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Our top pick for FTP program: Transmit

Sun, Sep 14, 2008

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Our number one pick for FTP application is Transmit. It is solid, and quite full-featured: Column view. iDisk. sidebar. ftp/ssl. search. zooming. it even has tabs. What is FTP? FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the universal way to send, receive, and manage your files and folders using the internet. If you manage a web […]

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Automountd trying to connect to Backups.backupdb

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

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Little Snitch’s outbound firewall tells me that automountd wants to connect to Backups.backupdb on port 111. We found out that this is caused by our switch to the free OpenDNS service. It is Time Machine trying to mount a remote NFS (network file system), but cannot. We told Little Snitch to Deny, but you can […]

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Mac Maintenance: Repair Disk Permissions

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

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As in all Unix-based systems, Mac OS X assigns specific access privileges, known as permissions, to each of your programs, folders, and documents, which are associated with a particular owner, a group, or groups. When an error in your permissions settings occurs, it may cause significant problems. For example, your applications may not launch or […]

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Free DNS Service: great idea for laptops

Wed, Sep 10, 2008

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We’ve been using the free DynDNS service for a while now and thought it would be a good idea to post about its merits (for those of you who don’t already know about it). With their service, you can access your computer remotely with a DNS name instead of an IP address that probably changes […]

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What is the best application ever created?

Wed, Sep 10, 2008

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No one agrees with me. My vote for the best software ever created may surprise you. Maybe not. I have used SO much software, between Office, Graphics/Video, Internet, Sound, and Utility apps. There are so many great applications. TextWrangler or BBEdit. VMWare. Photoshop. Dreamweaver. InDesign. Illustrator. Flash (OK, Adobe, stop showing off). Aperture. Final Cut […]

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Best deal we’ve found on Web Hosting

Wed, Sep 10, 2008

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We’ve used lots of hosting companies, some good, some bad. We have learned that the real measure of a great hosting company comes down to the following: 1. Reliable Email service: it’s funny that you’d think that bandwidth or space or some web space feature would top our list, but we have learned that even […]

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Critical file backups

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

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It’s sad to think about. You will only know how valuable something is until you lose it. I’m sure many of you have lost a file, or some data, or A LOT of data, like your whole hard drive. So we talk about backing up. But where do we backup? Not on the same drive […]

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