Monthly Archive for November, 2007

blogmarks for 2007-11-28


How to forward your phone from our NEC office phones

This may look funny, but, I need to save it somewhere. It’s the process for forwarding your phone to your cell (or any other off premises phone) from our office VOIP phone system.

How to forward your phone:

9 + number

To deactivate call-forwarding:


Totally intuitive, wouldn’t you agree?

blogmarks for 2007-11-19


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blogmarks for 2007-11-11


Time Machine Failure

I got an interesting error message today after trying to use Time Machine for the first time:

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“Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume.”

Thanks Apple. That fucking useful…

Why didn’t the error message just say:

“Sorry, something went wrong.”

How about telling what went wrong and how I can fix it?

The help documents for Time Machine are pretty worthless too. ugh… trying again, I guess.

update: looks like searching ‘/var/log/system.log’ for “backupd” with will get you the error messages that are causing Time Machine to fail. I just found this string “Nov 11 18:35:25 Macintosh-4 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[3488]: MDBackupIndexFile returned -1134 for: /Applications/Address Book, /Volumes/Terra/Backups.backupdb/John Engler’s Computer/2007-11-11-092541.inProgress/3B403D2E-A7F8-40F2-8552-C8FC6E608AF7/Intelligence/Applications/Address Book” in my log file. So, I’m deleting Address Book Exporter from the Applications folder now. Will try again… thanks to this post in Apple’s Discussion forums for the pointers.

blogmarks for 2007-11-10


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HDTV rocks

If I haven’t said it before:

“HDTV rocks”

totally. Izzy Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy is so hot in HDTV. Heck, Callie Torres is hot in HD too.

If you don’t have an HDTV yet, get one. Seriously.

blogmarks for 2007-10-31