Articles posted in July, 2008

LATEXT: ‘Air Play’ (MP3, 05:11)

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 • 12:15 pm

Tune in, tune out… “Air Play” (MP3 file – 160 kbps – size: 6.0 MB – duration: 05:11) More LATEXT music here.

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Apple Store web site performance in Mac OS X: A combination of JavaScript and high latency

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 • 6:50 pm

This post is the conclusion of my investigation of the responsiveness issues I have been experiencing while browsing the Apple Store web site in Mac OS X. It comes after this post and this post, and combines the feedback I have received from various people and the further testing I have been doing. Here are […]

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Apple Store web site: Poor performance culprit is JavaScript

Monday, July 21st, 2008 • 4:28 pm

Following my post last week about the poor performance of the Apple Store web site in Safari on my machine with limited bandwidth, I received an e-mail from a reader who suggested that I turn off JavaScript in Safari: Safari has poor Javascript performance compared to other browsers and having a high latency connection like […]

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Apple Store web site: Poor performance with limited bandwidth

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 • 11:25 am

I’ve been shopping at the on-line Apple Store for a few years now and every time I vist the site, it’s the same thing: pages take forever to load, and quite often something in the content of the page causes Safari to temporarily become completely unresponsive, with the Spinning Beach Ball of Death. I am […]

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Adobe InDesign CS3 5.0.3 Updater: Why does it require me to quit Safari?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008 • 1:35 pm

A short while ago, Adobe released a stand-alone updater for InDesign CS3 (version 5.0.3). Today, I got around to downloading it and installing it on my machine. I expected yet another lousy experience with Adobe’s Mac OS X software, and I was not disappointed. After the customary request for my administrator’s password (without even an […]

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LATEXT: ‘Hit’n’Run’ (MP3, 06:01)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 • 10:43 am

“Hit’n’Run” (MP3 file – 160 kbps – size: 6.9 MB – duration: 06:01) More LATEXT music here.

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