Random Short Take #71

Welcome to Random Short Take #71. A bit of home IT in this one. Let’s get random.

OT: Sometimes a Mac problem needs a Windows solution

I have a Logitech 1000i all-in-one remote control. Good for me you say. Good for me I say too. But recently I wanted to update the remote via the Harmony Remote Software. I’ve recently updated my iMac to OS X 10.6.3, and made the silly error of updating to the latest version of the Harmony software – version 7.7.0. The software works fine, but it just doesn’t update the remote. There’s even a KB article about it. And I tried all of the steps, but nothing would get it working. And do you know how I resolved the issue? I uninstalled and reinstalled the same version of the software. That’s right, I had to do the sort of thing that I had been doing on my PC for years. Ridiculous. And I don’t know who’s to blame, but I don’t like it.