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Apr
13
comment Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?
The disk has no partition scheme, neither MBR nor GPT. The entire device size is reported to be below 2 TB. I can create a GPT partition table with the management console, however, that does not change the reported device size.
Jul
3
comment What VNC (or similar) software for Windows 7 Home allows me to control my parents’ computer remotely as an administrator user?
Just to be clear on this, mutliple active sessions are also not possible via RDP - you need Windows Server for that. If you log in with another user via RDP, the user locally logged in will have his session locked for the duration of the RDP conneciton.
May
15
comment Are there programs for monitoring http requests sent from computer?
Nice tool, indeed. Requires proxy configuration on the application side though.
Mar
14
comment How to remotely find out a linux hostname without the use of DNS?
traceroute also uses dns to resolve names
Feb
20
comment Copying all files inside subdirectories and renaming instead of overwriting
@terdon the flaw is actually more that you still end up with 2 copies of an identical file, because the first copy doesn't have the hash attached. It's not consistent. However, I just wanted to keep the example small, if one wants to use something like this on a regular basis one should think of a slightly more sophisticated solution.
Nov
1
comment Why isn't my cron job going?
Check your syslog. If the job was executed, cron logs that.
Oct
26
comment How to permanently add current directory to PATH in Linux?
A remark: adding the current working directory to your path is considered very dangerous. You cannot move around safely in any filesystem anymore. Just imagine, someone places a script called "ls" in his home or any directory which calls "rm -f" on your home or any other sensitive files.
Sep
17
comment Find out if user name exists
While Solaris and Linux, and more recently also most BSDs have getent, there is no getent on Mac OS X
Sep
17
comment Find out if user name exists
@Gordon absolutely right of course. Thanks :)
Sep
15
comment Time Machine preferences being ignored
How is your external drive connected? For me (10.7.1) TimeMachine automatically adds any attached USB drive to the exclude list (and I cannot remove those entries). This might be different for FireWire drives though...
Sep
9
comment Without microphone jack, how to use MacBook Pro 13 inch for having a skype conversation?
I must say i'm puzzled by your privacy issue. While using headphones indeed ensures, that people around you cannot hear what the person at the other end says, using an additional microphone rather than the internal one does not make people around you not hear you anymore :))
Sep
9
comment Open Source Virtualization Solution
I don't know what exactly you mean. proxmox contains a java applet VNC viewer, so you can actually interact with the virtual machine from your browser if thats what you mean.
Sep
4
comment How to temporary remove all cookies in chrome?
No. When you start an incognito session, you get a new window which practically starts "blank", i.e. without any cookies stored or anything like that, additionally your addons are disabled. While you use the window, cookies are stored only temporarily and limited to that window. When you close the incognito window, the cache and cookies are gone.
Sep
3
comment Is an RDNSS or DHCPv6 server allowed to distribute a link-local IP address as DNS server?
are you sure? i'm using mac os x lion, too, and when my radvd distributes a link-local dns via RDNSS, i dont get an interface identifier on the IP set by mac os and all DNS requests time out. Also, leaving RDNSS/DHCPv6 apart - the network dialog does not even allow the IP address to contain a % character, if you want to configure the DNS manually
Jul
29
comment Access Finder's “Open With” menu from the commandline (for tab completion)
Can't reproduce that on zsh either, independently from a filename being present before the -a switch or not. I added some suggestions on how to get the list of Applications.
Jul
29
comment Access Finder's “Open With” menu from the commandline (for tab completion)
Well, I simply tried that out and neither on my 10.6 nor on my 10.7 system the TAB completion list contains apps or binaries - it simply contains the files contained in the current working directory. On 10.7 the "Open with..." dialog simply opens a folder listing for the /Applications folder anyway, so there is no great magic in how to get that listing.
Jul
28
comment Use hostnames to connect to machines on LAN
I can only recommend that. dnsmasq (the daemon used for DHCP and DNS on OpenWRT systems) will provide you with your hostnames by default. If possible stay away from dd-wrt and choose OpenWRT if the device is sufficiently supported.
Jul
28
comment Use hostnames to connect to machines on LAN
I don't know how good the windows support for the whole zeroconf thing is. Maybe it can only resolve others names, but doesn't provide it itself. For a more solid solution you probably want to go the DNS server way, i.e. try to enable that on your router
Jul
14
comment How to keep in visual mode after identing by shift+> in vim?
For indenting more than once, simply use the . key to repeat the last operation
Jul
6
comment Making the Backspace key go to the previous folder in Finder
@Johnny skip all that with XCode and the plist editor, just use the command that Lri suggested. However, as already pointed out by him, using backspace for going back in Finder is not a good idea, since it will also be triggered when you actually want to use backspace (for example when you rename a file and want to hit backspace to erase a character). I guess the best solution is simply to get used to CMD-[ as this is the native keyboard shortcut.