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Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

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Sep
27
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
These are irrelevant. Either of these, by their very nature, grant users access to run commands on the system, so if you have them enabled then it is your intention to allow users to run commands. The Shellshock bug is a means for users whom you didn't intend to be able to run commands to be able to do so, E.G. a user of the web server you run. So, your answer should say "Disable Web Sharing" (but that's just one thing to check)
Sep
27
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
@JeffBurdges: regarding "Installation scripts usually use bash, creating privilege escalation risks", why would a malicious installation script need to use this exploit? If the user is installing a malicious installation script (a trojan horse) then the code wouldn't need to invoke this bug, it gets root anyway.
Apr
4
comment Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?
@badweasel the question was "Does my son know I'm using Find My iPhone" and this answer is saying "he might be able to if he notices that the location services are active and he finds that unusual". It clearly explains that there's no specific alert for the Find my iPhone feature. I can't see how this doesn't answer the question.
Dec
5
comment Synology NAS offer both AFP and SMB2, Mavericks always choose AFP
You'll need to. The sidebar shows auto-detected AFP shares. Just add it as a login item if you want it mounted for you, or have a look at automounts
Dec
5
comment Synology NAS offer both AFP and SMB2, Mavericks always choose AFP
This is correct. If you specify smb:// then the Finder will connect via Samba
Dec
3
comment Why doesn't my Mac Pro see my new 4TB SATA drive?
There should be a delete link underneath it, above these comments. If not, you can click "flag" above and choose "other" and explain that you want this deleted because you merged it with the other answer.
Dec
2
comment Why doesn't my Mac Pro see my new 4TB SATA drive?
Welcome to Stack Exchange Paul! This should be an edit to your earlier answer, not an entirely new answer. Use the edit link on your other answer to add the relevant info to that answer, then delete this one.
Dec
1
comment Why doesn't my Mac Pro see my new 4TB SATA drive?
Thanks. Were you able to format the drive? If so that's a different issue than mine possibly because the drive didn't even show for me in Disk Utility nor ASP.
Nov
29
comment Why doesn't my Mac Pro see my new 4TB SATA drive?
Thanks bmike! It must be a hardware issue because the OS X installer, The VMware ESXi installer and VMware ESXi 5.5 all can't see the drive. I'm guessing it's a SATA 3 speed auto-negotiation issue but can't confirm that.
Nov
29
comment Why doesn't my Mac Pro see my new 4TB SATA drive?
@IanC. No, the Mac Pro has drive sleds and built-in SATA. There's no SATA cables attached to the drive itself. Also, I was upgrading a 1TB drive which works so I know that port is good, plus I tried all 4 bays.
Nov
21
comment How do I change the location of screen captures on 10.5?
This is great info, but should be asked as a new question (How can I change the name of a screen capture file) and then copy your answer to that. It's perfectly Ok (and encouraged!) to ask and answer your own question in order to share knowledge. Post a comment on my question with a link to your question after you post it and I'll upvote you.
Aug
8
comment How do I copy the content of a whole disk on OSX 10.3
Why has nobody mentioned rsync yet!? :-)
Jun
21
comment How to block internet traffic of an application?
@MathiasBynens haha, I am not connected with them, just a long time user and being a developer myself, someone who can appreciate a well-built piece of software
Jun
20
comment How to block internet traffic of an application?
Little Snitch is completely worth the price. Buy it. You will thank me.
Jun
9
comment Full voice control for Mac
Good advice for those of us who live in areas with packs of roaming gigolos... :-)
May
30
comment How do I enable a standard account to SSH in?
You were encouraged properly :-) Don't rewrite builtins. Add a new command E.G. trash and use that. If you switch to a different system (E.G. via SSH) it's much better to get trash: command not found than to accidentally rm a file when you thought you were moving it to the trash!
May
30
comment How to move files to trash from command line?
However, it is good advice to not alias the rm command, as morgant said, because you'll become comfortable with rm not actually removing files and then might accidentally delete something on a system where no such alias has been added. Also, moving a file to the trash is not as simple as just mv {} ~/.Trash. If the file is on a separate volume, for example, this will copy the file to your home directory and delete the original.
May
30
comment How do I prevent the permissions denied message from being displayed when I do a find command?
Great answer patrix! I would have only given 2>/dev/null myself, +1 for being so thorough!
Apr
16
comment How to auto-run disk repair on OS X after each system crash?
That's too bad. Any computer which kernel panics is no fun to use! best of luck solving this!
Apr
15
comment Netboot Image - Where is the user generated data stored
That's much slower than mine. You might want to ask a second question specific to troubleshooting that.