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How to “burn” an iso to a usb thumb drive using a mac

So from time to time it is necessary to put an iso onto a usb thumb drive… Back in the day it was simple to just burn it to a blank disc but many servers and computers don’t come with dvd/cd drives anymore. I don’t see this as a bad thing, certainly I almost never […]


How to Modify the Hosts file on Mac OSX 10.8

Ok, this is pretty simple really. First Open up Terminal on your mac, typically found in Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal From there run sudo nano /private/etc/hosts Then it will ask you for your currently logged in Administrator password, this is necessary to auth the access/modifications to the file. Nano editor is pretty self explanatory and I guess if […]


How to make a login script for Mac OS by creating an executable command file

So after I completed the short script on how to mount SMB shares to folders from Terminal in MAC OSX I mentioned you could put that within a file and then execute it upon login to have this automatically spark up and run your mounting script each time the user logs in, See this post […]


How to Send As Distribution / Contact list in Outlook 2011 for Mac

How to configure send as distribution groups and contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2011 on Apple Mac


How to add to hosts file on a MAC

From time to time it is necessary to update the hosts file on a machine, and MAC’s are no different! given they are based on unix most bits and pieces are in their usual places but “hidden” from the usual users. With good cause! If your reading this your obviously not a normal user… So […]


Snow Leopard & mounting smb shares to folders

OK, so if you’re like me your a bit of an all rounder, you will almost certainly come up against a MAC in your travels! While I used to cringe when I got the “ohh while you are here, the designers MAC has been playing up” line, now I am joyed by this as it […]