Learning to use Aperture - Removing Keywords

Before the holidays I started to use Apple’s Aperture photo management software. Mainly because my new camera lets me shoot in Raw, and I also wanted more control over editing and organizing all my photos. It took me awhile to figure out how to bulk remove keywords in Aperture.

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VMWare Fusion stuck at Shutting Down

This morning when I got to my Apple Mac Pro, I saw that VMWare Fusion, which had been running Window XP, was stuck at Shutting Down Windows. Presumably Windows decided to do an upgrade during the…

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WREN's at Station X

If you are interested in cryptography or codebreaking, and have an interest in World War II, then you should try to get to Bletchley Park. I haven't been... yet. It is on my list of things to…

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Debugging MailScanner: cleaning messages

Last week I did a short post on testing MailScanner to be sure it was scanning properly. An alert reader pointed out that I missed the easy solution, which was to simply use 'MailScanner --lint' to check if MailScanner was running properly. Since I wrote that article, I found that my MailScanner was again hogging the CPU. Last time it was an issue with f-prot interaction, this time it is a problem apparently with MailScanner. Here is what I did to debug this issue, and here is the post that helped me learn more about MailScanner.

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Test your servers Virus filters - don't assume

On one of our RHEL5 servers running Ensim, we noticed after the last big update of RHEL using 'yum update', that MailScanner was capped out, using tons of our CPU power. In the past when this happens I usually find it is ClamAV acting up. However, we were using on this server a free version of f-prot. I took a chance and purchased the latest greatest mail server version of f-prot and installed it. Bingo, the problem went away.

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