Category: Tech

A few years ago I purchased a backup program called Impression from Babel Software, written by Steve Elliot. He had sold the program and development rights to another company, ineedyoursoftware.com, which appears to have gone out of business. So never …

Restoring files from an Babel Impression backup Read More »

Was getting an error about Windows running out of swap space. Found the issues was the compacted disc image didn’t have enough headroom for Windows to expand the swap space, and it was set at 50mb. The cure was to …

Best settings for Windows memory on Parallels Read More »

From a posting on MacUpdates.com: defaults read com.apple.mail UserHeaders This will return “The domain/default pair of (com.apple.mail, UserHeaders) does not exist” if you have none set) defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders ‘{“Reply-To” = “theemail@goes.here”; }’ or defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders ‘{“Reply-To” …

Make Apple Mail.app blind-copy (Bcc) every message Read More »

Uncomment to use //Debug – display vars /* print ” n”; print “nContents of $_GET:n”; foreach ($_GET as $k => $v) { print ” $k = $vn”; } # print “nContents of $_POST:n”; foreach ($_POST as $k => $v) { …

Expose everything in $_REQUEST Read More »

openDNS is way cool. Free, fast and featured DNS service that is better than your ISP’s. Go to opendns.org. Find their nameserver IPs and put them as the nameservers in your network settings (on your computer and/or on your wireless …

Cool openDNS stuff Read More »

query: intitle:”index of” (jpg|gif|mov|wmv) search.terms.here -html -htm -php -asp -cf note the period operator, which allows for any symbol between words.

All you need is “Options +Indexes” in the .htaccess file.

sudo softwareupdate -i -a

Hold down Command-Option while choosing Preferences from the Google Notifier menu. In the dialog box that comes up enter “SecureAlways” as they key, and “1” as the value. Restart Google Notifier and it will always initiate a secure connection. Note …

Change google notifier so gmail is always secure https connection Read More »

Try using port 465. Seems to be a specific port that gets around some blocking and some of Apple mail’s weirdness. Other working (sometimes) ports are 587 and 995. All ports require SSL. Apparently there are events which trigger google …

gmail smtp settings for Apple’s Mail client (mail.app) Read More »