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December 23rd, 2007 - 3:02 pm § in Geek

More Leopard Silliness

Adobe CS3 is almost totally unusable by me since I updated to Leopard. The apps all use way too much RAM, bogging everything down, and if they launch the Adobe Updater, then it takes up all my available memory until it crashes a few minutes later. So I’ve been using Preview.app a lot more than [&h[...]

December 20th, 2007 - 10:15 pm § in Geek

A Solution for Our Wireless Woes?

The problems that we were having with our wireless still haven’t gone away. Running a continuous ping (for which I wrote a simple launchd daemon) helped to a certain extent, but the underlying problem—sleepy Atheros cards under 10.4.10—only got worse with 10.4.11. Yesterday I found some free t[...]

December 20th, 2007 - 10:06 pm § in Geek

So Sue Me

I really, really don’t like blog posts that just reference other blog posts, but since I’ve had little new to say lately, I figured I’d create one of my own. I’d probably loathe it, too, if the post that I linked to weren’t such a pretty little bauble: http://db.tidbits.com/article/9372. T[...]

December 5th, 2007 - 8:13 pm § in Geek

Leopard Ain’t Enterprise-Ready

So I’ve wasted the last week and a half with a new project. Twenty new MacBooks arrived, and I was told to prepare them quickly for distribution to students with an image along the lines of the one that we built last summer for our 1-to-1 laptop pilot program. Easy, right? Wrong! Problem #1:These [...]