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Password does not work after downgrading MacBook from Lion to Snow Leopard?

I downgraded my wife’s MacBook from 10.7.3 to 10.6 i.e. from Lion to Snow Leopard. Lion was pathetically slow on her older version of MacBook. 
Downgrade went smooth and I could restore the data from Time Machine as well. But after restore somehow the password of admin user was not working. Don’t know why. 

I searched a lot but didn’t find a reliable solution. Then from below discussion I found the solution

Restart and boot your MacBook from Snow Leopard installation disk (Press C while booting). 
  1. Select language
  2. Go to Utilities menu on top and click on Reset Password. 
  3. Select the disk to load the users. 
  4. Select user and change the password.
You can keep the same password. Once done just restart the machine. 
Works like a charm for me!!

Hope this will save you hours which I lost. 

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Care More

Few months back I wrote an article called “Single biggest advantage you may have over your competition"
I wrote about how being available to your clients always can become a serious advantage of yours.

But I would like you to read one more article from Seth Godin. 
A simple antidote to a corporatized, unfeeling, profit-maximizing world

"Caring gives you a compass, a direction to head and most of all, a reason to do the work you do in the first place."
If we follow what Seth says here, we will never lose a direction in the business. 

Thank you Seth for writing this. It is probably the best article I have ever read.

Care More.

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What should every programmer know about web development?

Web developers,
You should read following question and answer (the top one of course) multiple times. 
http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/46716/what-should-every-programmer-know-about-web-development#answer-305381

You should bookmark the link in all the browsers you use and refer it whenever you are starting a new project.
And did I mention that you are really missing a lot if you don’t participate in Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange Sites?

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To PHP developers

Dear PHP developers,
Following article is a great read. It is amusing as well as serious at the same time. It is long and thoughtful. 
http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/

I know most of you won’t be able to read the article in its entirety but this is a must read for you. As programmers you are craftsmen and you should know your tools in and out. Assuming you spend most of your programming time with PHP, you should know its limitations. 
But other than that, this article will help you understand how good programmers / writers can think and write about something in such a great detail. 

We all should aspire to have depth of knowledge like this guy.

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One of the best talks for students about to join college

This is one of the best talks I have ever heard for students. 6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee

Derek is talking about Music college here but I don’t see any reason why it can’t be applied to all streams. Engineering, Science, Commerce, Arts anything.
So if you know someone like that, please share this with him today. 

It may change his/her life entirely. 
All the best.

PS: First, second and third year students will also benefit a lot in respective order!

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Facebook Application vs A Website with Facebook Connect

Recently I had a discussion with my client about which one is better:
1) A Facebook Application OR
2) A Website with Facebook Connect

I searched for an answer and found following 2 very good articles.
Choosing Between a Facebook Application or a Facebook Connect Website

The answer is: It depends but personally I will always prefer a website with Facebook connect integration over a Facebook app.

Here are some more links on the same discussion:

But may be they are old and little irrelevant now. 

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