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/ 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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Would you like your PC over IP?

Apple, Disruptive Technology, Linux, Macintosh, OSX, Technology, Windows
Imagine if you could hide your 16 Core, Quad GPU, Nitro burning gaming PC in the closet in the basement. What if you could build the next University lab where all the highpowered CAD workstations where humming away in the machine room and you could actually "teach" in a quite classroom/lab. Fill in the rest of the scenarios yourself. The next wave in thin client computing is here and it's name is Teradici. They don't really make a end user product (they just make the custom compression chipsets), but companies like Leadtek have end user products on the market now.Integration of Teradici's PCoIP remote enterprise desktop technology in Leadtek's WinFast VP200 enables delivery of a high-definition graphic and multimedia experience across standard IP networks, unmatched by any thin client on…
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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/ turn off Spotlight service permanently (no worries, you can turn it on again)% sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ turn on Spotlight service temporarily% sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ turn on Spotlight service permanently% sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ 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 search resultsAdds thumbnails to 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 search resultsAdds Amazon's information banner on search resultsAdds a "Max Window Size" menu item to resize the Safari windowForms autocomplete always onDated…
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Apple pulls out of Mac World 2010 and beyond…..

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Yep, you heard right......First they pulled out of NAB (last year) and now Mac World. Why you ask?....well in their own words:Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Apple's Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways.I don't know, but I personally feel that it was atleast partially due to these very shows that Apple is enjoying the popularity it is now. For me, there were two times each year that I would clog up the net -- along…
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COGE: Opensource mac VJ software…..

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, Quartz Composer, Video
If you like Quartz Composer and are into VJ/Visual software, CoGe might just be for you. It's got clip triggering, effects, mixing and playback modules. Check out the CoGe forums for more info.....For now here is a "Intro to CoGe 0.85b" and "What's New in 0.93b release" videos:CoGe 0.85b - Quick Start Guide from luma beamerz on Vimeo.CoGe 0.93b - some new features from luma beamerz on Vimeo.Have Fun!!!
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Energize your Apple TV based Media Centre machine with BOXEE….

Apple, Linux, Macintosh, OSX
I was lucky enough to get a alpha Boxee account and I have to say.....It's slick. If you haven't tried it, head over to and sign up for a invite (Mac OS and Linux only for now). If you already have an account you might be interested in this tutorial video that shows you how to install boxee on your Apple TV box. Before you leave please make sure that when you create the patchstick there are no external drives connected.
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