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Share individual folders in Mac OS X using SharePoints

Hooray for SharePoints! OS X (workstation) does not allow you to share individual folders. So if the folder you want to share doesn't reside in your profile directory, you're out of luck. SharePoints allows you to share individual folders regardless of their location on your mac. It support AFP (Mac sharing) and SMB (Windows sharing), …

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Inadequacy of the Photoshop Tool Palette

Adobe, look what you made me do! I have Photoshop CS3 here at work and I use it only once or twice a week. A problem I've run into is the fact that there's no way to display all the tools in the tool palette. Photoshop groups tools together so that the only way you …

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Connecting Vista to Leopard with Synergy and SSH

Synergy through SSH, not as hard as I thought it would be. The first step is to get Synergy working without SSH…I'm not going to cover that here. I used Leopard as a Synergy server, and setting up an SSH server on Leopard is as easy as going to System Preferences > Sharing and checking …

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Leopard has VNC built-in

As I went looking for a VNC client for mac I found a super-long tutorial about OS X Leopard's screen sharing. Apparently VNC is built into Leopard! To use it you just go to Finder and choose Go > Connect to Server… and then type… "vnc://[IP of your server goes here]" …and it'll connect you. …

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Astaro and FrontPage Extensions Workaround-Workaround

I just posted response and question about the Astaro Security Gateway and Frontpage Server Extensions to the Astaro.org forum… "We were having this problem too. We have a web server behind and Astaro Security Gateway that has FrontPage Extensions installed on it. A customer was trying to update their homepage and couldn't do it. In …

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Deleting a file with a space at the end (in Windows)

One of our users somehow managed to upload a file with a space at the end, which neither he, nor we, could delete. I googled it, and the answer is simple, but not obvious. Use a command prompt to delete the file using the short file name. A "dir /x" will reveal the short file …

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Astaro Security Update Woes

While installing an Astaro gateway we ran into some problems; it would not update itself to the latest firmware. The update proceeded well to a point, but then it just stopped. The system was stuck trying to update from version 7.202 to 7.300. After trying to use the built-in mechanisms for dealing with this (for …

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Add Eject Menu to Mac Menu Bar

To add an eject menu to the Mac OSX menu bar go to HD/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Eject.menu, double click that and you can eject your cd tray from the menu bar. Wonderful! (especially for those of us that don't have an eject button on the keyboard) Also, to remove the menu once it's installed hold down the …

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Filtering e-mail addresses from a huge mound of plain-text

I'm faced with a mailbox full of bounced/undeliverable messages and from that I need to extract all the e-mail addresses that need to be removed from our home-spun mass-mail program. After messing around a whole bunch, installing a whole mess of different editors and tools that I downloaded from the internet, and wasting a lot …

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A little bit about inheritance and NTFS

I learned CORRECTLY how file and folder inheritance propagation works in NTFS. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without knowing how it works! I had believed that the utmost authority for inheritance was the parent, but now I know that is not true. Things start backwards with the child deny, then child allow, then …

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