Archive for February, 2007

Support and Troubleshooting

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Support for your products

Select a task and enter the 18-digit serial number from the back underside of your product, followed by the pound sign:

Download firmware
Enable hidden features
Circumvent digital security measure

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Robokitty Browse manuals

Section B: System setup

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Mount external volumes at startup

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

By default, Mac OS X will not mount external Firewire or USB drives until someone logs in. I actually appreciate this, because it improves the system’s security against rogue drives displacing trusted volumes, but it’s problematic when you want a server to share all available drives when starting up unattended.

To change the default behavior so that all available drives are mounted at system startup, you can tweak a hidden preference in the disk mounter:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/autodiskmount AutomountDisksWithoutUserLogin -bool true

To revert to the default behavior, issue the same command with ‘false’ instead of ‘true’.

Eight-bit real life

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

I can’t get this song out of my head. So triumphant, and yet subtly mournful…

Meanwhile, ghostmosaics in H-town: