Technology Insights

Modify Word For Mac Image Size Properties From Inches To Pixels

Earlier while creating a instructional document I was inserting some images after I had edited them in Adobe Photoshop. Typically when I edit an image in Photoshop I generate the size of the image using pixels for height and width. I find this the easiest format to not only be universal but also to be the most accurate instead of using something like images. While lining the images up in this Word document I noticed Word uses Inches by default for image width and height. The below information describes how to modify the default measurement in Word for Mac from inches to pixels.

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Information Security

Calculate Disk Space Size Needed To Generate A Wordlist For Password Cracking

Today I was having a discussion regarding wordlist size, the calculation to come up with the specific size the wordlist would be once generated, and various other items revolving around password cracking. Somehow the application crunch came up which in the past has been used to generate wordlists however its fairly slow compared to other technologies out there specifically Hashcat/oclHashcat’s Anyhow during the discussion I was doing some searching and had not used crunch in quite a long time but was pleasantly surprised by one of the features which generates a quick, accurate, and useful output of information regarding number of combinations that will be generated from the combinations length plus the character set/wordlists input and how much disk space those the list will take up on the hard drive. Anyhow a couple interesting things I realized tonight using crunch that I wanted to share.

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How To Add Background To Photoshop On Mac OSX

I have been using a Mac now for a little over 6 months and at this point I am pretty used to it however there are still things I find that I want to customize to be more how they used to work when I used Windows as my daily driver. The great thing is there is always a way to make it work on OSX and that was not always the case on Windows 7. I edit a lot of images for articles that I post online and so I am constantly using Photoshop and one thing that has really been annoying about Photoshop is the fact that it has a transparent background by default on the Mac. I always figured there was a way to set it but never spent the time to look but that changed tonight and below I describe how to set a grey background for Photoshop on the OSX just like how the Photoshop default background is on Windows.

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Pretty Link Pro Social Network Bar Not Displaying In WordPress Posts

I have been using Pretty Link Pro, which is a WordPress Plugin, for a long time and it has definitely generated a lot of traffic for this site. Recently I noticed that Pretty link was no longer displaying the Social Media bar near the bottom of each post. This “social media” bar displays links to popular social media sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Digg, Twitter, Reddit, Technorati, StumbleUpon, etc. and automatically inserts a link back to the post with the idea that if the content is easy for people to share they will do so.

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You Can’t Open The Application LaCie Setup Assistant.app Because PowerPC Applications Are No Longer Supported

Leave it up to LaCie to sell you a brand new Rikiki external hard drive only to let you down before you have ever used it. Luckily it wasn’t a big deal to fix at all however I could see someone like my Mom being really frustrated and not know what to do since when you plugin the Rikiki external hard drive it auto launches an application that doesn’t work. I can’t image that a bunch of people have just taken the thing back saying it does not work. Anyhow below I describe a little bit more about the error that pops up and then describe how to easily resolve the problem without having to jump through any hoops.

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