Articles posted on December 4th, 2003

Panther: More problems with iDisk performance

Thursday, December 4th, 2003 • 11:00 am

Since I did a clean install of Panther, I am back to square one when it comes to trying iDisk under the new version of Mac OS X. (I am afraid I didn’t have time to explore the issue of whether you can “save” your local copy of iDisk before doing a system install and […]

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Panther: Can’t log back in problem is back

Thursday, December 4th, 2003 • 7:52 am

F***ing hell. I thought that doing a clean install of Panther had cured my problem with being unable to log back in after logging out. Well, it didn’t. The problem is back, and it’s annoying as hell. (It means that each time I want to log out, I have to restart.) At this stage, I […]

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Panther’s Mail: Weird mailbox icon mystery solved

Thursday, December 4th, 2003 • 7:17 am

I have actually found a way to reproduce the white folder icon in Mail’s mailbox drawer. It is a new thing in Panther’s Mail: you can have folders that are not mailboxes themselves. The weird thing is that the only way to create such folders (as far as I can tell) is to: a) create […]

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“Letter from Baghdad” in The New Yorker

Thursday, December 4th, 2003 • 6:19 am

This very long account by George Packer in The New Yorker of what’s really going on in Iraq is pretty much required reading for anyone interested in what has been happening there in 2003. Among the numerous erroneous assumptions and miscalculations of the Bush administration, the one that stands out is this idea that “liberated” […]

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Panther clean install

Thursday, December 4th, 2003 • 6:09 am

I finally decided that I was experiencing too many small glitches, and proceeded to reinstall Panther from scratch, i.e. by erasing my Mac OS X partition and doing a clean install. We still have way too many Mac OS X applications and utilities that cannot be installed by simply dragging and dropping them. It didn’t […]

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