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Archive for October, 2013

Graphing Calculator Story

Graphing Calculator Story is well worth five minutes of your time if you enjoy reading about the history of Apple before it became, uh, what it is now.

Every time I forget how much I love good photography, or powerful photography, The Big Picture pulls me back in. That link is "Autumn Around the World 2013" and the first picture may be one of my favorites. It's tough to choose, though, as they're all always good.

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers 5 Notes

Just a few posts on the new iWork suite of apps that came out with Mavericks: Pages 5: An unmitigated disaster Why does Apple get rid of so many useful features in new Pages (Apple Support Communities) Pages 5 features checklist (Apple Support Communities) Whither iWork? Michael Tsai - Blog - Numbers ’13 Performance With […]

Signing and Mavericks: Very simply put, you can no longer sign a bundle (like your .app) if any nested bundle in that package is unsigned. These nested bundles are things like helper executables, embedded frameworks, plug-ins and XPC services. The result is that you'll need to update your Xcode projects as soon as you start […]

I'm still working on the problems explained in this post: Safari 7.0 in Mavericks Cannot Load iBooks Store,, 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 and in […]

I know now what I'll be doing for the next few hours.

iMovie 10.0 Sucks

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.

These two articles came in handy today: OS X: Reset Accessibility Access List OS X: GUI Scripting - Accessibility Access Controls 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 […]

So I've got this unusual problem. Safari on my Mac Pro will not load (or, or any other 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 […]

Technique is Half the Battle

An important half, mind you!

The Day Hell Froze Over

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.

Square Cash

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?


Michael Tsai’s iPhone 5s Notes

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.

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. :facepalm: