Posts Tagged ‘OS X’

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 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 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 [...]

October 10th, 2007 - 10:17 pm § in Geek

Wireless Problems

We’ve been having all sorts of problems with our new Aruba wireless system this school year. Though they never lose signal strength, our clients can’t seem to stay connected. So Aruba sent down one of their top engineers, and we’ve been working closely with him for the last two days. Now, afte[...]

September 21st, 2007 - 6:11 pm § in Geek

Everything is Kicking My Ass

So, now that the second week of school has come to a close, we have some issues cropping up. I have lots of trouble-shooting to do: – Our wireless network and our FirstClass server don’t much like each other.– Many or most of our 72 new iMacs’ screens freak out when they sleep.–[...]

September 13th, 2007 - 8:48 am § in Geek


Nothing new to report since my last post. We’ve rolled out the various images to hundreds of computers, and now we’re on to chasing down some missing laptops. Next week, I’ll be back on the remaining server upgrades—so there should be some new meat to write about.[...]

August 24th, 2007 - 10:05 pm § in Geek

Windows is Kicking My Ass Again

Ok, here’s the deal: we have dozens of printers, dozens of locations where computers are used, and hundreds of computers. Computers that are deployed to a given location get their own pre-set list of configured printers. And this list should be consistent, accurate, and sensible for all computers [...]