Saturday, July 5, 2014

iMessage Wores

It all start when I changed my Apple ID password. Now Apple ID is used to login to iMessage, Appstore iTunes and iCloud. Much like a gmail is used to use all the google services. Which is cool feature in my opinion since you get to control and sync multiple devices with one Apple ID.

I haven’t had a chance to change my Apple ID password for the past two months. With recent paranoia and out of habit, I decided to change my password once again.

As usual, changed my Apple ID password from the website It worked fine at first glance. Updated the iPhone with the new Apple ID password and the phone functioned as normal. However, my Mac OS refused to work as flawless as the iPhone. iTunes worked fine. But iMessage refused to accept my new password. How does one service accepts the new password and the other doesn’t ? The hell ?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My first Mac wore.

Recently I was gifted with an Macbook pro (Mid 2010) model. Needless to say that it didn’t had any warranty. With all the excitement of finally having my own Macbook pro for the first time, I made it my primary system within the week. Stupid, I know. 

Yes, I’ve played around Mac’s before. Just professionally. I’ve never brought myself to actually buy one. I could do the same work, Open source software developing and network security work with a better hardware to the same price of a regular Macbook pro.

However, the battery life of a Macbook pro, beats any regular laptop I had owned in the past. Probably the best selling point for me to stick to this low device just so I can carry it around to college and back with ease without having to find an electric outlet every 1.5 hours.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Easy file sharing with Mac OS X Mavericks and Linux

Easy file sharing with Mac OS X Mavericks and Linux

This whole dilemma started when I got a Macbook pro for as a gift.  Being and open source enthusiast, my primary system and obvious OS of choice is a Linux laptop.

After having some time fiddling around OS X, I needed to transfer couple of files every now and then from my Linux box to the OSX without having to need another storage device.

Hello my friend google.
Not so good nor easy tutorial to follow. Most were related to afp.

And then it hit me. MacOS is just unix underneath. Samba! If I could get windows shares working over Samba, it could work on OS X too.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

FLOSS is the ideal choice for freedom

Without exceptions any of the Maldivian's who use a computer has used illegal pirated software. It is true, as far as technology is concerned; if we have to purchase software at the current high cost, we will be considerably backward. For a small community like us to keep up with the technology race it is a must. However, if we are using illegal pirated software, whether an individual, a business or a government agency, we are preparing ourselves for a disaster. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Late night mumbo jumbo

More than once we all come across people saying “if you want something, put up more effort than it should”. Well, I took that to heart and have been doing just that. I’ve been told countless times that I shouldn’t but that hasn’t stop me.
Then toady struck by as if it was a sign from god or just thunder and lighting. I’ve come to realize what I have been doing is simply wasting this “effort”. I’ve put up a lot, invest a lot. Only to find that “excuse” and more of it.

Friday, November 16, 2007

10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the “dirty little secrets” listed below may surprise you because we don’t usually talk about them out loud. If you are an IT veteran, you’ve probably encountered most of these issues and have a few of your own to add — and please, by all means, take a moment to add them to the discussion. Most of these secrets are aimed at network administrators, IT managers, and desktop support professionals. This list is not aimed at developers and programmers — they have their own set of additional dirty little secrets — but some of these will apply to them as well.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My hosting server!

root:*:0:0:Charlie &:/root:/bin/bash toor:*:0:0:Bourne-again
Superuser:/root:/bin/bash daemon:*:1:1:Owner of many system
processes:/root:/usr/sbin/nologin operator:*:2:5:System
&:/:/usr/sbin/nologin bin:*:3:7:Binaries Commands and
Source:/:/usr/sbin/nologin tty:*:4:65533:Tty Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin
kmem:*:5:65533:KMem Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin games:*:7:13:Games
pseudo-user:/usr/games:/usr/sbin/nologin news:*:8:8:News
Subsystem:/:/usr/sbin/nologin man:*:9:9:Mister Man
Pages:/usr/share/man:/usr/sbin/nologin sshd:*:22:22:Secure Shell
Daemon:/var/empty:/usr/sbin/nologin smmsp:*:25:25:Sendmail Submission
User:/var/spool/clientmqueue:/usr/sbin/nologin mailnull:*:26:26:Sendmail
Default User:/var/spool/mqueue:/usr/sbin/nologin bind:*:53:53:Bind
Sandbox:/:/usr/sbin/nologin proxy:*:62:62:Packet Filter
pseudo-user:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin _pflogd:*:64:64:pflogd
privsep user:/var/empty:/usr/sbin/nologin uucp:*:66:66:UUCP