Tue 04 Mar 2003
When Next We Rendezvous
Category : Technology/rendezvous.txt
For some Mac users, the command line certainly looks evil - /why/are/we/back/in/dos as someone puts it. But we have the best of both worlds. With BBEdit, I can do this from the command line :
[iBook:~] bbedit /etc/httpd/httpd.conf
It'll allow BBEdit to open a file that is normally hidden. This is the Apache Config file. It contains things that look like gibberish. But, with BBEdit, we're now in familiar Mac-like territory. I do a Search for "RegisterUserSite", and make the following changes :
# RegisterUserSite all-users
RegisterResource "The Ultimate Business Machine (Mirror)" /roadstead/weblog/
i.e., comment out the first two lines but add a third. What that does is to tell the Apache web server to list "The Ultimate Business Machine (Mirror)" in Safari's Rendezvous menu.
Now when I next meet with people, I can have a local copy of this weblog show up in everybody's Rendezvous menu in Safari, even if we have no Internet access. Neat.
Category : Technology/pageSender.txt
While writing the previous weblog, I had a mail delivered from my server. It contained a fax in pdf format. Someone had faxed me something and my server took it and mailed it where I can pick it up. It's so convenient.
I had forgotten to include PageSender in the "Using Macs in Businesses" scenario. It works a lot more reliably than FaxSTF. And it's a lot better designed. This is another great productivity tool. I'll have to update that article.