Category Archives: IT

Change Mac OSX-Lion Root Password

Shutdown the machine Boot up the machine while holding in the Cmd-S key combination. This boots up into single-user mode Once booted into text-mode, type in the following: /sbin/mount -uw / launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist dscl . -passwd /Users/root [enter new … Continue reading

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BOFH :: There can be only one

Okay, the Boss always has funding he doesn’t know/understand what to do with, but this time it’s different. The company has decided to allocate out “Professional Development” funds to key areas of the business to permit a staff member to receive advanced … Continue reading

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Fully Uninstall Sophos

This script will help if you have uninstalled the Sophos Management Console before uninstalling the client application. Save this in Notepad and save as a .bat file on your C:\ drive Edit the content accordingly Open Command prompt and cd … Continue reading

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vmstat :: Detect Problems That Can Adversely Affect System Performance

Just using a lot of swap space doesn’t necessarily mean that you need more memory. Here’s how to tell when Linux is happy with the available memory and when it needs more. Linux novices often find virtual memory mysterious, but … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 7 on A Netbook

Installing Windows on a machine without a CD/DVD drive has always been a bit tricky, and you’d think that “geared towards netbooks” would imply that Microsoft made this process a little easier. Well, they didn’t, so you’ll still have to … Continue reading

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Turn off the weather and stock widgets in iOS 5 Notification Center

You might want to remove these widgets after your upgrade coz they will run your data plan through the roof. Not everybody cares about stock prices or the weather. Here’s how to remove the weather and stock widgets from the … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Outage Affects Page Ranking – Facebook

The recent BlackBerry outage that lasted two and a half days got me thinking…BlackBerry services allow users to have continuous internet access to pages like Facebook.com. So how did this outage affect internet usage and in particular, facebook.com’s rank? According … Continue reading

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