Tag: Mac

Kind of sad that Apple took “bounce” out of lion mail

I’m not the only one — “Apple forum discussion on bounce”:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3201744?start=0&tstart=0. OK I realize it wasn’t actually that effective in stopping unwanted email, but I enjoyed using it as a kind of “f%^* you” message to certain senders. I got […]

Software tips

* “How to unhide your Library in Lion”:http://tidbits.com/article/12306?rss — chflags nohidden ~/Library. Yay. * “Making desktop web apps with Automator”:http://ihnatko.com/2011/07/22/making-desktop-webapps-in-lion/. All kinds of goodness in here. * “BBEdit 10 is out”:http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/bbedit10.html. Purchased. * “Marked”:http://markedapp.com/ seems like a super useful companion […]

Recent Software Trials

* “gfxcardstatus”:http://db.tidbits.com/article/11982?rss to let me fiddle with macbook pro graphics hardware. which is proving to be problematic. Why does the browser (Chrome) require the high end power-consumptive nvidia chip? Seems like this feature of the macbook is a waste if […]

Software to try over the holidays

* “Printopia”:http://www.ecamm.com/mac/printopia/ to enable printing to any printer from iphone/ipad (via “Tidbits”:http://db.tidbits.com/article/11829?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+tidbits_main+(TidBITS:+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us)) * “Textastic”:http://www.textasticapp.com/ code editor for the iPad (via “Read/Write Web”:http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2010/12/code-editors-for-the-ipad.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+readwriteweb+(ReadWriteWeb)) * “Postbox”:http://www.postbox-inc.com/ email alternative for OSX. * “Momento”:http://momentoapp.com/, a diary app. (via “TechCrunch”:http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/28/momento-app/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)) * “A whole bag of […]

Year end link clean up

* “Poor Halo play prompts stabbing threat”:http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/231642.asp. Doesn’t seem unreasonable. I’ve heard campers threatened with worse. * “How Secure Is My Password”:http://howsecureismypassword.net/. No idea how accurate, but fun. 17 thousand years for my typical password. * “Rich on photobooks”:http://www.tongfamily.com/archives/2010/12/photobooks-for-christmas/. I […]

Recent software trials — Camino, Shuffler, GIT, Wisestamp, Microsoft Windows Live Sync

* Firefox is feeling increasingly bloated, maybe because I’ve got a bunch of plugins jammed in. But trying out “Camino”:http://db.tidbits.com/article/11548?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+(TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us)&utm_content=Google+Reader on the Mac, seems cleaner and lighter. * “Shuffler.FM”:www.shuffler.fm. Eh, streaming music just doesn’t work for me. My primary listening […]

Recent Software Trials

* “Default Folder”:http://db.tidbits.com/article/11217?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29&utm_content=Google+Reader — OK i really wanted to love this. But visually very funky. Ended up nuking. * “PopCharX”:http://www.ergonis.com/products/popcharx/. This is one utility I can’t live without, and the new version with favorites is nice. Software I haven’t tried […]

Recent utility software of note

My MacBook is entering middle age and as my intensity of use has grown over the last 6 months (due to coursework at UW) I’m finding I need to start focusing on productivity a little. Some tools that seem helpful: […]

Mac vs PC anecdote

My Macbook had a motherboard failure two weeks ago. Both USB ports on left side blown, wifi chipset blown. (Blame Tekkcharge but that is another discussion). Discovered this at about 4pm on a Wednesday, went to Apple.com and scheduled a […]

Software recently adopted

* Tweetdeck. Duh. * ECMerge. I complained to Scooter Software about the lack of a mac version of BeyondCompare, they kindly suggested ECMerge or Araxis Merge. Araxis is way too expensive. ECMerge is solid but I still pine for BeyondCompare. […]

Software/Services of recent note

Prezi.com – The zooming presentation editor. Certainly a lot more visually entertaining than your typical PPT Animoto is a whole different way to go on presentations favorite mac apps per Merlin Mann. Skitch and Path Finder seem useful htmlsql. not […]

Grab bag of software tips

* Playing AVIs on a mac. Thanks Rich. I’ve just been deleting these emails mostly. * Find open files preventing disk ejection on mac * How to MMS from iPhone. Thanks again rich * Bring the ribbon to notepad. not […]

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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