Microsoft mouse drivers for Snow Leopard are finally out. Now if Logitech can just get theirs out…
OK, it’s nearly been a month now since I upgraded to Snow Leopard. My posts about upgrading have, by far, been the most popular. I noted a few blogs (like The Apple Blog) are doing one month reviews. I like these as your initial impressions and your final impressions are often different. First the negatives.
MMS is working for the iPhone. Yet an other feature I’ll never actually use.
Google cease and disisted the main Google Android equivalent of jailbreaking. Makes me wonder if the jailbreak for the 3GS comes out if this will be Apple’s next strategy. Lots of this going on this month. Personally I think Apple would do best to appear to do something but leave the movement in place.
A bit of an expansion to my post this morning commenting on Siracusa on metadata. The issue was the Finder ceasing to pay attention to the old MacOS type/creator codes that had been around since 1984 with the Mac 128K. (These were more or less Apple’s alternative to the 3 character DOS file extension) In [...]
John Siracusa has up a post on metadata (something he didn’t focus in on with his SL review) He also addresses the issue of the dropping of the creator codes. While I think the whole creator code thing is overblown, clearly it is functionality a vocal minority used a lot. I was of two minds [...]
NetNewsWire, my rss reader of choice, updated the Mac version to use Google Sync a couple of months back. Unfortunately their iPhone version didn’t. Which effectively meant they were out of sync (and in practice I just stopped using the iPhone app). However the iPhone app is updated now to se Google Sync and thus [...]
Effective Twitter backgrounds. For some reason Twitter deleted all my graphics on my account last week. I’ve not got around to recreating them yet. But then I don’t use Twitter nearly as much as I used to.
Run Python script automator action. I’m slowly moving a lot of my Python scripts into Automator actions. Apple has a nice list of other actions you can install.
Snow Leapard really pulled together a lot of pieces that had been missing for years. I’m actually surprisingly happy with it. Automator in particular has really surprised me with its power. However there are still some huge gaps in Apple’s product line and performance. I’ll ignore the big outstanding problems like developer relations. (Please Apple [...]
I mentioned on the sideblog the program fseventer which is a nice little program to see what files are being accessed. I discovered that app from this Ars thread. The context was a discussion of the typical ways applications write timeout demo code. (For the record I don’t advocate disabling such code – speaking as [...]
TI shuts down their OS equivalent of jailbreaking. Given that there are jailbreaking equivalents for the TI calculators, most cell phones (like Android or Pre) and of course the iPhone it will be interesting to see what happens. Apple clearly is taking more direct action against jailbreaking. However 3.1 is hacked for everything but the [...]
If you’re just reading via rss you should check out the sideblog. Unfortunately it doesn’t show up on rss right now. (I haven’t decided if I’ll fix that or not – let me know if you’d like it to) Most of my posts are only a few sentences and I place those in the sideblog [...]
OK, this is a must have application. Fseventer. It provides a graphical representation of file activity including what programs are accessing what files. Some aspects aren’t as important now that Snow Leopard tells what programs are accessing files and keeping them from ejecting a volume or emptying the trash. But overall it’s a pretty cool [...]« go back — keep looking »