Articles posted in June, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): Can’t administer Mac OS X 10.3 Server remotely?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 • 3:45 pm

I am afraid it looks like Apple has made a blooper in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Regular Betalogue readers might remember that, as part of my job, I manage an Apple Xserve (G4 model) running Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 (Panther). It’s an old machine (over five years old), but it’s running fine, […]

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Time Capsule: Using TimeMachineEditor to decrease the frequency of Time Machine backups

Thursday, June 12th, 2008 • 3:33 pm

Following my recent misadventures with a damaged Time Capsule backup disk image causing repeated kernel panics, and some reader feedback about the issue, I downloaded a small third-party utility called TimeMachineEditor. It is a simple application whose sole purpose is to enable you to customize the schedule of Time Machine backups. I have reasons to […]

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Time Capsule: Bad disk image causing kernel panics

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 • 10:26 am

I bought a 1 TB Time Capsule a couple of months ago, when they first came out, primarily as a seamless backup solution for my wife. I have my own backup strategies for my work station, but my wife depended on being regularly reminded of the importance of backups, etc. I figured that a Time […]

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Word 2008: What it breaks (which worked fine in Word 2004)

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 • 3:41 pm

The genius of Microsoft’s Mac engineers at work.

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Mail in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): Useless progress bars

Monday, June 9th, 2008 • 10:25 am

I don’t know what Apple’s engineers did to the progress bars in Mac OS X 10.5’s applications, but they sure are much less useful than they used to be. A progress bar is, as the name implies, a way to indicate the progress of an action that takes a long time, so that the user […]

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Word 2008: ‘Track Changes’ feature as unreliable as ever

Thursday, June 5th, 2008 • 2:36 pm

Ghost track changes that are still there even though they are no longer there. Only in Microsoftland.

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Word 2008: Pathetic support for Mac OS X window layering

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 • 6:10 pm

Yet another fundamental rule of Mac OS X computing broken by Microsoft.

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Word 2008: When deleting a paragraph mark adds one

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 • 10:07 am

When deleting does not delete.

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LATEXT: ‘Ghetto Underground’ (MP3, 05:57)

Monday, June 2nd, 2008 • 8:28 am

“Ghetto Underground” (MP3 file – 160 kbps – size: 6.9 MB – duration: 05:57) More LATEXT music here.

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