Time Machine Last Backup Date Check..

Folks, One Major issue that I have with Time Machine, is that the OS does not warn you (reliably) if you go too long between backups. Here’s a python script that can do so…  It’s primarily designed for attached (usb/firewire) storage, but I have added support for Time Capsule style backups…  When run, the script […]

How to turn on & Off Time Machine from the terminal

Well, I am working on testing a scheme to only allow Time Machine to run when the user is local to the Time Capsule… Through some research, you can turn on and off Time Machine from the command line… Turn On – defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.timemachine AutoBackup -boolean true Turn Off – defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.timemachine AutoBackup -boolean false […]

It’s the small things, that make the Macintosh great…

How many times have you sat down to login to your computer, and you can’t login? You know your using the right password, but it isn’t working… Then of course, you have to pull out your password cheat sheet, but you know what, you are using the right password… What happened? What broke? Did you […]

Are the ice caps melting?

Are the ice caps melting? • The Register: “PBEM The headlines last week brought us terrifying news: The North Pole will be ice-free this summer ‘for the first time in human history,’ wrote Steve Connor in The Independent. Or so the experts at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado predict. […]

We Won! Time Warner Killing Usage Caps “In All Markets

I am trying to find a second source to verify this, but according to Stop the Cap (http://www.stopthecap.com ) Time Warner Cable has officially stated that they are shelving plans for the tiering of the internet… Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and I stood side by side this afternoon in front of Time Warner headquarters in […]

Pick your poison: bandwidth caps or throttling? – Ars Technica

Pick your poison: bandwidth caps or throttling? – Ars Technica An ISP review website in the UK claims that 25 percent of its readers have run into ‘excessive use’ warnings. Compared to the new caps being trialed in the US, though, there’s little to complain about on that front. Internet data caps generated controversy in […]