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You Can’t Open The Application LaCie Setup Assistant.app Because PowerPC Applications Are No Longer Supported

Leave it up to LaCie to sell you a brand new Rikiki external hard drive only to let you down before you have ever used it. Luckily it wasn’t a big deal to fix at all however I could see someone like my Mom being really frustrated and not know what to do since when you plugin the Rikiki external hard drive it auto launches an application that doesn’t work. I can’t image that a bunch of people have just taken the thing back saying it does not work. Anyhow below I describe a little bit more about the error that pops up and then describe how to easily resolve the problem without having to jump through any hoops.

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WordPress Media Uploader Not Saving Title

I have not been posting a bunch lately however I am hoping I finally have the motivation to do so, but regardless I have not been posting for awhile which is why I just noticed the issue I was having uploading images via the WordPress Media Uploader. Everything appeared to work fine when uploading an image via the WordPress Admin however once I would save the image the Title would not save. If I edited the image after the initial upload the Title would save just fine. Below is how I was able to resolve the issue with the Title not saving on images uploaded via the WordPress Media Uploader.

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Remove Mac OSX Dashboard As A Display Screen On OSX Lion

Some people may find the Dashboard that resides to the left of your farthest left desktop on MAC OSX useful however I always find myself scrolling to that desktop on accident. I attempted to use the Dashboard for awhile for various plugins/buckets that made accessing things like a IPSec VPN client I used fairly easy but the truth is it is even easier to keep the IPSec VPN client in the OSX Dock. I believe the Dashboard was introduced in OSX 10.4 or OSX Tiger. The Dashboard acts as a Space and in OSX 10.7 or OSX Lion they added the ability to easily remove the Dashboard as a space. Follow the directions below to disable Dashboard as a Space or a Desktop screen whichever it is.

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The Mac Cannot Connect To The Windows-Based Computer, OSX RDP With CoRD

I have noticed every now and then when using Remote Desktop Connection for Mac that I am unable to connect to Windows based computers. Initially I thought the issue was related to specific versions of Windows 7 and then when that turned out not to be the case I thought it had to do with the Remote Connection Settings on the Windows computer specifically the “More Secure” and “Less Secure” setting when configuring RDP on Windows. It turns out neither of those were the actual problem and it really is just the fact that the computer is connected to a Domain or Domain Controller.I was able to make connections using actual Domain accounts however not the local computer accounts which not only included users in the Remote Desktop Users group but also Administrators that by default should be able to make Remote Desktop Connections. Below I describe some of the basic items that should be confirmed to not be the case however I still suggest that you uninstall Remote Desktop Connection for Mac and install CoRD: Simple RDP Remote Desktop.