iTunes – Auto Launch when iPhone Connected

Background Was working on my cousin's iPhone this past weekend.   Issue This morning the quickest path to charging my phone is to connect it to my laptop. Noticed iTunes auto-launched. Commentary Sorry, iTunes was a weekend thing, not a daily occurrence. Resolution Outline iTunes Preferences iTunesHelper Stop and Disable AutoLaunch Tasks iTunes / Preferences … Continue reading iTunes – Auto Launch when iPhone Connected

Burning Apple Mac OSX DMG files in MS Windows

Introduction A couple of weeks ago, one of my dearest friends Apple's laptop crashed on her.  We tried bringing it back up, but in the middle of trying an OS re-install found out that we had misplaced the CD\DVDs that came with the computer. To make matters more punishing we had problems getting online and … Continue reading Burning Apple Mac OSX DMG files in MS Windows

Tony Fadell – On Setting Constraints, Ignoring Experts & Embracing Self-Doubt

Though almost a year old, I hope you got to listen in to this inspirational video.  And, if not please listen... Published on Oct 25, 2012 iPod godfather and ALVA Award-winner Tony Fadell shares incredible insights on how to design, build, and ship disruptive products: Link .. I think it will yet awaken you to failing … Continue reading Tony Fadell – On Setting Constraints, Ignoring Experts & Embracing Self-Doubt

Technical: Mac OSX / Java Applet Support in Mozilla Firefox

Technical: Mac OSX / Java Applet Support in Mozilla Firefox Here I am trying to upload files to one of our vendors, but the upload icon is not appearing in Mozilla Firefox. I looked all over, but no plugin. I am thinking you 're killing me.  And, yes where did I look? Well in Add-On Manager; … Continue reading Technical: Mac OSX / Java Applet Support in Mozilla Firefox

Mac OS/X – Reading Microsoft Windows Event Log file (*.evtx) files

Prelude As always, it is one inter-operability problem or another. I need to send Windows Event Viewer Log files (*.evtx) to a colleague whose primary work computer is a Mac OSX. Options So what to do, tried using the App Store. But, got no help. Next goggled for help. Found a gem in: Cross-platform Windows … Continue reading Mac OS/X – Reading Microsoft Windows Event Log file (*.evtx) files

UnixODBC on Mac OSX – Configuration Files – odbc.ini & odbcinst.ini

Configuration Files To find the configuration files (odbc*.ini), issued: sudo find / -name odbc*.ini 2>/dev/null Upon issuance, received the file listing pasted below: /Library/ODBC/odbc.ini /Library/ODBC/odbcinst.ini /usr/local/Cellar/unixodbc/2.3.1/etc/odbc.ini /usr/local/Cellar/unixodbc/2.3.1/etc/odbcinst.ini /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini /usr/local/etc/odbcinst.ini Did not have a clue which of these files is being used, so Googled for help: /Library/ODBC/ Apple Mac OS/X Link When you use the iODBC … Continue reading UnixODBC on Mac OSX – Configuration Files – odbc.ini & odbcinst.ini

Mac OS/X – Installing Homebrew

Mac OS/X - Installing Homebrew The last few days or so wanted to expand the repertoire of tools available for Connecting to MS SQL Server Instances. And, found myself having to install UnixODBC on my Mac Laptop. So Googled and liked Stuartc Posterous's writing refreshing, clear, and concise. http://stuartc.posterous.com/mssql2005-on-rails-on-snow-leopard-the-easies And, so here we go following … Continue reading Mac OS/X – Installing Homebrew

Mac – Printing to Windows based Printer – Error Message – “You entered an invalid username or password for the server . You do not have permission to access this server”

Had a bit of a tough time printing from Girl Friend's #1 Mac Laptop to a HP LaserJet Printer. Here is a bit of background Mac laptop is Mac OS X HP Laser J is connected to a USB port on MS Windows 2003 machine.  The Windows box is in a MS Active Directory Domain … Continue reading Mac – Printing to Windows based Printer – Error Message – “You entered an invalid username or password for the server . You do not have permission to access this server”

Mac OS / QuickTime Player – Error Message – A required codec isn’t available (version 2)

Mac OS / QuickTime Player - Error Message - A required codec isn't available Using QuickTime, tried playing some AVI files on Mac OS X, but I keep getting this error message: A required codec isn't available. Clicking on the "Tell Me More" button, landed me @ http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3526?viewlocale=en_US Which for my current purpose, which is … Continue reading Mac OS / QuickTime Player – Error Message – A required codec isn’t available (version 2)