Articles posted on January 7th, 2004

Office 2004: Inspiring

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004 • 10:40 pm

Take a look at the Microsoft page providing a preview of what’s new in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac OS X. No screen shots. No mention of Address Book or iCal integration. No major new features detailed. Just vague promises about integrated tools such as the “Office Project Center” that will save your time. If […]

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AirPort: How to communicate with a Base Station that has stopped responding completely

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004 • 8:18 am

I’ve just been through AirPort hell and back, and thought I’d share the experience. Based on the feedback I’ve been getting on this blog, I’m not alone… My setup is the following. In order to provide wireless coverage throughout my entire single-floor house, I have two Base Stations (original Graphite model) both wired to an […]

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Panther’s Mail: Freeze and then reset to defaults

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004 • 5:15 am

Speaking of Mac OS X’s forgetfulness… It now appears that Mac OS X’s bad habit of forgetting preference settings extends to individual applications as well… Today, I was in the middle of reading an e-mail message in Mail, while Mail was checking my accounts in the background, when all of a sudden everything in Mail […]

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Panther’s Finder: Sidebar flakiness

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004 • 12:03 am

As tends to happen too often these days with new features in Mac OS X, the Sidebar feature in Panther suffers from significant issues that shouldn’t have made it past the beta stage. For example, I regularly get Sidebar “refresh” issue, where the Sidebar continues to display a volume that I have already ejected. Consider […]

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