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The inability to delay iCal (sorry, Calendar.app)... 8,068 Views / 330 Replies  
The inability to delay iCal (sorry, Calendar.app) alarms by anything other than 15 mins is really annoying. I often used to get notified two days in advance, then delay the reminder until two hours...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jul 27, 2012 at 06:10 AM, in Mac OS X
I've got iPhoto to behave properly now - i reset... 1,680 Views / 7 Replies  
I've got iPhoto to behave properly now - i reset photo stream from iCloud.com and turned if off and on again on all my devices.

Thanks for the help.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM, in Applications
Ah - that's interesting. If that is the expected... 1,680 Views / 7 Replies  
Ah - that's interesting. If that is the expected behaviour then it would make much more sense. I wonder why my iPhoto doesn't behave the same way.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 11, 2012 at 09:12 AM, in Applications
That is only true if Photo Stream automatic... 1,680 Views / 7 Replies  
That is only true if Photo Stream automatic import is not enabled in iPhoto. If auto import is on then they are imported from iCloud (and then later also imported when I connect the phone.)



I...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
What is the correct way to use an iPhone and iPhoto and PhotoStream? 1,680 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm rather confused about the 'proper' way to use Photo Stream and an iPhone and iPhoto.

Here's how I use iPhoto and my iPhone: (This workflow was as far as I can tell the correct way to operate...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 10, 2012 at 05:11 AM, in Applications
After some more investigation I have discovered... 443 Views / 1 Replies  
After some more investigation I have discovered that the bug only affects instances of NSPanel which have their 'hide on deactivated' attribute disabled.

Can anyone think of a way that I can...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Please help me solve a very odd bug 443 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello,

I've got a very odd bug in my install of Lion - it's not in every copy of Lion, just mine it seems.

Here's what happens: certain kinds of window - e.g. the OCR utility panel in...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Boot hangs - BootCacheControl: unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist 4,736 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I've got an issue with a Thunderbolt Mac Mini - after a recent Lion s/w update it won't get passed the progress spinner at boot.

I have tried booting in verbose mode and the following...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Nov 2, 2011 at 03:16 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd be interested to know if anyone can view the... 25,467 Views / 624 Replies  
I'd be interested to know if anyone can view the whole video on this page full screen without Safari going beach ball on them.

Avengers (1998) - Top 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters - TIME...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jul 28, 2011 at 06:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Some nice Lion tips here: TidBITS Macs & Mac... 25,467 Views / 624 Replies  
Some nice Lion tips here:

TidBITS Macs & Mac OS X: Our Favorite Hidden Features in Mac OS X Lion (http://tidbits.com/article/12320)
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jul 27, 2011 at 06:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Lost auto-scroll? 25,467 Views / 624 Replies  
Is it just me or have we lost auto-scroll when dragging items in list view in the Finder?
See this video for a demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB9W-o0qMPI)
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks - but that doesn't work for mobileMe/.mac... 2,420 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks - but that doesn't work for mobileMe/.mac IDs
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on May 16, 2011 at 04:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the tip, but no - I only have one... 1,247 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the tip, but no - I only have one appleID account.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on May 13, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in Mac OS X
ITMS Movie rental on Mac - can I stream to ATV, then watch on Mac? 1,247 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

I had an odd issue with the iTunes Store the other day and was wondering if anyone could explain it?

I rented a film on my Mac. It downloaded. I began to watch it by streaming it from the...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on May 13, 2011 at 09:22 AM, in Mac OS X
AppleID - changing mac.com to me.com? 2,420 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi,

I have a mobileMe account, which was formerly a mac.com account. Everything connected to that account has moved over to me.com, except for my AppleID.

Is there any way that I can alter...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on May 13, 2011 at 09:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah - I see... I was using the retail version... 1,536 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah - I see...

I was using the retail version of SL from when it was released. My MacBook Pro is more recent than that. That explains it.

I have since used an old macbook to install SL onto...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't install Snow Leopard on to external drives? 1,536 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

I have a MacBook Pro (6,1) and an external FW 800 drive (iomega eGo)

When I attempt to install Snow Leopard onto the drive it fails - the first phase works, where the initial batch of...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 24, 2011 at 05:15 AM, in Mac OS X
The TC is set to bridge mode, and the AE appears... 1,916 Views / 3 Replies  
The TC is set to bridge mode, and the AE appears to be in bridge mode: both pop-up menus in the "internet connection" tab of the "internet" section of the airport admin options are greyed-out, but...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Oct 6, 2010 at 06:30 AM, in Networking
Airport Extreme extending WDS network - cannot use Ethernet ports? 1,916 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello, I'd love some help with an issue.

I have a Time Capsule, which is creating a network which is allowed to be extended (WDS?) and an airport extreme in another room which is extending that...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM, in Networking
Thanks guys - I'm looking into WireShark. 933 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks guys - I'm looking into WireShark.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 27, 2009 at 05:02 AM, in Networking
Hmm - can't I place a machine between the network... 933 Views / 11 Replies  
Hmm - can't I place a machine between the network and the router somehow - and get that to analyse the traffic?
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 25, 2009 at 06:44 PM, in Networking
How can I analyse the WAN traffic on our home network? 933 Views / 11 Replies  
Hi,

My parents have a small network at home (wired and wireless) - which is connected to the internet via a DSL modem/router.

Recently our ISP has been throttling it because they state that...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 25, 2009 at 06:07 AM, in Networking
Snow Leopard - Mail not trusting any certs any more 1,396 Views / 1 Replies  
Just installed Snow Leopard and fired-up Mail.app - The OS appears not to trust any Certificate Issuing Authorities - including Google and Verisign.

Anyone else see this?
...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Aug 28, 2009 at 06:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Does the www folder have read access for... 334 Views / 2 Replies  
Does the www folder have read access for everyone? If the www user doesn't have the privileges to read the folder or its contents then you will get a 403.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 25, 2008 at 04:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Fantastic - thanks very much, just the thing. 1,172 Views / 2 Replies  
Fantastic - thanks very much, just the thing.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 24, 2008 at 12:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Anyone know path to generic hard drive icon file? 1,172 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi, I'm looking for the generic hard drive icon file. Does anyone know where it lives?

I've poked around CoreServices, but can't appear to find it.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Sep 24, 2008 at 07:57 AM, in Mac OS X
I never had this problem until recently -... 1,263 Views / 16 Replies  
I never had this problem until recently - suddenly over the last two days it's happening all the time.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm - solved it - changing the Computer Name in... 1,336 Views / 1 Replies  
Hmm - solved it - changing the Computer Name in Windows worked after all, but the change didn't appear to actually get made until I had booted into Windows again.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Oct 15, 2007 at 07:40 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Windows changed my Mac hostname. How can I change it back? 1,336 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello,

I've only just tried Boot Camp for the first time. It seemed to go well - but I've noticed that the computer name that was given during the Windows installation seems to have crept...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Oct 15, 2007 at 07:28 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Try asking here: cocoaforge - A Festivus for... 761 Views / 2 Replies  
Try asking here:

cocoaforge - A Festivus for the Rest of Us View Forum - Growl (http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewforum.php?f=6)
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jul 20, 2007 at 08:43 AM, in Mac OS X
You could go down the route of having a recurring... 326 Views / 4 Replies  
You could go down the route of having a recurring event in iCal (or crontab) which triggered a script. As the earlier posted mentioned, rules are only triggered when a message arrives.

You could...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jun 14, 2007 at 05:24 PM, in Applications
OK, those errors are just telling you that there... 1,963 Views / 22 Replies  
OK, those errors are just telling you that there aren't any of those folders in the destination folder on the Mac.

I assume that the folders DSS_FLDA etc.. are the ones that contain the recordings...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 3, 2007 at 06:43 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't know why, but I decided to write this for... 1,963 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't know why, but I decided to write this for you. Sometimes I like mucking around with AppleScript.

I cut out EasyWMA and just used ffmpeg (which is what EasyWMA does under the hood anyway.)...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Apr 1, 2007 at 12:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd also recommend Textual Confirmation - I run a... 1,029 Views / 24 Replies  
I'd also recommend Textual Confirmation - I run a *very* obscure board, and used to get about 5 spam registrations a week. Since TC: none.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 29, 2007 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's a useful hint: Ride *very*... 1,889 Views / 18 Replies  
Here's a useful hint:

Ride *very* defensively. I'm not a biker, but even in a car on the UK motorways, and ever more so on London roads be very defensive. These days people drive very badly in...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 10, 2007 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to distribute software then you may... 813 Views / 2 Replies  
If you want to distribute software then you may want to automate the process (it gets very boring, very quickly, doing it by hand.)
Might I suggest that you investigate the process that Growl uses. ...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 9, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in Mac OS X
AppleScript and terminal (or rather more... 667 Views / 6 Replies  
AppleScript and terminal (or rather more accurately shell commands) play well with each other. You can invoke shell commands from AppleScript and AppleScript Commands from the shell.

You...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 9, 2007 at 04:38 PM, in Developer Center
Haven't you asked this before? ... 667 Views / 6 Replies  
Haven't you asked this before?
http://forums.macnn.com/79/developer-center/328865/applescript-to-backup-to-external/
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 9, 2007 at 03:48 PM, in Developer Center
You can certainly do the former. you need to... 274 Views / 2 Replies  
You can certainly do the former. you need to craft the RSS URL yourself to contain the sections you are interested in:

e.g. I use the following:...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Mar 1, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Feedback
If I understand correctly what you want, then you... 557 Views / 5 Replies  
If I understand correctly what you want, then you just need to put your part of the script first then mine:
e.g.

tell application "iTunes"
play playlist "music"
end tell

tell application...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 28, 2007 at 05:12 PM, in Developer Center
Click here to put the script directly into Script... 557 Views / 5 Replies  
Click here to put the script directly into Script Editor:
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:39 AM, in Developer Center
The AppleScript one seems broken as well. ... 332 Views / 3 Replies  
The AppleScript one seems broken as well.

http://forums.macnn.com/misc.php?do=bbcode#applescript

[edit] - or rather it works, but the samples on the page don't
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:35 AM, in Feedback
requires 'enable access for assistive devices'... 557 Views / 5 Replies  
requires 'enable access for assistive devices' checkbox to be ticked in the 'Universal Access' pref pane.



tell application "System Events"

-- Command Esc. to start Front Row
key code 53...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:26 AM, in Developer Center
As others here have said - No partner. I... 854 Views / 27 Replies  
As others here have said - No partner.

I hate 'exclusive' deals that handset makers strike with networks - the phone and the network are separate choices - they shouldn't be jammed together.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Soup-a-soup, a spicy carrot and coriander.... 886 Views / 14 Replies  
Soup-a-soup, a spicy carrot and coriander. (cilantro for those of you in the U.S.)

The Soup Song (http://booshsoup.ytmnd.com/)
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 10, 2007 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
oops, sorry, didn't read the rules. 5,116 Views / 75 Replies  
oops, sorry, didn't read the rules.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 7, 2007 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
<over a year later> Well, colour me... 5,116 Views / 75 Replies  
<over a year later>

Well, colour me surprised - It turns out Steve Jobs favours no DRM at all:

Apple - Thoughts on Music (http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/)

Lets hope that the...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 6, 2007 at 06:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Software: iTele and the MMInput drivers: ... 401 Views / 5 Replies  
Software: iTele and the MMInput drivers:
Hardware: an USB2 Cingery T2 device and an Hauppage WinTV Nova PCI card

DVB on the Mac (http://defyne.org/dvb)
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 2, 2007 at 06:31 PM, in Applications
http://www.monkeyfood.com/thestuff/food/Screenshot... 401 Views / 5 Replies  
http://www.monkeyfood.com/thestuff/food/Screenshots/iTele4Channels.jpg

I've had at least 4 channels running on a Dual G5 with only two tuners - DVB uses multiplexes, so if you are tuning multiple...
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Feb 2, 2007 at 03:09 PM, in Applications
Odd - I had no idea the E62 was so different. 620 Views / 19 Replies  
Odd - I had no idea the E62 was so different.
Posted by Diggory Laycock, on Jan 17, 2007 at 04:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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