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Webcams and Mac OS X

In doing some research, Jamie found this webcam of Victoria BC, Canada. Quite by accident I discovered that by clicking the webcam image you get a popup window. The "Server Info" button in that popup reveals: Server: / Administrator: Pullman Administrator e-mail: OS Info: Mac OS X, 10.2.5, ppc Java Info: Apple Computer, Inc., V […]

The LAN party went off without a hitch: we played a whole helluva lot of Quake 3 and a few games of 4x4 Evolution at the end. Good stuff. I held my own in each of the games, which I suppose is saying something given that I never play on my own. We wrapped it […]

LAN Party

Going to Rob's house for a LAN party tonight. Woo woo and woo. Should be pretty fun. Games on the list include 4x4 Evolution, Quake 3 (plus some serious mods), and, uhhh, okay so maybe that's all. Maybe some Jedi Knight II? We'd play Unreal Tournament, but gee, when's it come out for the Mac? […]

Apple Music Service

Just quoting this article about Apple's "rumored" music service. "Label sources tell Bulletin that the service is an a la carte download store -- not unlike that of rival Liquid Audio -- that is built into Apple's iTunes player. No subscription is required for the service, and tracks are expected to retail for an […]

Thanks John. Guess I can knock that one off my "Top 10 Safari Issues" list soon.

Touch Switch Control

Ahh, salvation! Thanks to a MacInTouch1 post, I can disable the touch-sensitive buttons on the front of my Cinema display. I don't know how many times I've accidentally put my computer to sleep by brushing the power button. If you hold down command and shift when you open the "Displays" system preferences item, a third […]

May 2

I think May 2 will be an interesting day. Jamie packs up and moves out of her dorm, and I have unusual evening plans (not with Jamie, though I guess she'll be at the same place as me). But anyway, that's all I really have to say about that for now. I think something may […]

Safari’s Auto-Complete

Add this one to my Top 10 Safari Issues: the auto-completion of shortcuts. I type "hns/" which expands to "" via TypeIt4Me about a billion times a day, and every time, before I can even press enter, Safari's auto-completed it to some other page (typically my MovableType installation). I'm seriously contemplating using Camino or OmniWeb […]

New Apple Store

Jamie notes the new She's a bit polite with "I can't say it's much of an improvement." I would tend to agree. It looks a bit cluttered. I hope that customers will find it useful, but I miss the big blocky "click me!" icons for each of Apple's four main hardware products. At least […]

Safari Window Sizing

Annoyed that Safari sometimes forgets your preferred window size? Here's an AppleScript (great for ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Safari) and a bookmarklet that will resize your browser windows for you.

My Top 10 Safari Issues

I, like many, have been using Safari for some time now. I've compiled a list of my top 10 feature requests and bugs. It's reassuring to know that many of my top features/bugs are also on the list of most duplicated bug reports/feature requests. Is Safari still a beta? Yes, simply because Apple says so. […]

OmniGraffle 3 Icons: UGH!

How do I feel about OmniGraffle Pro 3's icons? Let's see, to put it bluntly, UGH! Rick Roe still works for Omni Group, doesn't he? This Rick Roe, the one with the icon design site? The icon to the right is an OmniGraffle 3 Pro (is there a difference) icon. I expected more from Omni. […]

OmniGraffle Pro 3

Buzz over at Sci-Fi Hi-Fi Fe-Fi Fo-Fum really likes OmniGraffle 3.0. While I like OmniGraffle, I'm not sure I'd throw myself into the "I Love It!" crowd. It's always been a bit slow, and my biggest problem with 3.0 is apparently Buzz's favorite: As a Cocoa developer, I must also admit (over the certain protests […]

Apple Q2 Nets $14M

Apple profits to the tune of $14M in its second quarter. Apple today posted a net profit of US$14 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal 2003 second quarter ended March 29, 2003. I fully expect their stock to drop 50 cents on the news tomorrow, cuz, y'know, that's how the stock […]

Safari 1.0 Beta 2

I'm off to run some errands for a few hours, but I wanted to point out that Safari 1.0 Beta 2 is available here or via Software Update. Will write more later. I've been using later versions for awhile now and I'm curious if some crashes, etc. that I've continued to have ( crashes Safari […]