Monthly Archives: December 2008

File under I did not know that about Finder #1001

You can easily mount an AFP network share by dragging the icon to Login items! I’ve wondered about this for years, but never enough to learn how! Bless Steve!

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Nokia Email service graduates as part of Nokia Messaging

Nokia Mail graduates from the beta labs finally. I’ve been using this for a while now and it’s pretty good. I do not have the experience of a Blackberry to compare, but it surpasses all other mobile email I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Hackers ‘aid’ Amazon logging scam

Hackers ‘aid’ Amazon logging scam: “Hi-tech criminals have helped Brazilian logging firms evade official limits on how much timber they can harvest, says a report.” Quite amusingly when I first read this I thought that some crackers had hacked into … Continue reading

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Resizing a Time machine backup

As spotted on this blog here’s a way to increase the maximum size used by sparse bundle. I use Time Machine to backup to My Ready Nas. I found this thread and howto on the Infrant forums. It’s not supported … Continue reading

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Terminal Tip: Change Time Machine backup interval

Very useful. Although Time machine rocks, from a laptop it’s a bit annoying to be done every hour. Terminal Tip: Change Time Machine backup interval: “sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto StartInterval -int 1800” (Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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Will future generations regard the Plane Stupids as heroes?

I’m sure that the Daily Mail etc… of the Suffragette (city?) era swore and cursed them. I’m also sure that Rachel Silent Spring was cursed (..and still is by pesticide companies) by the tabloid press. So will history regard the … Continue reading

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online storage

I’m a bit of a paranoid sort, and I really do backup even the most trivial of my data. I’ve been thinking of offline storage and a recent loss of my entire HOME directory (due to stupid human error, but … Continue reading

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Making Time machine backups easier with a ReadyNAS

The latest beta firmware for the ReadyNas contains support for easy addition of the unit for Time Machine. I’ve been using it for two Macs for a while and it does work nicely.  Although I’ve not had to use a … Continue reading

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Backup wisdom

For somebody who’s paranoid about backing up the most trivial files as me, this is very funny and very true! Backup wisdom: “ I’ve been thinking about and experimenting with various backup options recently, seeking the One True Backup Solution. … Continue reading

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Nokia Messaging – Nokia World 2008 Announcement

Looks like Nokia Email is coming out of beta! I hope all the new functionality is available on old phones! Nokia Messaging – Nokia World 2008 Announcement: “ Written by Davis Fields, Nokia Email service Nokia Messaging team Hello beta … Continue reading

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