Apple Watch: Waterproof or not?

A few of us today at work discussed the upcoming Apple Watch (pre-orders from 10th April) and the topic of water-proofing came up. A little research on Google reveals no “definitive” answer, so I took matters into my own hands and hunted the main official Apple Watch (web-)pages for any hint. Sure enough I found […]

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Adjusting Timemachine size on ReadyNAS Duo

I have a ReadyNAS Duo, and several Mac devices backing up to it (via the typically “Apple awesome” Time Machine feature). I recently upped the allocated disk space in FrontView to 300GB, from 120GB – which while each Mac’s Time Machine preferences said “NAS device, 300GB” – claimed the disk didn’t have enough “temporary space” […]

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Samba 3, Windows 7 and Domain Admins

*sigh* It’s been for several weeks that I’ve been trying (and failing) to aquire Domain Admin status on our Samba domain. With Windows 2000 and XP, administrative access was easy.  A local admin account called “administrator”, and a local policy stating who’s an administrator – all peachy. You can tell I’m not a Windows administrator […]

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SVN hooks – receiving HTML formatted emails when SVN commits are made

While setting up Trac as our company source-code repository yesterday, the question arose of “What about cute HTML emails when SVN commits are made?”. Hmmmm.  Thank goodness for SVN hooks – a wonderfully understated feature of subversion! Go to your subversion directory (that created by “svnadmin create”), and enter the “hooks” directory. Create a file, executable […]

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Ebuyer – maxing out the result limit

This might be useful to someone, somewhere, out there. Those who’re into tinkering with things they shouldn’t will notice that Ebuyer’s search pages include a “limit” GET variable in the results page URL. The upper limit appears to be 30, but going negatively causes a different kettle of fish: http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=a%25&x=0&y=0&limit=-3000 (That URL is not for […]

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Cloud-Bible progress

Two blogs in one weekend. Impressive for me! I’ve made a lot of progress with the Cloud-Bible project (the name is growing on me, slowly). Switching from the simpler-to-follow (but very assuming) big “switch” clause which was previously handling reverse-engineered tags (oh, I didn’t mention the XML I have is not precise OSIS format did […]

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