[vet-mm] Imac /flash problem

peterfowler at optusnet.com.au peterfowler at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 1 10:18:42 EST 2006

Hi Katie, 
We have a Lab of 24 IMac's that save and authenticate to a server and have had not had any trouble with the loading of files or any of the animation tools. This is the first I have heard of the problem. I had a student who wasn't able to preview his sounds attached to the timeline. So I trashed his preferences, shut down and then relaunched Flash which solved the problem. I think your Tech isn't trying hard enough, the software is on the local machine and even if the authentication comes from the server, once it is loaded it is being driven by the local IMac and should instantly access the menu items. What your Tech is telling you doesn't make sense.

The only grade I give my Unit 1&2 class at this stage of the year is a score from a mid year exam that I set. I write a report explaining the competencies that they have covered in the first semester and comment on how they are applying themselves but they still have until the end of the year to demonstrate their understanding/ability in any competency. So the S or N doesn't apply until the end of the year.
That is the way I do it but other people may have a different approach.
This just a thought, perhaps suggest to him/her that if the problem is to complicated to solve by themselves then they should seek some help from a professional.
Good luck with your techo.
Yours sincerely 
Peter Fowler
Swinburne Senior Secondary College

> Katie Pinder <kpinder at msj.melb.catholic.edu.au> wrote:
> I  have recently had problems with the Flash running really slowly - 20
> seconds to open a menu item. The tech tells me it's a known problem and
> there's nothing he can do to fix it. something about hundreds of small
> files opening from the server???? Have suggested the program is on the
> local machine blah blah blah..... if there is anyone out there who uses
> flash on macs too i would appreciate any feed back.  I will get a more
> technical description asap.
> Also. wondering if others give graded marks for yr. 11 VET multimedia or
> just s/n????
> Cheers
> Katie
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