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How to creepily hustle a domain owner for a domain name you want a.k.a. How Klout got Klout.com

29 Oct

Admittedly, some will think this was slightly creepy and obnoxious behavior. I, on the other hand, think it’s awesome. Real entrepreneurs, after all, know how to hustle. See the link below for the humorous story.

via How Klout Got Klout.com | TechCrunch.

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How influential are you online? If you haven’t discovered Klout yet, you’re missing out. Increase your score this way:

29 Oct

Example of Teechy's Klout Score

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How to Break Into a Mac (or Reset Your Forgotten Password) And Prevent It from Happening to You

28 Oct

Method One: Use the Mac OS X Installer CD

Method Two: Boot into Single-User Mode

If you don’t have an installer CD handy, you just need to do a bit of fancy command-line footwork to achieve the same end as the CD method. Boot up the computer, holding Command+S as you hear the startup chime. The Mac will boot into single user mode, giving you a command prompt after loading everything up. Type the following commands, hitting Enter after each one and waiting for the prompt to come up again before running the next one:

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
dscl . -passwd /Users/whitsongordon lifehacker

How to Protect Your Mac from Being Broken Into

Both of these methods are easy to pull off, but if your victim has encrypted their hard drive, you won’t be able to see or reset the password. So, to protect yourself, it’s a good idea to turn on FileVault under System Preferences > Security.

However, for even more protection, you can set up a firmware password on your machine. Just boot up from the OS X Installer CD and go to Utilities > Firmware Password Utility and set a firmware password. This prevents other folks from being able to boot up your computer from another hard disk, CD, or even in single user mode. Someone with bad intentions could still bypass it, but it would require quite a bit of alone time with your hardware. So, for best results, you’ll probably want to have both layers of protection: encrypt your drive with FileVault and set up a firmware password using the installer CD.

How to Break Into a Mac And Prevent It from Happening to You.

How to “Fake It Until You Make It” / Be Confident in any Unexpected Discussion or Situation

26 Oct

We can’t all be human encyclopedias, and once in a while, you’re bound to stumble upon a conversation on a topic you know absolutely nothing about. To avoid being left out or seeming ignorant, here are a few tips for “tricking” people into thinking you’re well informed.

1) Project Confidence

2) Know When to Speak

3) Emphasize What You Do Know

4) Don’t Worry about Proving Others Wrong

5) Steer the Discussion to Related Topics

6) Get In a Good Last Word

7) Final Thoughts: When Possible, Learn the Material

via How to Sound Like You Know What Youre Talking About Even When You Dont.

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