Tag: Mac OS X Server

Life

So Long, Farewell ben!

After working with Ben for almost eight years he had decided to move on. I wanted to wish Ben all the luck in the world. We had a great time working together for many years…as he put up with my on again off again relationship with Mac OS X Server and I put up with […]

Apple UNIX

ftp with Mac OS X Server? I'll pass.

When I took over doing support while we look for someone to replace our network admin, I was excited, for a moment, about playing with Mac OS X Server. For a quick moment. The first thing I know, I get a phone call from a remote user who cannot reach the server with ftp. I […]

Apple UNIX Web Development

Mac OS, UNIX, and Web Development Training

I have been looking for good Mac (not MAC) OS and UNIX training opportunities and think I finally came up with the missing piece, Big Nerd Ranch. Over the years, I have looked for good training for Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server, Apache, PHP, and other web technologies, but have often come up empty […]

Apple UNIX

unix/linux certification.

I have finally reached the point in my career where I need certification. Back in the Mac OS 7-9 days there was no certification programs for us Mac geeks, but now we face job competition with all the UNIX geeks too. Apple now offers certification, but after taking a class on Mac OS X Server […]

UNIX

geek tool.

Thanks to a friend that is always pointing out cool apps…I recently started using GeekTool. There are 3 modes to GeekTool…file mode, shell mode, and image mode. I use GeekTool for a few things…file mode to tail my web acces log on my web server, and image mode to load the gauge graphic for [email protected] […]

Apple UNIX

Apple knowledge base changes.

I like to keep my finger on the pulse with Apple products as well as with their documentation. Apple makes this easy with offering mailing lists that are dedicated to all their products. If you want to keep up specifically with all new and changed documentation, Apple has a great list for you: Daily Knowledge […]

UNIX Web Development

ht://dig 3.1.6 installation/configuration

So you need to install a search engine on your site. Keeping with my open source solutions, I have decided to go with ht://Dig. As soon as Apple decided to go with UNIX as a back end to their OS, I was excited because I could finally use ht://Dig (and another classic program called Mailman) […]

Apple UNIX

those crazy Mac OS X/Mac OS X Server error messages!

If you did not notice, I have a thing for wierd and often funny Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server error messages. I periodically update the image on the right hand side that is a screen shot of an error I have received. Keep looking for new and exciting errors. PS. The “You […]

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 […]