Mac OS X Keybindings.


: “Mac OS X allows for some powerful control over key bindings. The method I
describe below allows you to modify the key binding behavior for every program that
uses the standard Cocoa AppKit text edit objects.”

Ever have one of those days in OS X when you keep swearing because you his ESC-G? Well, I can’t help you there. HOWEVER!!!… I can help those of you that use the Home and End keys….

(Via Llew Mason.)


OS X Terminal Exploit SANS – Internet Storm Center – Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System


SANS – Internet Storm Center – Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System
: “We received notice from Juergen Schmidt, editor-in-chief at, that a serious vulnerability has been found in Apple Safari on OS X. “In its default configuration shell commands are execute[d] simply by visting a web site – no user interaction required.” This could be really bad. Attackers can run shell scripts on your computer remotely just by visiting a malicious website.”

So… the .scp Outlook exploit has come to OS X. Grand. I guess the honeymoon is over.

(Via SANS Internet Storm Center.)

Help save the endangered time servers


Help save the endangered time servers: “To fight this problem of unnecessary load on stratum 1, and to
make it easier for people to make their systems well-behaved, in
2003 Adrain von Bidder created the all-volunteer NTP Pool project
The pool is a set of freely usable time servers. When a client machine
tries to sync to, that machine is referred to one of the
pool servers, round-robin style. This helps distribute the loads to
different servers in the pool.”

And people looked at me strange when I asked what the local NTP server was when I started here. Heh.

(Via Linux DevCenter/.)

Laurent Schneider: raptor early adopter release 4 is out


Laurent Schneider: raptor early adopter release 4 is out: “Well, it is now renamed to SQL Developer.There is now an expected ‘Save password’ checkbox to save the password… apart from the name, it looks quite similar to raptor ;-)”

Raptor 4 is out.

(Via Oracle Blogs.)

SAN Security


Dave’s Bit Bucket: “If you use SAN switches which can do hard zoning by ASIC rather than soft zoning by nameserver, and you set your zoning up by WWN for disk arrays and WWPN for hosts, you’ll probably be OK.”

I just subscribed to sun’s blogs after a conference last week. The presenter told us that Sun was pushing all their people to blog more, and boy-howdie are they ever. There’s some really good, and occasionally really funny stuff out there.

(Via Sun Blogs.)



Ready, Fire, Aim: “I wonder how hard (or useful) it would be pipe FMA events into an RSS (or Atom) feed.”

Basically it’d be a sysblog. See an exception in Syslog, or with Sun’s self-healing stuff? Stick it in an RSS feed.

(Via Sun Blogs.)