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I probably should have elaborated a little more,... 1,168 Views / 18 Replies  
I probably should have elaborated a little more, I cant even get iSync to recognize the device, when I scan for devices to add it sees the 6230 just fine, but always says that it isnt compatible. Are...
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 7, 2006 at 12:19 PM, in Applications
so can you guys confirm that iSync 2.2 actually... 1,168 Views / 18 Replies  
so can you guys confirm that iSync 2.2 actually works with a 6230? mine doesnt seem to.
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 5, 2006 at 06:05 PM, in Applications
10.4.4 and deep sleep? 346 Views / 2 Replies  
Has anyone had any success using USB 2.0 PCI cards under 10.4.4? I am interested to know if you can get the Mac to go into deep sleep and wake up again when there is something (like an iPod)...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 20, 2006 at 12:27 PM, in Mac OS X
USB 2.0 PCI card support? 9,227 Views / 122 Replies  
can anyone confirm for me whether support for deep sleep and PCI USB 2.0 cards has got any better? Seems that the state of play up until now has been that Macs wont wake from sleep if they have a PCI...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 11, 2006 at 08:38 AM, in Mac OS X
no, it's probably because you were using some... 3,863 Views / 56 Replies  
no, it's probably because you were using some indirect method to open the popup, like redirecting to a new page on which a bit of javascript resides that pops the window open. Popup blocking allows...
Posted by shortcipher, on May 3, 2005 at 07:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Actually, I find that Spotlight does learn from... 1,217 Views / 24 Replies  
Actually, I find that Spotlight does learn from my keystrokes, the first time I searched for a file I had to spell out the filename quite accurately to get the item I was looking for as the top hit,...
Posted by shortcipher, on May 3, 2005 at 05:44 AM, in Mac OS X
If you have a .Mac account you can use the iDisk... 432 Views / 8 Replies  
If you have a .Mac account you can use the iDisk feature, which is shared server space at Apple that you can access directly from the Finder, one of you would have to "own" the account and the other...
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 19, 2005 at 04:49 AM, in Applications
would that really be quicker? wouldnt iTunes just... 524 Views / 4 Replies  
would that really be quicker? wouldnt iTunes just encode each CD half as fast? I wasnt aware there was any kind of ceiling, except for the speed of the CD drive of course.
Posted by shortcipher, on Feb 3, 2005 at 01:40 PM, in Applications
TextMate is definitely the way to go for a text... 1,315 Views / 26 Replies  
TextMate is definitely the way to go for a text editor, syntax files are easy to write and there is a whole load supplied with the program, its amazingly flexible you can write your own autocomplete...
Posted by shortcipher, on Feb 3, 2005 at 05:49 AM, in Applications
yeah I know that site, I used it to collate some... 822 Views / 22 Replies  
yeah I know that site, I used it to collate some of the city/country codes which were missing from other data sources we found. I don't think it likely that you will get flight route data without...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 28, 2005 at 05:47 AM, in Applications
Re: Selectively allow pop-ups in Safari? 454 Views / 2 Replies  
get PithHelmet.
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 28, 2005 at 05:40 AM, in Applications
getting the data will definitely be the hard bit,... 822 Views / 22 Replies  
getting the data will definitely be the hard bit, how are you plotting cities on the map out of interest? accurate city latitude/longitude data is also quite hard to get in my experience. I have...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 27, 2005 at 04:30 PM, in Applications
well, yes a shelf would be nice (for copying),... 4,713 Views / 98 Replies  
well, yes a shelf would be nice (for copying), but actually tabs would also be rather nice, the sidebar doesnt really do it for me as I constantly move away from the locations stored there, partly...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 23, 2005 at 01:22 PM, in Mac OS X
I would like to see tabs in Finder windows, I... 4,713 Views / 98 Replies  
I would like to see tabs in Finder windows, I dont need the bulk of having more than one window open, double the sidebar just doesnt help me, but I do need a way of moving items from one folder to...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 20, 2005 at 06:09 AM, in Mac OS X
a better way to do this is to use NetInfo manager... 1,361 Views / 10 Replies  
a better way to do this is to use NetInfo manager to specify mounts at startup, this is a tiny bit tricky to do, as you have to know what you are doing with NetInfo Manager and not screw things up,...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 18, 2005 at 05:18 AM, in Mac OS X
my mistake, it was a long time ago... ... 764 Views / 19 Replies  
my mistake, it was a long time ago...

anyway, as an interface designer it seems obvious to me that it was a bad idea, the very fact that the menus had to jump over it just demonstrates that it was...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 1, 2005 at 06:12 PM, in Mac OS X
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Mac: Take the... 764 Views / 19 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Mac:
Take the case of the Apple menu in OS X - DP 4 did not have one, but a collective outcry brought it back.

actually I think Apple had other reasons for...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 1, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: How can I make ALL windows expose small? 764 Views / 19 Replies  
loren, your posts do make me smile...BTW the reason Photoshop does what it does is because of performance, its zooming code just does a fast shrink which works best at 50% or 25% as its merely a...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 1, 2005 at 09:26 AM, in Mac OS X
my experience has been one of firing up the app,... 399 Views / 3 Replies  
my experience has been one of firing up the app, entering the IP address of the remote PC and thats all. Of course the remote PC had Windows XP installed which already has everything required as far...
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 16, 2004 at 02:42 PM, in Applications
loren, if I were you I wouldn't get to hung up on... 4,576 Views / 82 Replies  
loren, if I were you I wouldn't get to hung up on the code angle, as people have rightly pointed out that whole Carbon/Cocoa thing is a bit of a silly distinction to make, people should use whatever...
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 16, 2004 at 05:22 AM, in Applications
Re: CSS tweek tool idea 4,576 Views / 82 Replies  
this has to be the daftest thing in your original post, software companies spend plenty of time listening to their users, if they didnt people wouldnt buy their software! (yes, I know, not all of...
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 15, 2004 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
I have to admit that I have seen both behaviours,... 413 Views / 3 Replies  
I have to admit that I have seen both behaviours, when I first installed Virex it launched and was plainly running as root (the window widgets reverted to being coloured!), but since then it seems to...
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 15, 2004 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
sounds good, but what's the downside? there must... 943 Views / 19 Replies  
sounds good, but what's the downside? there must be a downside otherwise it'd be on all the time and it wouldn't be an option.
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 14, 2004 at 08:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Removing Classic, possible/advisable? 529 Views / 13 Replies  
but if you have a new Mac, then it cant boot into OS9 anyway...
Posted by shortcipher, on Sep 18, 2004 at 01:10 PM, in Mac OS X
umm, I think by XP, he meant QuarkXPress. not... 1,906 Views / 44 Replies  
umm, I think by XP, he meant QuarkXPress. not Windows XP... not that you're wrong, just slightly off topic ;-)
Posted by shortcipher, on Sep 17, 2004 at 11:52 AM, in Applications
Re: Flash 7...Anybody know action script? 323 Views / 3 Replies  
Well Actionscript is basically Javascript, both of which are based on the ECMA Script 4 standard, so any books on that would help in Flash, as would any more general OOP (Object Oriented Programming)...
Posted by shortcipher, on Sep 15, 2004 at 12:01 PM, in Applications
if you are using Suitcase, you might also want to... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
if you are using Suitcase, you might also want to disable its automatic activation settings, sometimes other versions of Helvetica can get activated, and then they seem to conflict in some weird way.
Posted by shortcipher, on Sep 14, 2004 at 12:10 PM, in Mac OS X
thanks for that, I found the TemplateInfo.plist... 284 Views / 2 Replies  
thanks for that, I found the TemplateInfo.plist files in the File Template directory, not the Project Template one, so how does modifying these files affect a Project Template? Is there some trick as...
Posted by shortcipher, on Aug 18, 2004 at 05:38 PM, in Developer Center
Creating XCode Project Templates? 284 Views / 2 Replies  
Does anybody know how to do this? I realise that you make a folder in the App Support folder and put a project file there, but how do you get XCode to copy and rename template files when you create a...
Posted by shortcipher, on Aug 18, 2004 at 01:07 PM, in Developer Center
Airport Express, WDS & Netgear Router 478 Views / 1 Replies  
Yesterday I received my Airport Express, which in itself works very nicely, plugged it into my stereo, fired up my iBook and I'm playing music in a matter of seconds, but I was wondering whether...
Posted by shortcipher, on Aug 6, 2004 at 07:14 AM, in Networking
CSS Ad blocking and Firfox? 299 Views / 2 Replies  
Does anyone know how or if Firefox supports ad blocking via a user defined style sheet? I've had a dig around in the prefs, but cant see anything.
Posted by shortcipher, on Jun 24, 2004 at 08:36 AM, in Applications
This is arguably not a "Good Thing", single... 1,140 Views / 34 Replies  
This is arguably not a "Good Thing", single button mice are great for new users, but most people don't remain novices for very long, whereupon a 2 button mouse is a lot more powerful. Apple is...
Posted by shortcipher, on May 6, 2004 at 09:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Aac Vs Mp3 862 Views / 20 Replies  
well, if you cant tell the difference I would suggest that you should probably switch, as long as it sounds OK to you, it doesnt really matter whether there are any actual differences does it?
Posted by shortcipher, on May 4, 2004 at 09:19 AM, in Applications
I agree that computers need to be very secure,... 4,120 Views / 133 Replies  
I agree that computers need to be very secure, and it is also true that people dont like having to remember obscure passwords (although I do have one), I have the same issue with my car, I dont want...
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 15, 2004 at 08:38 AM, in Mac OS X
you are quite right, but considering that... 11,384 Views / 120 Replies  
you are quite right, but considering that Windowshade only costs $7 or thereabouts, I cannot imagine why anybody who wants it wouldnt pay for it, I just spent more than that on lunch.
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 15, 2004 at 08:18 AM, in Mac OS X
perhaps what was meant was that as the text... 497 Views / 7 Replies  
perhaps what was meant was that as the text setting is system wide, it is not related (currently) to the display, anyway, I agree, but things might get kind of tricky when you have a window that...
Posted by shortcipher, on Apr 4, 2004 at 12:40 PM, in Mac OS X
no it really does mean Key, coincidentally there... 2,122 Views / 60 Replies  
no it really does mean Key, coincidentally there is also a K in black, which is kind of nice as it helps you remember it, they could have used B for Black, which would have been slightly confusing...
Posted by shortcipher, on Mar 26, 2004 at 07:22 AM, in Applications
I believe the K stands for Key, black being the... 2,122 Views / 60 Replies  
I believe the K stands for Key, black being the colour used in printing for the thin key lines used to register the colours together. This is necessary as each colour: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black...
Posted by shortcipher, on Mar 25, 2004 at 05:33 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: Re: Anybody know what these kernel panics are? 355 Views / 5 Replies  
actually the machine is practically brand new (Dual 1.4Ghz G4), but it is possible that the card has become strained slightly due to the cables trailing out of the back of the machine and up through...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 23, 2004 at 08:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Anybody know what these kernel panics are? 355 Views / 5 Replies  
got a few of these:

*********

Wed Jan 21 15:12:25 2004


panic(cpu 1): thread_invoke: state 0x1

Latest stack backtrace for cpu 1:
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 23, 2004 at 05:09 AM, in Mac OS X
does seem a tad less smooth though, which I... 394 Views / 3 Replies  
does seem a tad less smooth though, which I suppose is to be expected.
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 22, 2004 at 11:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Anybody know what these kernel panics are? 355 Views / 5 Replies  
I have been experiencing frequent kernel panics, often when I am away from my computer. Does anyone have any idea what these might be? I am running a dual 1.4 MDD with 1GB RAM, no funny USB hardware...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 22, 2004 at 07:29 AM, in Mac OS X
ah, someone with a single minded opinion of what... 4,026 Views / 58 Replies  
ah, someone with a single minded opinion of what programming is, excellent.

It would have been better, and slightly less patronising, to say that in many programming situations this knowledge is...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 16, 2004 at 12:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, I know, but its mostly hidden for users who... 4,026 Views / 58 Replies  
Yes, I know, but its mostly hidden for users who arent really looking for it.

In OSX, 1/3*3=1, so calc is obviously storing a more complete description of the number than what you can see in the...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 16, 2004 at 04:58 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm in the UK, and I ordered a copy from the... 413 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm in the UK, and I ordered a copy from the Apple UK website today....
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 15, 2004 at 10:41 AM, in Applications
I think what Eug is complaining about is that if... 4,026 Views / 58 Replies  
I think what Eug is complaining about is that if a common or garden pocket calculator can get this seemingly right (irrespective of the various computing issues of fractional numbers) then the OSX...
Posted by shortcipher, on Jan 15, 2004 at 06:58 AM, in Mac OS X
I think the simple answer is that yes, if you... 714 Views / 8 Replies  
I think the simple answer is that yes, if you have 2 displays (regardless of how much vram you have) you don't get the cube transition.
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 9, 2003 at 04:57 AM, in Mac OS X
I've had several KPs under Panther, under 10.2 I... 1,041 Views / 29 Replies  
I've had several KPs under Panther, under 10.2 I never had any. I dont know whether its RAM or not, but I am doubtful as I have seen the same thing on 3 machines, and I doubt that they all have bad...
Posted by shortcipher, on Dec 9, 2003 at 04:55 AM, in Mac OS X
The 5 testers thing is related to the interface,... 72,641 Views / 787 Replies  
The 5 testers thing is related to the interface, not whether an application is bug-free or unstable or anything. I think what Nielsen is driving at is that you can test the big assumptions your...
Posted by shortcipher, on Nov 11, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Applications
that explains it, thank-you, Im well past my... 381 Views / 5 Replies  
that explains it, thank-you, Im well past my 30-day demo so it couldn't have been that.
Posted by shortcipher, on Oct 15, 2003 at 12:03 PM, in Applications
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