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Note To Self: Mac OS X Screenshot TIps

LogoI take screenshots on my Mac infrequently enough that I keep forgetting the command sequence I want to use for capture-a-window or capture-the-entire-screen, etc.  So every time I need to take screenshots, I have to look it up again.

OpenSolaris Bug In Time Slider, and Workaround

Our home media server, the computer that holds our household's music, photos, TV shows, and other stuff, is running on OpenSolaris.  Until recently, it was running on the November 2008 release (2008.11) but I recently upgraded it to the most current build (b128) because there are some great features in OpenSolaris that I'd like to take advantage of.  Two in particular are deduplication as part of ZFS (which will save space on the hard drives we have on that server) and

Admin: Making OpenSolaris Boot Disk Mirrored via ZFS

This blog entry is a "note to self" entry.  I've got a system running OpenSolaris and I want to protect the data on the boot disk by mirroring it with a second disk; if one disk fails, ZFS will let me boot from the other disk, and I can easily replace the failed disk without any downtime.

Using OpenSolaris As A TiVo Backup Device

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Marc Andreessen's Guide to Personal Productivity

I just saw somebody point to this blog entry by Marc Andreessen (if you don't know him, check out his Wikipedia entry; he is best known for his work as a Netscape founder, but has made money doing some other things since then, too).  The blog entry is a pretty quick read, and has some good tips on being more productive.

Acquia Drupal Available on OpenSolaris

I just published a short how-to video showing how you can easily install Acquia Drupal on OpenSolaris.

How to publish your Drupal site's content as an RSS feed

This site (http://transcode.com) was built using the Drupal open source content management system.  The more I learn about Drupal, the more I like it.  It's easy to set up as a blog engine.  But, I didn't know how to give people an RSS feed for my web site, so that other people could easily subscribe to my blog.

Well, now I know.  Here are two pages with good instructions on how to publish an RSS feed for your Drupal web site:

How to push a simple Drupal web site from test to production

Now that I've re-done my web site, using the Drupal open source content management system, I am going to need to take the development version of my site and push those new features to the hosting provider that actually runs the live site. I have my basic web pages + my Transcode blog showing up on the Drupal-created web site's main page.
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