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Chris Biagini

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  1. Thanks, VI. That font is actually Monaco, but it doesn't look all that computer-y at 60pt, especially once I've mutilated it in Photoshop.

     

    I think I might steer away from the whole Matrix thing, anyway. I'm not good enough to make it look cool. Maybe something simple, like ~/assortedgeekery/ in 9pt Monaco blown up to full size (so it stays pixelated). And I haven't quite figured out what I want my "path" to be, or even if it should be a path at all.

  2. You should be able to do this with a regular router.  :)

    Indeed. Just plug them into the same router/switch/whatever, and you're good to go. You can share files easily, and even share printers. With a free utility like PuTTY or VNC, you can even log into your Mac from the PC. You are using OS X, aren't you? ;)

     

    The only thing that might trip you up doesn't have to do with the Mac at all...if you're behind a router, it can be kind of a pain in the neck to get a good video chat going. iChat AV seems to do a pretty good job of dealing with firewalls and NAT, but I'm not sure how well other video chat services work.

     

    Of course, if the only reason you're buying a PC is for video chat, why not just tell your friends to use AOL Instant Messenger 5.5? Its video chat feature is compatible with iChat AV 2.1, and you can put the money you'd have used for a PC towards an iSight camera :)

     

    Which version of the Mac OS are you running? You'll need the latest (10.3) for iChat AV 2.1. Apple sells a version of iChat for $29 that runs on OS 10.2, but that's listed on the site as 2.0, which isn't compatible with AIM.

  3. These are some of my favorite OS X applications...everyone's so helpful around here, thought I'd return the favor.

     

    I noticed someone posted about Butler, but I find that I like Quicksilver's interface better. You have to sign up in the forums to download the beta, but I think it's well worth it. QS does most of what apps like LaunchBar do, and then some. It has a shelf (to hold files in the middle of drag-and-drop operations), a clipboard monitor, and you can run Terminal commands without having to open a whole shell. Great for a quick killall here and there.

     

    Also on my faves list is iPulse, which is very unique system monitor. Check out Jade's review on Ars Technica.

     

    Finally, there's a great little virtual desktop app called Desktop Manager that does some killer Quartz Extreme transitions. It's still kinda buggy, though. Check out my review. :)

     

    I'm also a big fan of SubEthaEdit for text editing and OmniGraffle for flowcharting.

  4. The one on my site now is supposed to look like Matrix code, but it really doesn't. The glyphs are too tiny, and the color scheme throws people off.

     

    Problem is, if I make the glyphs any bigger, the text becomes unreadable. If I keep them green-on-black, it doesn't match the rest of the site. The end result is I make the banner with small glyphs and white-on-gray, and it just looks like a bunch of squiggles :)

     

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  5. Thanks for the quick reply!

     

    I hesitated to include anything generic like "127.0.0.1" or "localhost" since every computer refers to itself by those, right? I tried them, though, and they didn't work..

     

    I can type "http://christopher-biaginis-computer.local/" into my web browser and I get the page that my own computer is serving. I was hoping that this was good enough to identify my computer to AWStats, but I guess not.

     

    It's not a huge deal, really. Thanks much for your help, though! I'm a student and I like to learn about this stuff :blink:

  6. Hi everyone. I'm new to this whole web hosting thing, but so far TCH has really been great. I very much appreciate these forums!

     

    Anyway, is there any way to filter hits from my own computer from being recorded by AWStats? I see this in the conf file:

    ># Do not include access from clients that match following criteria.
    # If your log file contains IP adresses in host field, you must put here
    # matching IP adresses criteria.
    # If DNS lookup is already done in your log file, you must put here hostname
    # criteria.
    # Note: Use space between each value.
    # Example: "127.0.0.1 163.84. 201.101.51.1"
    # Example: "localhost abcxyz"
    # Default: ""
    #
    SkipHosts=""

    Which seems great, but I was hoping to avoid having to put my actual IP in there, since it changes every so often. The "localhost" bit seems promising, but I've tried every permutation of "Christopher-Biaginis-Computer.local" I can think of, and I still show up in the traffic reports.

     

    This fact, combined with the fact that the novelty of having my own domain name causes me to click it every 30 seconds, results in some very inaccurate logs!

     

    I'd appreciate any help you folks can offer!

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