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iTunes 7 and Shared Libraries

Users with multiple computers should be aware that Library Sharing between iTunes 7 and previous versions is not enabled. I have three primary computers in my home; two running OS X Tiger and one running Windows XP. My main music library is on a USB hard drive connected to my desktop computer, and on my […]

Work Around that Annoying iChat Pause

Recent versions of iChat automatically pause your voice [and video] chat sessions if you start a file transfer, for the duration of the entire transfer. This is OK if it’s just a small file, but if it’s anything larger than a few MB, you probably don’t want to be stuck on mute while waiting for […]

Crash Dieting OS X Mail Attachments

Mail.app’s data takes up too much space on my hard drive. I know why — I’m an email packrat. I have mail dating back to 1997 on my other computer, and a lot of that mail includes attachments, because I’m constantly sending them: drafts for articles, layout drafts, art sketches, random pictures of last night’s […]

Midway City is Out

Midway City from Spectrum Games & Z-Man Games is one of the projects I worked on this summer, and after an odd delay where it seemed to sit at the printers while they did rain dances or something else that was time consuming but had nothing to do with getting the book printed, it’s been […]

Beyond the Storm: Shadows of the Big Easy Released

The Print on Demand version of Beyond the Storm: Shadows of the Big Easy is now out. It’s $19.99, and all proceeds [beyond expenses that have to go to LuLu for using their service] go to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. A PDF version is also available for $10. Beyond the Storm: […]

‘Zine editor Ninjalicious passes away

Ninjalicious, best known for his work on the urban exploration ‘zine Infiltration has passed away at the age of 31. Just before passing, he completed work on Access All Areas, a 350 page book on urban exploration. If you’re interested in urban exploration — or think it may be useful for your Shadowrun campaign — […]

2005 Ennie Nominations

The Ennie nominations are now online. Very pleased to see Dreaming Cities [which I art directed] nominated for Best Interior Art, and it’s also good to see Authority and Ex Machina nominated for Best Cover Art, plus a best Production Values for Authority. Some other cool stuff I like was nominated, too — d20SRD.org for […]

Tiger 10.4.2

Dear Apple, I don’t have time to install 10.4.2 today, but I would like to thank you in advance: If iChat is logged in to your AIM account in Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.4.1, logging in to the same account on a different computer disconnects the Tiger computer without warning—this update adds a preference […]