Thursday, May 31, 2012

Physically Securing an Apple TV

There are a few different options that we've thought of for helping prevent the theft of an Apple TV from a student-accessible area. There are pros and cons to each, and there are other options that you can come up with as well.

Label it with a paint pen, and perhaps a magnetic strip.


Velcro it up out of reach.

Put it on top of the projector.

Screw it down using galvanized strapping (from the plumbing department, I could probably give you some).

Put it in a cupboard or display case that has a transparent or translucent door.
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Cut a custom CNC wood case that can be bolted down.

Unfortunately the Apple TV is small and portable enough that students may be tempted to walk away with it. Hopefully something like one of these ideas can help prevent that.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Installing Google Chrome Frame in Internet Explorer 8

If you're finding that Google Docs and other similar websites are not working in Internet Explorer 8, you can install Google Chrome Frame from google.com/chromeframe . In many cases it requires that you be logged in as an Administrator.


On the site google.com/chromeframe click "Activate Google Chrome Frame".

Accept their terms.


If it warns you that it requires an Administrator account, log out and log back in with your Admin account or ask someone with Admin privileges to install it for you.

It should then give you a message saying that it is now complete.

You can test that it is working by trying to edit a Google Docs presentation. If you can, then the installation was successful.


To disable Google Chrome Frame, follow these steps:
  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons in the menu bar.
  2. In the "Toolbars and Extensions" section, select ChromeFrame BHO.
  3. Click Disable.
To uninstall Google Chrome Frame from your computer, follow these steps (while logged in as an Administrator):
  1. Select Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Google Chrome Frame.
  4. Click Remove.