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Twingly for the Mac 2,451 Views / 1 Replies  
The developers of Twingly (http://www.twingly.se/ScreenSaver.aspx) are considering releasing the source so that mac and linux versions can be built... It's mainly written in mono so porting should be...
Posted by themexican, on Mar 1, 2007 at 02:01 AM, in macOS
Someone suggested writing custom screensavers... 4,553 Views / 37 Replies  
Someone suggested writing custom screensavers with quartz composer... which is definitely one for the list.
Posted by themexican, on Feb 20, 2007 at 06:18 PM, in macOS
raul 4,553 Views / 37 Replies  
he actually runs linux mainly (accessing windows through wine)... so he knows about the unixy stuff... the list is mainly for fun, to get him excited when he comes over to the fold. He's been...
Posted by themexican, on Feb 19, 2007 at 03:49 AM, in macOS
Geeky Things One Can do with OS X 4,553 Views / 37 Replies  
i'm compiling a list for a PC friend who is considering switching but is worried he won't be able to geek out on OS X the way he could with under windows... So I'm going to blog a list of geeky...
Posted by themexican, on Feb 19, 2007 at 01:01 AM, in macOS
Dejavu 122,613 Views / 2,183 Replies  
There have been rumors of major interface changes before each and every os x release and each release ends up being pretty much what was expected given the developer releases with some interface...
Posted by themexican, on Dec 12, 2006 at 11:23 PM, in macOS
Aperture 559 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anyone else noticed how fast Aperture is with thumnails? I plug my camera in (D70) and within a blink of the eye everything is thumbnailed and ready for import
Posted by themexican, on Dec 1, 2005 at 09:22 AM, in Applications
yes I know, but that's the problem... when I put... 419 Views / 2 Replies  
yes I know, but that's the problem... when I put that in I get the error message....

.............

But I have found a solution at least for now. If you put a symbolic link to your "Sites"...
Posted by themexican, on Nov 11, 2005 at 10:52 PM, in macOS
OS X 10.43 Web Hosting Issue 419 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently bought a dual core 2.3.. instead of copying over my files individually and setting everything up again I used the new built in migration program.

Most applications and prefs copied over...
Posted by themexican, on Nov 11, 2005 at 04:37 PM, in macOS
In general no problems... but I'm sad to report... 14,218 Views / 243 Replies  
In general no problems... but I'm sad to report iPhoto is still broken (iPhoto starts to collapse at around 17,000 RAW images)... crashes, hangs, inability to import, general flakiness are still the...
Posted by themexican, on Nov 1, 2005 at 01:29 PM, in macOS
using the 7800 option pushes back the ship date... 26,900 Views / 169 Replies  
using the 7800 option pushes back the ship date on 2.3 duals until late Dec... without the 7800 option it ships in 3 days. I took took the 3 day option
Posted by themexican, on Oct 31, 2005 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
I expose and then tab between the minimized... 1,142 Views / 14 Replies  
I expose and then tab between the minimized windows
Posted by themexican, on Oct 31, 2005 at 11:48 AM, in macOS
Just wanted to note that 7800's are an option in... 26,900 Views / 169 Replies  
Just wanted to note that 7800's are an option in the edu store
Posted by themexican, on Oct 29, 2005 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
i broke down and bought flip4mac. it is indeed... 1,092 Views / 5 Replies  
i broke down and bought flip4mac. it is indeed worth the nine bucks.
Posted by themexican, on Oct 26, 2005 at 12:06 AM, in macOS
I spent part of my Saturday playing with a... 16,923 Views / 129 Replies  
I spent part of my Saturday playing with a Quad/Aperture at the Photo Expo here in NYC. Even though I'm a hardware junky I didn't expect to be be blown away, but I was. These things just fly. I was...
Posted by themexican, on Oct 24, 2005 at 03:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
If I click on a .wmv file in the finder it will... 1,092 Views / 5 Replies  
If I click on a .wmv file in the finder it will open windowsmediaplayer no problem...

It is only in Safari and other webkit apps that Qucktime tries to open wmv files...(and fails).

Very...
Posted by themexican, on Oct 24, 2005 at 02:55 AM, in macOS
Forcing webkit apps to open .wmv files in windowmedia player 1,092 Views / 5 Replies  
Webkit apps always seem to want to open .wmv files in quicktime. Is there a way to force all webkit apps to open .wmv files on the web to open in windowsmedia player?

I've tried setting extensions...
Posted by themexican, on Oct 19, 2005 at 01:12 AM, in macOS
copying files from single user mode 816 Views / 1 Replies  
Here's the situation:

I have a powerbook with serious hard disk problems. It won't boot and even firewire mode is problematic (I believe the drive has physical problems), but I can boot into...
Posted by themexican, on Sep 27, 2005 at 09:59 AM, in macOS
this is the debug info spit out into the... 529 Views / 1 Replies  
this is the debug info spit out into the terminal when the program is run from the terminal.

This is a freeze and then a force quit:

Last login: Mon Sep 5 21:22:36 on console
Welcome to...
Posted by themexican, on Sep 7, 2005 at 01:17 AM, in Applications
Safari mime types 862 Views / 1 Replies  
How do I map mime types for Safari?

Right now Safari is attempting to open windows media files with quicktime (which fails) something I don't want (I'd rather them go to the windows media player)....
Posted by themexican, on Sep 6, 2005 at 05:42 PM, in macOS
iPhoto 5 crashing on import 529 Views / 1 Replies  
My iPhoto 5 is crashing on import... this is happening even though I have rebuilt the library from scratch. I think it's an iphoto bug I'm running into. Does anyone have similar experience or...
Posted by themexican, on Sep 2, 2005 at 11:13 AM, in Applications
I use it all the time to search for text in docs.... 4,402 Views / 116 Replies  
I use it all the time to search for text in docs. But I've become increasingly annoyed at the UI. Also I really miss having the option to limit a search to the current folder in finder windows. I...
Posted by themexican, on Jul 16, 2005 at 10:14 PM, in macOS
Re not supporting classic, I agree that Apple... 16,361 Views / 102 Replies  
Re not supporting classic, I agree that Apple wants classic to die (remember the "funeral" Steve had a few years ago. It's hard enough for developers to support classic/OS X. Now they will have to...
Posted by themexican, on Jun 15, 2005 at 05:13 PM, in macOS
Kicking airport users 583 Views / 3 Replies  
I keep an open airport wifi connection at my house. In general I don't mind if some of my neighbors connect, but sometimes I need extra bandwidth.

Is there a simple way to look at the current list...
Posted by themexican, on Jun 11, 2005 at 09:28 PM, in Networking
We upgraded all our computers here (lots of... 3,052 Views / 60 Replies  
We upgraded all our computers here (lots of them)... while there were some minor issues (like disk churning until we turned off indexing of the microsoft user data folder) and various compatibility...
Posted by themexican, on Jun 7, 2005 at 12:03 PM, in macOS
FYI: The answer is this: Insert this into... 610 Views / 5 Replies  
FYI: The answer is this:

Insert this into httpd.conf:
------------------
Alias /Sites/ "/Users/yourusername/Sites/"

<Directory "/Users/yourusername/Sites/">
Options Indexes MultiViews...
Posted by themexican, on May 23, 2005 at 11:36 AM, in macOS
yes.... and I found the bit to control the... 610 Views / 5 Replies  
yes.... and I found the bit to control the index.html, index.htm and index.php files... but I can't seem to turn on the directory feature for directories without index files. Anyone?
Posted by themexican, on May 21, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in macOS
serving web pages in Tiger 610 Views / 5 Replies  
I was serving web pages in Panther without a problem, but when I upgraded to tiger it knocked out my apache prefs.

I got back php without a problem (instructions here:...
Posted by themexican, on May 20, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in macOS
bothered by safari's rss, just use netnewswire...... 1,637 Views / 25 Replies  
bothered by safari's rss, just use netnewswire... it's better
Posted by themexican, on May 17, 2005 at 11:52 AM, in macOS
on my machines tiger has made life easier by... 3,340 Views / 55 Replies  
on my machines tiger has made life easier by making the finder faster and more responsive and by allowing us to search mountains of data very very fast in spotlight. Also safari is faster/more...
Posted by themexican, on May 4, 2005 at 01:41 PM, in macOS
if you look on the spotlight pages at apple it... 677 Views / 10 Replies  
if you look on the spotlight pages at apple it has alist of standard filetypes indexed by spotlight. you can also download new plugins
Posted by themexican, on May 4, 2005 at 01:34 PM, in macOS
even worse you can have a standard iphoto... 699 Views / 7 Replies  
even worse you can have a standard iphoto installation in which you've selected an iphoto library on an external drive (totally kosher, nothing weird about this), but if it's not in your personal...
Posted by themexican, on May 4, 2005 at 12:08 AM, in macOS
Spotlight is way too slow to be an app launcher.... 1,412 Views / 24 Replies  
Spotlight is way too slow to be an app launcher. also it doesn't learn from my keystrokes. I tried replacing launch bar with spotlight, but that little experiment lasted about 15 minutes. viva launch...
Posted by themexican, on May 3, 2005 at 01:11 AM, in macOS
Seems to me Apple should have left the finder... 3,147 Views / 51 Replies  
Seems to me Apple should have left the finder search pane with options as it was in Panther. When I search in the finder I often just want to search a folder or a drive... and left spotlight as a...
Posted by themexican, on May 2, 2005 at 09:13 AM, in macOS
If you do a simple upgrade, you still have... 28,297 Views / 28 Replies  
If you do a simple upgrade, you still have stuffit.

Alternately if you did an archive & install you can search for all items that contain "stuff" in your archived system and replace them in the...
Posted by themexican, on May 1, 2005 at 11:42 AM, in macOS
not necessary 989 Views / 14 Replies  
not necessary
Posted by themexican, on May 1, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in macOS
Poll: We did a big install here on about 30 machines... 6,480 Views / 103 Replies  
We did a big install here on about 30 machines yesterday. We were having more problems with archive and install than we were with simple upgrades, so we started just upgrading.

Everyone has been...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 30, 2005 at 12:26 PM, in macOS
I just think spotlight and launchbar are made for... 708 Views / 5 Replies  
I just think spotlight and launchbar are made for different things.... I've been running tiger for several days and I use them very differently. They live together quite nicely.

I've actually...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 29, 2005 at 10:18 AM, in macOS
8A428 for those that don't want to wade through... 1,047 Views / 18 Replies  
8A428 for those that don't want to wade through that thread.
Posted by themexican, on Apr 26, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in macOS
Here's the current crashlog: Date/Time: ... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Here's the current crashlog:

Date/Time: 2005-04-21 14:30:08 -0400
OS Version: 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
Report Version: 2

Command: iPhoto
Path: ...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 21, 2005 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
where it will die an ignominious death. ... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
where it will die an ignominious death.

Sigh. At this point I'm just hoping whatever it is gets fixed in tiger.
Posted by themexican, on Apr 17, 2005 at 06:08 PM, in Applications
Update. Repaired permissions, got rid of all... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Update.

Repaired permissions, got rid of all prefs & caches labed iphoto. got rid of haxies. No dice.

Still crashes when importing from either user on my main partition.

Still no problems...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 16, 2005 at 09:16 AM, in Applications
Here's another bit of troubleshooting info. ... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
Here's another bit of troubleshooting info.

All users that use iphoto on the partition in which iphoto crashes, crash so it's definitely something on the system level.

Is there anything...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 14, 2005 at 06:26 PM, in Applications
The reason I don't think it is this, is because... 889 Views / 8 Replies  
The reason I don't think it is this, is because the same iphoto library on the same machine causes no problems when running from another system on a different partition. I suppose I could do a clean...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 12, 2005 at 08:30 AM, in Applications
iphoto/VM? crash 889 Views / 8 Replies  
My iphoto installation on my main HD crashes while importing files. Specifically it crashes after importing all the files but before updating the database (so all the files are in the proper places,...
Posted by themexican, on Apr 11, 2005 at 09:20 PM, in Applications
God I would be so happy if I just had complete... 4,539 Views / 114 Replies  
God I would be so happy if I just had complete control over my screen fonts in the system. Sadly I don't think this is anywhere on apple's agenda.
Posted by themexican, on Mar 27, 2005 at 07:49 PM, in macOS
These posts helped me troubleshoot. Many thanks.... 1,648 Views / 16 Replies  
These posts helped me troubleshoot. Many thanks. I have a pretty big iphoto lib. 24,000 pix all 6megapixel.

I had three problems:

1) unreferenced items in the database: fixed via a rebuild and...
Posted by themexican, on Mar 24, 2005 at 01:16 AM, in macOS
Hmm... weird. I have 3 gigs of RAM and many many... 1,648 Views / 16 Replies  
Hmm... weird. I have 3 gigs of RAM and many many gigs to spare on the hard disk. perhaps some of that ram is bad and iphoto is the only app that consumes enough RAM to touch it.

(I posted in apps...
Posted by themexican, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:32 PM, in macOS
malloc: vm_allocate crashes 1,648 Views / 16 Replies  
My iphoto keeps crashing when I import with this error in the console:

*** malloc: vm_allocate(size=280117248) failed (error code=3)
*** malloc[1987]: error: Can't allocate region

Any ideas...
Posted by themexican, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:56 AM, in macOS
iPhoto 5 crashing on import (crashlog posted) 569 Views / 0 Replies  
my iphoto 5 has been crashing every time I import. This happened even after rebuilding the library. Any ideas?

Date/Time: 2005-03-17 18:37:56 -0500
OS Version: 10.3.8 (Build 7U16)...
Posted by themexican, on Mar 17, 2005 at 07:50 PM, in Applications
iphoto 5 crashing 422 Views / 0 Replies  
My iphoto 5 is crashing every time I import from a digital camera. This is new (no problems earlier).

Troubleshooting steps i've taken so far:

1. removed .data files
2. rebuilt library
3....
Posted by themexican, on Mar 12, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
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