De-crypting another user's FileVault on Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6)

For my day to day work and browsing I run as a non-privileged account on my macbook. I keep an admin account with Admin access for tasks like system updates. This is just one of the many things you can do as an internet user to keep your system safe …

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OSX: Under the covers with "defaults write" tweaks

I recently bought a new quad-core i7 MacBook Pro for personal/work use and needed to bring over some "useful" tweaks I've found over time.
These are some changes I always make to a new OSX Install. All commands are run via shell.

Prevent Creation of .DS_Store files on …

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very sad me...

Apple has decided that ZFS on OSX will never be.

[caption id="attachment_102" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="ZFS on Mac OS is no more."]ZFS on Mac OS is no

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remapping PC keyboards to work happily on a mac...

i've not had a chance to fully vet this process but will hopefully soon. At work I have a daskeyboard that I love very much, but there is no function key for things like forward delete(FN+backspace), and some of the function key mappings.
Here are a few pages …

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