Friday, September 21, 2007

Roboform for the Mac: 1Passwd (Revisited)

It seems to be the consensus that, on the Mac, 1Password is nonpareil. However, recently I received some comments on one of my posts about 1Password and how it compares to Robform. Therefore, I would like to bring to everyone's attention a wonderful application called AllBookmarks by the creators of 1Password. Using AllBookmarks, you can create drop-down menus in a similar manner as to Roboform; further, these menus work across multiple browsers so your access to your bookmarks is seamless. Alternatively, you can create 1Click Login bookmarks with 1Password, which create drop-down menus quite similar to those used in Roboform.

If this isn't convenient enough for you, a web version of 1Password is soon-to-be-released for the ultimate in portability.

With AllBookmarks, 1Click Login bookmarks and this new web version, 1Password is a Roboform for the Mac - and then some!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

InformationWeek Recommends 1Passwd

As more and more people have been switching to Macs, I have not been surprised to see the number of people searching for roboform alternatives increase. Indeed, "roboform for Mac" searches are typically one of the first you see among Mac switchers. Fortunately, for me and many others, we have not had to search long or far since 1Passwd was there to meet all of our needs and then some. Thus, it was no surprise that Macworld was soon echoing the same positive feedback that I had been seeing for months all over the web. But, it was quite a surprise to see InformationWeek, an industry trade journal, chime in as well. Some apps you can't live without and, indeed, wish were built into the OS. 1Passwd, for sure, is one of those apps.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

L2 Switch Pre/Post Migration Checkout Commands (CatOS/IOS)

Here are some commands to use on L2 switches (CatOS/IOS) during pre/post checkouts of your migrations. These commands are not listed in any particular order; indeed, all that matters is that they are all executed and that their output is logged.

sho ver
sho mod
dir disk0:
sho config
sho port stat
sho trunk
sho port channel
sho cam dy
sho port trap
sho vtp domain
sho vlan
sho interface

sho ver
sho run
sho ip int brief
sho int status
sho mac-address-table dy
sho mac-address-table aging
sho vtp stat
sho vlan brief
sho tech

This list is just a suggestion and comments for addition (or subtraction!) are welcome.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

iPhone and Latte: A Perfect Combination

Two weeks ago, you could walk by any of the thousands of Starbucks and see people typing away furiously at their MacBooks and MacBook Pros, many with iPhone in hand or on neck. It was a typical scene, no big deal. Last week, however, things changed in a big way when Apple and Starbucks struck a huge deal. Going forward, when you enter a Starbucks with your iPhone, iPod Touch or laptop, your device will automatically recognize the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store using a high speed Wi-Fi wireless network. Starbucks customers will be able to preview millions of songs for free, including a new "Now Playing" service that displays the name of the song playing in the Starbucks store at that moment.

Apple lowers iPhone price $200

Last Wednesday, Apple slashed the price of its 8-gig iPhone to $399 from $599, the price thousands rushed to pay in June. In addition, Apple announced that the 4-gig iPhone will be phased out. In July, I stated that we would know if the $599 spent for an iPhone was money well spent once the iPhone was activated. Well, it seems the initial activation kinks have been worked out; however, whether or not the $599 was money well spent - in light of this recent price cut from Apple - is something each person must decide for themselves.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Roboform for the Mac

Is there a Roboform for the Mac? Not yet, but plenty of people are searching for a Roboform for the Mac or something that will do a comparable job. In several earlier posts I have sung the praises of 1Password, a Mac password manager and form filler. When I switched from the PC to the Mac, the first search I did in Google was "Roboform for Mac." Fortunately for me, I came across 1Password and I couldn't imagine using my Mac without it! 1Password even allowed me to import all of my Roboform passcards - it doesn't get much better than that!

If you currently use Roboform on the PC and have switched to the Mac - no worries! 1Password is your solution.