Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Interviewing is never easy.  But it can be a lot harder if you try to take control of the interview.  Let your interviewer drive the agenda.  Let them set the pace for the interview.  And most of all, let them figure out what it is they need to know about you.

July 29th, 2007

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July 28th, 2007

Posted In: Mac OS X

July 27th, 2007

Posted In: certifications


In Mac OS X, the default format that screen shots are captured at are png files. These automagically arrive on the desktop when you are using Command-Shift-4 to capture screen shots. Not everyone uses the png format
defaults write type image_format

July 26th, 2007

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July 25th, 2007

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Disable sleep mode on a Mac laptop even when the lid is closed:

July 24th, 2007

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Edit the user record in the mysql.user table, giving it access to connect to the mysql server from an external host by running the following command at the MySQL interface grant all privileges on *.* to ‘user’@’IPADDRESS’ identified by ‘password’ with GRANT OPTION; specify the user, IPADDRESS and password you’d like to use in that command and you’re good to go.

July 23rd, 2007

Posted In: SQL


The following link shows the compatibility matrix for StorNext Xsan support:

July 21st, 2007

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July 20th, 2007

Posted In: Mac OS X Server

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There’s usually a few different steps in the learning process for writing shell scripts.  The first is to figure out how to just do simple things, like write hello world to the screen.  The second is to start using a series of commands.  The third seems to be using variables.  The fourth is to start using libraries to reuse your scripts.  The next is to take variables to the next level, variabalizing everything.  Where are you at with this?

July 19th, 2007

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