Articles posted in December, 2008

LATEXT: ‘Lost & Found’ (MP3, 06:39)

Friday, December 19th, 2008 • 12:05 pm

“Lost & Found” (MP3 file – 160 kbps – size: 7.6 MB – duration: 06:39) More LATEXT music here.

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Mac OS X 10.5.6: Some undocumented fixes

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 • 12:10 pm

I’ve been beta-testing Mac OS X 10.5.6 for a while under the AppleSeed program, and now that it’s officially out, I am pleased to report that it addresses a number of issues that I had noted in previous blog items, even though these fixes are not listed in the Release Notes. The most important one […]

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Pages ’08: Improving performance by hiding ‘Info’ tab in inspector

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 • 12:13 pm

Occasionally, I have to edit an existing document in Pages that, for some reason, causes the application’s performance while typing or selecting/editing text to drop significantly, to the point that there is a very noticeable delay between the moment I type or select something and the moment the typed text or selection highlighting appears on […]

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TERMIUM and Fluid

Friday, December 5th, 2008 • 9:58 am

I have an update regarding the problem I wrote about yesterday, where building a site-specific browser for the TERMIUM database with Fluid would yield an unusable application, in which submitting a form would systematically cause Mac OS X to switch back to Safari. Well, thanks to the suggestion of a reader, I now have a […]

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Using Prism to build a site-specific browser for the new TERMIUM

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 • 10:25 am

As a professional translator working in Canada, I make heavy use of the TERMIUM terminology database, which is maintained by the federal government’s Translation Bureau. TERMIUM is available via a web-based interface (with a user name and password). Because it is a database that I use all the time, having to use it within my […]

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Adobe CS4 Installer: More from Adobe

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 • 7:25 pm

I am pleased to report that, among the great amount of feedback that I received after posting my blog items about the disappointing experience with the Adobe CS4 Installer, I did get a call from Adobe’s own Barry Hills, to discuss the issues that I had raised in my blog items and possibly find ways […]

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Klicko 1.0: Promising, but needs work

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 • 12:06 pm

I am looking forward to being able to use Rainer Brockerhoff’s new utility called Klicko. It promises to get rid of Mac OS X’s click-through behaviour, which has been, over the years, a source of both convenience and frustration. Since Klicko can be customized to only apply to some applications, I am thinking that I […]

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