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Apple’s $13k OS

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system. CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.

iPad Death Watch

Music. Sweet music | asymco “Any tablet computer, including Apple’s eagerly anticipated iPad, will face serious problems in generating big sales. Tablets look cool, but the reality is they don’t do anything new.” Michael Comeau, Minyanville, 5 March 2010 It goes on for awhile…

Two iCloud Articles

Neither is positive. The first is at The Verge. The second, a partial response, is at Ars.

Stock Effects in Final Cut Pro X

I'm seriously considering purchasing Final Cut Pro X, but I have one quick question: how good are the stock effects (title screens, lower thirds type stuff/chirons, etc.)? iMovie is fine for basic stuff, but at the end of the day everybody knows you've used iMovie. Does Final Cut Pro X come with a decent selection […]

The Sand Trap, a forum I own but which also runs on a platform that I can't tweak myself, has been having some weird issues lately. As few as two or three web pages will beachball Safari. Scrolling via any method (keyboard shortcuts, clicking in the scroll bar, two-finger scrolling) often fails, pages won't load […]

Hypercritical: The Case for a True Mac Pro Successor. I had to get a "stopgap" Mac Pro last year.

Mini DV to iMovie

I've got about 100 MiniDV tapes I'd like to import. Ideally they'll simply end up as one movie file per tape. But the method for importing seems to be a rather obnoxious one. Importing (even automatically) is a real-time process, and that's fine, except then you're left with a ton of .dv files - some […]

March 2013 SpamSieve Stats

Last done in October… Filtered Mail 352,864 Good Messages 480,325 Spam Messages (58%) 153 Spam Messages Per Day SpamSieve Accuracy 1,443 False Positives 3,748 False Negatives (72%) 99.4% Correct Corpus 12,540 Good Messages 15,326 Spam Messages (55%) 1,247,312 Total Words Rules 33 Blocklist Rules 10 Whitelist Rules Showing Statistics Since 8/24/04 8:00pm

How Miguel Ended Up with a Mac

How I ended up with Mac - Miguel de Icaza is worth reading. It's short. 🙂

Lightning Digital AV Adapter

The Lightning Digital AV Adapter Surprise is worth a read if you've got a Lightning capable device. I don't. Yet.

Title says it all no? Matt Groening's Artwork for Apple is well worth the time it takes to look it over.

A Good Apple Piece

I'm not as "involved" in the Mac scene anymore, but I still stay up on everything pretty well. This is a good piece from the Macalope.

This article talks about how to get rid of duplicate entries in the "Open With…" contextual menu. I've had this command in my nightly (user) cron file for many months now: # Flush Launch Services Cache /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

Safari Still Craps Out Too Frequently

Seriously, it's 2013. I have 32 GB of RAM. And Safari still craps out all the time and has to reload every page I've loaded with as few as 20 tabs open. Rarely can you even close tabs to rectify the situation. It seems like once it gets into that state it won't let you […]

Why would iMovie's modal "Publishing to YouTube" window ever need to go fullscreen?