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Archive for November, 2010

Changing Our Netflix Subscription

We've had the Blu-Ray version of The Hangover at our house for months. I never find the time to watch it (I will tonight). Our current plan costs $20.99/month - the three-at-a-time plan with Blu-Ray. One-at-a-time with Blu-Ray costs $10.99. $10/month, with no change to the streaming movies and Red Box nearby for the occasional […]

A friend needs a Mac laptop (and not the Air). The last MacBook release was May of 2010. The last MacBook Pro release was April 2010. According to the Buyer's Guide lists both as "don't buy" right now ((The page isn't loading properly right now, but as of ten days ago it they were "don't […]

Choosing a Base Station

Why, why, why won't Mac OS X let you choose which base station you connect to? The signal strength to my "Upstairs" base station is much stronger than to my "Basement" one, yet my Mac Pro (second floor) insists on connecting to the one with the weaker signal. At times, my "Transmit Rate" will drop […]

Block Ads

{democracy:79} P.S. For the purposes of this poll, "block popup windows" does not count as "advertising." If you block popups, you can still choose "No" in the poll.

Played Oakmont Today

Driver: D Irons: B Putting: B More tk.

Michael J. Fox was on The Good Wife and a local Pittsburgh news channel (KDKA, obviously) did a story on what it was like to film it with Parkinson's. One too many "r"s, folks.

Firework (Katy Perry)

I don't know why, but the fireworks that come out of people's chests are both frightening and fascinating. I swear I've seen them somewhere before - I want to say on my Mac or something, almost like the old iMovie effects - but I can't quite place them… ((Most likely because they're original to this […]

The lack of the side scrolling button. I used it for page up/page down universally and the two arrow keys above and below it were used for various things: back/forward in Safari, delete and go to next/previous unread in Entourage and Cyndicate, etc. The number of buttons I've got has been reduced by two, and […]

BTW, Not All is Bad with Mail

Please don't assume from my previous post that everything with Mail was poor. In fact, I like a few things about Mail. I like that keyboard shortcuts like option-delete will delete whole words. I like that emacs key bindings work. I like the extensibility (specifically Herald), and I like that the dock icon works, SpamSieve […]

A little over a year ago I briefly wrote about a bug with Spaces. Essentially, if I switch spaces (either directly to a space with the number keys or by using the arrow keys to slide to the next or previous space), the keyboard shows a high likelihood of dying. When my mouse finally died […]

Mail Frustration

Holy bejeezus this conversion to Mail is painful. In no particular order, some thoughts. I miss categories and their coloring already. I have to constantly confirm what mailbox I'm in by looking to the left. It's weird that Mail has to "load" messages when I click to another mailbox. I can see the list being […]

Switching to Mail

For a long, long time I've used Microsoft's email client. Why? I was content with it, as it most functioned like Claris Emailer. It had great keyboard shortcuts (or where not great, familiar), it had wonderful AppleScript support (as I've come to find out, better than Mail), and it had categories which I used primarily […]

Nice Captcha

Seriously, what the heck does that say? Fortunately, subsequent ones were somewhat readable. I only had to enter two more after "hernusenurc" or whatever that one is to get it right. They can't seriously expect me to spend four minutes looking at that thing in detail, can they? P.S. Google Apps threw this at one […]

I echo a lot of the sentiments shared in this post. The Kindle is far and away a better "reading" machine than the iPad. Still, for the things I blow through quickly - magazines - I'd love to get an iPad. I've said it since the iPad was announced. Disappointingly, there's been no movement on […]

Don’t Want Rosetta, Never Did

Does anyone know of a way to find for Rosetta software that's still on your system so that you can remove it? I've never installed Rosetta. I delete software that asks me to install Rosetta (or, where possible, download an updated version). Did you install it? I had no real reason not to - it […]