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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Warp through Spaces

Warp allows you to move your mouse to the edge of your screen in order to switch spaces. The default 0.75 seconds seems just about perfect, and I think the app will come in handy those times when I'm not really using the keyboard. It's also another example of the kind of functionality "power users" […]

This morning I deleted "WebKit" (which I'd renamed "Safari"). I restored a copy of Safari from earlier yesterday morning. I launched it. Attempts to open a URL from another application or to "Reopen Windows From Last Session" all result in one simple error in the console: 12/20/07 1:09:24 pm Safari[358] *** -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:]: attempt to […]

SunSpider and JavaScript Speed

I ran SunSpider with Safari 3.0.4 and the latest WebKit nightly. The results in a nutshell? The new JavaScript engine in the WebKit nightly build (Dec.19) is 2.83x as fast as that in Safari 3.0.4. ** TOTAL **: *2.83x as slow* 3021.6ms +/- 0.7% 8554.6ms +/- 0.2% significant I'm considering running the Safari nightly builds […]

Today I launched Aperture to do some quick photo picking (you'll notice some new blog header images). The menus were blank. I had an Apple and nothing else. Though I could export (via the keyboard shortcut), none of the popup menus in the export panel even worked. So I set about figuring out what was […]

Microsoft Sync Crashes on Leopard

Since upgrading to Leopard, "Microsoft Sync" ((/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Microsoft Sync Sync Services)) crashes like crazy. It doesn't happen every time, but it happens a few times per day. Full crash report in the extended entry (the next time it crashes, anyway). Everything still seems to sync, but the darn thing just won't stop crashing. […]

Nice. GarageBand 4.1.1 includes a "send Ringtone to iTunes" option. So where can someone download some GarageBand-created ringtones? I'd make my own but I'm a musical retard when it comes to using GarageBand for more than editing podcasts.

Safari Cookie Bug

You know, I forgot to check, but you'd think the Safari Cookie bug that causes your Cookie file to be cleared would have been fixed by now. Update (2008-02-13): More information is available here. That site believes it's a date coercion issue in JavaScript.

Repair Permissions Warnings in 10.5

Why does Repair Permissions spit this junk out? Every other person I asked confirms that they see the same things. Is there something wrong? If not, why does repairPermissions tell me about it? Started verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Peter Warning: SUID file "usr/libexec/load_hdi" has been modified and will not be repaired Warning: SUID file […]

leaks Safari

Go ahead, run leaks Safari. I dare you. [10:01am iacas@Bunny:~] % leaks Safari Process 318: 909079 nodes malloced for 90364 KB Process 318: 9329 leaks for 273936 total leaked bytes. That looks worse than it is (it's in bytes), but nine thousand of them?

Sync: What’s the Problem?

You know, the only annoying thing about having an iPhone is that the Sync server will often have problems with the images. In fact, I've got an iPhone, Adium (which updates user images), .Mac backup, and BusySync - all of which lead to about three or four conflicts per day. I've found that the best […]

Griffin PowerMate

When I was cleaning out my cord box a few days ago I found an old Griffin PowerMate (and two of the acrylic stands for it). USB Overdrive recognizes the button and "up" and "down" (though it gets them backwards), so I've set it to send keystrokes that map to Synergy, which controls iTunes. If […]

Zip File QuickLook Plugin

Something Apple should have bundled with the system: a QuickLook plugin that lets you peek inside zip files. Nice.

Shift-cmd-F is a handy keyboard shortcut for finding items by name. Though the UI gets a little messed up (("Contents" is selected with "Name Contains" provided as a constraint.)), the concept still works. You can type "Pages" and find your Pages app, Pages documents, and even WhitePages.framework. But hit shift-cmd-F and type in "loginit" to […]

Black Friday Sale(s)

Cynical Peak is offering 33% off of its products - Cyndicate and Scorecard - today only. It's "Black Friday" after all. Details are available here, but in short, it's your chance to pick up a copy of either for $19.95. Carey woke up early (3am!) to get to Kohl's, which opened at 4am, and then […]


Based on the comments of others, I picked up a license to Connect360 for connecting the Xbox 360 to the Mac (or vice versa). I played some songs and videos last night and it worked beautifully. However, I'm a bit disappointed that movies aren't sorted into folders as they are on my hard disk. This […]