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Hyrule In HTML5 Glory

The Hyrule overworld map from A Link To The Past can now be seen rendered in full HTML5.  It looks great and it’s fun to see the entire world.  Get nostalgic with modern Web design.

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Shell Scripting Presentation at JAMF HQ [MSP Mac Admins]

I will be presenting Under Cover Of Shell (Scripting) at JAMF HQ at 5:00 on April 23rd.  There is still time to register if you are interested in attending; it’s free! You can find links to all the resources from my presentation here.   You can also download the presentation if you want to follow along.

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Octal Dump (od) Shows You Hidden Characters And ASCII Values

Octal Dump (od ), lets you see ASCII character values as well had hidden ones (an ASCII dump).  It’s pretty rare that you would ever need to do this, but it is very useful when you do, even though it sounds like something that should be relegated to a private restroom.  Throw in a few tarballs […]

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Microsoft Windows Infects The Borg

Originally found here (credit: unknown) Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command pathways?

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17 Unique Pranks For OS X: April Fool’s Day 2015

Here are some fun things you can do on your Mac for April Fool’s day 2015. Make Siri Endlessly Speak Nonsensical Sentences curl -s horseebooksipsum.com/api/v1/ | say -v “Samantha”

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De Java Vu: Java 8 Update 40–again!

Java has been messing with MN’s testing software TestNav 7.5 by Pearson, which I have written about in detail.  Oracle’s latest update makes things more challenging.  There is also other states having issues with Pearson.

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Find Out What Sites Paid To Be Whitelisted From AdBlock Plus

AdBlock Plus has a public whitelist, which is considered to be “non-intrusive” or “acceptable” advertising.  However, it seems there is also a private list of Websites that pay to be whitelisted. I cannot verify those posts and I am definitely not an expert in the subject, but there are clues out there to support these claims  This […]

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I Really Felt Like Myself (127.0.0.1) Today

I pulled into work today and really felt like myself for some strange reason…

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Customize The OS X Yosemite Login Screen

Give the OS X Yosemite login window a personalized look using your own image.  This is a simple trick to do.  Just save your desired image as: /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png Then, just log out to apply the change.  You should immediately see your new image.  If you don’t make sure you put it in the correct Library […]

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Fix (Error code -36) on OS X with dot_clean

The error stems from the way OS X stores files.  If you have ever seen Apple files on a PC, you may have seen files beginning with a “._” dot-underscore.  While this problem was seen on Snow Leopard, I recently saw this issue after trying to use Migration Assistant to transfer a user multiple times. […]