Dell 3115cn on OSx 10.6+

Many people have contacted me about a 3115cn printer driver for OS X 10.6+. Unfortunately Dell hasn’t released a driver for it, and the old installer packet required Rosetta even in Snow Leopard. On a developer box I installed the driver and then created an install for the 3115cn to work on OSX Lion. I hope I have everything included, but please let me know if you are having trouble with the installer package.   The package is older so it does require you to restart your computer on install.  It also might ask you to repair the printer when created.  Just do it and it’ll print fine.

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**UPDATE – Youtube Video showing install of printer ***

Getting Dell 5100cn to work with OS X 10.7+

OS X 10.7+ Driver for Dell 5100cn. With the discontinued support of Rosetta the Dell 5100cn OSX driver fails to load. This was always an issue in Snow Leopard as well because I really hated installing Rosetta just for a printer to be installed.

5100 Installer

**Update – After installing this on El Capitan it will ask you to repair permissions the first time you print but it does work. **

Getting Devonthink Pro Office 2 to work with Snow Leopard

I looked all over the internet and found several articles and posts about how Devonthink wasn’t supported with snow leopard. This is frustrating to me because for the most part it should work just fine. So I started investigating how to get it to work and I’ve got about 80% functionality now. Here is what I did:

Install DevonThink Pro Office from download on the website. After downloaded drag to the applications folder as normal. Then open Devon Think. Upon the first open it will ask you if you would like to install Devon Think’s Add-on’s and Extras. Uncheck all of these and then devonthink will open. Go ahead and enter your license in and test to make sure you can open a few different databases if you have them. This was all working great so I decided to see if I could take it step further.

For the most part, I use Devonthink to take scans of papers on my desk and place them into searchable groups. Its a giant filing cabinet on the computer for me. I like this process to be fast so I turn off the OCR part and then manually OCR and organize from the inbox at the end of the day. But without Abbyy FineReader installed I have no way of doing the conversions to OCR nor are the options even there on the context menus. So the next thing I tried is to install the PDF Services Scripts. This worked without a hitch. I then restarted DevonThink and installed ABBYY as the only option in the Install Add-ons (Under Help Install Add-ons). I don’t really use the sorter and turn it off anyway so I didn’t need to install it, and I also don’t use the Mail built into OSX so I didn’t install that plug-in either. After this I went back and installed Application Scripts and DevonThink Pro Scripts. Both worked but the program does hang when trying to print a pdf directly to devonthink from Safari. I can live with this.

I haven’t tried scanning from my s1500m yet but this is next on my list. I hope this helps someone get to your files at least for reference purposes.

Basketball Fun

My son decided to be on the basketball team this year. At first I thought this was a terrible idea but as time has went I have found myself really enjoying it with him. He is quite good at getting rebounds and several people have commented on that. He hasn’t gotten the shooting down so good yet so we decided to buy him a basketball goal. Instead of us buying it for him he decided that he wanted to save his own money and buy it. After selling a few of his farm animals to earn the cash he bought a new basketball goal for our house. We went out an played on it the other day for about an hour and had a lot of fun. After dinner Josh W. came over and we decided to go at it again. Here are some pictures from us having a little fun on the new goal.

Chris going up for the Dunk!

The Motion Blurrrr! The approach

He Has Serious Air! HANGING OUT!

My Birthday

Yesterday I turned 28. I decided to have my car detailed. I paid 85.00 for an excellent job from a really good detail guy locally. I had Will drive me around yesterday while it was getting done. After I got it back at 2:30pm, I went to my 3:30pm meeting 4 blocks away at the Chamber of Commerce. My meeting lasted until 5:05pm and I decided that instead of going back to the office I’d head directly home.

I headed up to University and then took 1st street for my last jog home. I came over a hill and there were several cars lined up below waiting on someone to make a left turn. I couldn’t stop in time and I rear ended a lady. She then rear ended a lady and the domino effect began. I don’t know what was going on at that moment to make me not stop in time but none the less I did run into her and I do admit to that. I got out and made sure everyone was okay and only about 500 people that I knew passed and saw me standing out on the road. Attached are picture of my car that is now being towed to Dallas for a tear down. Estimates will then be provided and they will tell me if the vehicle is totaled or not.

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On the bright side I had a wonderful group of people over for my birthday last night and I ended up being able to take my mind off of the event for the most part.