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Don’t talk religion or politics with a client.  Especially if either is their business.  Double especially if both is their business…

February 28th, 2008

Posted In: Consulting

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The Xserve has a serial port and it’s enabled by default.  You can disable by commenting out this line:

tty.serial      “/usr/libexec/getty serial.57600”        vt100   off secure

February 27th, 2008

Posted In: Mac OS X Server

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So why don’t we quit.  Hmmm…

February 26th, 2008

Posted In: On the Road

I think I am suffering from “no football to watch depression.”  I miss my Bulldogs.

February 25th, 2008

Posted In: Football

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In the /etc/sshd_config file is a line that says:
#X11Forwarding no
You can change this to:
X11Forwarding yes
That will enable X11 forwarding.  Of course, only do this if you know why (ergo I will not spell it out for you right now).

February 24th, 2008

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac Security

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One of the more common mistakes I see people make in the Mac OS X Server world is to just change the IP address.  There are consequences.  So, if you are going to change the IP address of your server, make sure to run the changeip command when you are doing so.

February 22nd, 2008

Posted In: Mac OS X Server

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OK, so you can encrypt disks, but not the startup disk – although if you could (and you will be able to soon) then it would be far easier to mass deploy than other solutionz…

February 21st, 2008

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac Security, Mass Deployment

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An offer isn’t always a final offer.  Feel free to negotiate during the interview process to get what you want.  Hopefully each position is looked at from a long-term perspective.  Set the foundation early and if the organization isn’t willing to meet your needs then perhaps the position is not a good fit.

February 20th, 2008

Posted In: Interviewing

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Step 1: Put up a post that asks “what can we do better.”  

Step 2: Read responses…

February 19th, 2008

Posted In: Consulting

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So there is a guy about 40 feet up in the air chainsawing the top of my tree down.  Sad…

February 18th, 2008

Posted In: personal

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