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A Different Kind of Apple Book

Perhaps when I'm done reading Steve Jobs I'll read the new Apple Book by Ken Segall. It looks good.

New AirPort Utility Dropdown Menu

Yeah, that's not a drop-down menu, but it behaves like one. Where's the triangle? It looks like a regular old button. C'mon, Apple. These little things matter, and you know that better than anyone. Or at least you used to.

While troubleshooting an issue for a customer, I launched Console and noticed a message being repeated every two seconds: 1/15/12 8:17:54.000 am kernel: USBF: 768663.812 AppleUSBEHCI[0x137c6000]::Found a transaction past the completion deadline on bus 0xfd, timing out! (Addr: 4, EP: 1) 1/15/12 8:17:56.000 am kernel: USBF: 768665.811 AppleUSBEHCI[0x137c6000]::Found a transaction past the completion deadline on […]

iTunes Match Finally Worked

I persevered and finally got iTunes Match to work. After it uploaded a ton of songs, I created a playlist as suggested here and, over the next day or so, deleted and downloaded higher quality versions of my iTunes songs. I'll eventually go through and weed out the duplicates. I've seen a few. Will I […]

iTunes Match NRFPT

I signed up for iTunes Match earlier today. Since then, I've downloaded (replaced) exactly one song, and I've spent an hour or so searching the Web for "iTunes Match error 4001" and "iTunes Match error 4010" and so on. I've tried some of the tricks, I've set up a smart playlist, and I'm still just […]

This screenshot appears in Cyndicate from time to time. It also appears in Safari now and then. That would be fine, but there's absolutely no way I can see in the "Settings…" to turn the damn thing off.

BBEdit Lion Discoloration

Wha?

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State of the Mac Pro

My Mac Pro is getting older. It's a 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Xeon with 13 GB of RAM. I've got four 1 TB SATA disks inside. It's hooked up to an older 23" Cinema Display and is on its second video card. The top SuperDrive (I have two) sticks sometimes when you eject the […]

Preview has a Signature Option

This is interesting: you can scan your signature in Preview using your iSight camera. I'm not sure I'll ever use this feature but it's nifty anyway. From Finer Things in Mac.

Location Manager

Under Lion, what's the best/easiest way to automatically switch your Location (in the Network settings) based on where you are? AirPortLocation is no longer being updated and while it worked "okay" it over-reached a bit and changed all sorts of stuff. I may just make an AppleScript to do the two things I need (change […]

Steve Jobs Resigns

Perhaps the best way to consider the impact Steve Jobs has had on the lives of millions is to consider what the world would be like today if Gil Amelio had bought Be instead of NeXT back in 1996. Then triple that, because Steve started Apple back in the 1970s, and without that there'd have […]

I hate hate hate hate this dialog box. I'm a HEAVY browser user. I'll have 50-100 tabs open at any given moment. I absolutely hate when Safari purges some from its memory to "make room" for others. Oftentimes the purged pages were: Scrolled to a certain point on the page. Had a form or some […]

Let's hope this is fixed before general release. Update: Oops. It wasn't.

I wrote about this sync issue back in April but I've finally resolved this nagging issue: What finally did it? This KBase article which had me eventually run this: /System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/resetsync.pl full Thank goodness that's gone. I'm a bit anal about these types of things and that one was driving me nuts.

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