Articles posted in July, 2005

CD/DVD cheapness

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 • 11:41 am

The latest prices for DVD recorders and blank media.

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Exposé: Needs a ‘Finder windows only’ option

Thursday, July 21st, 2005 • 3:25 pm

An idea for another Exposé option.

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Safari: Background windows that won’t stay in the background

Thursday, July 21st, 2005 • 2:06 pm

An on-going problem with background Safari windows coming to the fore.

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.Mac now openly limits bandwidth usage

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 • 3:12 pm

It is always pleasant when the specs for a product that you are subscribed to change and the company doesn’t tell you. That’s exactly what’s happened with .Mac. As MacMinute reports, a .Mac subscription now comes with a 3 GB/month limitation for bandwidth usage. Officially, there was no bandwidth limitation before that. However, there were […]

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Pages Tip: Adding keyboard shortcuts

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 • 2:55 pm

Everything you need to know about keyboard shortcuts in Apple’s Pages application.

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From pMachine to WordPress: Rewriting the URLs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 • 10:13 am

The last chapter in the switching saga: rewriting URLs

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New feed with entry excerpts

Monday, July 18th, 2005 • 3:00 pm

New Betalogue RSS 2.0 feed with excerpts only

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Mail 2.0: Can’t drag-and-drop to ‘Subject’ line until it’s been selected

Monday, July 18th, 2005 • 2:23 pm

More weirdness in Mac OS X’s Mail 2.0. Open an existing message in a separate window. Then compose a new message in another window. Don’t do anything after you’ve created the new message. Just leave it the way it is, with the cursor in the “To:” field by default. Now go to the other message […]

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Mail 2.0: Strange selection behaviour

Monday, July 18th, 2005 • 2:18 pm

Try the following. Open an existing message in a new window, click on the body of the message and select some text there. Then without holding any modifier keys, move your mouse pointer to the header section and select some text there. Note that this does not deselect the text that’s currently selected in the […]

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New Betalogue: Powered by WordPress

Saturday, July 16th, 2005 • 3:16 pm

After explaining the process of switching from pMachine 2.3 to WordPress 1.5, I’d like to address a few issues regarding this transition. First of all, I want to stress that this was actually a triple switch rather than a simple switch. I switched from pMachine to WordPress, but I also switched domain names (from […]

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From pMachine Pro 2.3 to WordPress 1.5

Saturday, July 16th, 2005 • 11:54 am

In spite of my earlier concerns, I was actually able to migrate from pMachine to WordPress relatively easily. Since, as far as I know, this procedure is not really documented anywhere on the web, I thought I’d share a few comments about the process, in case it might help out other people in a similar […]

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Welcome to the new Betalogue!

Friday, July 15th, 2005 • 3:14 pm

New address for Betalogue, new feeds…

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From pMachine to WordPress… or ExpressionEngine?

Thursday, July 14th, 2005 • 12:26 am

I am afraid my plans to move this blog to and start using a new blogging system have hit a snag. The basic problem is that there is no easy way to migrate all my existing data (blog entries, membership information, user comments) from pMachine to WordPress. Based on what I am reading on […]

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Mail 2.0: Mouse pointer behaviour and vertical scroll bar in window of message being composed

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 • 2:13 am

What is wrong with this picture? Quite simply, it’s the fact that my mouse pointer is over the corner of the window, which is a control that can be dragged to resize the window. Yet the mouse pointer is still an “I-beam” type of cursor, which absolutely no indication that this area of the window […]

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 • 12:07 am

Most Betalogue readers visit the site at its regular address, i.e. However, a couple of years ago, I posted a note about the fact that I had registered and parked the domain name and that it could be used as an alternative to access my main web site. Well, the time has come […]

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