Category Archives: general

Wireless Encryption Protocols for Apple AirPort

Part of the reason why maintaining a solid AirPort wireless connection is so difficult is the different number of wireless encryption protocols available today. WiFI Encryption Methods available on Leopard WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy LEAP – Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol WPA – WiFi Protected Access 802.1X WEB – Port based Network Access Control

Leopard 10.5.3 update released

Apple has just released Mac OS X 10.5.3 update and the changes are not earth shattering. Here is a list of changes in Leopard OS X 10.5.3 posted at Apple Support. Most important to me would be this one: “Addresses reliability issues when performing a full restore from a Time Machine backup.” [Hint: don’t install… Read More »

Joining Split files on Mac

With large files, sometimes it’s easier handling them split into many smaller files.  In order to rejoin the files one typically uses a file joining program.  I came across two that could possibly perform file joins: MacHacha and Split & Concat. Turns out that MacHacha has some issues, perhaps related to Leopard, as after reaching… Read More »

Why Apple is Selling More Macs

Vista sucks. OS X rocks. Web Apps. Mac Bling. Mac at Last Gen PC Price. Bootcamp parachute. Points 1 & 2 are self-explanatory. 3. Web Apps People are no longer afraid of not being able to run their Windows apps because… nearly everything is becoming a web application. The only thing you need to run… Read More »

How to fix Ajax Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method XMLHttpRequest.open

Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method XMLHttpRequest.open FireFox/Mozilla browser fix / solution: Go to address “about:config” in Firefox (i.e. type that in the address bar and hit Enter) Search for “signed” in the filter bar Double click the item “signed.applets.codebase_principal_support” to change its value to “true” Create (or edit if already present) the… Read More »