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Archive for November, 2013

Knock on wood, but Safari 7.0.1 (in beta currently) seems to eliminate the crashes in the RTE. Knock on wood. P.S. A hardware problem this is not.

On Writing Well… Again

I'm reading On Writing Well again. I try to do this yearly, but I fail more often than I succeed. I spent five minutes writing this post. 😛

Microsoft and Getting Work Done

Microsoft's dystopian pitch for remote work by David of 37signals Microsoft is launching a new marketing campaign for Office 365 that celebrates working during your kid's recitals, on vacation, and while enjoying the appetizer at a restaurant. All this under the guise of "balance" between work and life. Yes, it's horrible. Didn't Microsoft run a […]

Ars Technica: Apple's iCloud Keychain: It works, but with frustrating limitations. I have something like 440 logins saved in 1Password. I have no plans to use anything but 1Password on my two Macs, currently. It's simple, straightforward, efficient, and relatively feature-packed (it also includes secure notes, software registration information, and other things iCloud Keychain does […]

Automatically Rearrange Spaces

Bit of a brain fart today. I've been annoyed since Mavericks shipped when "Space 3" would keep constantly arranging itself second in the list of (three) Spaces. Finally, today after looking at something related to Spaces did I see this second checkbox and uncheck it: I'm not sure why anyone would ever want to have […]

UPS’s ORION

New United Parcel Service software aims to cut delivery time and save fuel… Ultimately, the software could save UPS millions of gallons of gas each year and about $50 million in the United States in fuel costs, Perez said. It's one of many adjustments UPS has made to save time and fuel. Since 2004, the […]

Twitter’s Custom Timelines

Twitter is branching out with custom timelines. It'll be interesting to see how this is used and/or how it's abused.

Wow. Their ReactionAnd what did Misha (or staff) from MacUpdate do on the other hand? Removed the "Featured" red highlight for all Koingo applications on MacUpdate. Deleted every 3+ star review on every Koingo app on MacUpdate, but left all the bad ones. Posted "MacUpdate does not recommend software from Koingo Software" tags on all […]

Kids These Days

"We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control." - Inscription, 6000 year-old Egyptian tomb "When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and […]

Garmin Forerunner 620

I just got an email that Garmin was sending me a 620 watch (I asked for orange and white) to replace my 610. The 610 they sent in exchange for a review that I wrote long ago, but they made no mention of reviewing the 620. It's no secret that I haven't been running much […]

Mail Attachment Icons in Mavericks

This issue (large, bitmapped looking paper clip attachment icons) is not fixed in the Mail 1.0 update for Mavericks. 🙁 On the bright side, this is a nice article on the changes in Mavericks Mail.

A friend/co-worker and I will be self publishing a book soon. Good quality, paperback, 200 pages or so. We've found 48 Hour Books and an order of 1000 with the options we'd like (200 BW pages, 70# white paper, 12pt CIS Silk Cover) comes out to $4,454.50. They're also in Ohio so we could probably […]

Apple’s Plans for iWork

Apple's done something it's almost never done before: quell the rising tide of people unhappy with the latest versions of iWork apps for OS X with this article: About the new iWork for Mac: Features and compatibility. More of the backstory on the backlash can be found here. In rewriting these applications, some features from […]

Couldn’t Care Less

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone says they could care less.

Safari 7 on OS X Mavericks (10.9) crashes regularly1 when I edit posts (of my own or anyone else's) on sites like http://thesandtrap.com/f/ or other sites that use the Huddler "Rich Text Editor." An example crash log is here on PasteBin: http://pastebin.com/F6R0JxXp. It is not a hardware issue, as the crash is repeatable on over […]