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Account Edge NE locking out user

Today I had a user that could not log into their MYOB file which is hosted on the server using MYOB FileConnect, it just kept saying that they were already logged in.. They had already restarted their computer, but didn’t … Continue reading

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Export vCards from Filemaker Pro

Here is an example file with a script to export a vCard from a record with related contact details (phone, email, addresses). It can handle custom labels for phone and email, but this feature only works with Apple Address Book. It … Continue reading

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Kyocera print driver on 10.6

There is a permissions problem with Kyocera printer drivers after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.. The following command will fix it.. sudo chown root:wheel /usr/libexec/cups/filter/kyofilter

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D-Link Gigabit Switch problem

I recently replaced a faulty D-Link 8 port Gigabit ethernet switch and was about to trash it, then I starting wondering what the actual problem was.. The switch was a DGS-1008D The symptoms were: power LED on, complete bottom row … Continue reading

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Print Settings on older HP Laserjets

Today I needed to change the print density setting on an old HP Laserjet 2200.. I thought it should be an easy job, but it wasn’t.. From Mac OS X there is no GUI way to do this. No way … Continue reading

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Mac OS Volume UUID from Filemaker

This can be done using an Applescript to call the command line diskutil. Here is the script I used: Set Variable [ $DiskPath; Value:Let ( [ fullpath = Substitute ( Get ( FilePath ) ; “file:” ; “” ); delim … Continue reading

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VPN not working after 10.6.5 update

Last night I updated a Mac OS X Server to 10.6.5, I was connected remotely via a PPTP VPN (running on the server), and could not reconnect after the update, it wouldn’t authenticate.. I drove in there this morning to … Continue reading

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Applescript to check image size

I was recently asked to provide an easy way to check a photos printable size at a given resolution on Mac OS. Here is the applescript I came up with.. Simply drag an image file (jpg, tiff, png, psd etc..) … Continue reading

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More AEG oven problems

Funny how you can miss something as simple as a clock.. Yesterday the LED clock on our AEG B3100 Competence oven stopped working, the display was totally dead. After the previous problems we had with this oven, I decided to … Continue reading

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CDC Telephone Betting Terminal

I purchased these two Control Data telephone betting terminals in about 1985.  They had been used by QIT (now QUT) for some kind of computer science course.  Included with the two terminals was complete documentation including full circuit diagrams, and … Continue reading

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