From this item at macosxhints – Prevent .ds_store creation across multiple user accounts
it turns out its fairly easy to configure an OS X client to apply the setting for any user who logs in.You just need to run this command…
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
…under a single account, then copy the created plist to /Library/Prefrences.
The article also has other ways of going about this, including vetoing files on the samba share directly (clever!)
The importance of making metadata make human sense.
Like many, I use iTunes to sync my podcasts onto my iPod so I can listen to in the car. Mostly technology related podcasts. Unfortunately circumstances brought upon by both iTunes itself and the poor metadata management conspire to make this very difficult.
Continue reading “iPod, Podcasts and your Car”
I was running software update, and the whole computer locked up tight right in the middle of installing (even the mouse wouldn’t move). Hard rebooted after a long wait. The machine rebooted fine except – no Finder. I did end up fixing it. Here’s what I tried.
Continue reading “First Mac Mini Scare”
Today we were driving around and found a closing sale at a “Good Guys” store. All of their stores are closing in California and folding into CompUSA.
The discounts were very deep – they were even getting rid of the furniture and fixtures. So as I was walking around I saw a floor model of a Mac Mini (1.25G4/256Mb/40Gb/CDRW+DVDROM) priced at $329. As Apple never discounts and eBayers have a way of getting things priced way higher than fair market, I couldn’t resist.
So now I’m typing this on a Mac. Continue reading “Mac Mini.. This should prove interesting.”
Lately I’ve been fooling around with more platforms at home. I think now I have all the important ones represented (MacOSX, Windows, Linux and Solaris Sparc), and I’m probably about to blow a fuse unless I start distributing these things around the house (I think I already blew a NIC in one of the boxes).
Anyway, I was told by a Machead friend recently about Fink and I have to say I am really impressed with it. Continue reading “MacOSX user? Try fink”