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Macintosh and Mac OS X technology

On upgrading to Mac OSX 10.7 “Lion”

So, I finally got around to upgrading to 10.7 from 10.6. I had deliberately held off for a while, to see if there were any major hassles before committing myself to it. Apart from the reverse-scrolling thing, which a lot of people didn’t like, but which you can quickly get used to, I hadn’t heard […]

Instructions: first open the box then read the instructions

I’m using Scrivener to organise my PhD research, and it will end up being used for the first draft of the actual PhD as well. But Scrivener does not have an iPad app, which make a bit of sense.┬áSo I have been looking for an editor that will work with Dropbox (even though its quite […]

Busted-arse Apple Mobile Me Calendar forced onto me.com users

Got this email from Apple’s Me.com service today; from MobileMe <MobileMe@insideapple.apple.com> date Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 13:02 subject Upgrade to the new MobileMe Calendar by May 5, 2011 Upgrade to the new MobileMe Calendar by May 5, 2011 Dear MobileMe member: On May 5, 2011, MobileMe will transition completely to the new Calendar service […]

Upgrading to Maven 2.1.0 on Macintosh OS X

Recently I found a Maven plugin that wouldn’t run under Maven version 2.0.6, and I had to upgrade it on my Macintosh. I quickly discovered the usual *nix upgrade (unpack, then update ${PATH}) didn’t seem to work, as the Macintosh OS X 10.5 comes with Maven pre-installed in /usr/share/ directory. Tip – I found where […]

Apple iPhoto 09 Flickr integration is bad, very bad

I am very, very pissed off with Apple’s iPhoto to Flickr integration. It’s seriously broken software. Here are just some of the reasons why – interface and interaction designers please take note: Uploading photos in bulk does not preserve the order (any order) in the Flickr stream. So your photostream gets whack out of order. […]