Creating OSX and Windows compatible Dropbox Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Dell FS7500 NAS backend.

Apple, Equallogic, Macintosh, Microsoft, OSX, osx Server, Samba, Server, Windows
This took a while to figure out, mainly because I'm a unix guy trying to "figure out" Windows Server and it's archaic ACL system and the fact that ACL's/attributes under OSX are just insane. The main issue I had with all the other recipes on the net describing this process was that it did NOT work for OSX/Finder. When users transferred the files, Finder was not able to strip off it's "in-use" attribute from the file once copied to the destination. This would leave files in limbo (greyed out) and no one could touch/access them from another Mac until I stripped the "in-use" attribute off manually. Normally SMB capable NAS's ignore Finder/OSX attributes and this does not happen, but FS7500 is "mac friendly" and preserves the attributes so we had…
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Get rid of double (triple) entries in Finder’s “Open With” Menu

Apple, Leopard, Lion, Macintosh, Mountain Lion, OSX, osx Server, Tip
Does sh*t like this make you wanna smack your mac :-) Here is a quick way to rebuild the Launch Services database and get rid of duplicates in the Open With submenu: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user This process should take about a minute or two. You should check to see if this has fixed the problem. On my machine, running 10.8.2, I had to also restart Finder to complete the process using the following command: killall Finder That's all.....Now Open With submenu is squicky clean
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Setting NTP time server on Dell FS7500 through command line

Equallogic
SSH to the Group Interface IP (10.100 in our case) Login as "fse" Password "" At the CLI prompt check the current cluster time using system time-configuration view If the time is wrong reset it (This will turn off NTP sync) using system time-configuration -updatetime "DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS" Use the view command to check it again. If you need to set the NTP time use your DC's NTP functionality on the client network and set it using system time-configuration set-ntpserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx That's it for now.......
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Steve Jobs’ Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn’t Exist Until Now

Apple, History, ipad, iPhone, iPod, iPodTouch, Macintosh, OSX, Technology
Steve Jobs' Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn't Exist Until Now | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource: Back in 1983, Steve Jobs spoke at International Design Conference (IDCA) in Aspen. Now, the full 1-hour audio recording of Steve’s amazing speech discussing things like wireless networking, App Store and the iPad has surfaced, thanks to folks at LifeLibertyTech.com who got their hands on one of the cassette recordings from the conference which were handed out to all attendees. (Via www.iphoneincanada.ca)
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Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System

Gesture, Research, Technology
Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System: The EnableTalk system uses a glove-mounted microcontroller to collate information from a passel of onboard sensors—11 flex sensors, 8 touch sensors, 2 accelerometers, a compass, and a gyroscope—and transmit it wirelessly to a nearby computer or smartphone for translation into machine generated speech. (Via MAKE Magazine)
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IOS6 Passbook “Can’t connect to iTunes Store” error fix…..

Apple, IOS, ipad, iPhone, iPod, iPodTouch, Tip
Yeah, brand new app in IOS6 and it does not work without fiddling…..Here is how you get it working: Open Settings. Open General. Open Date & Time. Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off. Open Set Date & Time. Set the date to a year ahead. Go back to the Home screen and open Passbook. Tap the App Store button. The App Store should load. Go back to Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically. That's it…….life goes on :-)
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