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AppleJack 1.5?

I'm holding off for a few days on installing AppleJack 1.5, but it's finally out and it finally supports Leopard.

BBEdit 9

BBEdit is one of my "buy it immediately so long as the upgrade price doesn't shock me" type of products. It's only after I pay that I get around to looking at the list of features.

Aperture Sharing with iLife

A few days ago I noticed that Rivet wasn't sharing all of the images in my Aperture library, or even displaying all of the albums with images. I spent a few hours not thinking about the problem, then poked and peeked and looked inside my Aperture Library bundle at the ApertureData.xml file. It was 192 […]

Numbers: One Funny Control

See the two segmented controls in the screenshot of the Numbers inspector? Right there in the "Page Layout" section? SEe 'em? Thing is, they're not segmented controls. At least, they don't act like 'em. They look like 'em, but they don't quack like them, so they're not ducks. Instead of clicking on the left or […]

iDisk Acting Funky

I keep my Scorecard database and license on my iDisk. I then alias the "Scorecard" folder to Application Support. I also export my rounds (HTML) to the "Web" folder on my iDisk so that they are automatically synchronized to my Mobile Me account (see them here). This setup worked beautifully in the .Mac days. Back […]

Safari 4 Beta Slowdowns

I have to quit Safari 4 preview at least once a day, and often several times, because occasionally the app will just bog down, even with only a few tabs open in one window. Commands - clicks, hitting "cmd-T" or "cmd-N," etc. - take a second or two, and even things like scrolling and switching […]

MobileMe Problems and HomePages

My iDisk was updated (see previous post), but Apple still seems to be having trouble with .Mac and MobileMe. One My ".Mac Homepage," which I currently use just to store my scores, still exists at Replacing "mac" with "me" in the URL doesn't work, so are these sites going to continue to exist at […]

New MobileMe iDisk

I wish it was blue. Oh well. P.S. I had to reboot my Mac to get this. Logging out likely would have worked too but I wanted to fix a USB issue ((After a brief power outage that left the Mac Pro on but not my Sound Sticks, I couldn't get sound to play from […]

WWDC Tomorrow

WWDC 2008 starts tomorrow with The Steve's keynote. What will Mac users far and wide be spending their money on this year? I don't have any predictions. I've gotten out of the game. I simply wait to see what's come out and make my decisions then. I won't even be watching the keynote or following […]

.Mac Not Syncing

I have three computers right now: a Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro, and a 12" PowerBook. For some reason, I've noticed that the MacBook Pro is not syncing properly with .Mac. My keychains aren't right. Bookmarks don't synchronize themselves properly. I delete a bookmark on the MacBook Pro and it isn't deleted on the Mac […]

From right to left, I have Spotlight, FUS (short username), the date/time, .Mac Sync, Time Machine, AirPort, Spaces, FastScripts, TypeIt4Me, Rivet, and occasionally Twitterrific. So, that's about ten with possibilities for an eleventh. About a year ago, I think I had about six. {democracy:36} P.S. Democracy seems to be having problems with WordPress 2.5.

In two words: not good. My first attempt to back up my MacBook pro (~115 GB of data) failed for some unknown reason about 30 GB in. My second backup attempt failed much more quickly and for unknown reasons. My third attempt progressed at a rate of about 1.5 GB/hour (on an 802.11N network) - […]

Where are My .psd Previews?

I've remained mum about this for the longest time, but I just can't take it anymore. My copy of Photoshop CS3 ((CS2 did this too.)) seems incapable of writing files with a preview embedded in such a way that the Finder, Preview, Safari, etc. can see the darn files. Instead, I just get the message […]

After updating to Mac OS X 10.5.2, my AirPort connection started dropping several times per day. I resolved the issue by changing the channel from 6 to 1, despite not having any interference or even any other networks nearby (as reported by iStumbler). This was when I had an old, domed AirPort Extreme that did […]

Screen Sharing Forever!

When you screen share a machine that's screen sharing you…