How to mount your Journalized HFS+ disk in Linux….

Apple, Linux, Macintosh, Opensource, OSX, osx Server
This is something that people who deal with OSX and Linux come across everyday. Yes you can format your USB stick or removable HD using FAT32. The problem is that FAT32 does not support large sized files which can cause problems. So how do you solve this.....Easy. Attach the Journalized HFS+ disk to your MAC and startup disk utility. Inside disk utility find the disk in question and click on the partition(s) while holding down the "ALT" key. Keep holding the key down and go to the File menu and choose "Disable Journaling" (command-J). Eject the disk, move it over to your linux machine and hook it up. Linux can now read and write to the disk. Once you're done, move the disk back to the apple machine and after…
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Enabling Google Calendar in Apple’s iCal under OSX 10.5+

Apple, Google, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Yep, It works I just transfered all my calendar appointments from local iCal calendar to Google calendar in one easy step. First you need to go into iCal and export your current calendar. If you're starting fresh with google calendar you don't need to do this.To set up CalDAV support for Google Calendar in Apple's iCal, follow these steps:Open Apple iCal, go to Preferences and then the Accounts tab.Click on the + button to add an account.Under Account Information, enter your Google Account username and password (make sure username does NOT have @gmail.com added).Under Server Options, add the following URL:https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/YOUREMAIL@DOMAIN.COM/user (replace 'youremail' with your Google Account username and domain.com is usually gmail.com unless you've got google apps setup.Click Add.Under the Delegation tab, select the calendars you'd like to add to…
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Writing Moblin (and Ubuntu) USB images using dd in OSX

Apple, Linux, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server, Tutorial, Ubuntu
I came across this problem this morning, while writing the newly downloaded moblin USB image file. The concept is straight forward, plugin a 1GB+ USB stick into a functioning Linux or Windows box, make sure the stick is not mounted and use dd to write the disk image to the stick. Under OSX however the instructions for unmounting are slightly different, so here are the quick steps:Download the desired .img file Open a Terminal (under Utilities) Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2) Run diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN (replace N with the disk number from the last command; in the previous example, N would be 2) Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m (replace /path/to/downloaded.img with…
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RightZoom: Maximize window button for OSX that actually maximizes

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
One of the first things you hear a new mac/osx user complain about is the odd way the green "zoom" button works on the upper left hand of windows on Macs. The button behaves differently depending on the app - Finder and Safari sizes to best fit, iTunes’ zoom button switches between the mini player and the normal window, Mail goes full screen. Often times, the behavior differs from one app to another and many Mac users find this behavior inconsistent, unpredictable and disorienting to use.RightZoom provides a quick and easy solution for the zoom button's inconsistent behavior. It enables you to make the zoom button maximize the window to full screen when you click the green orb.By default, RightZoom makes a number of apps blow full screen when hitting…
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TMS – The stuff Apple forgot to include in Time Machine GUI….

CLI, Opensource, OSX, osx Server, Time Machine
Just came across tms , what a great tool. It a command line tool for OSX 10.5+ that allows basic CVS style operations on your Time Machine volumes and It does its thing in read-only mode, so nothing gets changed/deleted.....woohooo. Here is the stuff you can do with it:help      - instructions on usageversion   - print the current version of this tooldisk      - print the current diskdisks     - print list of all Time Machine disksvolumes   - print list of all volumesmachine   - print the current machinemachines  - print the list of all machines backed up on the current diskstatus    - print the current configurationsnapshots - print the list of snapshots for the current machine on the current disksnaplog {} - print the…
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How to get Admin rights in OSX Leopard using single user mode…

Apple, Leopard, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Here is a quick way to gain access to that leopard machine you don't remember the admin password to. Yes I know this can be used by all the kiddies out there, but lets hope they are smarter than that. To start, reboot the machine into single user mode by holding down command-s before the chime (on the white screen with gray apple logo). Once in single user mode you need to mount the HD in read-write mode using the following commands:/sbin/fsck -fy/sbin/mount -uw /Then we need to start the directory services by issuing the following:launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plistFirst thing we need to do is to create the new userid (I call it newadminusername, you can use whatever you want). It is important to assign the user a Realname (which is…
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Disk for Iphone….Turn your IPhone (IpodTouch) into a portable HD.

Apple, Google, Linux, MacFUSE, Macintosh, Opensource, OSX, osx Server
MacFUSE project has grown a lot since we last covered it here and here. MacFuse 2.0 is here and it's looking really nice. MacFUSE is the mac implementation of FUSE (File-system in USEr space) filesystem originally developed for Linux. For those of you who've not heard of this gem before, MacFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X's native file handling capabilities via 3rd-party file systems. Pretty much anything that has some order to it can be turned (viewed as) into a filesystem (ie: sshfs, youtubefs). As a user, installing the MacFUSE software package will let you use any 3rd-party file system written atop MacFUSE.Disk for iPhone is a MacFUSE based filesystem that allows you to read and write files on your iPhone. It uses the MobileDevice API (like iTunes)…
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How to get Axis 207W Camera to work with Quicktime Streaming Server or Darwin Streaming Server

axis 207w, Darwin Streaming Server, OSX, osx Server, QTSS
I have to admit I have not touched DSS in a while, but the instructions below are generic enough that you should be able to alter it for your Darwin Streaming Server. For the purpose of this exercise I assume your Axis camera is setup for mpeg4 video and aac audio. I also further assume that you have a reachable IP address on the camera and know how to login to the web interface. First thing we want to do is make sure you have the uptodate firmware. As of this writing the newest firmware is 4.40.1. So make sure you have atleast that version as well.1) We need to login and change the RTSP daemon's timeout value. If we don't do this the server will stop sending packets out…
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How to turn Spotlight OFF (and ON Again)….Leopard Solution

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server, spotlight
A number of people mentioned that the previous tip on how to turn spotlight on/off does not work with Leopard. Now that I've had a bit of time, I've confirmed this and found a way around it (it's even easier in Leopard). Here are the details specifically for OSX 10.5+ (Leopard).To turn off Spotlight service temporarily% sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plistTo turn off Spotlight service permanently (no worries, you can turn it on again)% sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plistTo turn on Spotlight service temporarily% sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plistTo turn on Spotlight service permanently% sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist Have fun....
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Energize your Mac’s Safari browser….

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server, Safari
If you've been wanting some of the newer features of the "other" browsers in Safari, Glims might just be the right thing for you. Glims is a Safari plugin (OSX only) that gives you a lot of new features:Adds thumbnails to Google.com search resultsAdds thumbnails to Yahoo.com search resultsAdds search engines to the default Google search tabAdds full-screen browsing capabilityAdds Favicons to tab labelsAdds keyword search from address barUndo "Close Tab" (cmd-z)Re-opens last session when Safari startsAuto-Closes download windowFocus last selected tabAlways open links in a new tabType-ahead support (auto cmd-f)Sets the focus on the search field when opening a new windowAdds Amazon's information banner on Google.com search resultsAdds Amazon's information banner on Yahoo.com search resultsAdds a "Max Window Size" menu item to resize the Safari windowForms autocomplete always onDated…
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