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Fix for Webmin LaunchDaemon issue

Sat, Jan 2, 2016

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With Webmin 1.760 and 1.770, we were running into a situation where we had to keep running the setup install script from Terminal, as Webmin seemed as though it was not installed. From Terminal, we ran: sudo /Users/[user]/Sites/webmin-1.770/setup.sh and then it was fine. But after a restart, we ran into the same issue where the […]

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Fix for mySQL LaunchDaemon issue

Sat, Jan 2, 2016

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Our mySQL install kept giving us trouble, even though the install went fine, after restarts the mySQL database would not be available. What fixed it? We changed ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist to this: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”> <plist version=”1.0″> <dict> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> <key>Label</key> <string>com.mysql.mysqld</string> <key>Program</key> <string>/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe</string> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true/> <key>UserName</key> <string>_mysql</string> <key>WorkingDirectory</key> <string>/usr/local/mysql</string> […]

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Awesome workflow for To Do Lists

Sat, Jan 2, 2016

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We finally found a workflow that works really well for text-based to do lists. Here it is: We use BBEdit on our Mac Pro towers for our multiple text files, and open them in BBEdit as a “Project” so that all of the files appear in the sidebar for easy access (it’s not as cool […]

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iPhone sync error: “another sync client is already running”

Wed, Jul 14, 2010

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We tried to sync and restore on iPhone 3G last night to no avail: “Another sync client is already running” The fix was a permission change to 777 on the “tmp” folder AND its contents. The easiest way to access /tmp is to use the “Go To Folder” menu item in the Finder’s Go menu […]

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Webmin mySQL backup schedule won’t save

Sun, Sep 27, 2009

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On two Mac OS X 10.5.8 boxes, we are running Webmin 1.490 and are having issues with the mySQL backup schedule. If we choose “Schedule backup enabled”: Yes, Simple schedule, and then choose “Daily at Midnight”, it takes us to a confirmation screen that says: “Scheduled backup for database enabled.” But when we return to […]

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The truth about external FireWire and USB drives

Fri, Aug 21, 2009

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For years, Mac fans have known that you must have a FireWire external drive for it to be bootable. We have purchased a few FireWire drives, but lately they seem to be harder to find, especially ones with a cooling fan. Our article on the Antec MX-1 enclosure (USB 2.0 and eSATA) forgot to mention […]

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WordPress 2.8 is out

Mon, Jul 6, 2009

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Time again to upgrade your WordPress blog. Version 2.8 is AOK.  Just remember to deactivate your plugins, do the auto upgrade, and if you have “fatal error” issues re-activating your plugins, try them one at a time.  Good luck!

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