Upload files to OneDrive for Business from OS X Mac

Well while we wait for Microsoft to come out with an official app for OneDrive for Business on the Mac there is at least a way to upload files to your 1TB of free space.

The best way I’ve found so far is to use the super Transmit from Panic. It really is a multi purpose tool and great for all kinds of remote connections.

Setting up is easy, just log into your Office 365 account on the web and go to your OneDrive for Business page. Copy the url which will be something like https://yourdomain-my.sharepoint.com/personal/yourname_yourdomain_com/Documents. It may have some extra on the end but just don’t copy that.

Open up Transmit and click add to add a new favourite and simply paste the url and Transmit will do the rest for you. Add your username and password and away you go.

One note of caution uploading to OneDrive is very poor but that is a server side issue so be prepared for some frustration. Also there is, at this time, a limit of 100mb per file so anything bigger will upload… then fail – yes that’s not annoying much after waiting for a 700mb file to upload.

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Gleylist spammers on Ubuntu using Postfix and Postgrey

1. Hopefully you have Postfix already installed so simply install Postgres

sudo apt-get install postgrey

2. Edit the Postfix config file /etc/postfix/main.cf and add or amend

smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated,
reject_unauth_destination, reject_unknown_sender_domain,
check_policy_service inet:127.0.0.1:10023

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Yahoo going down the pan

I’ve often read online how much Yahoo sucks but I often thought it was exaggerated until I tried to update my Flickr account.

First I could not verify my mobile number because of an error

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So no two factor authentication for me this week.

Next let’s try updating our email address …. mmmm ok we can add an alias account fine if it doesn’t mention yahoo but for some bizarre reason an alias address with yahoo in is invalid. Now I like to name my emails after the sites I register at so I know if spam does come in which site leaked my details so for this site it would be username+depicus@domain.com and if ever spam arrives I know who to blame. I do this so much that username@domain.com only gets spam so I simply send it straight to junk unless it’s a reply.

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So Yahoo has let me add a few extra accounts for recovery should I need them but they need to be verified. Yes you guessed it….

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Yes somebody really needs to look at their validation skills.

So lets get onto support… nooooooo lets not. There is just an endless loop of banal question and answers but if your question does not fit then forget it. So off to Twitter we go. Lets see what happens.