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A 6-post collection

Enabling a USB to Serial Port Adapter under OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Appears that with the coming of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, we are once again faced with various peripherals that cease to function correctly. I often do work that requires a serial port.  I’ve carried a Keyspan USA-19HS with me in my briefcase for close to a decade (maybe more).  I’ve always been able to get it to work properly, but recently, with my upgrade to a 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Display and subsequent upgrade to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, my trusty little friend may have met his day.  Keyspan does not show a driver that supports OS X 10.9 and loading the 10.8 driver resulted in no change from not having the driver. I...

iCloud setup with different iTunes and MobileMe Accounts

iCloud debuted Tuesday for all iOS 5.0 devices. On Friday, the iPhone 4S was released. You’d think that would be a banner week for us. However, there is disharmony afoot in our Apple-land. The Issue In 2001, iTunes was released. I quickly setup an iTunes account using my personal email address. In 2002, .Mac was released. I quickly setup an account with a free email @mac.com. In 2008, .Mac was renamed to MobileMe and my @mac.com account got a new domain and I now also had an @me.com address. For 10 years, that hasn’t caused me a problem. I have purchased an amazing amount of content via iTunes: Music, Videos, Television Programs, Movies, Applications,...

Goodbye Steve and Thank You

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones. We see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the >world, are the ones who do. -- Steve Jobs, The Crazy Ones It's 7:00 a.m. in the morning, EST. My wife is taking our...

How to become a Certified IPv6 Technician – Part Two

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the “new” Internet addressing protocol created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the exhaustion of the current IPv4 address space. In Part One of this article I gave you some background in IPv6 and documented your path from IPv6 Certified Newb to Enthusiast. In Part Two we’ll finish the Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification process and you’ll be end up being a Sage. Administrator The IPv6 Administrator not only runs a valid IPv6 addressed web site, but also a valid IPv6 addressed mail server. For this certification, you’re going to have to configure a mail server that resolves via IPv6 DNS, can be connected to over IPv6, and...

How to become a Certified IPv6 Technician - Part One

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the “new” Internet addressing protocol created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the exhaustion of the current IPv4 address space. What does that mean to you and I? Ultimately, it means very little. The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 has been going on, very slowly, for the last 13 years. However, something rather significant occurred on February 1, 2011, the last IPv4 blocks were allocated from IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIR) around the world. That means there are no more Internet Protocol version 4 addresses left to allocate to those authorities. So, when they’ve been allocated out, they’re gone forever. This badge will track the total...