Tag Archives: Apple

Mac OS X: How to connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB)

I wanted to connect to my home server using my mac today. I said to myself RTFM and went through the Apple KB article mentioned here. Well that did NOT help at all. I kept getting “Invalid User” error. So then I said to myself “I will google it before asking dumb questions” and this is what  found. You can use the same method to connect to any shared folders on a windows computer.

Open a “Finder” windows and press “Command-K”(or use Go > Connect to Server from the menu bar). Enter the url of your samba share as shown below. Depending on the settings of your samba server, if you don’t know the exact share name, you can omit the “/sharename” part from the url. The would open up a window with a list of all shares that you have access to.


DO NOT enter your credentials as shown below. This was why I was getting access errors. Make sure you delete any credentials stored in “Keychain Access” for this particular server if you saved some credentials that do not work.


Enter your credentials with the server name or ip followed by a forward slash and then username. This has been tested on 10.6 and should work for all other versions that support samba.


Remember to delete credentials saved to “Keychain Access” for this particular server if you need to connect to the same server but as a different user. This might come in hand when different folders are accessible only through user credentials.

Long Lines at iPad2 Release

The iPad2 release at the San Francisco Apple Store, right behind my office building. Huge lines, 4 blocks long wrapped around the block. I get it that people are excited but there’s no need to get THIS excited for sequels. And its not even that exciting, still no USB/Thunderbolt external storage support.

What’s up with Apple Developer Connection


They’re updating their site in the middle of the day? – As of 13:42PST Mar 04, 2010

Update: Its just the iPhone Dev Center – Hmm… Interesting.

Update 2: This seems to be the reason for their ‘outage’.

iMat [Funny]

People desperately wanted Apple to make a tablet and when they finally did something – THEY DONT LIKE IT. Well they should try their hand at creating something to at least know how hard some people work to bring a product out. Its not necessary that they should love it instantly but it definitely needs the benefit of doubt.

691404701But have to agree it’s sort of funny. Original article at BEGEEK.

District 13: Ultimatum Trailer

I never thought that they’d make another District 13 movie. Or Banlieue 13 for the french. So I was pleasantly surprised and excited when I saw the new District 13 Ultimatum Trailer on Apple.com trailers.

Here’s the link to the Apple.com trailer page until I figure out a way to stream the video directly on the blog.

And did I mention that the trailer is AWESOME.

Update: The movie’s already out on some torrent sites. WTF?!?