Category: HOWTOs

Step by step guides to help with technical issues that I have worked on over the years.

Hints HOWTOs UNIX

configuring ipfw on mac os x 10.3: revisited.

It has been a few months since I first posted about configuring ipfw on Mac OS X. Since then I have had a few random issues with startup that may have been related to my firewall settings, but I was never able to really hone in on the exact problem (because the problem was not […]

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access your home computers from anywhere

There comes a time when you are at work, travelling, or somewhere where you “really wish you could access your home computer(s).” Some people are fortunate enough to have static ips so they can simply access their computer by using their static IP. For most of us, we have to deal with dynamic IPs. For […]

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configuring ipfw on mac os x 10.3.

Sometimes the GUI is awesome. Sometimes you just need more control over your conf files that the GUI offers. I wanted to have more specific firewall rules for my computers and servers running Mac OS X Client, more than the default OS X 10.3 built-in firewall configuration that is provided. First, let’s look at all […]

Hints HOWTOs Web Development

encoding email addresses.

Spam. We are all sick of it. Contact information…if you have a web site it is most likely you will need to post your contact information (email address) somewhere. To stop robots from spidering your email address, I would suggest encoding it. Yeah, if you notice my email address is not always encoded on my […]

HOWTOs UNIX Web Development

rsync: synch both boot and data volumes.

If you have mission critical servers, you know that a backup is essential. I do not want my mission critical web server to go down. Along comes rsync. How to set up rsync to synch my boot drive (and make it bootable) as well as synch my data files (html/php files): First, you will to […]