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Refined Solaris 10-AD Integration Instructions

The original instructions are found here. Note, however, that this post contains all the information from the original post plus a few added points found during the latest run through the steps.

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Finding Recently Created Active Directory Accounts

The syntax for finding recently created Active Directory accounts using either dsquery or AdFind is listed below. In this context, we’re defining “newly created accounts” as all accounts created after a specific date. The date is encoded into the commands, as explained below, so you can tailor this to your specific environment.

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OpenBSD as a Simple NAT Router

To setup a simple NAT router/firewall using OpenBSD, use these steps as a general guideline. I’m assuming that you have general knowledge of OpenBSD. This article applies to OpenBSD 3.9.

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GrowlCamino

I’m not sure why I hadn’t noticed it before, but today I found a plugin for Camino that adds Growl support to the Mozilla-based, Mac OS X-based browser.

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Office and IE Under Fire (Again)

News of the unpatched PowerPoint vulnerability (via eWeek) comes after a summer-long struggle to contain vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, the office suite that maintains a venerable monopoly in the market. As with previous PowerPoint exploits, this one uses a rigged PowerPoint file to install a backdoor application. I found some additional information available from Symantec; read that here.

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Cocoalicious Fix

As noted in this comment on the Sci-Fi Hi-Fi weblog article about the recent problems with Cocoalicious, it turns out that it may be necessary to change the del.icio.us API URI not only in the Preferences, but also in Keychain Access.

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A Crude Document Management System

My rudimentary “document management system” is comprised of a variety of technologies, some built into Mac OS X and some added on via separate third-party applications. At the core of the system is Spotlight, the search engine that is the object of a love-hate relationship with many Mac users. Despite Spotlight’s shortcomings, it is still a very useful tool to have. (I will have to admit that I am sure I am still not taking full advantage of Spotlight’s abilities.)

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Sneaking Around VMotion Limitations

First and foremost allow me to make this disclaimer: Do not do this on production systems. While it may work for testing (I haven’t seen any ill effects yet), it’s definitely not recommended for production use. I seriously doubt that VMware would provide any support for this kind of hack.

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Cocoalicious Woes

A quick Google search turned up this posting by Buzz Anderson, the developer of Cocoalicious, on his Sci-Fi Hi-Fi weblog. The posting was short and sweet, indicating all that was required was a simple change in the Preferences—exactly what I had found myself. As you review the comments, however, you see that a number of users are reporting that even with the URL change in the preferences, Cocoalicious is still not working. And for some, like me, the change worked initially but stopped working later.

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More on the IE VML Vulnerability

Taken from this Dark Reading article, here are a few ways to protect yourself from the VML vulnerability:

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