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Have you looked at FetchMail... 1,505 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you looked at FetchMail (http://fetchmail.berlios.de/)?
Posted by Rainy Day, on Apr 17, 2011 at 06:17 AM, in Developer Center
I suppose there's also the question of whether... 3,405 Views / 2 Replies  
I suppose there's also the question of whether the firmware would need to be flashed to even get 64-bit capabilities from the CPU? So it's conceivable that upgrading the CPU won't achieve much of...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 17, 2011 at 02:31 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Just delete the plist on your installer USB drive... 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Just delete the plist on your installer USB drive altogether. Then try it again.
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 13, 2011 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Two plist modifications, not one 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
I think you're wrong, because there are reports of people installing using Core Duos and even Core Solos. However these people modified the plist on the installer disc, prior to installation, as...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 10, 2011 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
You said what you want to do, but you forgot to... 995 Views / 2 Replies  
You said what you want to do, but you forgot to ask a question. :stick:

Are you asking how to create a shell script to invoke 8 different tasks? In BASH, you might want to use a case statement....
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Some years ago Rob Pegoraro (Washington Post)... 1,077 Views / 10 Replies  
Some years ago Rob Pegoraro (Washington Post) summed up windoze "security," or lack thereof, well:

But windoze security isn't germane to my comments. The point is there is no need to use an...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:00 AM, in Mac OS X
This is a bit of a tangent, but you shouldn't use... 1,077 Views / 10 Replies  
This is a bit of a tangent, but you shouldn't use an admin account for your daily work. I'd recommend you create an admin account specifically for admin purposes, then remove admin abilities on your...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:25 AM, in Mac OS X
It's absolutely true: Macs are no safer than... 1,117 Views / 9 Replies  
It's absolutely true: Macs are no safer than PCs… if the Macs have Symantec software installed! :D

Thought for the day: FUD is a form of Social Engineering.



An idiot is an idiot, no...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Not up to the task? Snow Leopard's mail server... 1,429 Views / 6 Replies  
Not up to the task? Snow Leopard's mail server is based on Dovecot, which is professional grade. We use Dovecot on our Linux based server.
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:40 PM, in Applications
Does a fish need a bicycle? Macs are... 1,357 Views / 7 Replies  
Does a fish need a bicycle?



Macs are monogamous. No need to worry about viruses. (Unless you run Windoze on your Mac, in which case you need protection, just like PCs).
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:27 PM, in Applications
Apple's upgrade formula 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Guess that would be /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist

Here's an interesting article: Mac OS X Lion *does* run on Core Duos/Core Solos...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, but you aren't paying "over twice the price."... 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Ah, but you aren't paying "over twice the price." I just looked on eBay: Used T7200's -- that actually sold on eBay in the last two weeks -- range from $43 to $93 delivered. Whereas new ones are...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 1, 2011 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Used electronics should be "way cheaper," don't... 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Used electronics should be "way cheaper," don't you think? Especially if they aren't including free shipping and a warranty. Personally, i'd rather pay a bit more and get a CPU which hasn't been...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm. Exclusive support of a 64-bit kernel is... 1,924 Views / 36 Replies  
Hmmm. Exclusive support of a 64-bit kernel is the only reason i can think of to ditch all 32-bit support. I'd forgotten that early 64-bit Macs didn't support the 64-bit kernel...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Ethernet 994 Views / 8 Replies  
An LC EtherNet adapter (http://shop.ebay.com/?_nkw=mac+lc+ethernet&_sacat=See-All-Categories) is your best bet. Ethernet cards for the LC were plentiful in its day. A SCSI to FW/USB adapter will...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 27, 2011 at 04:27 PM, in Mac OS X
CPU Upgrade 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Actually, not so hard (http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/cpu/core_2_duo_mobile).



Opening an iMac and getting to its guts is a bear, in my opinion. Did an HD upgrade a couple years ago. Not...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 27, 2011 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thank you for the reply. (Looks like the other... 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
Thank you for the reply. (Looks like the other thread is White Intel iMac (early 2006) and 802.11n...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 27, 2011 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, Apple has been very consistent in this... 1,924 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes, Apple has been very consistent in this pattern. It's common industry practice too. You see it in the BSD's (e.g. OpenBSD). Don't expect any more Leopard updates after Lion is out.



I...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 26, 2011 at 07:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Early 2006 iMac CPU & RAM upgrades 3,989 Views / 36 Replies  
It looks like one can upgrade an early 2006 17-inch iMac (MA199LL (http://support.apple.com/kb/sp35), aka iMac4,1) with a 64-bit Core 2 Duo CPU...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
You need to do something like this: ... 467 Views / 2 Replies  
You need to do something like this:

for i in $( ls ); do
mv $i ...
done

Note: The padding spaces inside the parenthesis are important.
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Early 2006 iMac CPU & RAM upgrades 3,405 Views / 2 Replies  
It looks like one can upgrade an early 2006 17-inch iMac (MA199LL (http://support.apple.com/kb/sp35), aka iMac4,1) with a 64-bit Core 2 Duo CPU...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Feb 26, 2011 at 06:29 PM, in Hardware Hacking
That’s what Apple wants you to believe. But i... 557 Views / 35 Replies  
That’s what Apple wants you to believe. But i have to agree with besson3c on this one.

If you really want to abuse yourself and use launchd, at least use Lingon...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Dec 19, 2010 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Solved! 1,914 Views / 3 Replies  
Solved!

Thanks CharlesS & P for your suggestions.

I made a costly mistake in my troubleshooting: Logging out, then into another account reproduced the problem, but rebooting and logging into a...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Dec 19, 2010 at 07:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, it might, as OpenBSD was forked from NetBSD... 3,113 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, it might, as OpenBSD was forked from NetBSD in 1995. However Mac OS X does use certain elements from OpenBSD, such as OpenSSH. There’s a certain degree of cross-pollination among the BSDs in...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Dec 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Audio CDs won’t mount 1,914 Views / 3 Replies  
Briefly, the problem is this: Audio CDs inserted into a drive will not mount, and the system refuses to eject them. DVDs and data CDs mount/eject properly. This isn’t a hardware problem, nor a...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Dec 18, 2010 at 12:07 AM, in Mac OS X
That didn’t work because there’s no space between... 1,183 Views / 12 Replies  
That didn’t work because there’s no space between the source and target filenames, so the system sees only one, very looooong filename (where it expects to see two). The problem with using...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, if you truly think a Windoze server would... 2,167 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, if you truly think a Windoze server would treat you better, then go ahead. Nobody’s stopping you. And if you think a Dell box would be better than an Xserve, well go ahead there too. But...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM, in Mac OS X
I’m still using Leopard, but as far as i can see,... 1,963 Views / 5 Replies  
I’m still using Leopard, but as far as i can see, it’s the same as your screenshot above. Even though i have run Software Update many times manually (from the Apple Menu), System Preferences tells...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 12, 2010 at 05:20 AM, in Mac OS X
My question is really whether or not Mac OS X... 2,914 Views / 16 Replies  
My question is really whether or not Mac OS X zeros out file slack, not whether or not it’ll get transferred when sent over the InterNet. I simply used that as an example. Probably should have used...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 11, 2010 at 07:15 PM, in Mac OS X
File slack, a security concern 2,914 Views / 16 Replies  
Does anybody know if Mac OS X zeros out file slack? That’s the unused – but allocated – space at the end of a file. I’m not talking about unused free-space on the HD. This is the unused space at...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Mar 9, 2010 at 09:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Well good for you. But how does that help to... 1,785 Views / 7 Replies  
Well good for you. But how does that help to solve this problem?



<Rhetorical question> How would you feel if, every time you entered the freeway, your steering wheel all of a sudden stopped...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jun 28, 2009 at 01:19 AM, in Applications
The “what were they thinking” question was... 1,785 Views / 7 Replies  
The “what were they thinking” question was actually rhetorical. Yes, Apple is more elegant and advanced (but still in the minority), with the 2D Mighty Mouse track-pea, and the Trackpad two-finger...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jun 27, 2009 at 06:24 PM, in Applications
Yes, anyone’s home can be broken into. But if... 445 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, anyone’s home can be broken into. But if you are using a strong password which you can’t remember but have written down, you will likely have it close to the computer. The thief can easily...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jun 27, 2009 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
Sometimes Javascript is used to clear out... 445 Views / 6 Replies  
Sometimes Javascript is used to clear out passwords which have been auto filled; when this happens, disabling JS from the Develop menu is a quick solution.

Sometimes they use the Autocomplete flag...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jun 27, 2009 at 05:43 PM, in Applications
Disabling Google maps zoom w/scroll wheel 1,785 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe i’m in the minority, but i actually expect the scroll wheel to, um, scroll when displaying a Google map. I can’t seem to reprogram my expectations, and quite often find myself zooming in or...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jun 27, 2009 at 05:27 PM, in Applications
Yes, or move it to the Desktop, or rename it. ... 452 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, or move it to the Desktop, or rename it. Important safety tip: Close System Preferences before doing this.



Offhand, i don’t know. I’ll leave that as an exercise for the user (that...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 06:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Switch 101: The former PC user's guide to getting... 383 Views / 5 Replies  
Switch 101: The former PC user's guide to getting the most out of your Mac (http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/)
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Mac OS X
The “security through obscurity” argument. Look,... 1,115 Views / 14 Replies  
The “security through obscurity” argument. Look, a high-tech criminal would surely know enough about Google to find out about resetting the password on a stolen computer, with or without Macnn. All...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 06:15 PM, in Mac OS X
No scratches, smudges, nor dirt. It is pristine.... 2,528 Views / 8 Replies  
No scratches, smudges, nor dirt. It is pristine.



I’m game, if you can tell me how to do that to a CD-RW. AFAIK, it can’t be done.
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 06:04 PM, in Mac OS X
For what it is worth, i used MA when i upgraded... 452 Views / 11 Replies  
For what it is worth, i used MA when i upgraded from a PPC Mac mini to an Intel iMac running Leopard. I have not had any problems enabling/using the Guest account, so i think this advice is unlikely...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Here’s a brute force way of doing it in... 2,618 Views / 2 Replies  
Here’s a brute force way of doing it in Applescript (see notes below):

(* Moving files from folder A to B, only if files didn’t exist in B, or are newer than B *)

set theSourcePath to...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 05:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I generally have good luck erasing them in Disk... 2,528 Views / 8 Replies  
I generally have good luck erasing them in Disk Utility. If you have several discs to erase, drop into the terminal and issue a:

  drutil bulkerase quick

command. It will prompt for a disc,...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, that is perhaps the practical solution and... 2,528 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, that is perhaps the practical solution and i suppose it may come to that. But this has gotten under my skin (and is counter to my recycling-ethic).

In my Googling around (prior to posting)...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 18, 2008 at 01:46 PM, in Mac OS X
CD-RW media won’t erase 2,528 Views / 8 Replies  
I have a TDK CR-RW disc which refuses to erase. Disk Utility and the command line tools hdiutil and drutil all report the disc is not erasable. Disk Utility knows this is a CD-RW, but says the...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Jul 17, 2008 at 07:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Or set your keychain to auto-lock after n-minutes... 687 Views / 10 Replies  
Or set your keychain to auto-lock after n-minutes of inactivity.
Posted by Rainy Day, on Apr 30, 2007 at 12:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Use the rm command. You can use tab... 512 Views / 7 Replies  
Use the rm command.

You can use tab completion to enter the filename… just type the first character(s) of the filename then hit the tab key. If multiple files match, you will have to enter more...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Oct 28, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac OS X
In Terminal.app try: sudo ln -s /private/tmp/... 644 Views / 2 Replies  
In Terminal.app try: sudo ln -s /private/tmp/ /private/var/mysql
Posted by Rainy Day, on May 1, 2006 at 02:55 AM, in Developer Center
If your user data is still on the HD, but you... 355 Views / 3 Replies  
If your user data is still on the HD, but you just can’t boot to it, doing a normal re-install of MacOS X should fix the problem (and leave your user data intact). Just make sure you don’t choose...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Apr 30, 2006 at 02:55 AM, in Mac OS X
In re-reading your post, it looks like you are... 297 Views / 3 Replies  
In re-reading your post, it looks like you are saying the Disk Copy app itself has an Appleworks Icon, and will not open. I originally thought you were saying all the .dmg files had the AppleWorks...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Apr 30, 2006 at 02:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Just a guess, but in the Get Info window there’s... 297 Views / 3 Replies  
Just a guess, but in the Get Info window there’s the Open With… setting (which allows you to change the default Application to use to open that file). There’s also an option to Change All, which...
Posted by Rainy Day, on Apr 30, 2006 at 02:40 AM, in Mac OS X
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