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AppleInsider and MacNN moved to the same forums... 345 Views / 10 Replies  
AppleInsider and MacNN moved to the same forums it looks like. I hate it. Its hard to read, hard to navigate, busy, and since I do most of my forum browsing on my iPad, annoying.
Posted by alex_kac, on Jul 7, 2012 at 01:51 PM, in Feedback
Wouldn't be me. I haven't posted here in awhile... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
Wouldn't be me. I haven't posted here in awhile unfortunately. What other thread?
Posted by alex_kac, on May 20, 2012 at 02:07 PM, in Applications
I have looked at zfs, but it runs locally. But I... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
I have looked at zfs, but it runs locally. But I think I may have found something after reading Macintouch archives: Synk — Features (http://decimus.net/Synk/features.html)
Posted by alex_kac, on May 20, 2012 at 01:54 AM, in Applications
I'm not sure how you derived that. I clearly said... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm not sure how you derived that. I clearly said 'my time'. In any case it's sad that TM has essentially killed the backup market. Retrospect was so good back in the day. Well to a degree. I guess...
Posted by alex_kac, on May 20, 2012 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
I am not making comments about other people's... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
I am not making comments about other people's time. Everyone has a choice as to what their time is best spent on. My time is not best spent, today, on dealing with rsync. Basic Econ 101. If doing it...
Posted by alex_kac, on May 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM, in Applications
I have worked with Apple on it. It's just that TM... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
I have worked with Apple on it. It's just that TM is simply not designed for NAS backup and as such it cracks. I've got certified gigabit routers, wiring, etc.. RAID drives, and it works fine to...
Posted by alex_kac, on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM, in Applications
While fine for me, not for my kids and wife. I'll... 655 Views / 13 Replies  
While fine for me, not for my kids and wife. I'll pay for a good product. My time is way too valuable to mess with the above.
Posted by alex_kac, on May 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM, in Applications
Yes it does. We loved both. Our boys loved both.... 1,378 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes it does. We loved both. Our boys loved both. And friend's kids loved both. I kind of liked Cars 2 more than Cars.
Posted by alex_kac, on May 19, 2012 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found that every Pixar movie I see the... 1,378 Views / 19 Replies  
I've found that every Pixar movie I see the trailer for I go "huh? No interest" and then I see the movie and it becomes a family favorite. I am actually looking forward to Brave.
Posted by alex_kac, on May 19, 2012 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Backup software 655 Views / 13 Replies  
Time Machine is pretty nice and sweet when you use a hard drive hooked up to your Mac. But over a network it seems to have some issues. We're using Lion Server with its TM Server and it hangs more...
Posted by alex_kac, on May 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM, in Applications
Seriously, there is no solution to this? 531 Views / 1 Replies  
Seriously, there is no solution to this?
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 22, 2012 at 08:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Mac Mail, Gmail, Sent conversation 531 Views / 1 Replies  
Using a Gmail account and Lion Mail..if I'm in the Inbox and respond to an email the sent copy is in my Sent folder and I'm good. If I go to a different folder/label and respond to an email the sent...
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Pocket Informant does a whole lot more than just... 2,072 Views / 9 Replies  
Pocket Informant does a whole lot more than just Week View, but the week view is our genesis over 10 years ago. Its why we have been the #1 Calendar,Tasks app on multiple platforms for years. And on...
Posted by alex_kac, on Jul 10, 2011 at 05:19 PM, in iPhone Apps
iMac 27'' Core i7 with SSD shipping? 552 Views / 0 Replies  
So curious if anyone bought an iMac 27'' Core i7 with SSD? If so, when did it ship? I bought mine July 28th with a to be delivered August 2nd-5th... and its not yet shipped. So curious if anyone else...
Posted by alex_kac, on Aug 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is no outrage. Maybe a few hundred devs out... 3,669 Views / 170 Replies  
There is no outrage. Maybe a few hundred devs out of tens of thousands. And seriously who wants a badly performing app that was transcoded?
Posted by alex_kac, on Apr 9, 2010 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So that week view is actually an interesting... 4,965 Views / 7 Replies  
So that week view is actually an interesting story. It's based off the Newton's and something we have had for almost 10 years. Most people loved it and we find about 70% of our users love it. But the...
Posted by alex_kac, on Apr 3, 2010 at 07:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Since I use Aperture, I just want an app for iPad... 10,225 Views / 4 Replies  
Since I use Aperture, I just want an app for iPad that lets me look at my Nikon D90 RAW photos after a shoot and zoom in and pan around to make sure its all good before I pack up.
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 28, 2010 at 03:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
As one of the people who knows the founder of... 4,965 Views / 7 Replies  
As one of the people who knows the founder of Pimlico and developed the app for Windows MObile, BlackBerry, and now iPhone that is in the same genre - I'll offer up our product, Pocket Informant. Its...
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 28, 2010 at 03:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think I checked that and while it is OK,... 2,432 Views / 8 Replies  
I think I checked that and while it is OK, unfortunately we have to see the other info too as it pertains to the attendance.

So I've been playing with Bento, the major problem there is that you...
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:07 PM, in Applications
Yeah, that's not a concern here though Bento 3... 2,432 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, that's not a concern here though Bento 3 does have sharing, though I have no idea how well it works.

I'd actually look at a web app if that was necessary, but in this location there is poor...
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 14, 2010 at 05:20 PM, in Applications
At the moment someone else will. I will take it... 2,432 Views / 8 Replies  
At the moment someone else will. I will take it over in a couple months.
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 14, 2010 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
Sigh...look, I've been working with databases... 2,432 Views / 8 Replies  
Sigh...look, I've been working with databases since 1992. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, and FileMaker before that. I know what's "best". But here is the deal - a database is also a lot heavier....
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 14, 2010 at 03:58 PM, in Applications
Bento or Numbers - School/Club attendance 2,432 Views / 8 Replies  
We have a martial-arts dojo that currently uses index-cards to record student attendance, rankings, monthly payments, and such. I'd obviously like to move that to something a bit more modern....
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM, in Applications
The problem I have with LogMeIn is the browser... 3,163 Views / 96 Replies  
The problem I have with LogMeIn is the browser extension. I keep wanting to close windows and end up closing the whole stupid window or tab. Then I have to spend way too much time to reconnect to it....
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 1, 2010 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You don't need either LogMeIn or Back to my Mac.... 3,163 Views / 96 Replies  
You don't need either LogMeIn or Back to my Mac. Simply turn on port forwarding on your router with screen sharing on, and go to "Connect to Server" and type in vnc://<your IP>. Use Dynamic DNS and...
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 1, 2010 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use it all the time when I travel. That's at... 3,163 Views / 96 Replies  
I use it all the time when I travel. That's at hotels, my brother-in-law's house, and airport Wifis. Its really great. It doesn't always work, but more often than not it does for me.
Posted by alex_kac, on Mar 1, 2010 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They don't get the numbers. They only get the... 634 Views / 15 Replies  
They don't get the numbers. They only get the names of the Contacts. Its for better recognition of the proper names that you'll most likely use.

But I agree that it should be more spelled out.
Posted by alex_kac, on Dec 11, 2009 at 01:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Who said server? Its doing constant compiles for... 2,264 Views / 28 Replies  
Who said server? Its doing constant compiles for BlackBerry and Winmobile projects + other stuff that gets connected to by others.
Posted by alex_kac, on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:23 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Running a VM in a business environment where I... 2,264 Views / 28 Replies  
Running a VM in a business environment where I can't shut down the VM for constant stream of updates. Even with Fusion I only update when I must. That's the thing: Fusion has been rock solid and...
Posted by alex_kac, on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:59 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
one big beef with VirtualBox is that its USB... 2,264 Views / 28 Replies  
one big beef with VirtualBox is that its USB support is not as good as Fusions. Try to update a flashROM on a device via USB on Fusion and VirtualBox. Works on Fusion - iffy on VirtualBox.
Posted by alex_kac, on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:28 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Disclaimer: This is my software. You can... 1,647 Views / 18 Replies  
Disclaimer: This is my software.

You can also do it with a third-party calendar app on the iPhone.
Welcome to WebIS.net - Pocket Informant iPhone/iPod Touch...
Posted by alex_kac, on Nov 5, 2009 at 01:04 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
GPS info like you're asking is not possible with... 1,909 Views / 15 Replies  
GPS info like you're asking is not possible with App Store apps, unless they use their own hardware GPS via BT or USB. CoreLocation does not provide this info.
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:35 PM, in iPhone Apps
OK - thanks. That helps me a lot. I appreciate... 2,880 Views / 27 Replies  
OK - thanks. That helps me a lot. I appreciate it. Next question - if you're picking a new date for an appointment would you be primarily interested in being able to pick the date by Julian dates...
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 13, 2009 at 04:05 PM, in iPhone Apps
Right - but visually you have a grid of cells for... 2,880 Views / 27 Replies  
Right - but visually you have a grid of cells for a month - think desk calendar. I suppose in that case instead of the day numbers for that month, you'd have a Julian number instead, right?
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 13, 2009 at 03:57 PM, in iPhone Apps
Question - if a calendar app added Julien Days to... 2,880 Views / 27 Replies  
Question - if a calendar app added Julien Days to its display - how would it look? I can see it for Week, Day, and List views - but not so sure about month. Would you want the Julien day instead of...
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 13, 2009 at 03:45 PM, in iPhone Apps
I have Wave, but so far I really don't see the... 1,835 Views / 55 Replies  
I have Wave, but so far I really don't see the benefit.
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm a huge fan of the quality/speed of the Okis.... 3,037 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm a huge fan of the quality/speed of the Okis. They are sweet. I really dislike ink-jets and the Oki's Color laser's are excellent.
Posted by alex_kac, on Sep 23, 2009 at 08:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
EWS doesn't support push YET. MS is trying to... 536 Views / 4 Replies  
EWS doesn't support push YET. MS is trying to move everyone to EWS because the AS protocol is difficult to work with while EWS is far more expandable and simpler.
Posted by alex_kac, on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:58 AM, in Applications
The two are very different technologies. MS is... 815 Views / 6 Replies  
The two are very different technologies. MS is really pushing EWS over Exchange ActiveSync because EWS is far more expandable than ActiveSync. As someone who has been working on Exchange sync myself...
Posted by alex_kac, on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:55 AM, in Mac OS X
Lots of Mac OS 7-9 users don't want the tab key... 1,601 Views / 36 Replies  
Lots of Mac OS 7-9 users don't want the tab key to go to a drop down list and only go to actual text fields. My wife is one. I don't understand it...but that's how it is.

You can change it in the...
Posted by alex_kac, on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is a bug in SL for AddressBook groups. For... 1,257 Views / 12 Replies  
There is a bug in SL for AddressBook groups. For example a group I had - All contacts that have no group - would cause anything that enumerated those groups (Mail, AB, iCal) to take 2-3 minutes to...
Posted by alex_kac, on Sep 15, 2009 at 01:42 AM, in Mac OS X
One key thing is to not let the kids give-up just... 794 Views / 32 Replies  
One key thing is to not let the kids give-up just because of a bad week or even month. At some point it becomes hard and if they get over that period, they enjoy it again. I have three boys and one...
Posted by alex_kac, on May 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish. Now instead of 2 hours off, its 3. 423 Views / 4 Replies  
I wish. Now instead of 2 hours off, its 3.
Posted by alex_kac, on Jan 11, 2009 at 12:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Because a 2Ghz laptop chip is like a 1.5Ghz... 3,105 Views / 4 Replies  
Because a 2Ghz laptop chip is like a 1.5Ghz desktop chips. You get a lot more work done per cycle on desktop chips as they consume a lot more power.
Posted by alex_kac, on Dec 21, 2008 at 09:50 PM, in Gaming
Or just VNC into your home computer next time. 4,084 Views / 28 Replies  
Or just VNC into your home computer next time.
Posted by alex_kac, on Dec 21, 2008 at 09:47 PM, in Applications
I do it all the time, but I have a recent TV and... 5,113 Views / 68 Replies  
I do it all the time, but I have a recent TV and HDMI connection to that TV. I use Handbrake with the AppleTV profile. It works great.
Posted by alex_kac, on Dec 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, Jaadu VNC has worked perfectly for me in... 5,205 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, Jaadu VNC has worked perfectly for me in these situations.
Posted by alex_kac, on Nov 9, 2008 at 06:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hope so :) I don't really keep up with it too... 2,586 Views / 5 Replies  
I hope so :) I don't really keep up with it too much. Its just something that came up in conversation with him a few weeks ago.
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I know the guy who develops Pocket Mac. From what... 2,586 Views / 5 Replies  
I know the guy who develops Pocket Mac. From what I understand the PM guys give RIM new versions all the time. It just takes RIM 6 months to approve them...
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 28, 2008 at 05:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Agreed 100%. 100% I say. But does it matter? No.... 301 Views / 2 Replies  
Agreed 100%. 100% I say. But does it matter? No. Both parties will make it happen.
Posted by alex_kac, on Oct 19, 2008 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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