Files Contain Windows Invalid Characters Transferred from QNAP to Asustor Using rsync

I want to copy files from QNAP TS-119P II to Asustor AS-5102T directly. There are many solutions: including ftp, rsync, or mount a shared folder.In my case, rsync is the easiest solution.

TS-119P II runs QTS 4.3.3 while AS-5102T is ADM 2.7.1. Details steps might be different if you are using different firmware versions.

I will also talk about invalid characters in names and how ADM handle it. A must read for non-Windows users.

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Why Mac Applications Stuck on Verifying

After successfully install GIMP and LibreOffice on my new Mac Mini Late 2012 running Yosemite, I have problems to launch them. GIMP is very slow to open while LibreOffice stuck on verifying forever.

I follow suggestions on 2.8.2 very slow to launch on OS X 10.6.8 on GIMP on OS X suggest to turn off network. It does help to speed up GIMP but LibreOffice.

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Upgrade my iBook G4 with a SSD

I have upgrade my iBook G4 to SSD on 2013/10/11 Fri. The disk access feels much faster than the internal 4200RPM IDE or an external FireWire 7200RPM 3.5″ WD 160GB IDE. My left hand also feels much cooler when typing on this notebook.

Here is the disk test result by Xbench 1.3 on MacOS 10.3.9. The bottle neck should be IDE and the SSD to IDE convertor. A SSD with native Sata 2/3 will perform even better. Compare to other IDE drive, the transfer rate is improved. Also, the SSD should perform better on access time than hard drive.

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