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Remember the pinstripes and glossy window... 1,661 Views / 65 Replies  
Remember the pinstripes and glossy window controls from Mac OS X Public Beta 3?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Macosxpb.png

It was a new direction and it had to make a big...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 28, 2013 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you by any change run any 'optimization'... 510 Views / 1 Replies  
Have you by any change run any 'optimization' software that removes languages, such as Monolingual (http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/) and then simply forgotten about it?

This is just a wild...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jun 14, 2010 at 04:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Japanese style is pretty good, with fresh... 1,173 Views / 39 Replies  
Japanese style is pretty good, with fresh cucumber and mayo.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jun 11, 2010 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I work with pro photographers and the iPad has... 10,229 Views / 4 Replies  
I work with pro photographers and the iPad has generated a lot of interest among them. The App Store already has a remote control for DSLRs...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 20, 2010 at 05:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You don't happen to have anything like iUSBCam... 1,117 Views / 3 Replies  
You don't happen to have anything like iUSBCam (http://ecamm.com/mac/iusbcam/) installed? That could mess things up. ( Kind of a long shot, but... )

Do you get any error messages in the Console...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
I found SimplyRAR to suit me best. I like the... 1,287 Views / 6 Replies  
I found SimplyRAR to suit me best. I like the idea of using a well known standard, and another software (Stuffit) successfully expanded the whole archive by simply double clicking the first .rar...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 17, 2010 at 06:59 AM, in Applications
That was fast - thanks all! I'll give these a... 1,287 Views / 6 Replies  
That was fast - thanks all! I'll give these a shot and report back.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 17, 2010 at 04:38 AM, in Applications
Span a large file across multiple DVDs? 1,287 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm looking for a piece of software, or some nifty command line trickery to burn larger-than-dvd content across multiple disks (and preferably retrieve it later, too). A bit like StuffIt and floppy...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM, in Applications
Brass balls, too. "Copy and paste not done? We'll... 4,248 Views / 165 Replies  
Brass balls, too. "Copy and paste not done? We'll ship without, because we can."
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's some technical background... 4,248 Views / 165 Replies  
Here's some technical background (http://www.kaourantin.net/2010/02/core-animation.html) on Adobe's challenges in getting Flash to run better on the Mac.

"The support for the Core Animation...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Feb 15, 2010 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I guess. Upgrades seem to be sold by... 3,652 Views / 22 Replies  
No, I guess. Upgrades seem to be sold by versioning the app to a new major release, as in MyApp 2.0. As it's a separate sandbox, the new app can't access the data from the old app locally.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Feb 6, 2010 at 02:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
From the wording, I'd assume it works like it... 3,652 Views / 22 Replies  
From the wording, I'd assume it works like it does for my iPhone and iPod Touch. Both are attached to the same Apple account and can use both sync and app store to install the same apps without...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This. I can't wait to read the morning paper on... 3,020 Views / 52 Replies  
This. I can't wait to read the morning paper on the iPad. This MacBook just seems downright clumsy in comparison. The iPhone passes the laying-on-the-couch- test, but the MacBook is too big, too...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Feb 2, 2010 at 05:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There needs be some sort of gap between the... 3,020 Views / 52 Replies  
There needs be some sort of gap between the device and the table top to facilitate grabbing the device with one hand. MacBooks have some, too, but it seems much less.

As for 'push icon os', I...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 30, 2010 at 03:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Gruber is probably not wrong: Daring Fireball:... 21,454 Views / 912 Replies  
Gruber is probably not wrong: Daring Fireball: Apple, Adobe, and Flash (http://daringfireball.net/2010/01/apple_adobe_flash)
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 27, 2010 at 03:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sold. Video out for presentations and some... 21,454 Views / 912 Replies  
Sold.

Video out for presentations and some light writing are main reasons I need a portable. This pretty much hits that sweetspot and frees me go for a more clear cut Pro Workstation + Tablet...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 27, 2010 at 03:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Rotating the screen messes with things. If it's... 1,912 Views / 11 Replies  
Rotating the screen messes with things. If it's the OS doing the algorithm, it may work (or be disabled) but for static images you need to test and see for yourself. Many displays are pivotable and I...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You may be familiar with the 3px font... 1,912 Views / 11 Replies  
You may be familiar with the 3px font (http://typophile.com/node/61920)— this thread contains links and info on sub-pixel rendering, IIRC.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 6, 2010 at 06:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's because they wear suits... 1,124 Views / 41 Replies  
It's because they wear suits (http://www.nokia.com/press/media_resources/photos/corporate/people/group-executive-board). And ties, restricts the blood flow. Compare to any other software CEO, COO...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 4, 2010 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Electrotactile feedback is also quite promising.... 21,454 Views / 912 Replies  
Electrotactile feedback is also quite promising. It stimulates a sensation of touch through the surface without
any actual mechanical movement. Here's a nice pdf from a Finnish Tech Fund/Nokia...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Jan 2, 2010 at 06:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Quite a few of my friends have actually chosen a... 1,504 Views / 67 Replies  
Quite a few of my friends have actually chosen a new family name altogether when getting married. Finnish law doesn't allow you to change your last name to just anything, but names from the family...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 25, 2009 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The universe is a big place, but yeah, I guess... 1,314 Views / 32 Replies  
The universe is a big place, but yeah, I guess not. The observation was submitted as a curiousity highlighting the fact that there is atleast someone other than Apple going for unibody,
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 25, 2009 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
iPhone: €33/month, subsidized 24 months, with... 1,470 Views / 53 Replies  
iPhone: €33/month, subsidized 24 months, with unlimited data. Calls and SMS are some cents on top of that, but I don't do much of either. And here you don't pay anything for incoming stuff, so no...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 24, 2009 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A great and entertaining rumor season this is.... 21,454 Views / 912 Replies  
A great and entertaining rumor season this is. Were at point 7 in the The Cycle (http://www.misterbg.org/AppleProductCycle/), which is my favorite part.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 24, 2009 at 05:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I took my wife's last name, but hey, I'm from... 1,504 Views / 67 Replies  
I took my wife's last name, but hey, I'm from Scandinavia*

The name was much cooler, I have no connection to my father or his family, but the main reason was really to have the same family name...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 24, 2009 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Selecting an item and then invoking a menu... 951 Views / 18 Replies  
Selecting an item and then invoking a menu command is the pure and original way: noun -> verb. Theoretically beautiful and solid, but for the oft-used 'Open' it was painfully clumsy in practice....
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 24, 2009 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nokia, actually... 1,314 Views / 32 Replies  
Nokia, actually (http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/gizmodo-staff/gizmodo/nokia-booklet-3g-hands-nice-netbook-how-much-nokia-booklet-3g). Having had too many letdowns with their phone build quality, I...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Dec 24, 2009 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
My iPhone 2G would not load any Google sites... 1,210 Views / 40 Replies  
My iPhone 2G would not load any Google sites through our work WLAN. Everything else worked, and all other devices worked just fine. Our network admin got curious, then frustrated and eventually gave...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Nov 19, 2009 at 04:10 PM, in Mac OS X
(There might not be a market for it, but) I guess... 1,399 Views / 8 Replies  
(There might not be a market for it, but) I guess the game changer would be what you described for the iPhone above. A networked computer with the traditional TV in there, almost as an afterthought....
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Nov 4, 2009 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm skeptical, too, but for the sake of... 1,399 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm skeptical, too, but for the sake of 'what-if', there are some questions:

• If Apple can get these great prices for LCD components from LG, why wouldn't they want to sell TV- size devices with...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Nov 2, 2009 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Feasability of even larger iMac screens? 1,399 Views / 8 Replies  
I've enjoyed using an iMac as a TV/Media Center, while obviously compromising on screen size. The benefits over a previous setup, using a Mini hooked to a real TV set, make me one of those people...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 29, 2009 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can also try resetting the System Management... 5,199 Views / 5 Replies  
You can also try resetting the System Management Controller (SMC).

Intel-based iMac, Intel-based Mac mini: How to reset the System Management Controller (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1543) ...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pics here... 1,859 Views / 71 Replies  
Pics here (http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/19/motorola-droid-hands-on/).

Jean-Louis Gassée wrote an interesting post on the current Apple/Google/Verizon- thing...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 19, 2009 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had that with EyeTV some time ago. I recall... 1,627 Views / 5 Replies  
I had that with EyeTV some time ago. I recall clearing all recordings and clearing the Power Events Schedule on my Mac. This is basically a system wide thing for apps to store scheduled wakeup and...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 11, 2009 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Saw them here a couple months back, and really... 742 Views / 6 Replies  
Saw them here a couple months back, and really loved the show. The simple stage setup was nice, and Hetfield + Trujillo really played tight (Lars and Kirk seem to be more or less winging it... ;) ) I...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, here's something that's definitely new for me... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
Ok, here's something that's definitely new for me in 10.6.x - anyone else?

After using the search box inside Open file- dialogs to find a file, apps sometimes beachball indefinitely trying to open...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Oct 5, 2009 at 04:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Does 10.6 actually still let you do this? ( No,... 1,229 Views / 13 Replies  
Does 10.6 actually still let you do this? ( No, I'm not going to try :p )
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 29, 2009 at 04:45 PM, in Mac OS X
I remember installing a badly done/unfinished... 616 Views / 7 Replies  
I remember installing a badly done/unfinished font that the designer had obviously based on Verdana, since the system insisted that was the correct name of the font, regardless of the file name. Some...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 25, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in Mac OS X
This particular SL 'improvement' is immensely... 1,076 Views / 31 Replies  
This particular SL 'improvement' is immensely annoying.

I'll just need to unlearn a 20- year habit of double-clicking files to open them and start dragging them into QuickSilver/Dock instead. Oh...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 8, 2009 at 05:39 PM, in Mac OS X
For me, the best part of Apple coming out with a... 968 Views / 21 Replies  
For me, the best part of Apple coming out with a new OS version is when I get to read these in-depth reviews :)

Bertrand Serlet's 'State of the OS' - sessions at WWDC come in a close second,...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Bug: The 'fur' option for Chess pieces shows... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
Bug: The 'fur' option for Chess pieces shows regular Leopard fur, not Snow Leopard.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 3, 2009 at 09:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Problems trying to open multiple files, too. ... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
Problems trying to open multiple files, too.

I tried dragging a bunch of pics to the Photoshop icon in the Dock, and only the first one (alphabetically) opened. Later, it worked fine.

Same...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Sep 2, 2009 at 04:15 PM, in Mac OS X
59. Software update used to show the 'New... 11,655 Views / 207 Replies  
59. Software update used to show the 'New software is available for your computer'- title text even after all available new software had successfully been installed. It was so weirdly misleading....
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh damn, now you got me debugging this one all... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
Oh damn, now you got me debugging this one all night ;)
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:20 PM, in Mac OS X
It's a bit annoying that the contextual menu... 2,805 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a bit annoying that the contextual menu doesn't show all the available services, but you have to use menubar services menu item to see them all. For example, in Safari the contextual menu gives...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:18 PM, in Mac OS X
The new fixed-width font "Menlo" doesn't appear... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
The new fixed-width font "Menlo" doesn't appear in the 'Fixed Width' collection of the Font Panel. Oops.
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 02:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Too bad Adobe used up one already. ... 11,659 Views / 58 Replies  
Too bad Adobe used up one already.

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/pics/apps/photoshop/about/aboutboxeasteregg/400.png
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 01:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, sorry, just referring to the criticism... 911 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, sorry, just referring to the criticism (http://gizmodo.com/5344205/8-years-of-great-mac-os-x-box-design-end-in-a-stupid-clip-art-cat) re: the evolution of the X logo and packaging ;)
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM, in Mac OS X
http://jonfabritius.info/out/rowr.png 911 Views / 13 Replies  
http://jonfabritius.info/out/rowr.png
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 29, 2009 at 08:09 AM, in Mac OS X
My MacBook 13" (1st gen unibody) now has... 13,652 Views / 175 Replies  
My MacBook 13" (1st gen unibody) now has interesting screen res options :)

http://jonfabritius.info/out/multiplechoice.png

Selecting the first 1280 x 800 does a fade-to-blue and comes back this...
Posted by Judge_Fire, on Aug 29, 2009 at 07:40 AM, in Mac OS X
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