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That's great, but if I want to watch something... 4,684 Views / 15 Replies  
That's great, but if I want to watch something that requires Silverlight then I'll download and install Silverlight.

Yes, Apple has also done similarly shady things; does that mean we should give...
Posted by wataru, on Sep 23, 2009 at 03:23 AM, in Applications
Alert: MS Silverlight piggybacking on Flip4Mac 4,684 Views / 15 Replies  
Just a warning to people out there who like to keep up with Flip4Mac releases:

The latest beta (http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/download-flip4macwmv-beta.asp) (2.3.0.11-BETA) of Flip4Mac,...
Posted by wataru, on Sep 18, 2009 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
Request: Icon for open-source app 635 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello. I am currently working on an open source app called PDFtoText X. It's a GUI wrapper for the CLI pdftotext utility (part of the xpdf suite (http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/)) that extracts plain...
Posted by wataru, on Apr 20, 2009 at 10:10 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
No, Google does not make such an app. But... 415 Views / 6 Replies  
No, Google does not make such an app. But Mozilla Sunbird (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/), or the Lightning extension (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/) for...
Posted by wataru, on Dec 20, 2008 at 03:23 AM, in Applications
My favorite spam said "Your penis will be like a... 589 Views / 10 Replies  
My favorite spam said "Your penis will be like a mighty sultan."
Posted by wataru, on Nov 26, 2008 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can, but only if you replace the data folders... 465 Views / 12 Replies  
You can, but only if you replace the data folders and the preference files wholesale.
Posted by wataru, on Nov 25, 2008 at 05:55 PM, in macOS
It's all in your Library folder in your home... 465 Views / 12 Replies  
It's all in your Library folder in your home folder. /Users/username/Library
Posted by wataru, on Nov 24, 2008 at 11:05 PM, in macOS
It wasn't a script; I just made a launchd item... 1,035 Views / 22 Replies  
It wasn't a script; I just made a launchd item that runs /usr/sbin/softwareupdate -i -a as root (I think). I don't know what happens when an update requires a restart because no such updates were...
Posted by wataru, on Nov 24, 2008 at 06:38 PM, in macOS
I remember making a quick launchd item that... 1,035 Views / 22 Replies  
I remember making a quick launchd item that forced software updates to be installed. I put it on my parents' machine because they refuse to install software updates for some reason. I don't know...
Posted by wataru, on Nov 24, 2008 at 01:40 AM, in macOS
It looks like there aren't any OS X builds, and... 1,254 Views / 4 Replies  
It looks like there aren't any OS X builds, and the list of dependencies is quite long so compiling on your own would be a pain... Are you on an Intel Mac? You could run Ubuntu in a VM or natively....
Posted by wataru, on Nov 17, 2008 at 08:29 PM, in Applications
Note that larger drives are somewhat faster... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Note that larger drives are somewhat faster simply by virtue of being larger—the platters are higher density, so more data can be read in the same angular sweep of the read head.

I just ordered a...
Posted by wataru, on Nov 13, 2008 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As long as you realize that your use of Office... 8,513 Views / 24 Replies  
As long as you realize that your use of Office 2004 in this instance is illegal, since you don't own it.
Posted by wataru, on Nov 12, 2008 at 03:42 PM, in Applications
No, you were going on about some BS that... 2,793 Views / 12 Replies  
No, you were going on about some BS that absolutely does not apply here. There is not, never has been, and never will be a restriction on running more than one Firefox instance on the same local...
Posted by wataru, on Nov 10, 2008 at 11:32 PM, in Applications
Yes it is. 2,486 Views / 140 Replies  
Yes it is.
Posted by wataru, on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wasn't planning to move to HD, but I moved... 1,252 Views / 78 Replies  
I wasn't planning to move to HD, but I moved recently and had to get a new TV. I got a 20" Sharp (http://www.sharp.co.jp/aquos/lineup/d30_20/index.html) one for around $600 that has been excellent.
Posted by wataru, on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And you'd be wrong, because Microsoft is one... 2,486 Views / 140 Replies  
And you'd be wrong, because Microsoft is one company.
Posted by wataru, on Nov 5, 2008 at 05:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OpenOffice.org (3 and newer) and NeoOffice are... 8,513 Views / 24 Replies  
OpenOffice.org (3 and newer) and NeoOffice are both very nice. I have them both, and I can't really decide which is better.

Between the two and Office 2008, I actually find that Office performs...
Posted by wataru, on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
It doesn't matter that companies are collections... 2,486 Views / 140 Replies  
It doesn't matter that companies are collections of individuals. A company is singular. Period. Your robot analogy is ridiculous. No reasonable person could possibly misunderstand it in that way....
Posted by wataru, on Oct 26, 2008 at 08:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My pet peeve is incorrect use of company or... 2,486 Views / 140 Replies  
My pet peeve is incorrect use of company or organization names as plural nouns. Example:

"Apple are releasing new MacBooks."

This is wrong. Apple is a company. Singular.
Posted by wataru, on Oct 25, 2008 at 06:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had mdworker and LAServer take over my CPU... 38,596 Views / 25 Replies  
I had mdworker and LAServer take over my CPU repeatedly on my old iBook G4 with 10.4. I haven't had any problems with my MacBook running 10.5 though.
Posted by wataru, on Oct 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM, in macOS
That was one reason I ditched MobileMe for Google... 378 Views / 3 Replies  
That was one reason I ditched MobileMe for Google Apps.
Posted by wataru, on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
If it bothers you so much then join the VLC... 656 Views / 7 Replies  
If it bothers you so much then join the VLC documentation team :rolleyes:
Posted by wataru, on Sep 20, 2008 at 12:16 AM, in Applications
It looks like it's just a grouping, like a... 656 Views / 7 Replies  
It looks like it's just a grouping, like a playlist or a folder. You needn't think too hard about it.
Posted by wataru, on Sep 17, 2008 at 08:39 AM, in Applications
Are you having problems? If not, ignore it. 820 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you having problems? If not, ignore it.
Posted by wataru, on Sep 17, 2008 at 08:31 AM, in macOS
I ran Ubuntu at my last job and really liked it. ... 636 Views / 14 Replies  
I ran Ubuntu at my last job and really liked it. If I was going to switch away from Mac, I'd use Ubuntu.
Posted by wataru, on Sep 11, 2008 at 08:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
VisualHub is a frontend for ffmpeg, so you could... 6,528 Views / 5 Replies  
VisualHub is a frontend for ffmpeg, so you could hypothetically do everything it does for free and... openly.
Posted by wataru, on Aug 31, 2008 at 08:55 AM, in Applications
And if all you're doing is opening links in new... 484 Views / 6 Replies  
And if all you're doing is opening links in new tabs, hold command while you click. That's faster anyway.
Posted by wataru, on Aug 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only time I ever get anything even remotely... 479 Views / 13 Replies  
The only time I ever get anything even remotely like that is when I'm paging out horribly. If that's the case then it has nothing to do with Firefox and everything to do with you not having enough...
Posted by wataru, on Aug 21, 2008 at 08:25 AM, in Applications
Igpay Atinlay. 704 Views / 30 Replies  
Igpay Atinlay.
Posted by wataru, on Aug 20, 2008 at 10:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Last I checked, NeoOffice was not only more... 1,720 Views / 14 Replies  
Last I checked, NeoOffice was not only more mature than the native OO.o versions, but it had more integration features as well. I wouldn't count NeoOffice out just yet.
Posted by wataru, on Aug 19, 2008 at 08:49 AM, in Applications
I have MS Office 2004, MS Office 2008, and... 1,720 Views / 14 Replies  
I have MS Office 2004, MS Office 2008, and NeoOffice on my 2.2GHz C2D MacBook. 2008 is the slowest of all of them, while 2004 and NeoOffice are pretty close. All in all I tend to use NeoOffice the...
Posted by wataru, on Aug 18, 2008 at 09:42 AM, in Applications
If you have OS X 10.5 you can use a guest... 538 Views / 15 Replies  
If you have OS X 10.5 you can use a guest account, which automatically gets wiped every time you log off.
Posted by wataru, on Jul 22, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in Applications
Easy: Choose one, consistent naming scheme for... 477 Views / 13 Replies  
Easy: Choose one, consistent naming scheme for copies. It doesn't matter if it's appending a number (and incrementing it for additional copies) or appending the string "copy" and a number (and...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:55 PM, in macOS
I'm on Firefox 3 final and the MobileMe mail site... 1,381 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm on Firefox 3 final and the MobileMe mail site is telling me that my browser is unsupported, and that I should use either Safari 3 or later, or Firefox 2 or later.

Oh boy am I glad I ditched...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:50 PM, in Applications
Between the downtime for the webmail client, and... 843 Views / 26 Replies  
Between the downtime for the webmail client, and some really half-baked aspects of it (like the welcome message and preferences "window" being too tall for the OK and Cancel buttons to fit in my...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM, in Applications
Yes, most people who care found out about it in... 437 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, most people who care found out about it in 2007, as you can plainly see from the URL you posted.
Posted by wataru, on Jul 15, 2008 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Canon PhotoStitch software is absolute crap... 613 Views / 7 Replies  
The Canon PhotoStitch software is absolute crap compared to Hugin. Hugin is really the best out there; unfortunately the last time I looked the official release for OS X was old and the latest...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 7, 2008 at 10:24 AM, in Applications
I'm pretty sure forms have been savable since at... 664 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm pretty sure forms have been savable since at least version 8.
Posted by wataru, on Jul 6, 2008 at 12:13 PM, in Applications
You can save forms with Adobe Reader. I just... 664 Views / 17 Replies  
You can save forms with Adobe Reader. I just confirmed that with, for instance, the FPCA (http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/onlinefpca.pdf).
Posted by wataru, on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:04 AM, in Applications
I have encountered plenty of PDFs that display... 664 Views / 17 Replies  
I have encountered plenty of PDFs that display correctly in Adobe Reader but not in Preview.

My personal pet peeve about Adobe's install process: We don't need a frickin' "Adobe Reader 9" folder...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 3, 2008 at 06:21 AM, in Applications
It doesn't happen on Windows because the default... 285 Views / 1 Replies  
It doesn't happen on Windows because the default theme in Windows is different from the default theme in OS X (is different from the default theme in Linux). Themes do not tend to work perfectly on...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 3, 2008 at 06:16 AM, in Applications
"Only Firefox 3" of apps that you happen to have.... 1,075 Views / 18 Replies  
"Only Firefox 3" of apps that you happen to have. I'm sure there are plenty more out there.

Let me reiterate: This is Shapeshifter's problem, not Firefox's.
Posted by wataru, on Jul 3, 2008 at 06:13 AM, in Applications
Probably because Firefox 3 contains more native... 1,075 Views / 18 Replies  
Probably because Firefox 3 contains more native Aqua controls and paints to the screen with more modern technologies.

But Shapeshifter and similar haxies are likely to screw up just about...
Posted by wataru, on Jul 2, 2008 at 07:20 AM, in Applications
Why don't you ask in the Applications forum? ... 3,582 Views / 59 Replies  
Why don't you ask in the Applications forum? Using BitTorrent has nothing to do with MacBooks.
Posted by wataru, on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:30 PM, in Applications
Paid for X? X is free! (http://www.x.org/wiki/) 1,513 Views / 68 Replies  
Paid for X? X is free! (http://www.x.org/wiki/)
Posted by wataru, on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
...which is why the OP said he was going to boot... 791 Views / 9 Replies  
...which is why the OP said he was going to boot into Windows.
Posted by wataru, on Jun 25, 2008 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think we're agreeing here. When you're used to... 1,483 Views / 68 Replies  
I think we're agreeing here. When you're used to dealing with people who don't speak your language well, your expectations regarding the average non-native speaker's abilities become lower.


I'm...
Posted by wataru, on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Going back and responding to random posts... ... 1,483 Views / 68 Replies  
Going back and responding to random posts...


gaikokujin is not "more accurate;" it's the more formal word, which is often contracted to gaijin in daily speech. They are both used quite...
Posted by wataru, on Jun 24, 2008 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't mean to belittle or dismiss offhand your... 1,483 Views / 68 Replies  
I don't mean to belittle or dismiss offhand your or others' experiences. What I disagree with is when people assume that their experiences are representative of all foreigners' experiences, or of...
Posted by wataru, on Jun 24, 2008 at 09:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a lot of armchair... 1,483 Views / 68 Replies  
There are a lot of armchair sociologists/linguists in here claiming to "know" thinks about Japanese culture/language based on what sounds like at most a year or two studying abroad in Japan. I...
Posted by wataru, on Jun 23, 2008 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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