Apples are Delicious

Safe Sleep Snuffed

I’ve written before about my problems getting Safe Sleep / Deep Sleep to work on my MacBook Pro. More frustrating was I couldn’t seem to disable it fully: I could disable it temporarily, but as soon as my laptop used a different Energy Saver preference [which happened automatically when it was unplugged from the power […]

Getting more info an Apple’s Serial Number

I just found this cool site that can take the serial number of your Apple hardware [computer, iPod, etc] and tell you more about the item — the Apple stock number, which factory it was assembled in, the week it was made, and other little factoids. Handy in a pinch: I was trying to diagnose […]

Perian 1.1 Available

The latest non-beta version of Perian [“The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components”]is now available. This easy-to-install preference pane gives Apple Quicktime the ability to play many non-Apple encoded videos: DivX, 3ivx, Flash video, etc. And since QuickTime can play them, that means that apps powered by Quicktime — such as Front Row — can now […]

NetNewsWire [and more] now free!

NetNewsWire is a great RSS client for OSX. It was acquired by NewsGator in late 2005, and since then has continued to improve and be awesome-r. And now, it’s free, along with NewsGator’s other consumer products, including a RSS client for Windows, an RSS Outlook plugin, and a RSS client for some PDA platforms. NetNewsWire […]

Goodbye, Leopard

I tried installing Leopard a few weeks ago on my main production machine. The machine needed a reinstall anyway, to clear up over a year’s worth of cruft, so I figured I may as well upgrade to Leopard at the same time. The first week or more was fine, and then InDesign CS2 spontaneously developed […]

OmniFocus

I’m dorking around with OmniFocus, a new GTD [Getting Things Done] app. Seems pretty slick so far! I’ve found that GTD has yet to survive the extreme time crunches I get into sometimes, but there’s always room to improve productivity.

Photobooth should make a custom Preview icon

I didn’t really notice until I upgraded to a new larger monitor a few months ago that the icon for Apple’s Preview application is of a young child holding up a fish. Cue instant revulsion — I don’t like children randomly showing up in iconography that does not directly relate to children. So I jumped […]