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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Disabled Caps Lock

For some reason, perhaps I started sitting at my desk at a different angle or something, but lately I've hit the caps lock key accidentally several times when I didn't mean to (when I meant to hit the shift key). So, finally, I disabled it.

Marco’s “The Magazine”

So, Marco's "The Magazine" has been around for a few issues now. What's the general take? Worth the $2/month? Worth it if you have to read it on your iPhone 5 only (no iPad)? Thumbs up? Down? Somewhere in the middle?

Simply put, how can I create a document with two views of the same table? I'd like this table: To have a printable view that looks a bit like this: (Not that it matters but you can click for larger versions of each of those images.) The second table (which I'd like within the same […]

Column View Bug Still Around

This column view bug - which I first noticed in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) still exists in 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion). It's a pain in the rear, too, because if you select all and try to open (or move, copy, or some other things), you get an annoying error message: This is what happens when […]

Earlier today in prepping my Mac Pro for sale, after I'd de-authorized the computer in iTunes and after I thought I'd turned off iCloud syncing ((Obviously I hadn't.)), I inadvertently selected all of my contacts in Address Book and deleted them. Almost instantly ((Seriously, has iCloud EVER worked this fast when you wanted it to?)) […]

BusyCal 2.0? No, Back to Calendar.

BusyCal 2.0 is out. It's a $29.99 UPGRADE. Yeah. A year or two or three ago, I used (and enjoyed) BusySync and BusyCal. It synchronized my calendar with my wife's, and worked quite nicely where iCal came up short. But with iCloud, Calendar in Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) works well enough. About the […]


Woohoo! I have extended storage space through September 30, 2013! Not that I use any of the space on iCloud. I download my mail and I don't store documents or files on iCloud. iTunes Match doesn't really count (it has its own limits IIRC) and I'm not close to meeting them. I don't even back […]

Battery Life in Mac OS X 10.8.2

Good news all around - battery life in Mac OS X 10.8.2 seems to have been restored to its former glory (or close enough).

Sidekick EOL?

Is Sidekick under any development at all? If not, is there a replacement for it? I have an assigned IP address at home, a different background photo at work, and a few other changes I like to make, and Sidekick worked well to do those things (sometimes it simply failed, but I could change them […]

Aperture Hang on Launch

Intermittently I get an issue with Aperture (3.3.2) hanging on launch. The cause? A bad symlink within the application bundle. It typically fails with a 8/27/12 11:20:33.797 am Aperture[31820]: *** -[NSURL initFileURLWithPath:]: nil string parameter and I remember an Adium beta failed similarly. I'll chalk this up to bit rot at files copied over from […]

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false Update: Also listed here.

Want to make a bootable Mountain Lion flash drive? Here's how. Sweet.

defaults write -g NSScrollAnimationEnabled -bool NO Of course, defaults write -g NSScrollAnimationEnabled -bool YES turns smooth scrolling back on

From this Apple discussion forum I fixed a problem that bothered me for weeks: duplicate iCloud accounts (and thus duplicate notes) in Mountain Lion's "Notes" app. With Notes not running, on any computer that's affected, delete the folder ~/Library/Containers/ That's it.