7. OS X
Suriyan - serving made simple #
"Suriyan is a Linux-based 'instant server' system for small and medium-sized companies. ... It is easy to install, configure, and manage; it has a browser-based user-interface and never asks you to configure things during installation that can be configured the normal way."
/nix | May 30, 2006Wiki + Google Maps = Crazy Delicious #
WikiMapia allows users to add blurbs for just about any place on the planet via Google Maps.
/misc | May 28, 2006OllyDbg #
OllyDbg v1.10 [1085k] + 32-bit assembler-level analyzing debugger for Microsoft Windows with intuitive interface. Emphasis on binary code analysis makes it particularly useful in cases where source is unavailable. It predicts contents of registers, recognizes procedures, API calls, switches, tables, constants and strings, locates routines from object files and libraries, allows custom labels and comments in disassembled code, writes patches back to executable file and more.
/windows | May 27, 2006Dimio's Tools #
Dimio has written a number of stand-alone freeware utlities in Visual Basic:
/windows | May 26, 2006PGP 8.1 - Last freeware version #
PGP 8 was the first "official" release to support Windows XP natively and the last version to: support Windows 95/98/Me, be freeware, and operate without a proxy. The current 9.x trialware reverts to freeware mode after 30 days.
More PGP links:
/windows | May 18, 2006MyPage Bookmarklet #
/misc | May 13, 2006PrintBrush, where are you!?! #
How much longer must we wait for mobile printing at the wave of a hand? [ video | print examples ]
/misc | May 12, 2006Open Firmware Password "hack" #
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition is a swell book for Mac newbies. But I'm surprised by the following passage found on page 448:
"[T]here is one way to secure your Mac completely: by using the Open Firmware Password program. ... This password is deadly serious and unhackable, and there's no back door. If you forget the Open Firmware password, you can't change the startup disk ever again. Even Apple can't help you out of that situation."
That's not exactly true. In fact, it's not really even close. Here's what Apple has to say about it in Technical Note TN2062: Guide to Creating Kiosks on Mac OS X:
"The Open Firmware Password will be reset if a user changes the amount of the physical memory in the machine and reboots."
So, the big scawy password can be reset by swapping out some RAM? Not exactly "deadly serious and unhackable" for anyone armed with a screwdriver.
UPDATE: Chuck Waggon had to experiment a good deal before this tip worked. After removing a stick of RAM, he had to reset the PRAM 3 times, holding down the Command and Option keys on the right side of the keyboard along with P and R.
/mac | May 11, 2006Switch - audio file converter #
Switch 1.05 [924k] Batch convert sound files (wav, mp3, ogg, flac, aac, wma, au, aiff, ogg, msv, dvf, vox, atrac, gsm, dss, and more) from GUI or command line. Windows, Linux, and shareware versions also available.
/mac | May 06, 2006VCE_Remote #
Yannis kindly wrote in to share VCE_Remote, his TightVNC wrapper that makes reverse VNC connections easier. He has also generously provided the source.
/windows | May 04, 2006Logitech mic error #
Two different Logitech QuickCam devices on two different Windows XP workstations had the same installation error: the mic driver would simply not install. The first tech recommend Answer ID 2202: How Do I Uninstall and Reinstall the QuickCam Software, which didn't help. The second tech suggested Windows was to blame for "corrupting" the mic driver every time the installer was run (?!) In tech2's defense, he moved up the chain of command to have his manager reveal the sacred wisdom cleverly obscured in Answer ID 909: Fix for Windows 95 INF Issues. Here is what worked for us (use at your own risk and joy):
/windows | May 03, 2006
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