Safari 4.0 crashes upon exit under OSX 10.5.7

Apple, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server, Safari
I've had this problem ever since Safari 4.0 came out a little while ago. The symptoms are simple, when you close a Safari window it crashes. I reported it the first couple of times to Apple using crash reporter, then I started to look around for a solution, but to no avail. I gave up for a while and used firefox again. Today I got fed up with this and started to debug the issue from command line and finally found the problem.A little while back I had purchased a QNAP NAS device, which I absolutely love. At the time I was impressed by the fact that it supported both XP and OSX. There is a piece of software you install on your machine called QGET which allows you to…
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Step-by-step instructions to get Cacti installed on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Desktop Edition

Apache, cacti, Linux, mysql, Opensource, php, Ubuntu, Unix
So after yesterdays rant, I went back and figured out how to install the Cacti monitoring software (OSS, Free) onto a Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Desktop installation. This guide uses packages only, no compiling, no Makefiles or anything like that.....You should be able to just follow this and get a fully functioning Cacti installation in about 30 minutes. Here are the steps:install ubuntu 9.04 ("Jaunty Jackalope") Desktop Edition on your machine Login, open a Shell window and install ubuntu LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) server stack on your machine "sudo tasksel install lamp-server". Note: Make sure you remember the password for "root" user in mysql Database, write it down somewhere, we will need it later on.Get a superuser shell started since it will make for less typing. "sudo -i" followed by your password.…
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GroundWork Community Edition……Avoid like a plague

Well, I finally got around to installing the Groundwork Community Edition software after battling with it's installer multiple times. For those of you who don't know Groundworks is a "polished" interface to several opensource network monitoring/metering projects. Projects including:Nagios® — for event handling and notificationSNMP and SNMP–TT — for network management protocolRRDtool — for underlying data collection and managementBIRT — for ad–hoc reportingGanglia — for grid and cluster monitoringCacti — for graphing and trendingNow the Community Edition is "Fully functional, high quality open source monitoring product" according to their website. It has community support and is a free download. Now I'm not one to bitch about free software as long as I know what I'm getting myself into. I've had cacti and nagios installed in the past and have had…
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Get Wavy…..

Disruptive Technology, Google
Yep, google has taken the giant step for mankind and introduced their collaboration platform....Wave. This is absolutely amazing. A mixture of Email, IM, Bulletin Boards, Versioning System, Wiki with a dash of google magic.....Man I can't wait for my account.....Oh and did I mention it's Free and Open Source. Yes, google is giving it away for you to install/play with on your own server. The introduction video is longish but definitely well worth the time. It's out of this world......BTW.....ROSY F*CKING ROCKS.....Go and check it out at about 1:12:00 into the video.
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OSX 10.5: How to create a public share folder…..

Apple, CLI, Leopard, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
This problem has been around (I think) ever since the introduction of POSIX permissions. In pre-10.5 versions you could sorta do something like this by changing the default umask on the system, but that was system wide and applied to all folders/files a user created on the entire filesystem.....not nice. The real question is how do you create a directory that is totally public without mucking around with system/user wide settings. A folder that anyone on the system in question can read/write/modify/delete anything anyone else has put in there. A true shared directory with share permission inheritence. We call it "pub" directory at my place of work.The old trick in OSX (in case someone is interested) was to write a small script that you ran via cron every 5-10 minutes…
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OSX 10.5: How to delete user accounts from Command Line….

Apple, Leopard, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
I ran into this problem a little while back and thought I should document it. It's kinda similar to the "How to get Admin rights in OSX Leopard using single user mode..." document from earlier this year. Here is the procedure:Boot into single user mode. Hold Command-s at startup.Check the filesystem: /sbin/fsck -fyIf no remaining errors, mount the filesystem: /sbin/mount -uw /Start up directory services:launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ that single user mode said to use, but that didn't work -- this did.Find what groups the user belongs to: dscl . -list /groups GroupMembership | grep username -- repeat for each group except for the user's own group.Remove the group corresponding to the username: dscl . delete /groups/username (this may not be necessary -- you may get an error that the…
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Red Rocket plays back 4K Red codec files in realtime….

DCinema, RED ONE, Technology
RED has just announced a realtime 4k/5k debayer PCI-E card for your Mac or PC (OSX/Linux/Windows). You get 30fps at 4k and 25fps at 5k.RED Rocket board with Quad DVI and Dual Link HD-SDI- $4750Decode and debayer 4K R3D files realtime. Hyper-accelerated transcode to any system codec. Specs to be posted upon completion of testing.Plays full quality realtime 4K to 4K monitor or projector from DVI output. Plays full quality 2K/1080P scaled from 4K footage out the Dual Link HD-SDI from RED Rocket card.Plays full quality 2K scaled from 4K footage realtime through system graphics card and monitor.Optional Breakout box with Quad HDMI and Quad Dual Link HD-SDI- $1200Plays full quality realtime 4K to 4K monitor or projector from QUAD HDMI/HD-SDI RED Rocket breakout box output.Delivery schedule in now 1st…
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