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Posted on September 16th, 2007 12:20 AM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

In NetNewsWire 3.0, you can undo closing a tab. ⌘Z will open the tab again, in the very same place on the tab panel. Something that, if I had to guess, I would have said wouldn’t work. Very cool….

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dot Mac

Posted on August 13th, 2007 3:50 PM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

I’m not pleased at how .Mac handled the recent disk size increase. My locally-mirrored disk increased to 10GB, causing my laptop’s drive to fill up. This was followed very shortly by Mail, Aperture and iTunes all freaking out at a completely full disk and crashing (or automatically quitting in a not-too-clean way). Boo .Mac!

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Posted on June 30th, 2007 4:02 AM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

The iPhone came out yesterday, and I’m liking what I’m hearing about it.

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Posted on January 9th, 2007 1:37 PM | Comments (6) | Pings (0)

Basically, my brand new Nokia N93 that was cutting edge as of yesterday seems like a weak imitation of the iPhone today.

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Java Hacking

Posted on November 2nd, 2006 11:41 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

In my recent work on PhotoStuff, I’ve been working in Java on the Mac. PhotoStuff is full of features, but I often find the interface frustrating and confusing. This is especially true on the Mac where many of the UI elements end up being in the wrong place and looking very un-Mac-like. It’s worth spending some time to make some (mostly simple) changes to PhotoStuff to make it act a bit more Mac-like.

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Posted on August 8th, 2006 1:08 AMPings (0)

It bothers me that when discussing An Inconvenient Truth, WGBH DJs refer to it as being a “Power Point presentation” instead of a “Keynote presentation”.

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New Drives

Posted on December 5th, 2005 8:13 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

In preparation for Aperture, I’m in the process of upgrading my memory and disk setup on my two computers, trying to increase efficiency and make room for more photos and applications. The upgrades involve a gig of RAM for my PowerBook and two new 400GB disks for my PowerMac.

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Posted on October 21st, 2005 8:55 PMPings (0)

I’m drooling over the announcement of Aperture. The demo videos (and quite frankly everything I’ve read about it) make Aperture look like a near-perfect post processing application for photos. It’s clear that Apple took all the serious issues photographers deal with when working in digital, and thought long and hard about how to solve them. From the stacking of rapid-fire shots, to the backup vaults, the pervasive metadata support to the beautiful user interface, Aperture looks like a winner.

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iTunes Gifts

Posted on October 13th, 2005 12:57 AMPings (0)

You can now “Gift” any iTMS album or song to someone. It doesn’t look like you can do this with full iMixes yet, and iMixes are still always public, but I like where things are headed. We’re getting close to being able to send people full mix tapes via iTunes.

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Ten Mac Apps

Posted on September 18th, 2005 1:45 AM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

I really liked the idea of this meme from Om Mali about listing your ten favorite “small freeware and shareware applications that have helped you get the most out of your Mac.” Here’s my list.

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Apple and Intel

Posted on June 6th, 2005 2:42 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

Well, that was shocking. Apple did announce plans to move to Intel processors within two years.

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Posted on May 7th, 2005 5:24 AM | Comments (5) | Pings (0)

Installed Tiger tonight, and things went surprisingly smoothly. GPGMail freaked out, and some of my extionsions were missing after the upgrade (Synergy, SSHKeychain), but mostly things are working. Haven’t tried MySQL or Redland, yet, though.

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The Problem with Global Menu Bars

Posted on April 18th, 2005 5:04 PM | Comments (6) | Pings (0)

OSNews recently ran the piece “The Problem with Global Menu Bars” in which the author criticizes the usability of global menu bars (“ala Mac”). I would disagree with almost the entire article, and find most of the criticisms to be based on a Windows-centric mindset notably lacking an understanding (or basic knowledge) of the Mac HIG.

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Posted on February 5th, 2005 7:40 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

I’ve got a new computer.

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More Zip+4 Woes

Posted on July 3rd, 2004 1:30 AMPings (0)

Of all companies, why must Apple have issue with my entering Zip+4 information in a registration form? Pity.

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iChat Realism

Posted on June 28th, 2004 5:57 PM | Comments (7) | Pings (0)

Does iChat AV order the chat participants in a coherent fashion such that each participant sees the other participants in the same relative place?

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Posted on June 8th, 2004 3:00 PMPings (0)

So how long will it be before we get an AirTunes equivalent for Quicktime?

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Airport Express

Posted on June 7th, 2004 3:56 PM | Comments (7) | Pings (0)

I’m bitter that I just bought an Airport Extreme base station a week before Apple announced the new Airport Express.

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Bluetooth Woes

Posted on February 7th, 2004 5:25 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

Apple’s new bluetooth update doesn’t work with my bluetooth adapter. Foiled again!

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Posted on February 5th, 2004 12:58 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

Bluetooth support gets better with version 1.5.

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Posted on January 9th, 2004 10:00 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

Hello? Apple? Yes, I’d like to inquire as to why my Bluetooth headset does not show up as a choice of external speaker and microphone.

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Posted on September 2nd, 2003 12:41 AMPings (0)

The current iChat can save chat transcripts, one chat per file, to an archive folder. I think the same feature needs to be applied to the AV features.

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Goodbye Yoyo

Posted on August 21st, 2003 3:02 PMPings (0)

Last night the power adapter for my Revision A Titanium laptop (the yoyo) died.

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Posted on April 2nd, 2003 10:09 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

I’d just like to make perfectly clear my intense hatred of the default MacOS X behaviour of un-minimizing a window upon application focus when all windows are minimized.

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Apple Safari

Posted on March 25th, 2003 4:05 PMPings (0)

So Apple is pulling the plug on their Safari seed program.

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Good Apple, Bad Apple

Posted on March 11th, 2003 8:42 AMPings (0)

Apple rocks. IP over FireWire is a really great, obvious, and unfortunately not-yet-fully-implemented idea. Unfortunately the preview release Apple is parading on their developer site caused my machine to core dump on startup.

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Sherlock and iTunes

Posted on September 26th, 2002 10:07 PMPings (0)

I was thinking today about interface design and specifically the work of the Mac OS (X) Human Interface Guidelines. I have grown to love the Mac OS immensely over the years, and value all the effort that goes into creating…

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Small Markets

Posted on September 25th, 2002 4:43 PMPings (0)

Two articles on developing applications for the Mac versus Windows: On Joel on Software and On Developing Platform-Specific Software….

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