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More Delicious Problems

So, Delicious Library came out today, and what do I get when attempting to "upgrade" from another application? The company, thus far, is deliciously oh-for-two. Some day, perhaps I'll be able to try the actual product! In the meantime I'm trying to cope with the ineptitude of the Delicious web developer(s).

10.3.6 and, uhh, Safari 1.2.4

I ran the 10.3.6 update and everything seems to be working nicely, except for one silly thing... what's up with my copy of Safari? Not sure what to make of the contextual menu I see now… other than to suggest that I'm missing some localized strings. I've run both the Software Update update and the […]

Apple Store Ratings

Wouldn't it have been easier simply to not allow ratings of Apple products? Instead, all Apple products get five stars (apples, actually) in the store. Customers can now rate other products - a very nice touch.

Played with Tiger

And, quite honestly, that's all I have to say about that. Found a few bugs, found a few nice things, and so on. Why, when I searched, the Finder couldn't find all of the files with ".m4p" but found every file "Protected" I don't know, but that's about all I have to say about that. […]

iPodDownload

You know, the reaction by people over Apple's apparent disabling of iPodDownload has been ridiculous to say the least. Oh my goodness, Apple stopped people from doing something you can easily do in the Terminal?! What's up with that! Oh, you mean that sometimes that software (iPD) made it too easy to steal music!? Why, […]

MacUpdate

I wonder when MacUpdate will be working again. It's been FUBAR for at least four days now.

Volume Logic

Anyone tried Volume Logic for iTunes? I was fairly impressed with the difference it made in how my music sounded, but I'm not sure it's worth $19.95. I tend to leave most of my tracks on "Flat." The "trick" to VL seems to be a simple one: it makes your music louder. That's not exactly […]

More Photon

I previously used Photon back in August, and today I thought I'd post a few more entries. The software hasn't been updated since then, but the author assures me that there is an update coming "soon." I won't say more than that for fear of blowing some surprise or something, but I am quite glad […]

iTunes 4.7

Thoughts, in no random order. Synching photos in iTunes is stupid. That's my opinion and I'm stickin' to it. "Find Duplicates" is dumb dumb dumb. It matches song names and that's it. Who cares if they're different lengths, genres, albums, artists, and ratings. Who cares?!?! "Keep Mini Player on top of all other windows" is […]

Delicious… Error Message

Tried to sign up to be notified when "Delicious Library" would be available. Instead got: Error in query: INSERT INTO librarynotificationlist(emailaddress) VALUES('email_here'). Got error 122 from table handler Warning: Unknown(): write failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0 Warning: Unknown(): Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting […]

Jobs in Stained Glass

This is freakin' hilarious:

TextMate

So, we all know what Allan has been working on lately: TextMate is available for $39 for a limited time before it rises to $49. The icon is rather hideous, and the product is introduced with this sentence: It's time to turn envy into pride and end your desire for Windows- and UNIX-based editors once […]

CrashReporter

This is handy: defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType crashreporter Of course, you can stipulate "none" at the end as well.

Nike/Apple Sneaks

Hey, want a pretty nifty set of sneakers you won't find anywhere else? Bid on them and they could be yours.

I've finally gotten around to updating my favorite AppleScript for BBEdit so that it works properly with BBEdit 8's "tabbed" windows: set filepath to "" tell application "BBEdit"     set thisFile to (active document of front window)     save thisFile     set filepath to file of thisFile end tell tell application "FTPeel"     open filepath end tell

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