Browsing Mac Shares from Windows 7

I wasn’t able to see my Mac network share from Windows 7 and the single edit to the security policy that worked for Vista, didn’t work for Windows 7.

It turns out a second step was needed, as detailed below:

Start>secpol.msc [enter]

Click on “Local Policies” –> “Security Options”

Navigate to the policy “Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level” and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows Vista and Windows 7 set the policy to “NTVLM2 responses only”. Use the drop-down arrow to change this to

“LM and NTLM ? use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated”.

Then naviate to the policy Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients, double click and untick

“Require 128-bit encryption”

HP Mini 2140, Broadcom 4322AG, European WiFi channels

I just spend many hours trying to track down why my HP Mini wouldn’t connect to my home Wifi network when I set my channel to 13.

After installing varying drivers, I still couldn’t get it to work, so eventually I downloaded thelatest drivers, then I searched the registry for Broadcom, and found 3 entries with a Country setting of US. I changed these to GB, re-booted and my HP Mini can now see my Wifi network on channel 13.

Using SMF SSI when your forum is in a subdomain

I’ve been battling to get SSI working for some time now when I had my forum in a subdomain, ie http://forum.smartphonesoft.com. Fortunately I came across this information, which fixed it for me. The actual fix from that site is as follows:
Create a "vhost.conf" file in "/var/www/vhosts//conf/"

/httpdocs>
php_admin_value safe_mode off
php_admin_value open_basedir none

Rebuild the domain configs for the particular host via:
/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -u --vhost-name=
or rebuild all via:
# /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -a

Integrating twitter into my other sites using PHP

Ever since Twitter changed their authentication method I have been meaning to fix my software update scripts so that they automatically post new software to Twitter.

Fortunately a quick Google search took me to this excellent HOW TO which had me up and running in a very short time!