If you are using office XP or 2003, you can change the view to HTML-Code using Microsoft Script-Editor by pressing the [Alt]+[Shift]+[F11] key combination.

Search for “Password” and you will find somethimg like this:
ReadOnly
19E8E61E

To remove the protection:
-Just remowe those two lines, and after saving the document , the protection is gone.

To remove the password:
-replace the Password, here “19E8E61E”, with “00000000”, save the Document and close “Script-Editor”.

Alternative you can save your document as .html and use a html-Editor.

(from Alex Scoble’s blog)

Try drutil from the terminal:
drutil list
drutil tray eject 1

Or try enabling the eject menu found in System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras (just double click it and it will be in your menubar)

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 trust your backups to a company which doesn’t have some kind of code escrow and fiduciary accountability. Anyhoo, here’s how to restore from an impression backup:
1) Manually copy each file tree to a hard drive, recreating the file structure
2) For files which have been split in the archiving process:
– join the pax files using this command: cat file1.pax.part_a file1.pax.part_b file1.pax.part_c > outputfile.pax
– unarchive the pax file: pax -r -f outputfile.pax
3) Pax will recreate the file hierarchy of the original file in the directory you expanded to. So look for a folder in the current directory called Volumes (the top of the original file tree) and your file will be nested in there. Just restore it to the original location.

Alternately use hfspax, available here.

Use these instructions, which were included in the Impression backup:

The ‘Archive.imps’ folder is an OS X package that contains each file that was archived in ‘(hfs)pax’ format, as well as a catalog containing information about the files. The archived files are contained within a directory structure that mirrors the original one from which the files came.

To list extended information on files from an archive:
hfspax -v -f /path/to/archived_file.pax

To restore files from a (hfs)pax archive to a location of your choosing:
cd /directory/of/your/choice && hfspax -r -f /path/to/archived_file.pax

To restore files from a (hfs)pax archive to their default location without overwriting existing files:
cd / && hfspax -r -f /path/to/archived_file.pax -k

To restore files from a (hfs)pax archive to their default location without overwriting existing files while preserving all file permissions (useful if running the command with su or sudo access):
cd / && hfspax -r -f -pe /path/to/archived_file.pax -k

To restore files from a (hfs)pax archive to their default location (and overwrite any files in place!):
cd / && hfspax -r -f /path/to/archived_file.pax

To take a file split across two disks and restore it (.part_a and .part_b files), use the following commands to address the issue:
cd /directory/of/your/choice
cat path/to/archived_file.part_a path/to/archived_file.part_b | hfspax -r -v

To check a freshly restored file’s integrity, use the following command to generate a checksum and then compare it to the one recorded (if present) in the archive content list at the time of the backup:
md5 -q /path/to/file.name

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 go into the memory settings in XP and set it for a fixed swap space. Good results for Parallels set to give the recommended 424 mb of RAM, and Windows set to a fixed swap space of 848mb. Snappy performance and no more error messages.

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” = “theemail@goes.here”; “Bcc” = “another@address.here”; }’

You can add as many headers as you like in this format. And finally,

defaults delete com.apple.mail UserHeaders

To get back to the default. Note that this doesn’t give you an input box in Mail.app – Should it do?

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) {
print "   $k = $vn";
}
#
print "nContents of $_COOKIE:n";
foreach ($_COOKIE as $k => $v) {
print "   $k = $vn";
}
#
print "nContents of $_REQUEST:n";
foreach ($_REQUEST as $k => $v) {
print "   $k = $vn";
}
#
print "nContents of $_SERVER:n";
foreach ($_SERVER as $k => $v) {
print "   $k = $vn";
}
print "

\n";
*/
//End debug

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 router).

Sign up for an account. You can set up naughty filters for your network in a couple of clicks.

Get shortcuts set up. They are very cool, but on the mac require some fiddling.

To make Safari work with openDNS shortcuts open your network preference panel and put “site.local” as the search domain.

To make Camino and other Firefox variants work, do the following:

  1. Type “about:config” in the address bar
  2. Filter on keyword.  Find keyword.url and keyword.enabled
  3. Set keyword.url = http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
  4. Set keyword.enabled = true
  5. Make sure Google is set as the default search engine from search box drop list.
  6. Also, make sure you don’t have “fixup” enabled. Type “about:config” and set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false.

I installed the roll bar with a friend, then had a professional installer do the top. I had called around to find out if the zipperless top would work with the roll bars, and could not get a definitive answer, so thought I would post here for posterity.

The window rests on part of the bar when the top is down, but that can be padded with pipe insulation. Works like a charm and the top can be put up or down quickly and easily.

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.