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Test NFS From OSX

When setting up a NFS server its nice to be able to test from your desktop to verify things are working properly. In the current scenario I setup NFS on a BackTrack Linux server and needed to test it quickly from OSX to make sure NFS mounts were advertising properly. Below are a couple quick commands to first display the available NFS mounts and second to mount the NFS drive on OSX to verify functionality.

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YouTube Video Playback Error: This Is A Private Video

I configured a WordPress plugin on my personal blog site to allow me to embed YouTube videos of my kids to share with the family. The plugin is called Youtube With Fancy Zoom and provides a great way to setup a gallery of YouTube thumbnails that when clicked on will open a YouTube movie in a overlay window. Anyway during configuring the plugin, videos, etc. I was logged in to YouTube and assumed everything was working properly. I emailed the new page to my wife to check out and she let me know that she was not able to view the videos because they were all labeled private. The message stating the YouTube videos were private along with how to share the videos with everyone are both detailed below.

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Google Calendar Sharing: Share This Calendar With Everyone In The Domain Example

Google calendar is a great way to share calendars company wide or with multiple people outside of the company you work for. I have started using Google calendar for everything and Sync between my Outlook, Blackberry, iPod Touch, and Google Calendar to make sure I always know what I am supposed to be doing. One feature Google calendar provides is the ability to make calendars public or if you host your domain on Google Apps to share the calendar with the entire domain.

For the User Providing the Secondary Calendar to Domain Users: