UPDATED: Since this writing, I’ve switched from Mike Bombich’s NetRestore, to DeployStudio. DeployStudio offers the ability to populate all 4 computer info fields after restoring an image, as part of an imaging workflow. I highly recommend DeployStudio for system imaging. Occasionally, I still use the method outlined below to tweak these fields. Part of my […]
Apple Remote Desktop Icon for OS X Snow Leopard
About two weeks ago, Apple released a point release update to both the client and admin versions of their Remote Desktop software (ARD) to version 3.3.1. This was only a minor update, so no new major features or new application icon. However, OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ was released a few days ago and […]
How To: Run Lego Education’s WeDo software on OS X 10.4.11
I realize the topic of this post may be a bit specialized, but I would surely have liked to had something like this as a guide when I recently had to overcome this challenge.
Most of our entire campus is still running OS X 10.4.11, for the sole reason that login times for a .local Active Directory domain STILL take 2-3 minutes (as of 10.5.6). Our Lower School purchased some Lego robotics kits which came with new software called WeDo. The minimum requirements are OS X 10.5, and the installer will not run on OS X 10.4.
To get around this, I did the following: (more…)
Enable OS X Dock Magnification on the Fly
I accidentally discovered that in OS X Leopard, if you have dock magnification turned off, you can temporarily enable it by holding Shift and Control while moving your cursor over the dock. This does not appear to work at all in Tiger, and I’ve only tested it in OS X 10.5.6, so it’s possible it […]
Time Machine Vortex Icon
UPDATED: I went back and added the drop shadow and also lightened up the Vortex image to make it stand out a little better. I got a little icon happy today and decided to merge the outer space image you see in Time Machine (called Vortex) with it’s default disk icon, to create the Time […]
Apple Remote Desktop Icon for OS X Leopard
For a few months now, I’ve been wondering when Cupertino is going to put out a new version of Apple Remote Dekstop (ARD). Partly because I want new features, mostly because I’m tired of looking at the Aqua Blue desktop background on the application’s icon. I was bored tonight and decided to take care of […]