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Mac OS, about upgrades

I need to upgrade the Mac. The O/S version is getting a bit long in the tooth. I have V10.5, Leopard, I need to get to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Here are my notes and links.

Upgrading

This article, How to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard makes it seem easy, and here’s the companion article about preparing for the upgrade.

Snow Leopard is the version with the distributed upgrader, and so Snow Leopard has to be bought and installed from DVD.

Here is a web version of the man page.

Obviously, I need to back up the hard disk, and have used Time Machine. I am a bit worried since I do not know how to recover stuff using the UNIX utilities from a Time Machine Archive.

Legacy apps

The biggest augmentation I have on the Mac is macports, I still have Porticus installed but have pretty much given up on it and use the command line. The Porticus site states it is not 10.7 or Macports 2.0 compliant and points at Pallet, an ‘official’ GUI. The macports site has a Guide.

I know that I have used macports, port command to update WINE, and have used WINE to install NWN.

I have upgraded macports and it’s managed objects

$ port -v selfupdate ; port -v upgrade

 

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Liferay

Liferay is an open source, free portal server written in Java.

2022

One of the links broke, so I went to their site and checked out the developer page‘ the code is still there.

How to

They had a Quick Start page which illustrates a 4 step how to get started process. This is the link that broke and is now a web archive link.

Container Version Control

The 6.0.6 version has a .war only at Source Forge. I have downloaded this to the VM. I plan to use it to install Liferay in a version of tomcat maintained by Ubuntu’s apt-get.

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Recoverying W7 admin user

I came across these links when trying to recover a Windows 7 system which had been “upgraded”

We had lost the one admin user password and a shell had been installed in the Admin user.

I logged into the BIOS and added the DVD as a legacy device.

I used the install disk to open up a command window.  I then used trick No 4. “Use the Sticky Keys trick to reset the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP password” from this article, 12 ways how to reset the Windows administrator password – Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP  which takes you to this article, The Sticky Keys Trick. This allowed me to reset the password.

I then downloaded autorunsc which can be run from my emergency cmd shell. ( I downloaded it using a non admin user and copied the files to my emergency directory and run the program from my emergency shell.) It opens as a windows program. I was then able to delete the startup link for the crapware.

I was then able to use the admin user to remove the crapware.

I reset the sticky key program and then deleted the DVD as legacy device.

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Google Tools and Analytics

I have been tidying up my desktop and web sites, and discovered that Google’s tools consider the subdomains, including this wiki as separate sites. There’s obviously some more work to do for some simple SEO work. Both the sub domains are wordpress sites.

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Vancouver

Always wanted to go. Had to do some research for some travel in June 2013

I’ll fill this out according to me usual template later, or not.

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Labour Party Membership

Labour Party Membership

Decided to try and draw a graph of the Labour Party’s membership over time, not as easy as you might think. Here are some links I found that might help me,

If i get some good data, maybe I’ll publish at Wikipedia.

I found this on twitter …

and the chart is on twitter as an image., it comes from the NEC 2019 report to Conference.

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Housing Costs

Trying to build a time series showing cost of housing as a proportion of income.

The facts aren’t easy to  find, and the graphing technique isn’t easy either, given the income distribution range and the geographic income and house pricing diversity.

I used a google search on housing costs as a proportion of income trend, which finds nothing obvious on the first page. I have also checked out the ONS site, and their Housing and Households page which has House Prices Report, on further inspection on the data tab  there is a Housing Prices report which has  historical data and table 28 may be what I need. ONS refers to DCLG

I also moved onto the FRS which is now at the DWP site.

Researching demand, I ran a google search on “london is the world’s top city for multi-millionaires”, I was looking for a sepcific City AM article, which I found, it seems the article was based on a report by a London Consultancy called Wealthinsight and was probably handled better at the Guardian where they have widget on their datablog.

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New RSS/XML tools

AS the big boy’s look to enclose our content, the architecture I articulated in Are Blogs losing their influence has been broken, badly. I originally used Friendfeed & mingle as my aggregators but it’s a bit tricky

I have documented IFTT  on this wiki and Feedly on my blog, they ahve led me to the following potential sites that might help me repair it.

See also Feed Aggregation, paper.li and storify, and Dave Winers, tabs

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Social Login

I have just installed  Social Login on this site, some of the authentication services, not surprisingly require a setup process, most of which I have not done.

One All has some good help pages, the following services do not require set up,

Blogger, Hyves, Live Journal, mail.ru, Open ID, Stack Exchange and WordPress

22 May 2013 : Problems testing with WordPress, I have asked for help here…..

4th June : Still stuck with WordPress, now need a WordPress blog owner to test for me. Big help form Claude Schlesser at oneall.com

The setup guidance for Yahoo, Twitter, Google and Facebook are very good easy to follow.

I have configured Disqus, but not yet tested it.

Next to test a raw OA provider; should be fun.

ooOOOoo

Now on ello.davelevy.info, not yet tested, I am using the same server account for all the subdomains. I copied the parameters.