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Okay, then don't keep a central server full of... 3,110 Views / 14 Replies  
Okay, then don't keep a central server full of images, just keep a central index, or even just a list of "who's online" (i.e., who's running DL right now, or a background DL server or whatever). ...
Posted by JCS, on May 24, 2006 at 08:19 AM, in Delicious Monster
Feature request: custom cover art sharing 3,110 Views / 14 Replies  
I cannot stand when cover art looks lousy. Sometimes Amazon has a bad scan, or part of the case is in the pictures, or sometimes it's just a giant mess. Look at the bottom of this...
Posted by JCS, on May 19, 2006 at 08:14 PM, in Delicious Monster
I wrote about this... 2,034 Views / 39 Replies  
I wrote about this (http://arstechnica.com/staff/fatbits.ars/2006/1/26/2673) yesterday. Although I too entertained notions of a Cocoa Finder (however foolish those notions may be) I think the job...
Posted by JCS, on Jan 27, 2006 at 07:03 PM, in Mac OS X
How old is that information? IOW, what's the... 7,001 Views / 75 Replies  
How old is that information? IOW, what's the last time he said anything on the topic? I'm just wondering how long he's been gone, trying to gauge whether there's any hope of the theme actually...
Posted by JCS, on Aug 2, 2005 at 11:13 PM, in GUI Customization
BBX Omega: gone forever? 7,001 Views / 75 Replies  
Sorry if this is a forbidden topic, but is there any word on BBX Omega? I've been googling around and I can't find any news past 2004 or so. Is Bill Bart still alive and kicking somewhere?
Posted by JCS, on Aug 2, 2005 at 11:04 PM, in GUI Customization
I wasn't "ignoring" anything. The capsules better... 4,092 Views / 57 Replies  
I wasn't "ignoring" anything. The capsules better mark the boundaries of toolbar buttons, but do so at the cost of masking the "dominant shape" that Apple says toolbar buttons should have.

Say you...
Posted by JCS, on May 1, 2005 at 12:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry, I meant to address that. Obviously you... 1,962 Views / 27 Replies  
Sorry, I meant to address that. Obviously you can't just throw anything in there, but managing file metadata is exactly what the file system driver is supposed to to. It's a perfect it. Moving...
Posted by JCS, on Apr 30, 2005 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
You're not following my reasoning. I will try to... 1,962 Views / 27 Replies  
You're not following my reasoning. I will try to break it down more simply.

File system driver code needs to be reliable. This needs causes file system drivers to be thoroughly tested. ...
Posted by JCS, on Apr 30, 2005 at 08:23 AM, in Mac OS X
A lot of it is also wrong. Just one more week... 2,084 Views / 62 Replies  
A lot of it is also wrong. Just one more week and the NDAs will be lifted...
Posted by JCS, on Apr 21, 2005 at 07:36 AM, in Mac OS X
That's not really "the conerstone", it's more... 13,357 Views / 412 Replies  
That's not really "the conerstone", it's more like a "consequence." The requirements for a spatial Finder are simple:

1. Each window is unambiguously, inextricably linked to a particular folder....
Posted by JCS, on Feb 16, 2005 at 02:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Ooo, I forgot about that one: √ The ability... 5,064 Views / 98 Replies  
Ooo, I forgot about that one:

√ The ability to view the contents of a folder in multiple windows is the "big problem" of the OS X Finder.

(Still no takers for "Spotlight == I'll never need to...
Posted by JCS, on Jan 24, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Who can expect people to cling to something they... 5,064 Views / 98 Replies  
Who can expect people to cling to something they don't understand?
Posted by JCS, on Jan 20, 2005 at 10:36 AM, in Mac OS X
This thread is doing great in the big game of... 5,064 Views / 98 Replies  
This thread is doing great in the big game of Spatial Finder Fallacies. Barely 2 pages and already nearly a full card!

√ Spatial == old, old == bad
√ Spatial == icon view only
√ Too many files...
Posted by JCS, on Jan 19, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I was trying to save myself from going crazy with... 1,653 Views / 27 Replies  
I was trying to save myself from going crazy with the ASCII art! Just imagine that thee dog picts are scattered all over the drive. It doesn't change my point: the fact that smart folders are "leaf...
Posted by JCS, on Jan 14, 2005 at 01:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Folder: /Users/john/Desktop/Beagles ... 1,653 Views / 27 Replies  
Folder: /Users/john/Desktop/Beagles

Applications > _john______ > Applications > _Beagles__ > Beagle1.jpg
Developer > Shared > _Desktop______ > Labs > Beagle2.jpg...
Posted by JCS, on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:47 PM, in Mac OS X
It makes as much sense as it does for any folder. 1,653 Views / 27 Replies  
It makes as much sense as it does for any folder.
Posted by JCS, on Jan 12, 2005 at 08:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes. You can't be sure. Clock skew is... 37,870 Views / 403 Replies  
Yes.



You can't be sure. Clock skew is sometimes just a fact of life. But dates are the only option in many situations.



It will get angry! Actually, I just had to set my date back a...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 4, 2004 at 10:14 PM, in Mac OS X
I was just pointing out that there is still a... 37,870 Views / 403 Replies  
I was just pointing out that there is still a potentially large amount of indexing that needs to be done even to volumes that were fully indexed the last time you saw them. Who knows what has...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 4, 2004 at 05:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I know that. It's irrelevant. ... 37,870 Views / 403 Replies  
I know that. It's irrelevant.



...unless the file was created or modified by a person using an OS other than Tiger and the disk is not on a Tiger server. This is what you're not getting.
...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 4, 2004 at 04:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I think you're missing the distinction between... 37,870 Views / 403 Replies  
I think you're missing the distinction between files that are created or changed by a Mac running Tiger, and files that are created or changed by anything else.

For example, imagine copying...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 4, 2004 at 12:12 PM, in Mac OS X
...unless it also wants to check for files that... 37,870 Views / 403 Replies  
...unless it also wants to check for files that have been added to a volume while it as not connected to a Mac running Tiger. For example, removable hard disks, networked shares, etc. The indexer...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 4, 2004 at 11:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Uh, the part of the OS that's most likely... 75,894 Views / 815 Replies  
Uh, the part of the OS that's most likely responsible for the freeze is open source...

(Have your dad get cracking on it ;-)
Posted by JCS, on Sep 21, 2004 at 01:54 PM, in Mac OS X
All the tests in the Apple Hardware Test CD pass... 75,894 Views / 815 Replies  
All the tests in the Apple Hardware Test CD pass every time I try them. And since I had a month of 24/7 uptime with lots of heavy use of all parts of the system, I have trouble believing that it's...
Posted by JCS, on Sep 16, 2004 at 03:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Do you have a URL for the MacIntouch story? ... 75,894 Views / 815 Replies  
Do you have a URL for the MacIntouch story?

As far as I'm concerned, that's just speculation until there's a fix or workaround for that bug, and that fix or workaround eliminates the freezes we...
Posted by JCS, on Sep 16, 2004 at 10:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Here's my story so far. I got a new dual 1.8 G5... 75,894 Views / 815 Replies  
Here's my story so far. I got a new dual 1.8 G5 a few months ago. It started doing the "mouse moves, nothing else" freeze after a week or two of use. I did the usual stuff: Apple Hardware Test CD,...
Posted by JCS, on Sep 15, 2004 at 12:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Finally...jeez. I guess my post was too... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
Finally...jeez. I guess my post was too subtle...? ;)
Posted by JCS, on Jul 5, 2004 at 02:55 PM, in Mac OS X
"Silly" is a nice way of putting it. That TV... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
"Silly" is a nice way of putting it. That TV miniseries (or was it just one "episode"? I forget.) was terrible, and played fast and loose with the facts. Avoid for anything other than...
Posted by JCS, on Jul 5, 2004 at 10:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Boy, that was nice of them, eh? ;) 802 Views / 15 Replies  
Boy, that was nice of them, eh? ;)
Posted by JCS, on Jul 5, 2004 at 08:44 AM, in Mac OS X
That depends on the context of the claim of... 8,978 Views / 206 Replies  
That depends on the context of the claim of "prior art", a phrase that is most well-defined when a patent is involved. Since Konfabulator doesn't have any patents, one can only guess at the imagined...
Posted by JCS, on Jul 4, 2004 at 09:59 AM, in Mac OS X
The product manager for DesktopX sees things... 8,978 Views / 206 Replies  
The product manager for DesktopX sees things slightly differently. Check out this thread (http://www2.konfabulator.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3931&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45) in the...
Posted by JCS, on Jul 3, 2004 at 03:41 PM, in Mac OS X
The G5 hardware session at WWDC. In... 841 Views / 14 Replies  
The G5 hardware session at WWDC.



In terms of cost to manufacture, possibly. But the point of a heat pipe is to transfer heat from one location to another better than a solid block of the...
Posted by JCS, on Mar 14, 2004 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Plenty, I'm sure. This is not "speculative"... 841 Views / 14 Replies  
Plenty, I'm sure. This is not "speculative" technology :) The G5 already has heat pipes in its CPU cooling system.



I wouldn't try that. It's not just the heat pipe. Giving up all that...
Posted by JCS, on Mar 13, 2004 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
gunnar, you might want to look at this thread... 8,277 Views / 140 Replies  
gunnar, you might want to look at this thread (http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=8300945231&m=466001603631&r=155001013631#155001013631)
Posted by JCS, on Mar 12, 2004 at 09:38 PM, in Mac OS X
It actually blocks all but one PCI slot because... 841 Views / 14 Replies  
It actually blocks all but one PCI slot because it's so tall. You'll see if you (or I) ever find the picts... :)

Edit: Whoop, here it is

http://www.macsonly.com/arch00311.html#11241
...
Posted by JCS, on Mar 12, 2004 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's not "disabled" either. It's there and fully... 8,277 Views / 140 Replies  
It's not "disabled" either. It's there and fully functional.
Posted by JCS, on Mar 12, 2004 at 04:17 PM, in Mac OS X
I have the Verax G03 installed on my (Apple OEM)... 841 Views / 14 Replies  
I have the Verax G03 installed on my (Apple OEM) Radeon 9800 Pro. Installation went fine, and I have played many hours of the UT2004 demo without problems. It is very quiet, but the small amount of...
Posted by JCS, on Mar 12, 2004 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sure you can, although doing so might undercut... 8,277 Views / 140 Replies  
Sure you can, although doing so might undercut your convenient "spatial cult" labeling scheme ;) It's pretty simple: everyone likes new, useful features, all other things being equal. But the new...
Posted by JCS, on Mar 11, 2004 at 11:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Okay, if no one else is going to link to this,... 5,632 Views / 17 Replies  
Okay, if no one else is going to link to this, then I will...

http://www.arstechnica.com/wankerdesk/04q1/g5-noise.html
Posted by JCS, on Mar 8, 2004 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes. A summary can be found here: ... 1,672 Views / 26 Replies  
Yes. A summary can be found here:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?14@171.6EGRa1f8dIj.0@.688d957b/27

with ongoing discussions in this forum:
...
Posted by JCS, on Feb 25, 2004 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's bad because replacing the power supply does... 1,672 Views / 26 Replies  
It's bad because replacing the power supply does not fix the problem. Some users have had their PS replaced several times already with different "revisions" (A-E). Although a new PS has...
Posted by JCS, on Feb 21, 2004 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Saving and printing are different things. "Save... 1,790 Views / 57 Replies  
Saving and printing are different things. "Save as PDF" is a kind of printing, not a kind of saving. Think about the difference between printing an Excel file and saving an Excel file. For...
Posted by JCS, on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Those (still) aren't the only two choices. If... 3,022 Views / 73 Replies  
Those (still) aren't the only two choices. If you don't want any changes in browser windows (icon view or otherwise) to transfer to the spatial world, and if you also don't want to store two sets of...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:17 PM, in Mac OS X
There's also the choice of making icon view in... 3,022 Views / 73 Replies  
There's also the choice of making icon view in browser windows always use auto-arrange, which was my initial suggestion in the Ars thread, IIRC. Finally, you can always punt and make it a preference...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 20, 2003 at 11:32 AM, in Mac OS X
I think you're going around in circles, heh. I... 3,022 Views / 73 Replies  
I think you're going around in circles, heh. I still don't think icon position changes made in a browser window should affect icon positions in (spatial) folders, mostly because icon positions are...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 18, 2003 at 04:48 PM, in Mac OS X
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/... 3,022 Views / 73 Replies  
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2003-September/msg00446.html



Apple did in the early 1980s, and people used it and liked it for over a decade and a half.

P.S.- It's spelled...
Posted by JCS, on Nov 15, 2003 at 06:46 PM, in Mac OS X
The use of B-Trees dictates nothing about... 2,597 Views / 66 Replies  
The use of B-Trees dictates nothing about multithreading in a filesystem. Most modern filesystems, including BFS, use B-Tree variants extensively.
Posted by JCS, on Oct 19, 2003 at 02:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Where did you read that? 4,945 Views / 85 Replies  
Where did you read that?
Posted by JCS, on May 14, 2003 at 08:05 PM, in Mac OS X
...but what is also typical of Apple is letting... 4,945 Views / 85 Replies  
...but what is also typical of Apple is letting that lead slip away. As other posters have pointed out, it's possible that MS will end up with much better video card driver/hardware support than...
Posted by JCS, on May 6, 2003 at 12:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Is someone coming into your house and talking to... 1,373 Views / 37 Replies  
Is someone coming into your house and talking to you about this issue against your will? Or is there some sort of virus on your computer that forces your browser to automatically open all threads I...
Posted by JCS, on Sep 27, 2002 at 10:09 AM, in Mac OS X
This is true. This is speculation,... 1,373 Views / 37 Replies  
This is true.



This is speculation, isn't it? :)
Posted by JCS, on Sep 26, 2002 at 09:33 PM, in Mac OS X
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