I hate bugs!

Well, I guess this just proves that I need to be a bit more careful here…. The caching software that I use for the blog, may have a new bug…  I just upgraded a day ago, and I tested the web site which seemed to be working fine, but my lack of “picture blogging” recently bit […]

Dell knew about computer failures, hid info from customers

A lawsuit from 2007, has finally proven that Dell made efforts to conceal known issues in it’s desktop machines… For example, the Times says that Dell conducted a study in 2004 and concluded that a minimum of 12 percent of its SX270 Optiplex machines would have problems over three years (the same study also included […]

Automatic Login for Windows XP & Mac OS X

This feature allows other users to start your computer and use the account that you establish to automatically log on. Enabling auto logon makes your computer more convenient to use, but can pose a security risk since anyone can just turn the machine on and access your files. Mac OS X This may vary slightly depending […]

One Step Forward? One Back? Site performance

Over the last couple of months, I have been dealing with some oddities that would go away and them re-appear on the web site… Several times, I have “started virtually from scratch” with this configuration or that configuration…  And I think, and hope, that I have finally solved the problems for now… The Apache (web […]

Google pulls app that revealed Android flaw, issues fix

Google pulled an app from the Android marketplace that was created to illustrate a flaw in the mobile framework that allowed apps to be installed without a user’s knowledge. It then issued a fix for bug. Jon Oberheide, chief technology officer of Scio Security, created a proof-of-concept app disguised as an expansion for the popular […]

What’s so dubious about my startup applications?

Ever notice that a program that is supposed to startup at login doesn’t behave properly? It maybe has a permissions issue.  Take a look at your console.log, and see if you see any launchctl related errors. For example: 11/11/10 1:20:48 PM com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[316] launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /Users/Ben/Library/LaunchAgents 11/11/10 1:20:48 PM com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[316] launchctl: Dubious […]

Mac OS X 10.6.5 has been released.

Mac OS X 10.6.5 out.  The releases notes mention: General fixes and improvements improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture address stability and performance of graphics applications and games resolve a delay between print jobs address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an […]

Can I undelete some files after an year?

I have a macbook pro with Tiger installed. I want to restore data that is already deleted from Trash, and the data is also from a year ago. Is this still possible? using 3rd party software maybe? After a year, it is quite doubtful that you’ll be able to retrieve any useable data from any […]