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Enable JavaScript In IE8, Enable Internet Explorer 8 JavaScript

A client of mine was trying to visit a web site they use for medical research in Internet Explorer 8 and was obtaining an error from the web site. The site noted that cookies and JavaScript must be enabled to use the site which according to the client were both enabled. Below are instructions on how to enable JavaScript in IE8 as well as how to verify that cookies are enabled in IE8 as well.

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How to Edit the Path Environment Variable on Mac OSX

I was installing some tools on my mac today which I wanted to have in the path. Specifically I was installing the Android-SDK tools. I wanted to have the adb shell come up no matter which directory I was in. Being a Linux guy I check out /etc/profile but discovered that mac does it just a tiny bit different . Below I will show you two ways to edit your path in mac OSX. One is permanent and one only lasts until reboot.

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How to Downgrade Skype to Work on a MacBook Pro

The day I got my new Macbook pro I was searching around and installing the mac versions of all my favorite software. When I got to Skype I of course, downloaded the most current version. The program installed fine but when I entered my credentials and hit connect Skype just hung there for about ten minutes and then said it was unable to connect. This was pretty unusual since Skype has always been a great program so I decided to get to the bottom of the problem so I could hopefully help the next person who has this problem.

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Install rpmbuild On CentOS Linux

I have been working on setting up some new CentOS Linux servers for a company I work for and one of the things I need to do is build a more current version of Ruby than what is available in the YUM repositories. To do this I am going to download an updated version of the Ruby Source RPM built for Fedora and then build the RPM’s from that. One of the commands required to build RPM’s is rpmbuild which is provided by the rpm-build RPM package as shown below.

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How to Install MacPorts on Snow Leopard 10.6

I have recently gotten a macbook pro to play around with so my next few articles will most likely cover getting the tools and such the way I want them on the mac book pro. The first thing I discovered is that many of the command line tools which I use every day such as nmap are available in the macports package which is a package management system similar to what I was used to in Linux.

I will details the steps I had to take to get macports installed: