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disk data corruption (Western Digital software); the ZFS filesystem; Mail problems; disk volume restore (and partitioning) issues; SMART data and disk problems; sleep vs. networking; etc.
Report: Hard Drives
step-by-step procedures for safely migrating from a hard drive to a new SSD
Restore InDesign CS5 PDF Export Progress Bar
I was attached to InDesign CS3 for a long time but had to install CS5 to test a content management system. The second thing that made me crazy (the first thing being the application frame) was the absence of a progress bar when exporting a PDF.
Okay, might be a feature for most people because you can continue the work on that or any other document while the PDF export is in progress.
But most of time I want to open the PDF in Acrobat or pass the PDF to another application after it's created. Now you have a zero kB PDF file until InDesign is finished with the export.
The following hint works in CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 as well:
Create a new blank text file with the file name DisableAsyncExports.txt
and place that file in the InDesign application package itself (right-click on the application icon and select Show package content
). Then go to the sub-directory Contents/MacOS
and place the new file there.
After a restart of InDesign t ...
10.9: Switch the SMB stack to use SMB1 as default
The new SMB2 stack deliverd with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) often fails to connect to NAS devices or behaves strangely on server volumes, such as an inability to change file/folder names.
Some possible workarounds are:
First try using cifs://
instead of smb://
to connect to the server volumes.
If that doesn't help, then there is a way to change all connections that use SMB1 by entering this command in Terminal:
echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf
To restore the default SMB2 you simply need to delete the newly created configuration file (nsmb.conf) with the command:
A fix for some full page pop-unders in Safari
Many are complaining about the recent occurrence of blank, full page windows popping up under the active window in Safari versions 5 and 7 (not sure about version 6) when clicking on a link.
This is due to the Glims update that came out this week. To solve this annoying behavior:
Go to Safari Prefs»Glims»Ads/Shopping
, and check Off
. Mine was set to Hit Me
, which is the default. I don't remember seeing this behavior in Glims before.
Hi, all; it's your guest editor, Craig Arko, in for a week. I don't use Glims, so I haven't tried this out. It seems plausible, but if people still observe the issue and this isn't the fix please make a comment.]
From: Wired Top Stories
The World's Biggest LAN Party Is A Sci-Fi Party From The Future
Dreamhack Winter, an annual LAN party held in Sweden, is easily the biggest of its kind in the world. People come from all over Europe (and sometimes futher afield) to spend a few days hanging out, seeing bands and watching pro gamers. Oh, and lugging their entire PC then setting it up in a cavernous, sweaty hall.
Do You Feel Smug or Embarassed About Not Owning a TV?
Maybe, like most people, you own a TV. But there's a chance that, like me, you don't. If that's the case, how do you feel when you have to tell someone that's the case?
This Is the Official Color of 2014
Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the color of the year for 2014. You're looking at it.
From: National Geographic News
The Science Behind Man Surviving Underwater for Three Days
Divers presumed that everyone on board a doomed ship had died. But a lone man survived for three days underwater, thanks in large part to an air bubble.
Fatal Skydiving Collision Highlights Risks of Large Group Jumps
Two deaths in Arizona underscore challenges of large group skydives.
Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture
From: BBC News - Science & Environment
Ancient bones uncovered in Spain have yielded the oldest human DNA yet recovered by scientists.
Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA
The retrieval of high quality DNA from a 400,000-year-old human has opened up a new frontier in the study of our ancient ancestors.
Big changes for renewable subsidies
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
Beached whales dead in Florida
Ten whales die and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.