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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Yawn. The Apple Tablet?

So everyone's predicting we'll see the Apple tablet in about two weeks. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Put me in the pessimist's group all you want, but I don't see myself buying anything that's been predicted thus far. Everything that's been talked about thus far basically guesses that the tablet will be something between an iPhone and a MacBook […]

Can’t Drag in iTunes 9.0.2

I drag from my "Podcasts" playlist in iTunes to my "iTunes DJ" playlist fairly frequently. Today when trying to do that I noticed that iTunes was preventing me from dragging EVERYTHING on EVERY playlist. The drag doesn't even start. Dragging works in every other application. I can drag files from the Finder into iTunes. I […]

As you may recall, I've been struggling with a new wireless network setup. It seems to me that some people might appreciate the ability to: Force 802.11n mode. Force 5 GHz mode. Choose a base station to connect to. The second might effectively do the first if a base station's "Radio Mode" was set to […]


I'm giving MondoMouse a try. Unfortunately what I'd hoped to do - map my unused "Find" button on my Logitech MX Revolution to a complex sequence of keys - isn't possible because USB Overdrive doesn't seem to have the capability to press modifier keys without pressing, say, the "p" or "l" or other keys ((That, […]

Yippee! This change alone will save me 4.3 years of work every 30 days! No exaggeration! 😀

Does anyone still truly care about an Apple Tablet? Either it'll be an underpowered computer running Mac OS X or it'll be an oversized iPhone or iPod Touch running mobile OS X, right? Originally I thought it might be nice to have one simply if it acted as a remote desktop screen. That'd still be […]

AppleEvents Bug Still in 10.6.2

This bug still exists in Mac OS X 10.6.2. I thought for sure they'd have fixed that one.

Safari AppleScript Broken

This is broken. It used to work. Script Editor complains about a missing value… tell application "Safari" set myJS to "self.moveTo(8,8);self.resizeTo(1100,1000);" repeat with thisWin in every document do JavaScript myJS in thisWin end repeat end tell Any ideas? This type of script comes in handy when a site resizes your browser window. I hate that…

QuickTime X Plugin

It's bad enough that the QuickTime X player is crap, but there's a work-around: use QuickTime Player 7 when you don't want to deal with QuickTime X. Unfortunately, on the Web, there's no such choice. You can't advance frame by frame, you can't control the volume, and there's a useless "rewind 30 seconds" button where […]

I wonder if Snow Leopard's propensity for "losing" USB devices is related to the AppleEvents bug I wrote about yesterday. It seems like it could be, right? P.S. Snow Leopard lost my keyboard twice today. Both were coincidentally after I had switched Spaces with a keyboard shortcut (ctrl-1, -2, -3). Yesterday it lost my mouse […]

AppleEvents Bug FFFF

Aha! This explains why some of my AppleScripts have said they have "timed out." Specifically, I have an AppleScript that scrapes a few forums and opens every thread to the first unread post. It's a simple script but it still sends 10 to 20 "open URL" AppleEvents every time I run it (along with AEs […]

I removed a few OSAX and several contextual menu items in Snow Leopard because they were either a) spewing messages in the console, or b) simply not working/loading. My list is: 24U Appearance OSAX.osax CopyPath.plugin dppCMPlugIn.plugin DropboxPlugin.plugin ParallelsCM.plugin Satimage.osax XML Tools.osax Renamer4Mac.plugin Parallels will likely update itself at some point in the future (or not […]

X-Ray QuickLook Folders

defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders 1 Genius!

USB Overdrive is now available in a Snow Leopard/64-bit version. Yippee! I'm waiting for a DVD to finish encoding before I restart. Compare this with CaddieSync, the application you need to use to synchronize your "SkyCaddie" ((A golf GPS device that tells you how far away a green, a bunker, a pond, etc. is.)) - […]

Sheets and Snow Leopard

Yippee! I just noticed that this bug - a bug that affected sheets and Spaces in Mac OS X - appears to be fixed in Snow Leopard. The bug would result in your computer switching to any space in which a sheet appeared or disappeared. It most frequently annoyed me when I'd post via MarsEdit, […]