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[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wireless Issues with Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Time Warner Cable (TWC), you have the option to either lease the cable modem or buy your own. If you buy your own modem, you can save $5.99 per month in monthly fees. However, you need to buy a modem that is approved by TWC. There are many modems on their approved list.

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[21 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Un-hide the User Library Folder

Why did Apple decide to hide the ~/Library folder in OS X Lion? Does it cause less problems for users if it is hidden. I think not. I think it creates more confusion. When I got my Lion, I could not find it on my Finder. Apparently, it’s an issue for other users too.

Linux, Macintosh, Windows »

[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Send a Test Mail Using Telnet

When you are having a problem sending a mail message, the first thing you want to do is test the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) connectivity. By default, SMTP listens on port 25. By using telnet, you can connect to port 25 on the mail server and test whether or not you can send a message. This step is done on your own workstation. If you are having a problem sending mail from a web form, run this step from the server that is storing the web form.

Macintosh, Web »

[31 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
How do I move my Adium settings?

Adium is a great instant messaging client for the Mac OS X. You can use it to connect to other services such as AIM, MSN, Jabber, and Yahoo. If you use many services, it is very convenient to use one client. Unfortunately, it lacks a feature to easily import and export your settings. If you are migrating your Adium client to another Mac, there is no way to do so very easily. However, there is still a way to do it and not lose your settings such as your contacts.

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
OSI Model Layer

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) by developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1984. OSI reference model is a way of sub-diving network communication and grouping them into logical layers. On each layer, an instance provides the services the instances to the layer above it and requests services to the layer below it.

Macintosh »

[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Free Mac Software

Let’s face, having a Mac is cool but it will cost you. There are a lot of cool software out there but they are not free. It seems like there are more free software on Linux than on Macs. Does it mean we are stuck paying for software if we are on Macs? No, it doesn’t mean that. There are bags of gold out there (i.e., free Mac software). They are available for you to download but you just have to know where to look.

Macintosh »

[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
SSH Port Forwarding and VNC on a Mac

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop sharing system that makes it possible to remote control one computer from another computer. It uses a client-server model so that a client on one operating system can connect to a server on a different operating system.

One problem with VNC is that the RFB protocol it uses is not encrypted. That is why ssh port forwarding comes to the rescue.

Macintosh, Web »

[19 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to Install MAMP on your Mac

Do you want to start your online business? Are you an entrepreneur and want to do it yourself instead of making someone else to do it? Do you have a Mac? If you answer yes to all these questions, then you need to start from the basics. If you have a Mac, you should start by installing MAMP. Once you”re comfortable with the setup, you can upload your site to your ISP and make it live.

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Free Stuff

Are there free stuff on the web? Sure, there are plenty of them. Many sites offer free content. They cover their costs from ads placed throughout their site. Which sites that are free actually provide good content? Here is a collection of free sites I have found.

Linux, Macintosh »

[12 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Installing Ubuntu 9.10 on a Mac

If you are using a Mac, you might be tempted to stay away from any other operating system. Since the Mac is so easy to use and has a nice user interface, why would you bother using anything else?