Posted October 27th, 2013 @ 12:52pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm still working on the problems explained in this post: Safari 7.0 in Mavericks Cannot Load iBooks Store, Twitter.com, PayPal.com.
I created a new admin account called "Test" that works fine. When I say "fine" I mean I can do these things, which I cannot do on my account:
- Load both PayPal.com and Twitter.com in Safari
- Load the iBooks Store
- Click on the magnifying glass to show a Safari download in the Finder
If there was an easy way to move my files to the new user while keeping everything (username, user ID, etc.) as I like it, I'd do so.
Currently, I plan to use the new account as a test. First I'll boot to another drive, rename my ~/Library, and copy the Test user's Library into my account, then boot into it. If that works, I'll slowly pull things across to see when/where the "breakage" occurs.
P.S. Happy Birthday to my wife. She's now in her "late 30s."
Posted October 26th, 2013 @ 06:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I know now what I'll be doing for the next few hours.
Posted October 25th, 2013 @ 11:16am by Erik J. Barzeski
There are far, far too many reasons to list here, but suffice to say I'm very glad Apple doesn't delete iMovie 9.0.9.
Whoever built iMovie 10.0 and thought it was good deserves to be kicked in the SD card slot.
Posted October 24th, 2013 @ 10:35am by Erik J. Barzeski
These two articles came in handy today:
After upgrading, I was having an issue wherein FastScripts was not functioning with my Mail scripts. I have some scripts to change the account from which I'm sending an email, and they rely on GUI scripting to select items in the popup menu. The scripts in the first article were all I needed to get things back on track.
P.S. How dumb is it that you can't delete individual items from the Privacy/Accessibility list in the preferences? Unchecking items is NOT good enough.
P.P.S. This is the pane in which you'll want to add TypeIt4Me as well. I continue to love how simply and quickly TI4M works, and greatly prefer it over TextExpander.
Posted October 23rd, 2013 @ 08:36pm by Erik J. Barzeski
So I've got this unusual problem. Safari on my Mac Pro will not load twitter.com (or twitter.com/iacas, or any other twitter.com URL).
- It's not the computer (and a messed up Hosts file or something), because other browsers work.
- It's not the installation of Safari or the OS, because a guest user account can access twitter.com.
- It's not the contents of ~/Library/Safari/ because I deleted it and Safari still couldn't visit the site.
- I also fully "Reset" Safari, repaired permissions, and restarted the computer.
- My keychains are fine. Keychain First Aid" is fine.
What can I try next?
2013-10-24 Update: I also cannot load PayPal or, seemingly, any secure site. I've moved the contents of my ~/.ssh folder. I've deleted com.apple.security* from my ~/Library/Preferences/. I've turned on and off the Firewall. Other browsers and other users on the same machine continue to work fine. I can access my online banking, which uses https of course.
- Changing the MTU didn't work (I don't have Rapport).
- Parental controls are not enabled. I've
chown -R iacas my ~/Library folder.
- Safari in Recovery mode (cmd-R at boot up) works fine.
- Trashing my entire ~/Library does NOT fix the problem (I did so on a duplicate startup drive). I even logged out and back in when trying this.
Posted October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:19am by Erik J. Barzeski
An important half, mind you!
Posted October 21st, 2013 @ 06:48pm by Erik J. Barzeski
We argued with Steve a bunch [about putting iTunes on Windows], and he said no. Finally, Phil Schiller and I said 'we're going to do it.' And Steve said, 'Fuck you guys, do whatever you want. You're responsible.' And he stormed out of the room." - Jon Rubinstein
Steve wasn't always right.
Posted October 20th, 2013 @ 06:42pm by Erik J. Barzeski
So apparently you can now (or soon) send an email to send cash? I like Square, and use it for golf students (among other things), but how is this going to be secure? Can't someone simply spoof an email from you to send themselves money?
Posted October 19th, 2013 @ 06:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 18th, 2013 @ 06:16pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'll agree with him on his Touch ID opinion - mine has a success rate of about 66% or so, with the 33% including a high number of two or more failed attempts.
Posted October 17th, 2013 @ 06:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
AmEx patented those little numbers on your credit card, and then for the good of the industry and consumer protection donated the patent to a non-profit, who promised not to enforce the patent against banks… and then proceeded to sell the patent to Intellectual Ventures who is now suing banks over it.
Posted October 16th, 2013 @ 02:35pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 15th, 2013 @ 06:06pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Having not owned the original Paperwhite, I believe that original Paperwhite owners need only upgrade if they hate the spotty lighting at the bottom of their Kindles. Otherwise, you can probably wait another revision or three.
I'll do just that. Thanks.
Posted October 14th, 2013 @ 05:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In case you didn't know:
When you’re in a web browser, and want to type .com, just tap and hold the . button to the right of the space bar, and you’ll see a popup menu which lets you choose from a number of top-level domains: as you can see below, I can choose from .us, .org, .edu, .net and .com.
Posted October 13th, 2013 @ 05:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Eric Chemi, head of research for Bloomberg Businessweek, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed all revenue to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous brands, combined.