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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Screw the headless iMac. I don't want it, if it exists. I still want a display (15" would be fine) with a pen-sensitive screen and a USB port for a keyboard/mouse. I want the computer to run Mac OS X, but only so far as to boot into Remote Desktop. Then, without syncing files or […]

iCab 3.0 Betas and CSS Support

It's amazing what a little CSS support can do for iCab. Particularly for the way the FSS site appears. I'm particularly interested in iCab - I used it a while back and it has some nice features. Bringing it back to relevancy (it hasn't been since it fell behind the CSS curve, though it hung […]

Free or Inexpensive Proxy

I'd like to access some Web content via a proxy (for testing some things). Does anyone know of a free or inexpensive proxy that I might use? The proxy should have a password and should let me view content via HTTP (web pages, etc.). Ideally, the proxy will report the visitor IP to the site […]

Full-Screen Games

I don't mind full-screen games. Sometimes I even play them. But today when I launched the free Holiday Express (courtesy of .Mac), it immediately zapped into full-screen mode. I immediately looked for options and the ability to turn off full-screen mode. It was there and I did, so all seemed well. Until the game crashed […]

10.3.6 and Photoshop

It may just be me, but it seems like ever since updating to 10.3.6 Photoshop's been having a fight with the shift key. The shift key no longer constrains proportions while dragging or draws perfect squares or circles. When I let go of the drag, the item snaps to the proportional size, but that's often […]

.plist Checker

This might come in handy if you suspect that one of your Prefs files is corrupt. sudo plutil -s ~/Library/Preferences/*.plist Thanks to José for reminding me of this! (Obvious changes will be needed if a) you don't need to be root, and b) you want to check subfolders, or a different folder, or whatever. Y'all […]

Lame Software

Two problems with this: No big, easy-to-find "Download" link. Step 1: Enable third-party menu extra "support" Y'know, because this would be soooo terrible as a faceless application with a menu. Talk about unnecessarily limiting your market (to those who want to "hack"). And into the trash it goes. Total time spent considering it as an […]

15% Discount on a Mac

Want a 15% discount on a Mac? Get in touch with me privately. This one's for people I can trust at least a little, so, apply only if you're in need and trustworthy, eh? And not a student. You guys get your own darn deals.

Adium’s Push/Pop

A feature I truly did not know existed, as explained by David Clark (edited a little): Your friend sends you a message (i.e. "How do you properly kill an NSTimer?") You start a long-ish reply (i.e. "You have to invali") They send you another message which requires a shorter response (i.e. "Is it cold there?") […]

Erroneous Click-Throughs

Sometimes, in Mac OS X, I click or double-click in a window only to see a window behind the front window come forward. Sometimes I haven't even moved the mouse, and when I hide the app that's sprung forward, I find my mouse pointer easily surrounded by 100 pixels in each direction by the other […]

Delicious Themes

If you would like to download 50 new themes for Delicious Library, head on over to If you would like a method of easily setting custom themes for your shelves or for your overall application, fire up your email and bitch at Because, after all, there's no real way to use themes except […]

QotD: True Cost of Mac OS X

Question: What's the true cost of Mac OS X to you? My Answer: Rosyna comes up with a number of about $300. I'd tend to agree, though I have added a few of my must-haves (none of which will be my own software. I'll go with MSRP, and not the prices I've paid for things, […]

Preview – Two Pages

It sure would be nice if Preview could be set to display facing pages. Or just two pages, side by side. I regularly zoom to 130% - that fits a full page, with the toolbar (icons + text) on the height of my 23" display, but it leaves plenty of room. Hitting page down every […]

SystemUIServer Lockups

SystemUIServer - which controls the top-right menu items (fast user switching, date and time, etc.) keeps locking up on me. I can't even kill -9 the PID. I looked around and some things pointed towards AirPort, but removing that menu item has not resolved the issue. I don't even care that it doesn't work very […]

Mac Geekery

codepoet is looking for a little help: what don't you know? Mac Geekery hit a standstill because I don't know what I know that you don't. That is, I have the time to write, and I know a good deal of topics, but to me they all seem trivial. Of course, most of what I […]

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