Installing from a CD/DVD can be a pain. First it is rather slow. Second, more and more Macs are arriving without optical drives at all. Carting an external drive around is also a pain.
The better solution is to make images of the discs onto a flash drive. Installation is much faster and every Mac has a USB port, so there’s no external hardware to worry about. Continue reading “Copying a CD/DVD to Flash Drive”
Here is Software Update Controller (xhost7) for the other machines on my LAN. It won’t work outside my local network, so don’t bother trying.
Time Machine has been skipping some folders, and every simple trick I tried failed to make it back them up. Finally, I dug deep and found the problem: the OS X Extended Attributes for those folders contained this attribute: com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem
The “how to remove this” instructions came from stackoverflow.com.
So, this is my first foray into WordPress. Late to the party, I guess.
Fall 2012 has been a rough one for Autograph Systems. Along with the continual sluggish economy, the long-threatened ‘purge’ of small Apple Authorized Resellers finally happened on November 1. Then “our guy” lost the presidential election, so it appears we’re going to bump along for another four years at least.
But we press on, and we do still have some Apple products in stock which we would be happy to move off the shelves before they become obsolete. Call us and we’ll give you a deal, if we can.