Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to enforce a screen saver in OS X using Active Directory

I couldn't find this anywhere on the internet, so I figured I would add to the knowledge out there: If you have Snow Leopard and an Active Directory infrastructure that you have extended the schema on (or have a dual directory structure) and want to enforce passwords on screen saver unlock, it's not easy. Set up the appropriate computer group. On the permissions for the group, select "Details" and add a "" item (any screensaver will do.)

Edit the item, and under "Always" add a New Key of "askForPassword"
Set that to a Type of Integer and set the integer to 1.

That's it. You're done, and you can stop googling for "Snow Leopard Active Directory Enforce Screensaver" or "OS X Screen Saver Active Directory."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Musings on--stuff white people do: ask black men wearing dreads for weed

Just read: stuff white people do: ask black men wearing dreads for weed

If I were Seattle Police, I would have a cop permanently "under cover" with dreads. All you have to do to make a bust is walk around with dreadlocks and occasionally say "you want me to sell you marijuana?" Sounds too good to pass up.

Question: would this help or hinder racial equality? I mean, it would eventually fix the symptom of black men being harassed for weed but it wouldn't do much to address the underlying assumptions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spam Fail

I was cleaning out my spam folder. Gmail's shooting 183 for 183 over the past five days--not a single spam got through and not a single good email got marked as spam. Thanks Gmail.

Anyway, worst subject line for a spam email this week goes to: "
We'll hamper your confidence"