I use TeamViewer to control the PC in the Hut, because it’s free, and it often works quite well. The thing that drives me most nuts about it is how to right-click remotely. I’m working from a Mac Book Pro with a trackpad. I suppose I could actually use a two button mouse, but I … Read more
My new MBP (ML 10.8.2) has an unexpected morning behavior. Instead of just popping the lid and getting started, I’m now treated to the “wake from hibernation” screen, and it takes a minute or two to get working. Apparently there’s some new power management thing going on, so it’s time to poke around in the … Read more
Some time ago I got a Web Power Switch 4 for the hut to remote control power for the scope, cameras, and PC and future stuff like roof control and a light to illuminate a webcam. I believe this is now replaced by the Web Power Switch 5, but they seem to be pretty similar. … Read more
One would expect it should be easy to save a man page from terminal for review, and it is, but it doesn’t work the way you expect. I would expect that “man col > col.txt” should save a nice text file in the home directory, but the results are strange: COL(1) BSD … Read more
Today’s note arises from installing Lion updates to my video editor workstations, which should have taken 20 minutes, but ended up taking 4 hours. Today I did not have typical problems just launching the App Store. These are often fixed by a re-boot, trashing various preferences, etc. However I did have two really annoying experiences … Read more
This annoying feature (related to version 10.0.5) was fixed by trashing the Matrox component “com.matrox.vpg.MPEG2IFrame.component” (ver 1.0.2) from the Macintosh HD:Library:QuickTime: Hopefully I won’t be missing the Matrox component.
I could not for the life of me think of what QR codes are called. After a few abortive searches, I gave in and ran the following: “what are those picture things you aim your phone at and get a link to a web page?” This totally lame search returned Wikipedia’s QR Code page at … Read more
I’m having a problem with clients dropping their xsan volumes, usually on a restart of the client. The fix I used is below, but I’d live to have abetter method. Here’s what I know: The MDCs are running 10.7.4, as are the clients. There is a ghost directory that I have deleted, but it returns … Read more