====== MacBook Topics ====== ===== Syncing multiple account iCal calendars ===== This got easier with Snow Lepard! - Create a gmail account if you haven't got one. This will be the common calendar used for syncing - Go to your ical account, preferences, Account, Add calendar - click option 'google' - Enter gmail user name and password. - The external calendar should now be connected. Remember to turn off or hide your existing calendars within iCal. - Log in to other accounts and perform the same steps to sync them to the google calendar - All accounts should now sync with the google 'shared' calendar ===== Share music between accounts on same Mac ===== //(from Apple support site - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1203)// Quit iTunes Locate your iTunes Music Folder. It is stored by default in ~/Music/iTunes or ~/Documents/iTunes/. These folders cannot be accessed by other accounts on the computer. In order for other users to be able to access your music, you must move it to a publicly accessible location. The Public folder in your home directory (~/Public), or to another folder outside your home directory that other users have access to, such as /Users/Shared. **Tip**: The tilde "~" refers to your home folder. For more information see Mac OS X: Using Your Home Directory. Drag the iTunes Music Folder to a publicly accessible location. **Important**: Do not move the iTunes folder, the iTunes 4 Music Library file or the iTunes Library.xml file. - Open iTunes. - From the iTunes menu, choose Preferences. - Click Advanced. - Click the Change button. - Navigate in the Change Music Folder Location dialog to the location of your iTunes Music folder. - Click Choose. - Repeat these steps for each account that is sharing music with other users. Note: If multiple users of a computer are storing music in one folder, duplicate song files are generated when a user imports music from CD that has already been imported by another user. ===== RSYNC Backups and/or TimeMachine with NSLU ===== I've not had much success trying to setup my NAS (NSLU) with AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) as a backup location for Time Machine. I've followed all the steps below and no luck. It seems that OSX 10.6 created new problems for people using this setup. * How to set up - details on [[http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/TimeMachineBackups|NSLU Wiki]] In the meantime I'm using **rsync** which is a standard terminal command on the mac. Typical rsync options are: <file> -avE (archive mode, verbose, preserve extended attributes used by mac's) </file> A summary of other options are: <file> -a = archive mode (preserve mode) -rlptgoD -E = copy extended attributes -l = copy symlinks as symlinks -D = preserve device files -v = verbose -z = compress during transfer -r = recusive -R - relative path names -b = backups ? -u = skip files that are newer on the dest machine -p = preserve permissions -H = preserve hard links -t = preserve times -o/g = preserve owner/group -n = dry run - list actions only -x = do not cross file system boundaries --exclude-from=FILE = read exclude patterns from file --include-from=FILE = don't exclude files matching pattern --log-file=FILE --list-only list instead of copying files --progress = shows progress of rsync -b = pre-existing dest files are renamed as files are transfered or deleted --suffix="*~" suffix to add during backup mode --delete delete-before dest file if src is deleted --del, --delete-during --delete-excluded="*~" </file> I'll add my backup scripts when done! ===== Software ===== - Image editor - Seashore - http://seashore.sourceforge.net/

 
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