According to Jing, Simple is Beautiful. How about making your “free” software even simpler by NOT requiring me to sign up for an account to use it. Or, at least tell me, before I take the time to do it, that setting up an account on an unrelated service is required. Don’t waste your time. [...]
Now that it is up to version 3.0, I thought I might give MarsEdit another try. The goal is less to know if the application is any good, but more to figure out if I can adjust my workflow to fit it. (Some would argue that based on the lack of posts, there is a [...]
As I mentioned 3 months ago, I’ve got my QuickSilver G4 “Doctor Worm” sitting on the floor in my office. The fan in the power supply burned out, so it has an external one strapped to the outside. The on board ethernet port has been fried for as long as I can remember. The superdrive [...]
In the five years or so that I have been running OSX as a non-Admin user, I have only found a few annoyances. The biggets of which is that Software Update no longer checks for updates automatically (since no one is logged in as an administrator). Thankfully, with updatecheck that is no longer a problem.
As per a bunch of other sites (that I forgot to write down), you can now enable half star ratings in iTunes using the defaults command: defaults write com.apple.iTunes allow-half-stars -bool TRUE This doesn’t do me a great deal of good since my primary computer is no longer the one with the iTunes library on [...]
I thought that in 2008 we were past this crap: Some web browsers are unable to display all site information correctly. This is most common on our site for MAC users that are using Internet Explorer as their browser. Our site is designed to work best on a Windows operating system, with Internet Explorer (version [...]
After several mis-steps, I finally got Leopard installed on Letterbox (the iBook G4). Since it misses the cutoff for requirements, I turned to the OpenFirmware trick on LowEndMac. Before trying to install, boot into open firmware and enter: dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@0 d# 867000000 encode-int ” clock-frequency” property boot cd:,\\:tbxi This will convince the computer that it [...]
A similar plugin for Mac OSX Mail has also been available for quite a while. I’ve been using it for several years without nay problems. [www.bazza.com] There is also another plugin which does the same thing and works in 10.4. [www.hawkwings.net] Lifehacker comment on Gmail Labs Adds Forgotten Attachment Detector.
When I wrote about Deep Fried (finally), it had been almost two years since I had decommissioned the drive. One (Thermostat) is used for offline storage and the other (Whirlpool) is used for the nightly back up and, up until tonight, Time Machine. My current large storage volume of choice is the Infrant ReadyNAS NV [...]
Four years ago I had a new RAID-0 card and two of the biggest drives I could attach to it. And I was proud enough to take a screenshot: And now you can buy twice as much in a single drive for 1/4 the same price. It doesn’t pay to be on the bleeding edge.