synctoy for Windows file syncs…

I found the following application from Microsoft to be quite useful for syncing files between hard drives and network drives. Check it out! http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto/downloads/synctoy.aspx   

Goodbye Sun Microsystems…

So Oracle is in the final stages of buying Sun Microsystems Inc, a company I adored for years. It’s too bad to see Sun go, and with all other Oracle buyouts I’m sure not much will be left of the original idea of Sun. It’s sad to see, but after seeing Sun as the premier UNIX envorinment in the late […]

My A-10 Foamie and F4U Corsair

Here’s my new A-10 warthog just completed and the F4-U Corsair I’m building.  The A-10 is my first ducted fan plane so I’m excited to see how it does.  I expect to “mod” it for Colorado’s altitude.  I got the A-10 kit from NitroPlanes and while the parts are a bit cheezy, the foam construction is very good. I’m also […]

Cool Mac automater Actions

I just found cool automater actions at  http://junecloud.com The action I’m especially please with is the “Create Clean Archive” action.  This will create a archive zip file that does not have the usualy .DS_Store files and crap.  Excellent stuff!

Sun Cheatsheet

I published my Sun Cheatsheet document to the world recently. It’s a compilation of Sun commands and processes that I documented over the years. Enjoy! http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhjhzg6x_3c6d658

Bye MobileMe…

Buying a hosted domain: $100 Buying a pro membership on smugmug: $60 Installing WordPress: $0 Able to manage my familiy’s websites with freedom and without major pain: Priceless! I recently started a journey on removing my dependancy on Apple’s MobileMe services. When .Mac ruled the land with web-based wonders, life was good. Then Apple decided to trash what worked with […]

Fixing the command “man” in OSX

The command ‘man’ in terminal has an annoying feature: it clears the screen on exit. So if you find a command line switch you want to try, when you exit man the detail all disappears. To correct this, change the following line in /private/etc/man.conf: PAGER /usr/bin/less -is to PAGER /usr/bin/less -isX

Bold vs iPhone

After buying both the iPhone and iPhone 3g, I became frustrated with the typical iPhone problems – spotty 3g network access, no cut-n-paste, etc. As a result, I was excited about the Bold and got one right when it came out. Having used a crackberry in the past was I confident that it would be the device for me. I […]

Using system wide socks proxy with iphone tethering

Recently I discovered a program called proxifier, a OS X Leopard program that will send all network traffic through a defined socks proxy server. So instead of defining the proxy settings in each individual program, simply turn on proxifier and redirect all the network traffic. proxifier is the same thing as WideCap or FreeCap in the Windows side. tsocks for […]

OSX Mirrored Raidset Recovery

Today I experienced a firewire drive failure on my mini. To determine which drive was bad was a bit difficult since the apple profiler does not show serial number information about the drives and the firewire id can change depending on which drive was ready first, etc. After the experience I now have the following steps to take to make […]