On campus last night, I discovered that when browsing the Network, only Windows Workgroups would show up in the list. Aha, no problemo, thought I, I’ll just turn on AppleTalk. But AppleTalk was already on.
Turns out you have to turn on AppleTalk in Directory Access (handily located in Applications -> Utilities) or there’s no go on browsing for AppleTalk zones.
Seems a little bit weird to me that Apple would ship with AppleTalk zones browsing off. Is this a nod to “chatty AppleTalk must be killed, die die die” system administrators?
It’s also interesting that Directory Access is locked by default–you must authenticate as an administrator to make any changes, even when logged on as an administrator user. Hmm. I’m going to have to look deeper into the wonderful world of Directory Access.
As a sidenote, I really hope somebody is working on a way to switch Network browsing back to the Way God Intended–when I mount a server, I want it to show up in the volumes list, nacknamit! I need a visual reminder that I have servers mounted, since the Finder still has a tendency to soil itself when the laptop wakes up in a new location where the server is nowhere to be found.
Perhaps a script to look for mounted servers and dismount them when putting the computer to sleep?
Music: Godbrain by Wiseblood
Posted Tuesday, 25 November, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.