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I've been pretty happy with a bag from InCase... 1,228 Views / 9 Replies  
I've been pretty happy with a bag from InCase (http://goincase.com) for my 15" AlBook the past couple years... they have a minimally-sized one-shoulder-strap backpack that just fits the PB along the...
Posted by Rickster, on Oct 29, 2005 at 02:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
See also CFUUID in CoreFoundation, if you'd like... 652 Views / 3 Replies  
See also CFUUID in CoreFoundation, if you'd like to use uuidgen's system without calling out to a separate process.
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 1, 2005 at 02:39 AM, in Developer Center
Depends on where you buy it. IIRC, at CompUSA and... 664 Views / 6 Replies  
Depends on where you buy it. IIRC, at CompUSA and similar stores they often have various snack foods up by the cash register, but they don't sell food at the Apple stores.

:D

Sorry, couldn't...
Posted by Rickster, on Aug 22, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
I've got one, and it indeed gets erratic...... 545 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got one, and it indeed gets erratic... mostly when the battery is running low, though. Pretty happy with it overall.
Posted by Rickster, on Jul 22, 2005 at 12:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Actually, I gather the reasoning behind "Burn... 806 Views / 2 Replies  
Actually, I gather the reasoning behind "Burn Folders" is that you can easily burn them to CD repeatedly. Put some folders that you'd like to back up regularly into a burn folder, and then hit the...
Posted by Rickster, on May 3, 2005 at 02:14 PM, in macOS
The Mac OS X installer architecture has always... 1,077 Views / 25 Replies  
The Mac OS X installer architecture has always provided package authors with the ability to run a program (usually a shell script, but it could be any kind of script or even a binary executable) to...
Posted by Rickster, on Mar 25, 2005 at 10:58 PM, in macOS
I'd have it not punt at the slightest bit of... 2,508 Views / 61 Replies  
I'd have it not punt at the slightest bit of radio interference (or is it just at random?) when streaming to an AirPort Express... or at least not try to deal with such problems by sitting at the...
Posted by Rickster, on Feb 19, 2005 at 07:09 PM, in Applications
Also, let the rest of us know where you found a... 854 Views / 9 Replies  
Also, let the rest of us know where you found a 200+ button mouse. :)
Posted by Rickster, on Feb 19, 2005 at 06:44 PM, in macOS
This hasn't been explained here in awhile, and... 1,166 Views / 16 Replies  
This hasn't been explained here in awhile, and Omni doesn't seem to talk to the public much anymore, so I guess I'll have a go at it:

WebCore encapsulates KHTML and is responsible mostly for...
Posted by Rickster, on Feb 13, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in Applications
TextEdit has always been little more than a... 941 Views / 9 Replies  
TextEdit has always been little more than a "wrapper", putting an app and a document model around the Cocoa text system. It's long been a favorite intro-to-Cocoa demo to show how one can build an app...
Posted by Rickster, on Feb 6, 2005 at 04:34 PM, in Applications
Other Enter usefulness: - In Script Editor,... 1,106 Views / 9 Replies  
Other Enter usefulness:

- In Script Editor, Return makes a new line as it does in most text contexts, but Enter is a shortcut for Check Syntax (aka compile).

- It's common practice in several...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 30, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in macOS
Finder's "Archive" command is implemented by the... 2,459 Views / 3 Replies  
Finder's "Archive" command is implemented by the BOMArchiveHelper app in /System/Library/CoreServices. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have an AppleScript dictionary. You could just throw files at...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 23, 2005 at 06:02 PM, in Developer Center
Or delete your home directory from one drive and... 611 Views / 5 Replies  
Or delete your home directory from one drive and put a symlink (to /Volumes/OtherDrive/Users/username) in its place.
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 21, 2005 at 03:41 AM, in macOS
Interesting story. :) Regardless of your... 812 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting story. :) Regardless of your motivations, though... iPhoto may not remember which album view it was on when you quit, but it does remember at least some of the state/options for the...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 20, 2005 at 03:44 AM, in Applications
Yes and no. There's Objective-C++... 637 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes and no. There's Objective-C++ (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjectiveC/LanguageOverview/chapter_3_section_10.html), which is better described as using C++ from within...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 20, 2005 at 03:30 AM, in Developer Center
It's kinda a different market than you might be... 598 Views / 4 Replies  
It's kinda a different market than you might be looking for, but Adobe GoLive has a block editor (I forget exactly what they call it) that's good for this sort of thing... works kinda like a Finder...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 20, 2005 at 03:22 AM, in Applications
Have you tried iSync and .Mac? I'm not sure, but... 535 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you tried iSync and .Mac? I'm not sure, but since you're booting from a different hard drive, it might think the two different boot sessions are two different machines and allow you to sync them...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 20, 2005 at 03:19 AM, in Applications
The existing iSight provides a much higher... 704 Views / 5 Replies  
The existing iSight provides a much higher quality video feed than H.263 (the codec used in current versions of iChat AV) is capable of encoding at friendly-for-live-streaming bit rates. It comes in...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 19, 2005 at 01:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
They tend not to announce the details of each... 637 Views / 4 Replies  
They tend not to announce the details of each year's contest until a few months before the deadline, which is usually about a month before WWDC... so stay tuned, it'll likely come in the next few...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 19, 2005 at 12:40 AM, in Developer Center
Theoretically (haven't tried this myself), you... 925 Views / 9 Replies  
Theoretically (haven't tried this myself), you could just use /usr/sbin/pdisk from the command line (when booted from another disk, or maybe in single-user mode) to split and join partitions......
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 19, 2005 at 12:36 AM, in Applications
I'm no good for a deep technical explanation, but... 3,183 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm no good for a deep technical explanation, but I may be able to give a bit of insight:

Their claim of "not using pixels" is a little misleading... it all comes back to pixels at some point....
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 15, 2005 at 07:51 PM, in Developer Center
Languages were referred to by their English names... 722 Views / 6 Replies  
Languages were referred to by their English names in OPENSTEP, and the practice continued until 10.0 or 10.1... the reason you're seeing them in the user's defaults is most likely because the user...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 15, 2005 at 07:34 PM, in Developer Center
Say it out loud. :) It's somebody's anecdote from... 1,890 Views / 42 Replies  
Say it out loud. :) It's somebody's anecdote from talking to researchers at a CS conference, which nicely illustrates some of the difficulties they face.

Seriously, though... Apple's marginal...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 11, 2005 at 10:20 PM, in Applications
Jeeeeebus... those Mail toolbar buttons are ugly.... 8,623 Views / 73 Replies  
Jeeeeebus... those Mail toolbar buttons are ugly.

The slidey thing for managing Dashboard widgets is kinda neat... not sure I'm wild about all the weather-conditions images they show, but it's...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 11, 2005 at 09:48 PM, in macOS
Hey, it's hard to wreck a nice beach. 1,890 Views / 42 Replies  
Hey, it's hard to wreck a nice beach.
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 10, 2005 at 07:38 PM, in Applications
OmniGraffle (http://omnigroup.com/graffle)... 810 Views / 9 Replies  
OmniGraffle (http://omnigroup.com/graffle) actually opens Illustrator 10 (and newer) files, since Adobe changed the file format in that version to be based on PDF. It only gets basic graphic styles,...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 7, 2005 at 09:40 PM, in Applications
Browse into the /pub/software/Archive area on... 2,707 Views / 48 Replies  
Browse into the /pub/software/Archive area on their FTP server (or better, one of its HTTP mirrors), and you'll find OW 5.0.1, previous beta releases, and Omni software all the way back to the...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 6, 2005 at 08:08 PM, in Applications
More specifically: a Carbon app that uses ATSUI... 660 Views / 8 Replies  
More specifically: a Carbon app that uses ATSUI (and/or MLTE) or a Cocoa app that uses the standard Cocoa text system (Cocoa apps that don't are pretty rare).
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 5, 2005 at 07:27 PM, in macOS
For future reference: "set volume" comes from the... 584 Views / 3 Replies  
For future reference: "set volume" comes from the Standard Additions set of script commands, which has several types of utility functions for this sort of thing (system settings, filesystem access,...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 3, 2005 at 11:26 PM, in Developer Center
For more control over typographic features, pull... 660 Views / 8 Replies  
For more control over typographic features, pull open the Action menu (the one with the gear) on the standard Font panel (you may need to resize the panel to make it appear) and choose...
Posted by Rickster, on Jan 3, 2005 at 11:18 PM, in macOS
A better notification to watch: -... 750 Views / 9 Replies  
A better notification to watch:
- (void)applicationDidChangeScreenParameters:(NSNotification *)aNotification

It's an NSApplication delegate method, so see the NSApp docs for usage. (Seems a...
Posted by Rickster, on Nov 28, 2004 at 09:57 PM, in Developer Center
If what you're making is like a simple control,... 1,417 Views / 2 Replies  
If what you're making is like a simple control, it'd probably be best to follow the NSCell + NSControl approach, especially if you will later want the same sort of flexibility you have with AppKit...
Posted by Rickster, on Nov 26, 2004 at 08:37 PM, in Developer Center
Because it'd suck to have to launch two apps to... 4,319 Views / 89 Replies  
Because it'd suck to have to launch two apps to run two successive sync operations every time you plug your iPod in.
Posted by Rickster, on Oct 26, 2004 at 04:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I use the Belkin "Bluetooth USB Adapter, 100... 882 Views / 11 Replies  
I use the Belkin "Bluetooth USB Adapter, 100 meter" (F8T001) on the iMac at home... I've successfully used it for OBEX, Address Book, and Salling Clicker with both a SE T616 and a Nokia 6600. It's...
Posted by Rickster, on Oct 26, 2004 at 03:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
IIRC there are some programs out there that let... 965 Views / 9 Replies  
IIRC there are some programs out there that let you add automated smart quotes to all Cocoa applications... can't remember any names, though.
Posted by Rickster, on Oct 17, 2004 at 04:07 PM, in Applications
If it supports the Bluetooth HID profile, it'll... 891 Views / 4 Replies  
If it supports the Bluetooth HID profile, it'll most likely work on OS X... company spokespeople who say otherwise likely don't know and are hedging their bets by saying no. (If they didn't know and...
Posted by Rickster, on Oct 6, 2004 at 11:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
See here (http://www.taniwha.org.uk/) for modem... 605 Views / 3 Replies  
See here (http://www.taniwha.org.uk/) for modem scripts and per-provider setup info and here (http://homepage.mac.com/jrc/contrib/tzones/) for a step-by-step.
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 24, 2004 at 02:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
5.1 isn't a features update. (For one thing,... 39,087 Views / 520 Replies  
5.1 isn't a features update. (For one thing, we're trying to keep UI changes minimal on that line of development, so that our third-party & volunteer localizers can translate it to other languages.)...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 20, 2004 at 05:29 PM, in Applications
True, but a number of high-profile Carbon apps... 2,266 Views / 61 Replies  
True, but a number of high-profile Carbon apps still aren't using MLTE yet. Older Carbon APIs put more of the implementation burden on the app developer, and several apps are using their own...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 16, 2004 at 04:20 PM, in macOS
Heheh. Oops. :) 39,087 Views / 520 Replies  
Heheh. Oops. :)
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 16, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Applications
The availability macros can be useful in finding... 681 Views / 6 Replies  
The availability macros can be useful in finding new API, too. One of the first things I do when I get a new OS X release is create a dummy project in Xcode and use the Find in Project panel to...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 16, 2004 at 04:06 PM, in Developer Center
Indeed -- without the delay, it can also be... 2,266 Views / 61 Replies  
Indeed -- without the delay, it can also be difficult to select a new range of text without dragging the current selection.

The Carbon/Cocoa inconsistencies aren't entirely Apple's fault, though;...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 15, 2004 at 05:55 PM, in macOS
Yes, popup blocking is off by default, as it is... 39,087 Views / 520 Replies  
Yes, popup blocking is off by default, as it is in Safari. As for the font default, I'm not sure what they're talking about... we do use a different default font than Safari (Lucida Grande instead of...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 15, 2004 at 05:49 PM, in Applications
Nice to see it back... it was around on... 540 Views / 2 Replies  
Nice to see it back... it was around on NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP ten years ago. :)
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 10, 2004 at 12:23 AM, in Applications
Recent Apple hardware comes with a Software... 649 Views / 4 Replies  
Recent Apple hardware comes with a Software Restore app/disc for restoring the bundled software that isn't handled by the OS X installer... it does have some options for what to install, though it...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 4, 2004 at 05:52 PM, in Applications
I got songs that were corrupt once -- not bad... 635 Views / 4 Replies  
I got songs that were corrupt once -- not bad enough to crash, but mucked-up audio. Check for Purchased Music didn't help, so I used one of the pages under Music Store Customer Service to send an...
Posted by Rickster, on Sep 1, 2004 at 10:45 PM, in Applications
Also, Cmd-R (or sometimes just R) often works as... 601 Views / 8 Replies  
Also, Cmd-R (or sometimes just R) often works as a shortcut for "Replace" when saving a file that conflicts with an existing one.
Posted by Rickster, on Aug 31, 2004 at 05:17 PM, in macOS
When you choose to never save the login/password... 541 Views / 2 Replies  
When you choose to never save the login/password for a site, we create a keychain entry just like we do for when you do save the login/password except that it has a note indicating "Passwords Not...
Posted by Rickster, on Aug 30, 2004 at 03:47 AM, in Applications
Spotlight does things LaunchBar and its ilk... 956 Views / 15 Replies  
Spotlight does things LaunchBar and its ilk currently don't (e.g. deeper indexing of files containing text, more metadata fields). LaunchBar and similar apps do things Spotlight isn't intended to...
Posted by Rickster, on Aug 30, 2004 at 03:44 AM, in Applications
Most providers can give you a SIM card and set... 14,859 Views / 281 Replies  
Most providers can give you a SIM card and set you up with service for an elsewhere-purchased phone, assuming it's unlocked. I'd recommend against getting the K700i for AT&T, though -- their service...
Posted by Rickster, on Aug 27, 2004 at 03:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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