Tailor Smurf’s Shop

The below chart lays out the cost of each hat and how much experience each item gives.

Baseball Cap – 100g/40xp – 2.5
Snorkel – 120g/50xp – 2.4
Cowboy Hat – 900g/250xp – 3.6
Feather Headband – 4000g/800xp – 5
Football Helmet – 20000g/2000xp – 10
Jester Cap – 250g/90xp – 2.77
Aviator Hat – 1500g/400xp – 3.75
Winter Hat – 6000g/1000xp – 6
Party Hat – 2500g/600xp – 4.16
Pirate Hat – 300000g/2500xp – 12
Graduation Hat – 12000g/1500xp 8
Alpine Hat – 500g/150xp – 3.33
Top Hat – 8500g/1200xp – 7.03
Magic Hat – 50000g/3000xp – 16.66

The Magic Hat looks to be the best cost vs XP at 16.66 gold per XP.

How to: From “.phone owner” instead of correct user

How to: From “.phone owner” instead of correct user

The problem is that in Entourage, emails are saying that they’re from “.phone owner” instead of the correct (usually yourself.)

This comes about from iPhones synching contacts in a Enterprise environment. The “default” contact on the phone is the user who owns it. So this issue comes up when contacts are synched between the iPhone and Entourage.

Luckily this is easy to fix. In Entourage, go to Address Book. Look for .Phone Owner. Open the contact (double click or right click) then go to “Name & Email”

Change the contact name to the correct name, save and close and you’re all good!

Troubleshooting: Facebook constantly logs out in Safari

**Update** Facebook made updates that fixes this problem.

Troubleshooting: Facebook constantly logs out in Safari

A recent problem has cropped up with the latest version of Safari, 3.2.1 and Leopard 10.5.6. When using Facebook (and possibly other websites such as Last.fm, Gmail, and Twitter, that require authentication to login,) users are finding that they constantly have to re-login again. Of course this gets annoying, and makes accessing those sites nearly impossible. This problem is bad enough that it could even be affecting Firefox users too.

The culprit maybe partially on Facebook’s side as they attempt to combat the recent virus threats and the Leopard/Safari upgrade may be coincidence. Another guess is that Apple changed how multiple programs handle cookies and this is causing issues.

In addition users of iPhones and Adium in conjunction with Facebook seem to have a high chance of having an issue. Using Facebook Chat in Adium and on the iPhone is one of the culprits.

While not a guarantee, here are some possible fixes.

iPhone Users: (may have to be jailbroken to work, I do not have an iPhone to confirm)
1.) Download a terminal program for the iPhone
2.) chown -R mobile /var/mobile/
3.) Power Cycle the iPhone

It seems that the /var/mobile directory is owned by the root user instead of mobile and is causing some of these problems problems.

Adium Users:

  • Disconnect from Facebook or Google Chat before logging in to Facebook or GMail
  • Safari: One or all of these options may be needed to fix

  • Disable Private Browsing (Under Safari Menu, the Private Browsing)
  • Empty Safari Cache (Safari Menu, Empty Cache)
  • Clear Cookies (Safari Menu, Preferences, Security, Show Cookies, Remove All)
  • Reset Safari (Safari Menu, Reset Safari)
  • Reinstall Safari (Download from here)
  • Remove Autofill (Safari Menu, Preferences, Autofill, User Names and Passwords, Edit, remove the site that is having issues)
  • Remove Keychain Entry (Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access. Remove affected site, then go to Menu, Keychain First-Aid, then Repair.)
  • Delete cookie.plist file (/User Home Directory/Library/Cookies/Cookie.plist)
  • Advanced Safari Tip: Enable Developer menu using the command line: defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1 or download Safari Enhancer and clear cookies from this menu.


  • Disable any Web Clippings
  • If any of these do work, or you have another solution (or a question about the above,) let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

    How To: Create and Import vcf VCards

    How To: Create and Import vcf VCards

    VCards are simply virtual business cards used to exchange contact information. They are easily recognizable with the .vcf file extension. Vcards have rapidly become a universally excepted way of transferring contact information between devices. They can be sent to most phones such as Blackberries and iPhones, or to all the popular Email programs and multiple contact collection programs.

    The first step in creating a VCard is actually the hardest. Below is an example of my own VCard:

    FN:Rick Hamell

    As can be seen it shows all the important contact info that would be found in any contact program. In addition to Email addresses it includes my phone number and URL to my website.

    Many programs such as Apple’s Address Book, or Microsoft Outlook will allow exporting a contact to a VCard file. They can also be edited with a text file as long as the conventions in structure are observed. The easiest method is to use an online generator. I prefer Wacomenance.co.uk but the one at Vicintl.com is more streamlined and compatible. Keep in mind that while MOST programs should read all the fields in a VCARD, some will drop fields such as second and third email addresses.

    After creating a card the next step is to import it in to the preferred Contact Program.

    Microsoft Outlook:

    • Click on File menu, then choose Import And Export.
    • Click to select the Import a vCard file (*.vcf) check box, and then click Next.
    • Select the vCard file, and then click Open.

    Microsoft Entourage:

    • Open Entourage
    • Click on Address Button
    • Drag .VCF file to upper right hand window of Entourage

    Apple Address Book:

    • Simply Double Click on the .VCF Card

    Mozilla Thunderbird:

    • Attach VCard in Email to self
    • Click on VCard
    • Click OK in “New Card for” Dialog Box

    Keep in mind that VCards only really work well with one contact at a time. This is not the way to export or import a fully populated address book. Also, it’s best to be careful where the file goes as it could be used for malicious purposes. Only send the file out to people known to you.