Reading a Mac mailing list I found a subscriber that asked how to prevent access to the Mail.app application (and so to it’s data) on an iMac shared with four other people on a front desk in an art gallery.
Another user suggested him the usage of MacAppBlocker, from KnewSense Software:
With Mac App Blocker, you can password-protect EACH application on your Mac. Keep your apps and your Mac safe. Set a timeout value to automatically exit the protected application so even when you leave your computer unattended, you’re still protected.
Personally I’ve never been in a situation needing a solution like this one, but I’ve thought about writing down a note on this since one can never know what the future needs will be ;-)
Written by two Debian developers — Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas — the Debian Administrator’s Handbook started as a translation of their French best-seller known as Cahier de l’admin Debian (published by Eyrolles).
It’s a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution.
Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independant Debian GNU/Linux administrator.
Given that traditional editors did not want to take the risk to make this translation, we decided to do the translation ourselves and to self-publish the result. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, we managed to complete this translation between December 2011 and May 2012.
To live up to our free software ideals, we wanted the book to be freely available (that is under the terms of a license compatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines of course). There was a condition though: a liberation fund had to be completed to ensure we had a decent compensation for the work that the book represents. This fund reached its target of €25K in April 2012.
Yesterday I was reading some friends’ RSS feed when I found this nice resource for us little geek around on the topic of berver’s rack mounting and management. If you too are into this world don’t miss the chance to bookmark/follow these guys!
It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log the Beatles
If you didn’t hear me, or saw some of our websites going down now you can safely guess why …
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