October 27, 2009 - 5:55 PM (GMT)

Category: mac,Notes
Author: Charles

For most people this is probably not pertinent as you don't want to be deleting any of your hidden system files.  I had an issue the other day were I needed to delete some svn information off of my computer before being able to check it in.

I had copied a bunch of files from one subversion location to a new one using finder and caused a bunch of issues with the new subversion site.

In order to delete out the old subversion data, you need to enable the viewing of the hidden files, then delete all the .svn directories, then check everything in.

To view hidden files, open up terminal editor and type in this:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder

To hide all the hidden files after you are done:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder

Good luck.

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September 12, 2009 - 12:33 PM (GMT)

Category: Coldfusion,Notes,OpenID
Author: Charles

I was recently integrating OpenID into my SaaS Intranet offering over at CompositeWeb.  I started working with the opensource project OpenID at riaforge.  It worked great, but then I found the RPXnow site and thought it would provide a lot more flexibility in the future and provide for an easier to maintain interface.

I didn't find any information on how to implement it with coldfusion so I thought I would post what I figured out.



May 22, 2009 - 3:10 PM (GMT)

Category: Notes,wiki
Author: Charles

I have been using a mediaWiki at work for documenting projects and have come up with some essential commands that I am putting here so I can easily reference them.


== level 1 ==
=== level 2 ===
==== level 3 ====


[[ name of page| name of link ]]


* bullet 1
** sub bullet
# numbered bullet
## sub numbered bullet


[[Image:NameOfFile.gif|thumb|200px|The little caption you want with the image]]

one of the cool things about the wiki is if you specify the image with the thumb attribute, it automatically puts it on the right and makes it clickable.


bold -    '''bold'''



May 13, 2009 - 6:20 PM (GMT)

Category: mac,Notes
Author: Charles

For all you out there who are running a Macbook Pro, using a Cisco VPN client and running into "Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem".

Here is what you have to do to fix it.  Go to Applications > Utilities then open Terminal.  Once you get to the prompt, type in:

sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart

You will be prompted to enter the password for your computer.  This procedure will restart the things that need to be restarted.  You should then be able to use your VPN client again.


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