Fixing Time Machine Skippage

Time Machine has been skipping some folders, and every simple trick I tried failed to make it back them up. Finally, I dug deep and found the problem: the OS X Extended Attributes for those folders contained this attribute:

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Setting up a WordPress Site

So, this is my first foray into WordPress. Late to the party, I guess.all-beat-up

Fall 2012 has been a rough one for Autograph Systems. Along with the continual sluggish economy, the long-threatened ‘purge’ of small Apple Authorized Resellers finally happened on November 1. Then “our guy” lost the presidential election, so it appears we’re going to bump along for another four years at least.

But we press on, and we do still have some Apple products in stock which we would be happy to move off the shelves before they become obsolete. Call us and we’ll give you a deal, if we can.

Leopard Weblog Needs MySQL

I suppose most people would know this, but I didn’t: if you turn MySQL off, Leopard weblogs stop working. During a review of what was going on with my Leopard OS X Server, I found that MySQL was running. Thinking “I don’t use MySQL for anything,” I turned it off.

Fortunately for me, I needed to access a note here a couple of days later, but was greeted with a “Service Not Available” error. A couple of moments later I recalled that I had just turned MySQL off, so I turned it back on. Still no weblogs. Stop/Start the web server and Leopard put up a very helpful dialog, informing me that there may be firewall issues. A quick trip to the firewall settings and now I know: turning MySQL on via the “Select the services to configure on this server” list in the main server settings window does not reopen the necessary firewall port.

Date Unknown (June 1, 2010)