Category: Mac

After my nightmare with Quicken I decided to try many different financial packages. I ended up deciding on iBank 2.3.2. I have been using it for a little while now and here are my impressions. technorati tags: finances osx mac

Sometimes there’s no reason to keep a giant directory, so you can use hdiutil to compress it and then a folder action to automatically mount it. OSXTips shows you how. Note that it made my finder take a really long time opening the folder the…

I seemed to always have a problem with the unread bit getting “forgotten” on Mail.app. I thought it was a bug on Apple’s product but apparently the bug is actually on the GPGMail bundle. Here is how to fix it.

Last time I didn’t write this down and this time I’m blogging about it so I don’t forget it. OSX Hints has a good guide on how to set Terminal.app to work the way God Intended (great command line user that He is). I am…

If you’ve followed this for a while you probably know I love emulation and retrocomputing. I’m a big time history geek. Which is why I found this history of the OSX Screen of death entry I found on OSNews pretty cool. And of course I…

If you have a Mac and use Firefox, you owe it to yourself to upgrade. I did yesterday and it feels oh so much faster. They also fixed an annoying bug where a repositioned combobox wouldn’t expand, which made many web 2.0 sites very hard…

This is just awesome. Thanks to tack at the mac10 mailing list for pointing this out. GLTerminal emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors…

So yes, I’m slowly switching to using Macs, but I won’t be a zealot (and neither should you). Although I didn’t write it, this is an insightful comment that reaffirms my reasons for avoiding zealotry and kool-aid drinking. Steve Jobs is getting an awful lot…

I gave iPhoto an honest try, and I’m going back to Picasa on the PC for managing my photos.. iPhoto is just a ridiculously bloated, silly excuse for a photo management program, especially when you have a very large library. It has been acting up…