While trying to disable Skype from starting up automatically because of Skype 5.X’s horrible user interface I ran across some settings that I was previously not aware of on Mac OSX Lion. Specifically I found the location where all of the applications that automatically start at login are listed. I was really happy to find this setting as there were a bunch of applications that I had previously uninstalled and there were still traces of those applications in places such as the Login Items list that had not been removed with the applications.
This past weekend my wife’s T-Mobile phone broke and I had an old iPhone 3G that I decided to jailbreak for her to use on T-Mobile’s network. After finally getting the iPhone baseband correct and on the version of the iPhone iOS that I wanted to use I had a couple loose ends to resolve which included transferring her contacts to the iPhone. Luckily most of the contacts had been saved onto her T-Mobile SIM card and after a bit of research I realized it was really easy to transfer contacts from the T-Mobile SIM card to the iPhone by using the instructions below.
I recently installed Oracle on a Windows 7 computer to test some tools that are available in Backtrack. I am very new to Oracle so it has been a bit of a learning process including the fact that I had no idea you can install Oracle without having to pay any money to download it so I also plan on writing an article on how to do this. Anyhow after the initial Oracle install we were testing oscanner from Backtrack and locked all of the Oracle accounts which was a bummer because I wasn’t sure there was a way to correct the issue. Turns out it is really easy to unlock the Oracle accounts if you have access to the Oracle server so below I describe how to unlock Oracle accounts when it appears they have all been locked.