On a mac, there is this clever tool to turn off (parts of) applications that the computer thinks you are not using. This tool is called ‘app nap’.
For jamaseis, this has to be turned off. The following video shows how:
(Note: The initial part of the video shows how you can access the relevant settings by right clicking. You may need to hold down the control key on the keyboard while clicking to get to the contextual menus).
TC-1 on the left, connected through an Arduino and amplifier to the iMac
- 21″ iMac, c2008 model
- 3GB RAM
- 320GB HDD (divided into system and data partitions)
- MacOS X 10.9.x
- ESET NOD32 – antivirus
- Casper client – platform management
- Current JRE 7, JRE 6 (Arduino)
- Arduino IDE/drivers
- Owncloud desktop client – synchronization/backup
- Energy Saver
he energy saver settings are applied to the iMac using a policy in our Mac management tool, Casper (not to be confused with Kasper!). Even if these settings are modified by a local administrator, they will revert to those shown above when Casper refreshes the policy on the machine -if a School using one of these,needs us to modify the settings, we can unlock the policy -let Kasper know.
(italicised items are specific components of the University platform being used here and NOT requirements for the basic seismograph)
Standard administrative user account used to manage Macs in Science at the University of Auckland. Used for remote management, updates, etc.
An administrative account for the project participants -used to install and upgrade the software specific to the project.
The workhorse account. A standard user.
- Automatic log in
- Login items
configure Owncloud to synchronize /Volumes/data/data
ln -s /Volumes/data/data/jamaseisData /Users/seismometeruser/jamaseisData
Prevent App Nap
Set up local seismometer source (see configuring the TC-1).
Configure screenshot uploads
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