Technology Insights

Import FileZilla Sites From the Site Configuration File On Windows XP or Windows Vista

I recently had a laptop hard drive crash and needed to try and recover numerous items including a bunch of FTP sites I had configured for the FileZilla FTP client. The first task was locating the site configuration file on my Windows XP laptop and then understanding how to import the sites to another computer. The site configuration file is named sitemanager.xml and below is the location of this file on Windows XP and on Windows Vista.

FileZilla Site Configuration File Location:
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\FileZilla\sitemanager.xml
Windows Vista:  C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\sitemanager.xml

Details
Technology Insights

Windows Vista HOSTS File Location, Add Local DNS Entries to Windows Vista

If you need to add a local DNS entry to your Windows Vista PC you will first need to know the location of the “hosts” file which is where you should add the local entries. It might be necessary to add local entries if you want to direct traffic from the Vista PC to a device on your local network by name instead of IP address.

Windows Vista hosts File Location: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Details
Technology Errors

Twitterific: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’

I was recently on a trip and trying to update Twitterrific on my iPod Touch device. When I would attempt to update the tweets for numerous users I kept getting an error that said it was unable to connect to Twitter because of a YAJL error. The exact error is displayed below.

Error: The connection to Twitter failed with ‘Operation could not be completed (YAJL error 3.)’

Details
Technology Insights

How to Remove GarageBand on Mac OS X

Recently my wife let me know that her Macbook would only work for about five minutes. Now in knowing that her technical knowledge is limited I asked specifically what that meant and she explained that she could visit web pages for a couple minutes and then her browser no longer worked. The computer was still on but no web pages would come up.

After a little troubleshooting I realized the Macbook was out of disk space. She uses Safari primarily so I imagine some temporary cache was filling up and not allowing future web pages to open up. She is running OS X 10.4 so I needed to find out how to clean up the disk a bit. I decided to do two things which included removing GarageBand which she has never used and archiving some of her older music and pictures.

Details