Install ownCloud on a Mac Mini Server

So, I now have my own cloud storage solution!  I installed an ownCloud server on my colocated Mac Mini in Atlanta today. The install process is super easy on a mac: Create a website using server use https if possible allow .htaccess in advanced settings Download ownCloud server for mac (http://owncloud.org/support/install/) Unzip and untar the … Continue Reading

I’ve gone overboard…

And landed directly in the clouds. In the process of cleaning up unused docs & apps on my Mac I noticed something rather peculiar.  My virtual stuff is EVERYWHERE!!! I probably have over 20 cloud and/or storage solutions: Dropbox (for quick access to files) Sugarsync (for gigs and gigs of free storage to backup my … Continue Reading

iCloud and All the Trappings

This one’s for you John! If you’ve updated to iOS5 on any of your Apple products, you’ve been made aware of something called “iCloud”.  There’s even a very high likelihood that iCloud may have messed with some of your settings like contacts and calendars and caused a lot of frustration. This is a lengthy review, … Continue Reading

SugarSync, and why I love it!

Ever since my last boss lost all of his important data I’ve been a bit “obsessed” with backing up all of my important data. Much to the chagrin of my wife, I’ve built my own personal cloud and now have a 4 site backup with over 5TB of storage to prevent my most important data … Continue Reading

Mount Apple TimeCapsule in Linux

If you have a linux server and you want to mount your Apple Time capsule, this is how: Mount with SMB (Time Capsules run this when file sharing is turned on) sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=ben,password=yourpassword,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 “//10.0.100.5/Data” /timecapsule Verify Mount with “df -h” command ben@Ubuntu-VM-server:/$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on … Continue Reading

How-to: Update Dropbox Website Indices with pyndexer

pyndexer is a python script to automatically index all of your public dropbox folders and place the index files in your dropbox. Like This.  This allows you to create a web-based file directory for users to view your dropbox files instead of having to know the exact URL of a file. First off, this how-to … Continue Reading

How to Access Time Machine Remotely

Don’t you love your time capsule? Isn’t it just great how it automatically backs everything up anytime you’re on the same network? I love it, but one of the downsides is that your mac and time capsule have to be on the same network.  I travel 80% of the time and want to access my … Continue Reading

Sync Safari Bookmarks between Mac and PC (Windows) with Dropbox

If you are a Safari user through and through on Macs and PCs, there’s a simple way to sync bookmarks between the two using dropbox. Requirements Dropbox installed on both Mac OS X and Windows 7 and using the same account Internet connectivity on all computers.. Here are the steps: On your Mac Quit Safari … Continue Reading