Win an iMac? Yes please!

So my daughter Emma is 4 now, and her ruby iMac is on its last legs. It’s been up on blocks for a couple months now, and I just can’t seem to get it to boot off anything but the internal drive so I can upgrade the OS to something past 10.2.8. What a pleasure that I just happened to run across the Stay At Home Dad iMac Give-Away contest being run by Mike over at his blog Stay At Home Dad, Geek Style, in concert with Sittercity, which I’d never heard of before, but looks quite interesting, given the need for babysitters with a 4 year old in the house.

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Enforce your Breaks

AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. AntiRSI –


To make it all happen in one shot, follow the same procedure (type “.”, type your message, tab, type “large type”) but then hit CTRL+ENTER and it will save the “large type” command. Then you get a new list, from which you can select “run after delay”. Slick huh? Set quick timed reminders with Quicksilver – Lifehacker

Kitten’s Project Blog

[Kitten’s Project Blog][1] has lots of nice WordPress plugins [1]:

Radmind Wizardry

[][1] These directions describe how to add support for new hardware into an existing base load [1]:

cat a binary and screw up your terminal?

via [][1] When your term can’t display the correct char after you cat a binary file try the following command to reset it: echo CTRL-V ESC c [1]:

Check this one out…

[La Chose Interactive][1] [1]:

auxpropfunc error -1

After searching through my archives, I finally found this message from Joel Rennich of [][1] fame.

Since Googling for that error found pretty much nothing else on the net, I thought I’d throw it here so that someone else wondering about all the

auxpropfunc error -1

entries in your syslog and console logs were could have a clear, consise answer to the issue.

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AD and Mac OS X – one big happy family

So I’m rebuilding my test lab in preparation for our rollout of Mac OS X 10.3.4 and the synchronized moving of authentication from 2 sources (Active Directory and Open Directory) to one (Active Directory). I thought my fellow co-workers would like some notes (as well as you, gentle reader) on how to accomplish the following

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PGP and GPG in