add in the -i flag and note the question that will be posed by the rm command.

    Thanks!
    Jazzbo
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