How to run Adobe CS 5.5 on OSx Yosemite

After updating our office to OSx Yosemite, one of our older Macs refused to run some Adobe CS 5.5 applications. Adobe CS 5.5 depends on Java SE 6 Runtime which was no longer available after the OSX Yosemite upgrade process. An error message will appear when starting the affected CS5 app, while a “more info” link leads you to a blanc page at Apple’s website. Not helpful.

If you run into the same issue, here’s the easy fix:

  1. Download and install Java for OS X 2014-001 from Apple’s website:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US and/or
  2. Download and install Java from Oracle’s website:
    https://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp
  3. Restart your Mac
  4. Do your happy dance

Bored People Quit

I think of boredom as a clock. Every second that someone on my team is bored, a second passes on this clock. After some aggregated amount of seconds that varies for every person, they look at the time, throw up their arms, and quit. [Michael Lopp]

When not given a challenge in your organization, Bored People Quit. Good people don’t stay for maintenance.

Found trough zachholman.com

Open letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

Dear Mr Cook,

“Think Different” is why I choose Apple above Microsoft.
“Think Quality” is why I’ve spent thousands and supported Apple’s growth.

Love is fading, after spending 627 € on a manufacturing issue created by your company.

Thousands of other customers own MacBook Pro’s with identical problems, www.mbp2011.com is no coincidence.

Leadership brings responsibility. Forcing your customer base to pay for mistakes they did not make … please think different.

kind regards,
Kris

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Apple makes beautifully design products. The company grew from a marginal underdog to a dominant player in the IT industry. With the support of a small but dedicated group of followers, and their hard earned money, Steve Jobs managed to lead Apple into a bright future. But recently, (i)clouds are gathering.

While Apple is preparing the launch of their next array of beautifully designed products, Apple customers discover the lack of service their expensive purchases deserve. In a petition on change.org over 14,159 (!) people ask Tim Cook to show leadership. They ask Apple to replace or fix all 2011 Macbook Pro notebooks with graphics failure issues.

Everyone who bought a macbook pro spent a huge premium to buy macbook pro’s and did not expect to have a manufacturing defect. This issue had made a 2500$ investment a piece of junk in 2 years. We do not buy Apple products with this in mind.

The delicate art of upselling webservices

Buffer upselling attempt

Proposing optional services or upgrades is a great way to increase revenue trough your website. Just make sure your offer reaches the user/client during or immediately after a positive user experience. Timing is crucial.

Being one of my favorites, Buffer is a great service so their above proposal looks appealing.

Right after yet another successful social media post, Buffer’s timing is perfect.
Unless the majority of your users don’t own a private swimming pool themselves, toe tipping might not convince them to sponsor your team’s lifestyle.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Are they worth a thousand dollars?

Millennials

“Millennials don’t respect hierarchy for the sake of itself. They want fast-moving, lean platforms on which to build their work. They’d rather leave than fight an organization into tolerating them, because they always wanted an excuse to go freelance.“

Full article on fastcolabs.com.

Kiezen is verliezen

Een hongerige jachtluipaard ziet in de verte een kudde antilopen en sluipt dichterbij, op zoek naar het lekkerste beest uit de groep. Zodra hij heeft gekozen, stormt de jachtluipaard erop af. Stel dat hij plots uit een ooghoek ziet dat hij zich vergiste, dat er opzij een antilope wegrent waar nog meer vlees aan zit. Is het dan een optie om alsnog van gedacht te veranderen en achter de allerlekkerste antilope te jagen? Neen. Want dan moet de jachtluipaard eerst vertragen, daarna van koers veranderen en zich vervolgens weer lanceren. Tegen dan is dat allerlekkerste beest gevlucht. En de eerste prooi heeft zich intussen uit de voeten gemaakt.

De jachtluipaard en de antilope als voorbeeld van politiek Europa.
Het volledige artikel van Hendrik Vos op De Standaard.

Focus

When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through life. Gates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.”

Complete article on LinkedIn written by Greg McKeown

Be yourself

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Oscar Wilde’s quote looks gorgeous with @AdrienCoquet‘s Farray font.
Good typography is priceless. The font itself completely free.

Festa Major

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Really like this poster by @Marcbichi for Festa Major de Sant Boi 2014. Molt be!

Complexiteit

Met schijnbare tegenstrijdigheden kunnen omgaan, dát is groot worden. Dat je kunt zeggen: dit klopt, maar dat ander klopt eigenlijk óók. Zoeken naar simplismen, naar eenduidigheid en eenvormigheid: dat is weigeren om volwassen te worden.

Sophie De Schaepdrijver in dS Weekblad

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