Category: Activity Log

06/10/16

Permalink 02:36:23 pm, by pat, 162 words, 163 views   English (CA)
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Problem with keychain and binding to LDAP

I discovered that the keychain service in macOS synchronizes itself with the login password used to login, including externally set passwords like netlink. This is a problem if a password is reset by the user or someone else on campus as it produces a keychain alert on next login to a linguistics machine which is confusing for most people.

I will fix this by using a script that deletes the previous users login keychain information on login. A new keychain is created each time a user logs in and then is deleted when they login again, thus avoiding the keychain sync issue.

The reasoning for that decision is here: http://technology.siprep.org/deleting-keychains-at-user-logout/

I will either use a logout hook, which is deprecated by apple but still usable (and very simple to implement): http://www.amsys.co.uk/2015/02/delete-keychains-logout/?nabe=6486817002487808:0

or I will use Offest: https://github.com/aysiu/offset

With this script: https://github.com/aysiu/Mac-Scripts-and-Profiles/blob/master/RemoveLastUserKeychains

Permalink 02:24:18 pm, by pat, 56 words, 174 views   English (CA)
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Hardware Updates

I installed two focus rite 2i2 in the linguistics labs. They now work properly. I also added a "how to" for basic use.

I tested the epiphany avid hd video capture interface on the department's ultrasound machine. This now works as a plug and play device and is capturable on any computer with a USB port.

24/02/16

Permalink 04:47:37 pm, by pat, 77 words, 115 views   English (CA)
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Tutorials and hours in Linguistics

On Tuesday I spent two hours instructing students on how to use recording equipment. I have some small adjustments to make to the setup in the recording booth in D345, but I think it should work well.

I also committed for the next couple of months to regular hours in the labs as undergrad and grad are requiring more attention now. I'll be up there Thursdays, 10:00-14:00. Two class groups have already contacted me asking for assistance.

11/02/16

Permalink 11:00:19 am, by pat, 8 words, 244 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity Log; Mins. worked: 60

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