Looks like this guy really wanted to be popular on myspace. Actually kind of interesting when you read it, heh.
The Four Most Dangerous Security Myths
Interesting article found on digg:
A lot of “accepted wisdom” is just flat-out wrong. If you’ve been told that patches always fix a security hole, or that SSL is all you need to be safe, read on.
Smoking Associated With Lower IQ
Interesting article found on digg.com:
Smokers often say that smoking a cigarette helps them concentrate and feel more alert. But years of tobacco use may have the opposite effect, dimming the speed and accuracy of a person’s thinking ability and bringing down their IQ, according to a new study led by University of Michigan researchers.
How I got my digg.com back…
For a few weeks now, I have been unable to access digg.com through my work’s internet connection. I have been unable to determine where the problem lies, so I decided to access it via an SSH tunnel. Here is the command I used:
sudo ssh -l *_username_* -L:*_localport_*:*_remotehost_*:*_remoteport_* *_tunnelhost_*
With all the blanks filled in, here is my final command:
sudo ssh -l seppler -L:80:digg.com:80 epplersoft.com
Then, I modifyed my /etc/hosts file to and added the following line:
Now, I can access digg.com from work and home via my SSH tunnel.
…And that’s how I got my digg back.
I purchased a Griffin RoadTrip a few days ago and so far I’ve been _loving_ it. It works extremely well in my Toyota, and ‘ok’ in the BMW Z3 (it gets in the way of reverse and blocks the stereo controls).
So far it seems to be built very well and works great in every car I’ve tried it in (except for the BMW).
I’m not too worried about it not working in the BMW though – I plan on getting an Alpine 420i installed soon.
Graphite iMac Stuck in Target Mode
I ran into a problem today where a graphite iMac was stuck in target mode. Resetting the PRAM did nothing, doing the normal NetBoot shortcut (holding down ‘N’ at startup) did nothing, so I was stuck – for a moment.
To fix this problem, I booted into Open Firmware (using Command+Option+O+F). Then entering these commands allowed the machine to boot from the network:
setenv boot-device enet:10.0.0.2
Of course, substitute “10.0.0.2” for your NetBoot server – if you’ve got one. Thanks to Mike Bombich’s Netbooting Across Subnets page for the help.
Easy file sharing on Mac OS X
“SharePoints is an application or a preference pane that makes it easy to add and delete share points like in the old Finder. In Mac OS X, by default, you are limited to sharing only what is in your public folder in your home directory. This program makes it easy to share any folder.
In addition SharePoints also brings back users and groups management to Mac OS X as well as easy configuration of AppleFileServer (AFS) and Samba (SMB) Server properties.”
Tasks for October 7th
- Compacted our DMS Image to fit on older iMacs with 6GB hard drives
- Found SharePoints program to create custom shares on Mac OS X
- Determined NWEA will not work on Win98 machines with our setup
- Added NWEA loadset to Crawford command file
- Created a Radmind Installer Package for our network imaging process
- Help Jensen fix an iMac that was stuck in target mode
Tasks for October 6th
- Tried to get Wide Area Bonjour working. We need this to print across subnets using Apple’s Bonjour technology. Instructions at dns-sd.org were helpful
- Repaired Cedaredge High School’s file server after the OS took a nose dive. Storing data on separate volumes saved a ton of time
- Discussed NWEA testing
- Set up this blog – powered by WordPress
Tasks for October 5th
- Added Adobe Photoshop & InDesign CS loadsets to the Delta High School and Cedaredge High School loadsets
- Removed the dmavtc.edu and dmavtc.tec.co.us domains from our mail and DNS servers
- Merged new students into CHS’s Active Directory OU using my custom made LDAP Import program
- Helped Anthony Cooper splice in a new chunk of fiber at Delta Middle School to replace the fiber that was cut