I had recently had a Mac on Lion unable to load the Users & Groups Preference Pane. Like this: My IT support had suggested reimaging the computer. Reinstalling the Operating System, reloading the applications, and transferring back the User information from Time Machine Backup. Well, after doing all of that, the problem reappeared immediately. I scoured through Apple Support Communities and found this fix. For some reason, some transparent users are showing up in your system. They need to be deleted. But since you cannot load Users & Groups... it becomes a problem. Here is the solution / procedure. Quit System Preferences. Launch Terminal. (Applications/Utilities/Terminal) Copy & Paste these commands. sudo dscl . delete /Users/Guest press enter Terminal may ask for your Administrator Password, enter that. sudo dscl . delete /Users/Guest1 press enter Terminal may ask for your Administrator Password, enter that. Rel
With the coronavirus, I wanted something I could learn about while having some fun and down time, without staring at my Netflix account too much. I recently found an opportunity to take an online PD from MakeyMakey, presented by Tom Heck . This course, called 'Beyond the Banana" explores electric circuitry that can be created and adapted to the MakeyMakey , a circut board that connects to a computer via USB. The MakeyMakey acts as a keyboard for the computer to add inputs from the real world. As the MakeyMakey works as a keyboard, you can program with websites like Scratch, Tynker, or just play a piano. I created an Indiana Jones drawing, that played the song as well. The Makey Makey was plugged into all of its' front ports, and a few letters via wire plugs on the back. It interacted with this website piano. My final project was to create a Instructable that goes through the design of an invention. My invention was more of an adaptation of an idea, to create a
Adobe Spark is a great way to create video with a Chromebook. It is simple, scaffolded, and works. 8th grade students at my school are currently using it for Social Studies, but it could be used for many applications. Here are my tips for getting started with Adobe Spark Video on a Chromebook. Full video above, but my tips are linked below by topic. Finding and Inserting Pictures: Start 2 minutes in . Creating Map images with Google Maps to insert: Start 5 minutes in . Starting to record your voice overs : Start 6 1/2 minutes in . Downloading and Sharing: Start about 7 minutes in . Hope this helps!