I went on a bit of a tear today - though not as big as I had originally intended - and removed a few applications from my /Applications folder today. Actually, I put them onto .dmgs in case I should ever need them, but at least now they won't show up in LaunchBar. in other […]
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I own a small (but growing!) Mac software company. So do about fifteen of my friends, and about 35 of my acquaintances. I excel at writing software. Debugging. Customer support. Drafting and choosing icons. You know: all of the geeky things. However, I suck at marketing and PR. It struck me today that that someone […]
So, I'm not sure when it happened, but I noticed today that Safari now displays image sizes (i.e. "128 x 128 pixels") in the menu bar when you view an image. Yay! My best guess is that this happened in 1.2. I haven't seen any other mentions of this yet, and it's new to me. […]
I consider myself to be an advanced computer user, and certainly an advanced Mac user. Here now are two lovely pieces of UI that have recently earned the title "the most annoying thing I've seen today." Perhaps I saw both at 7am, but regardless, they're what I feel are good examples of bad UI. Since […]
Question: Have you made a GarageBand song yet? My Answer: I have goofed around like everyone else, but I've yet to approach making anything even resembling "a song." You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.
John Siracusa reviews OmniWeb 5.0b1 at arstechnica. I don't have a whole lot to say other than to throw out another of my "OW Dislikes": Ahem. Anyway, you can see the small "show/hide drawer" widget and the little spinny status indicator in the OmniWeb toolbar screenshot above. These are two items that are not necessary […]
You know, I'm not against themes, but it seems I'll never install something like ShapeShifter on my Mac. After all, what would be the point? Just LOOK at the choices I'd have! These are improvements?
Does anyone have any comments on OmniWeb 5.0? I am going to reserve judgment and simply post comments to this entry as items pop up. For some reason, the whole MT back-end, which normally looks quite good, looks horrible in OW5. Images aren't loading, the CSS sheet didn't load at all, and so on. It […]
Greg, of the Omni Group, is talking about OmniWeb 5 in a forum: 2) It is true that scrolling vertically is a lot more "comfortable" than scrolling horizontally, so while horizontal real estate is generally more available, you do want to make sure that you don't use up too much of it and force a […]
So much for getting anything done today… Update @ 2pm: Toldja so. Update @ 11pm: Wow, I'm finally done. And how appropriate that the last story I read ended with this paragraph: Finally she came across a floral symbol that was used in Sweden to indicate an interesting feature or attraction in a campground. She […]
Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Macintosh Happy birthday to you… …and maaaaaany mooooooooore! Today is the Mac's 20th birthday. The big TWO-OH. As I sit here staring at my 23" LCD attached to a dual 2 GHz G5 with 2.5 GB RAM about 18 peripherals, all running on a […]
Some folks are discussing whether "10 million Mac OS X users" is really the same as "the transition is essentially complete." They say Apple is ignoring 60% of its market. Some simple math backs up Apple's statement. Apple ships around 500,000 computers per quarter. Macs need a G3 and USB ports to run Panther, and […]
iTunes: Your shopping cart's contents have changed. Either the prices of some items have changed, or items have been added or removed from another computer. Please review your shopping cart and click Buy Now. I did that. I get this error every time. I've quit iTunes, removed the "$0.00 songs," and so on. I guess […]
I was going to buy my whole shopping cart ($49.81) in the iTunes Music store, but two of my items (the "Fear" two-track album by Sarah McLachlan and the "Imitation of Life EP" by R.E.M.) show up as $0.00. Previews play but I can't access the album's pages in the iTMS. Search for Sarah McLachlan […]
So, this here OmniWeb 5 looks a little interesting, eh? I like Safari, but the option to save browsing sessions when I restart - or better yet, when the app quits unexpectedly - could be a godsend. Unfortunately, without the crash protection, how often do you restart the computer? Might be a useless feature.