The latest issue of TidBITS has a new review of Bare Bones Software’s email application Mailsmith 2.0, by Matt Neuburg. I agree with many of the points that Matt makes, especially about people’s strange relationship with their email program. But the article has serious flaws, which I am afraid are symptomatic of Matt Neuburg’s own [...]
Articles posted in July, 2003
I never got a chance to go very far in this game when I first purchased it a few years ago. When that game came out, Mac OS X was still in the developing stages, and the game was Mac OS 9-only. Ambrosia has not released a Mac OS X native version of the game [...]
Go to Mac OS X’s Address Book. Click on the “+” button to add a new entry. Type something in the “First Name” field (or in the “Last Name” field if you’ve reversed the ORDER of the two). Press tab to go to the next field. Type something. Then press cmd-Z to “undo” your last [...]
I’ve already had the opportunity to describe several flaky aspects in Mac OS X’s Mail before… This one is something that I have been experiencing recurrently in recent weeks, because I am in the process of downloading a large number of files via FTP over my slow modem connection and the process takes up quite [...]
Notes about the grand project that some are using as an excuse to justify unilateral action
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Notes about a weird interface artifact that appears in Microsoft Word X
Matt Gemmell at IrateScotsman.com has an interesting item and discussion about implementing autosaving, i.e. something that automatically saves your documents for you and does not rely on the user remembering to hit cmd-S every 30 seconds to ensure DATA safety. Since we are so far from such a feature in today’s computing environments, Matt’s item [...]
The iTunes CD-burning experience leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Strange stuff about pure alcohol and multibran cereal
A response to Marc Zeedar’s column on Computer Idiocy
More on the visual confusion generated by the brushed-metal appearance.
Upcoming releases by Paul Weller, Jean-Louis Murat, and Prince.
I gave up on Umax supporting my USB scanner (an Astra 4000U) under Mac OS X a long time ago. (When I need to scan, I just fire up Classic and use the stand-alone VistaScan application, which works OK. It’s a pain, and there’s always a risk that a future UPDATE of Mac OS X [...]