Dec 27

I had a problem where I was adding names to my iChat buddy list, the name would show up and then it would disappear, could not see the person at all. I do have Chax installed so my Growl notifications would tell that the person was sighing off and on but the iChat Buddy list would give no feedback.

To fix the issue I first went and checked AIM Express to verify that iChat did in fact add that person to my buddy list ( and it did ). Then, I quit iChat, erased all four files in ~/Library/Preferences/:

Restarted iChat and entered my login and …. it is worked just fine now.

Note: One thing that I did notice is that even though I had added my friend correctly ( who was using Adium ), I still could not ping him. He had to add me first then ping me. This is not the case with iChat users.

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Dec 17

Was at the movies in Lake Forest, Orange County and this came up on the screen durning the preview before the movie started.

I think it is a good preview for a MS Windows movie :)


Dec 04

Oh my god. Thank God that is over. For months I have been wanting to get Samba working with Mac OS X. I could never figure it out and figured that Tiger’s smb compatibility was flawed. But today I finally sat down and worked it out. Here is what I did and I am including a sample working smb.conf file.

First. I upgraded my Fedora Core 4′s samba to 3.0.23a. That version seems to work with my Leopards installed version of 3.0.25b. By the way, to get your smb version from Mac OS X run smbd –version. To find your linux’s box samba version try this:

[root@hp cups]# rpm -aq | grep samba
[root@hp cups]#

Then I edited the file with the help of this page:
See below for smb.conf file

Then I logged onto the Linux box and confirmed that I could print locally to my printer. I started cups and configured it. This part just worked so I can’t go into too much detail but I did make one change. I opened /etc/cups/cups.conf and had an allow line for my computers ip in the printer deceleration section. In my case this was needed or else the computer wanting to print got a ‘Forbidden’ in the queue. It looks like this:

<Location /printers/hp>
Encryption IfRequested
Satisfy All
Order allow
Allow From
Allow From

Then I add the printer as a IPP printer in Mac OS X:

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And it all worked! My biggest hurdle was the smb.conf file…. no matter what I tried I could not get it working. Hopefully this sample working file will give you a good start.

Sample working smb.conf file:


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