Find Current Username Using AppleScript

Find Current Username Using AppleScript

This is just a quick post about an AppleScript issue I’ve been having since Snow Leopard. I have a login script that maps network drives and needs the current username to do so. I use to use this command in my AppleScript. tell application “System Events” set user_name to get name of current user end [...]

AutoCad 09 Won’t Use CTB Files

AutoCad 09 Won’t Use CTB Files

This was a strange issue that came up in the Interior Design program. The instructors had created the Color dependent plot styles or CTB files and they weren’t appearing as available when plotting. I’m not expert in AutoCad so it took a while for me to solve this. The strange thing was that some plot [...]

Dreamweaver CS4 Runtime Error

Dreamweaver CS4 Runtime Error

I was receiving this Visual C++ Runtime Error in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 and after hours of work, I finally solved it. At first I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the whole Master Suite. This didn’t solve the problem and I was growing tired. After realizing the error didn’t occur when I logged in as a different [...]

InDesign Hangs

InDesign Hangs

InDesign was displaying a strange problem where after it was launched and a new document was created, it would freeze and hang. After an hour of messing around, I found the problem was a Japanese Typography plugin called SING in the plugins/text folder. I had completely uninstalled prior to this so I’m not sure if [...]

27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

Apple made a new update available today for the 27″ iMacs. Hopefully this will solve the whole screen flickering issue. It’s a firmware update to the ATI HD graphic cards. Updates the graphics firmware on ATI Radeon HD 4670 and 4850 graphics cards to address issues that may cause image corruption or display flickering. I [...]

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

UPDATE 2: Apple came out and replaced the LCD screen and the vertical sync cable. After two hours, the problem re-appeared. Apple is now going to replace the whole iMac. UPDATE: On the fifth day now and the iMac running XP is starting to flicker. I was wrong in believing this was a software issue. [...]

27″ iMac Screen Flashing

27″ iMac Screen Flashing

I am starting to get weird video issues on my new 27″ iMac. It’s the Core2Duo model, not the i5 so I don’t believe it’s a processor issue. Mine has the ATI Radeon 4670 in it. Currently, the only was to fix it when the screen goes bonkers is to reboot or wait long enough [...]

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

I found a strange issue with the 27″ iMac, XP and Bootcamp 3.0. There is no sound coming out of the iMac’s internal speakers while in XP. The solution is to open Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel. Goto the Audio tab and select Cirrus Logic HD Audio, from the pulldown for Sound [...]

Snow Leopard Software Update Problems

Snow Leopard Software Update Problems

I have recently started using Snow Leopard and besides having to recompile an Applescript app, things have been going good. One big bug that I have noticed is that when I’m logged in as an Active Directory user, Software Update doesn’t work. It seems to hang after you press the Install button. There is a [...]

AD Binding Errors

AD Binding Errors

The dreaded “Invalid user name and password combination” error that can be given in Directory Utility, can be the biggest pain for us Admins. I found these three commands allowed me to re-bind successfully. Give it a try and let us know your results. These must be done as root or with the sudo command. [...]

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