LG 5k Display 2013 Mac Pro Sierra Issues

LG 5k Display 2013 Mac Pro Sierra Issues

I was excited when I saw the announcement for the LG 5k Display for Apple. I thought the footprint and features would be a great match for the work I do. I primarily use my 2013 Mac Pro for motion graphics and video editing. The day my LG 5k arrived, was a huge…disappointment. After unboxing, I plugged the monitor in to my 2013 Mac Pro and…nothing. A black screen. I admit – this was my bad. I should have read the specs. The new monitor requires OS X Sierra. My MacBook Pro was already running Sierra, but hadn’t gotten around to updating my Mac Pro yet. The new mornitor was the impetus. As always, I did a clean install. It always works so much better than doing an OS upgrade. Sure, it’s a bit more work, but personally – I believe it’s worth it. This time when I booted my Mac Pro with the new LG 5k – it worked. Sorta. Sure. It powered on and it was semi usable. But It seemed to be plagued with problems, that I couldn’t pinpoint. For example, it constantly blinked to black. It wouldn’t shut down or restart without doing a hard shut down on the Mac itself. I had read that the blinking issue could be related to WiFi or router interference. To eliminate that variable, I tried working without internet, disabling the WiFi off in my office from the router. No luck.  Since I had two new variables in the mix (a. the OS upgrade to Sierra and b. the new monitor), I had to determine which variable was causing the issue. I decided to try using...
Creative Cloud :: How to Disable Activation Devices

Creative Cloud :: How to Disable Activation Devices

Adobe Creative Cloud allows you to have two devices active. For example – your desktop computer and your laptop. So what happens if you try to install on a third device? Creative Cloud asks you to either deactivate the license on one of your other computers, or offers to deactivate all currently activated computers. A few days ago, I was installing Creative Cloud on my new MacBook Pro. I ran into this issue – but was not sure which of my devices had a current activation. I assumed that Adobe had this info in my account somewhere, so I decided to explore – and share the results with you. It’s pretty simple. login to your creative cloud account select Manage Account you may be asked you to login again select Plans and Products under your Creative Cloud plan, select Manage Plan in the column on the right, you’ll see a section titled Activated devices click the ‘x’ icon by the device you want to deactivate Simple enough! If you accidentally deactivate a device, simply reactive by launching any Adobe application. It will ask you to login, thus activating that...
Mac Mail Triangle Warning Error?

Mac Mail Triangle Warning Error?

Do you frequently get a small triangle by the side of your email account in Mac Mail? If you click on the triangle does it show an error something like this?  The server returned the error: The attempt to read data from the server “domainname.com” failed. Chances are this is an issue with how your hosting company’s IMAP or POP server settings are configured. If you’re the hosting company, here’s the deal. By default, the maximum number of concurrent connections from one IP in Qmail is set to 4. Anymore than that and it will start to fail or reject the connections. Normally this isn’t an issue, but if you use an email client that tries to establish more than 4 connections at once – like Mac Mail – you will run into an issue.Here’s the fix: for IMAP:– edit /etc/courier-imap/imapd– change the MAXPERIP value to a number higher than 4– restart IMAP (/etc/init.d/courier-imap restartfor POP:– edit /etc/courier-imap/pop3d– change the MAXPERIP value to a number higher than 4– restart POP (/etc/init.d/courier-imap restart …now – go enjoy the rest of your...
Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Mac: no sound

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Mac: no sound

Having problems hearing sound coming from your Mac on your Presonus StudioLive? Here’s a bit of info that may help. First off, your StudioLive 16.4.2 can be used as the main Core Audio device on your Mac. You can route the main outputs of your Mac to any of its available output streams. By default, these streams are routed to Channels 1 and 2 on your StudioLive 16.4.2. The obvious limitation of this is that you will use up two input channels on your StudioLive just for Core Audio playback. Sometimes that’s not ideal. A better idea is to use Channels 17 and 18 for Core Audio playback. These are available through the FireWire Return buttons inside the 2 Track In and Monitor sections of the StudioLive. Here’s how you can configure your StudioLive to be used as the main audio playback device for your Mac: 1. Go to MacHD | Applications | Utilities and launch Audio MIDI setup. 2. Click on the Configure Speakers button. 3. Deselect Stream 1 and select Stream 2 instead. 4. Choose Channel 17 for the left speaker and Channel 18 for the right speaker. 5. When you are finished, click Apply and then Done....
AWS: WordPress – Video Won’t Upload  crunching

AWS: WordPress – Video Won’t Upload crunching

I’ve been using an AWS S3 bucket for images and videos for our WordPress websites for awhile now. I was always able to get images to upload easily without a hitch. But videos? That was a different story. They would take forever to upload and I’d be stuck looking at the words CRUNCHING… The solution? On your AWS S3 bucket, enable CORS right click on the bucket -> properties click link to enable CORS add the following: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><CORSConfiguration xmlns=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2006-03-01/”><CORSRule><AllowedOrigin>*</AllowedOrigin><AllowedMethod>GET</AllowedMethod><MaxAgeSeconds>6000</MaxAgeSeconds><AllowedHeader>Authorization</AllowedHeader></CORSRule><CORSRule><AllowedOrigin>http://motion.tv</AllowedOrigin><AllowedMethod>PUT</AllowedMethod><AllowedMethod>POST</AllowedMethod><AllowedMethod>DELETE</AllowedMethod><MaxAgeSeconds>6000</MaxAgeSeconds><AllowedHeader>Authorization</AllowedHeader></CORSRule></CORSConfiguration> Now the only CRUNCHING I experience is the sound of eating green chile caramel corn – and that’s a crunching I can deal...
AWS Recipe: Increase EC2 Volume Size

AWS Recipe: Increase EC2 Volume Size

tech recipes from a girl geek… Outgrown your current volume size on your Amazon Web Service EC2 instance? Here’s the recipe to get the volume size you need: ▪ login to your AWS console▪ navigate to Instances > Instances▪ select your EC2 instance ▪ in the Description area, click on the SDA1 link▪ make note of the volume number ▪ navigate to Elastic Block Store > Volumes ▪ right click on the volume with the Volume ID that matches your instance ▪ select Create Snapshot ▪ it may take some time to create the snapshot…be patient ▪ navigate to Instances > Instances▪ select your instance and right click on it and select Stop ▪ when both the instance is shut down, and the snapshot is complete, go on to the next step ▪ navigate to Elastic Block Store > Snapshots▪ select the Snapshot you just created▪ right click on the Snapshot and select Create Volume from Snapshot▪ in the pop-up window, select the size for your new volume in GB or TB▪ select the SAME availability zone as your Instance (ie us-east-1a)▪ select the Snapshot you just created (most likely is already selected)▪ click Yes, Create▪ navigate to Elastic Block Store > Volumes▪ right click on the current volume your instance is attached to and select Detach▪ when the new Volume Creation is complete, right click on the new Volume and select Attach Volume▪ select the Instance you are attaching it to (should be shut down)▪ change the value in Device from whatever it currently is to /dev/sda1▪ click, Yes, Attach▪ navigate to Instances > Instances▪ right click on your instance and select...