Safari 4 (beta) seems to have an issue with caching. Once an image (or whatever) fails to load, it never seems to load again until you quit Safari and re-launch it (and perhaps clear the cache - cmd-opt-e). I've even tried loading up the image directly (it works), then reloading the page that contains it […]
Archive for the 'Apple' Category
I know Blu-Ray is currently a big ol' world of hurt. But you know, if the new Mac Mini had a Blu-Ray drive, I'd have bought one instantly.
I don't use Mail, but my wife does… All of the below deals with a POP account I created for her to use with some school project she's doing. Basically, my wife needs all mail sent to and from this account to be routed to a folder. The "to" part is easy and I've already […]
For the most part, MobileMe's (née .Mac) "sync" features work well. They keep my calendars, my contacts, my preferences, and more just as I like them on multiple machines. Unfortunately, the Dashboard sync is seemingly hopelessly broken. For two weeks I've been battling this dialog box: On my Mac Pro, I created four "Delivery Status" […]
I concur. Of course, there's more to it than that… And I still use Entourage. I like the colored labels and I like the unified inbox. Screw Mail.
John Gruber writes up a method for invoking the same AppleScript on Safari and WebKit. That's all well and good, but it reminds me of one of my annoyances. You see, I wouldn't mind running WebKit nightly builds, but I don't want to run Safari and WebKit at the same time. It'd be nice if […]
Today I received two 8 GB SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash cards. As has become custom lately, they came with a CD that has some file recovery software on it should you, I dunno, format your card before you import your images or something. I've never had a need for them, but since the apps tend […]
iLife '09 arrived today. I "paid" only for the free FedEx Ground shipping, but Apple nicely upgraded me to overnight shipping. So far, I've tagged about 1250 photos with names, and my random observations are: iPhoto can't identify dogs. Sorry, Flint - but you'll go un-identified in my iPhoto library. No shocker here, though. More […]
Somehow, "25 years of the Mac" isn't anywhere near as surprising as "over eight years of Mac OS X." I say eight years because, like many people, I was using DP4 as my main OS. I think I kept Classic around for awhile, but resisted the urge to use it for anything but the occasional […]
I'd like to thank Steven Frank for posting the link to ClickToFlash ClickToFlash, a Safari plugin that prevents the loading of Flash content until you click it. I shared this plugin's location with John Gruber and he noted that he was seeing low single-percentage CPU usage with 30 Safari tabs open. In my own tests, […]
On My PowerMacBook Pro, when I wake it up, it takes a little while to grab the 802.11n connection from the Time Capsule that serves as its base station and its place of backup. Unfortunately, in the ten seconds acquisition takes, Time Machine tries - and fails - to start a backup. Why can't it […]
iLife '09: Couldn't care less about iMovie. Don't use it. Haven't for years. iPhoto - I use Aperture for my "serious" shots - iPhoto is the dumping ground for the photos Carey takes with the P&S. Will I have to go back and add "places" and "faces" to everything? I hope not. How many cameras […]
Over at 37 Signals I read about a guy who says every one of his Macs has failed. I've had my own computers - always Macs and almost always two to three at a time - and, knock on wood, every single one of them has worked without any sort of "failure." The worst I've […]
It happened again. And by "it" I mean that Rivet stopped showing images properly. The screenshot to the right shows the media browser in Pages. Note that images made after the Cinci Zoo album don't show up. Lovely.
Today, after wasting a little time thinking that my Safari installation had gone awry, I tracked down a bug with CoolIris 184.108.40.20696 and Safari 3.2.1 regarding the latter's phishing/malware protection. The bug manifests itself in a bit of an odd way: