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I sure wish they cost less too, but I'm... 6,606 Views / 198 Replies  
I sure wish they cost less too, but I'm considering a Mac Pro as my next upgrade for the first time ever. I already have a high-quality 27-inch display, and even a low-end Mac Pro is twice as fast as...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Aug 29, 2010 at 04:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Not to mention being able to add geocoding... 2,032 Views / 9 Replies  
Not to mention being able to add geocoding information to your photos.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 28, 2008 at 03:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't think it was the forum's fault. If you've... 2,158 Views / 10 Replies  
I don't think it was the forum's fault. If you've followed the various DL blogs, you know that all DL's talented programmers (aside from Wil) have left over the past year or so without being...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 26, 2008 at 05:06 AM, in Delicious Monster
I've had this problem too. In addition, the same... 944 Views / 1 Replies  
I've had this problem too. In addition, the same edition of the same book often has different information on different Amazon sites; it would be nice to have some kind of option to merge several...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 23, 2008 at 12:46 AM, in Delicious Monster
As Illitrate points out, the barcode is on the... 1,012 Views / 5 Replies  
As Illitrate points out, the barcode is on the correct side for a Japanese book (although it is usually in the top-left corner of the cover, not the bottom-left).

All said, I think it's a pretty...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 13, 2008 at 03:44 AM, in Delicious Monster
I'm wondering about this too. I live in Japan,... 1,563 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm wondering about this too. I live in Japan, and I won't get an iPhone if it doesn't do MMS and emoticons. I don't think any Japanese person would buy it if it didn't support those. Most Japanese...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 12, 2008 at 03:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mine too. Impossible to read. Ah well, at a... 1,563 Views / 33 Replies  
Mine too. Impossible to read. Ah well, at a two-foot long line of small text is better than a book which refuses to download its synopsis from Amazon at all (which is the case for half my books, even...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 7, 2008 at 08:42 AM, in Delicious Monster
Ditto what Zoe asked. 1,719 Views / 12 Replies  
Ditto what Zoe asked.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 5, 2008 at 11:30 PM, in Delicious Monster
Does it take anyone else like 5 minutes of... 3,749 Views / 33 Replies  
Does it take anyone else like 5 minutes of holding a book in front of the camera for it to scan?
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 4, 2008 at 08:59 PM, in Delicious Monster
It would be nice if DL was more robust at parsing... 1,563 Views / 33 Replies  
It would be nice if DL was more robust at parsing and harmonizing the data taken from the various Amazons. I know a lot of items on Amazon have information filled in inconsistently, but some smarter...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 3, 2008 at 03:01 AM, in Delicious Monster
Poll: There are so many bugs that prevent basic... 1,160 Views / 10 Replies  
There are so many bugs that prevent basic functionality from working, plus the fact that some changes are actually a step backward, that I chose the "public beta" option.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jun 1, 2008 at 07:04 AM, in Delicious Monster
I've filed several "showstopper" bugs — integral... 2,984 Views / 9 Replies  
I've filed several "showstopper" bugs — integral features that don't work at all — that have yet to be fixed.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Apr 23, 2008 at 07:20 AM, in Delicious Monster
Who else thinks DM should just sell Delicious... 18,286 Views / 197 Replies  
Who else thinks DM should just sell Delicious Library to Panic? :) Those guys can ship, and are very responsive to suggestions and bug reports.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Mar 30, 2008 at 09:53 PM, in Delicious Monster
Too bad they gave an exclusive preview of a... 2,216 Views / 15 Replies  
Too bad they gave an exclusive preview of a book-organizing program to someone who doesn't own any books. (Okay, they had five.) The biggest weaknesses in DL1, for me, were poor book sorting and...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Mar 4, 2008 at 01:23 AM, in Delicious Monster
It would be cool to scan books at the store... 2,980 Views / 18 Replies  
It would be cool to scan books at the store straight into a "wish-list" library.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:57 PM, in Delicious Monster
I too am anxious to try out DL2's new feature,... 3,440 Views / 20 Replies  
I too am anxious to try out DL2's new feature, "custom book sizes", and see if it was worth the wait. :)
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Feb 15, 2008 at 08:07 AM, in Delicious Monster
Dude, he drives a Lotus! Has he mentioned that... 1,715 Views / 7 Replies  
Dude, he drives a Lotus! Has he mentioned that yet?
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:52 AM, in Delicious Monster
What I hate is that you can't just tell DL to get... 1,207 Views / 2 Replies  
What I hate is that you can't just tell DL to get data from another Amazon, unless you re-create the book all over again.

(Apparently, this isn't fixed in DL2 either.)
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Feb 9, 2008 at 12:13 AM, in Delicious Monster
What Eug said. If you implement a commercial... 12,013 Views / 94 Replies  
What Eug said. If you implement a commercial Blu-ray player with the Blu-ray logo, you have to pay Microsoft and a bunch of other companies a patent fee for VC-1 decoding. This has nothing to do with...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Feb 8, 2008 at 01:43 AM, in Mac OS X
That would probably work, so long as I could make... 1,313 Views / 7 Replies  
That would probably work, so long as I could make it a rule. I.e. tell DL to use "French" as a sort label for books in "français" so they stay together if I sort by language. I wouldn't want to have...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:22 PM, in Delicious Monster
Well, all the sorting functions are pretty much... 1,313 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, all the sorting functions are pretty much useless without them.



My poches, softcovers, and ソフトカバー books shouldn't sort next to each other, they should together as if they were the same...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 31, 2008 at 01:35 AM, in Delicious Monster
It's not just another set of DRM. It required... 12,013 Views / 94 Replies  
It's not just another set of DRM. It required fundamental re-structuring of the Vista architecture so that every single multimedia data stream, regardless of the application, could be analyzed by the...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 28, 2008 at 08:26 PM, in Mac OS X
It's not just hardware. Vista is compromised at... 12,013 Views / 94 Replies  
It's not just hardware. Vista is compromised at every level, locking down or degrading video and audio to comply with the requirements of Blu-Ray DRM and HDCP. If anything isn't right, hardware or...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 28, 2008 at 08:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Hm, not a peep. I assume the answer is "no" to... 1,313 Views / 7 Replies  
Hm, not a peep. I assume the answer is "no" to all the above.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM, in Delicious Monster
The Japanese only hunt a few hundred... 1,800 Views / 79 Replies  
The Japanese only hunt a few hundred non-endangered whales each year, and it's enough to supply the entire Japanese market. (Most Japanese don't like whale, but there are some who do.) I don't really...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 21, 2008 at 04:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Wow, it's not about who's winning. They're both... 201,149 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Wow, it's not about who's winning. They're both losing.

One of those formats will be a success once PS3 sales are a small percentage of player sales rather than the overwhelming majority.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 18, 2008 at 02:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: None of my friends here watch movies often or own... 201,149 Views / 8,311 Replies  
None of my friends here watch movies often or own any HD equipment, so I'm actually pretty clueless as to who's winning. I haven't seen either format at the nearest rental store either. But since...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 17, 2008 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Not a miracle — if Toshiba and its partners can... 201,149 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Not a miracle — if Toshiba and its partners can buy off another major studio to back HD-DVD (like they did with Paramount), the race will be on again.

Not to mention that North America is hardly...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 17, 2008 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've heard about odd things happening in Leopard... 589 Views / 4 Replies  
I've heard about odd things happening in Leopard when you modify system applications, because Leopard signs those apps and doesn't give them special permissions if they've been modified.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 16, 2008 at 08:25 PM, in GUI Customization
A few questions 1,313 Views / 7 Replies  
So I'm trying out the demo of DL 1.x in the hopes that DL 2 will be out before too much longer.

My book collection covers almost every format and genre as well as three languages. As such, DL's...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 16, 2008 at 08:11 AM, in Delicious Monster
Maybe there'll be an Australian Amazon by the... 6,204 Views / 27 Replies  
Maybe there'll be an Australian Amazon by the time DL2 is out.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:41 AM, in Delicious Monster
I think ideally you should be basing all your... 1,726 Views / 11 Replies  
I think ideally you should be basing all your work on the screen with the widest colour gamut, which is probably your external but depends a lot on the type of LCD being used.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
It would probably help if DL got smart enough to... 9,297 Views / 32 Replies  
It would probably help if DL got smart enough to read issue numbers and dates off magazine covers (in addition to ISSNs).
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Jan 3, 2008 at 09:26 AM, in Delicious Monster
Look at Apple's website, in particular all the... 1,164 Views / 38 Replies  
Look at Apple's website, in particular all the newer pages and additions — they're all full of nice yet unobtrusive Javascript effects and transitions, generated behind-the-scenes by Scriptaculous...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 23, 2007 at 05:46 AM, in Applications
Maybe Apple will show a teaser of OS X 10.6 Lion... 18,286 Views / 197 Replies  
Maybe Apple will show a teaser of OS X 10.6 Lion in January, and then Delicious Monster will announce DL2 as a 10.6-only release. :)
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 23, 2007 at 05:40 AM, in Delicious Monster
I agree with Besson's criticisms of the HTML code... 1,164 Views / 38 Replies  
I agree with Besson's criticisms of the HTML code produced, but it's practically impossible to have a usable WYSIWYG editor that produces "pretty" code, because of the severe layout limitations...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Applications
I moved all the way from smalltown Canada to... 724 Views / 45 Replies  
I moved all the way from smalltown Canada to Japan. Best thing I ever did.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 12, 2007 at 06:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You should request this feature from Panic.... 347 Views / 5 Replies  
You should request this feature from Panic. They're pretty good about adding requested features to their products.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 12, 2007 at 06:50 AM, in Applications
I gotta say ... buy the board game. It's awesome,... 431 Views / 5 Replies  
I gotta say ... buy the board game. It's awesome, and you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't enjoy it once they've tried it.

There's a few expansions and sequels too. I like...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 2, 2007 at 06:58 AM, in Gaming
Japanese icon designer Yoshida Susumu has a nice... 6,143 Views / 14 Replies  
Japanese icon designer Yoshida Susumu has a nice site.
McDo DESIGN (http://susumu.seph.ws)

Jonas Rask also puts out some great collections.
Home (http://jonas.seph.ws)
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Dec 1, 2007 at 04:22 AM, in GUI Customization
And by "available" you mean you have samples... 2,651 Views / 35 Replies  
And by "available" you mean you have samples collected and sitting on your shelf waiting to be sent out?
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 30, 2007 at 06:24 AM, in Applications
Unless you're doing something complicated with... 856 Views / 19 Replies  
Unless you're doing something complicated with images and line art, Pages exports Word documents just fine, indistinguishable from what you'd produce in Word itself, I think.

Office X is a real...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 27, 2007 at 06:28 AM, in Applications
If the database takes a lot of space, it would be... 1,204 Views / 5 Replies  
If the database takes a lot of space, it would be cool to hold option on start-up like you can with iPhoto and iTunes to pick an alternate location for the library, like a Firewire disk.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 27, 2007 at 12:42 AM, in Delicious Monster
Can any Thief fans compare AC to that series? 1,847 Views / 25 Replies  
Can any Thief fans compare AC to that series?
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 26, 2007 at 03:30 AM, in Gaming
Definite improvements in speed and responsiveness... 1,210 Views / 32 Replies  
Definite improvements in speed and responsiveness on my Macbook Pro 2.33. Leopard is also smarter about using multiple CPU cores.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 22, 2007 at 03:53 AM, in Mac OS X
I believe EFI lets hardware store drivers in... 4,077 Views / 58 Replies  
I believe EFI lets hardware store drivers in firmware, so all your hardware works without having to boot into an OS, and sophisticated hardware features like target disc mode can easily be added...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 11, 2007 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
downloading ≠ stealing 'Tis a sad day. I got... 11,439 Views / 150 Replies  
downloading ≠ stealing

'Tis a sad day. I got a lot of videos off of Demonoid I couldn't see any other way.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 11, 2007 at 05:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It sounds like the new Preview is using QuartzGL... 650 Views / 3 Replies  
It sounds like the new Preview is using QuartzGL to store the entire PDF image (or as much as possible) on the video card and composite the window there. Cool stuff.
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Nov 4, 2007 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Maybe I'm a geek, but this is seriously the most... 1,734 Views / 9 Replies  
Maybe I'm a geek, but this is seriously the most intriguing feature I've seen, assuming it's done right:

http://www.wired.com/images/slideshow/2007/10/gallery_delicious/delicious8.jpg

This...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:48 PM, in Delicious Monster
I'm sure it's far too late for suggestions to... 9,297 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm sure it's far too late for suggestions to make it into Delicious Library 2; however, I can say I'll buy it when it supports all or most of my published materials collection, which includes:
-...
Posted by CaptainHaddock, on Oct 7, 2007 at 09:56 AM, in Delicious Monster
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