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This is handy: defaults write 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

.Mac Upgrade

I remain a .Mac subscriber, and this makes things even nicer: We're excited to announce that your .Mac membership now comes with 250 MB of combined .Mac Mail and iDisk storage. And, in another move designed to make life easier as traffic grows heavier and files grow larger, we've increased the maximum email message size […]

Xcode/CVS Issue

CVS works fine from Xcode, but it throws this error all the time: cvs update: inflate: unknown compression method cvs [update aborted]: reading from server: Input/output error What's up with that? I can use CVS from the CLI without this error. I'm using the stock CVS, and other people working on my project don't get […]

Services Schmervices

Are "Services" (that menu in your Mac OS X app) as annoying to everyone else as they are to me? Jeez. I've got about a billion things in there, and each of them seem to fight over keyboard shortcuts. I want about five or six things in there. There seem to be ways to add […]

Cinema HD 23

I've got a new metal-beveled 23" Cinema display now, replacing my old plastic one. Everyone I talk to says the same thing: it's far less impressive than the older, plastic-rimmed ones. People in Apple stores commonly think that the 23" display is the 20" display. It just looks smaller. It's still mighty impressive, but I […]

Kerry = Apple?

I said I wouldn't blog about political stuff, but this is just ridiculous enough to make me want to point it out. I still remember that it was Dubya who helped Microsoft get off pretty damn easy in its antitrust trial. Kerry is nothing like Apple. If he were, he'd announce cool new policies, tell […]

New BBEdit Icon

Grab one here. The one Bare Bones has "chosen" to use with BBEdit 8.0 is just plain rank. Uggggh. :: shudder ::

BBEdit 8

BBEdit 8 is now available. I'll amend this post later with thoughts. The multi-document-in-one-window idea looks good, though. What's new? Text Factories look good - but I'll have to get into them. I work on so many different kinds of files that I don't frequently find use for the glossary and some other things, but […]

Guess What I’ve Got

Guess what José brought me today?

LaunchBar and Party Shuffle

I love iTunes' Party Shuffle mode. I love LaunchBar. Why oh why can't the two work together? When I locate an MP3 or AAC file to play, why can't LaunchBar allow me to "Play next in party shuffle" as iTunes can? Short of setting all of my MP3s to open with some AppleScript that accomplishes […]

My Favorite BBEdit Script

This script, in combination with FTPeel's Magic Mirror feature, comes in quite handy: set filepath to "" tell application "BBEdit"     save front document     set filepath to file of front document end tell tell application "FTPeel"     open filepath end tell I've saved it as shift-command-S (which BBEdit uses as "Save to FTP Server" anyway). Update for […]


I was reading this mini-rant against BBEdit when I read this: I prefer SubEthaEdit. Its got everything I needed from BBEdit, and extra networking functionality (a couple of my mac buddies from school share and take notes together during class on our powerbooks)… What a great friggin' idea! Holy cow! Oh wait, I was the […]

Entourage is Flaky

Today I had to rebuild (or repair) my Entourage 2004 database for the fifth time after warnings came up while I performed a search. Each time I rebuild/repair my database, the categories (and thus colored labels) I've assigned to my folders disappear. Some random emails appeared or re-appeared after the rebuild as well, some as […]

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