Friday, August 11, 2006

Open VISE get Script Editor?

This was a new one for me. Double-clicking a VISE Installer application opened the Script Editor. I did a quick Google search and found this Mac NN:

Installer VISE Installers?

None of their suggestions worked for me, but I discovered something simple. I just added the extension ".app" to the file using Get Info from the Finder! Problem solved.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Can't hide .app in application bundle?

Why is ".app" in the filename? [Archive] - MacNN Forums: ""

If you run into this problem, check to see if there are extra "." in the filename other than the one preceding "app." This can cause the Finder not to hide the .app extension.

AOL Offers 5 GB of Free Storage - Yahoo! News

AOL Offers 5 GB of Free Storage - Yahoo! News:

AOL is going to offer 5 GB of free online storage to anyone with an AOL screenname as part of its move towards an ad-supported business model. This is good news for us normal folk!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Get your iPod stuff in the right order

Copy to Play Order to control iPod song order :

Here's a great tip for getting your iPod tunes in the correct order. Control-click the playlist in iTunes and select "Copy to Play Order."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

.Mac outages

MacNN | Apple's .Mac outages anger users:

Apple's .Mac suite of internet/Web services has been suffering several outages recently, and some users have began to lash out against Apple. According to CNET, users are claiming these outages are unacceptable"

Follow up on my own .Mac syncing problems as of 8/2/06:

With the release of OS 10.4.7, my .Mac syncing woes mostly went away. Bookmarks finally started syncing as intended--about 5 months after I joined and paid for dotmac. Apple graciously granted me extra iDisk space in return for my trouble, which I accepted. However, every now and then something will stop syncing and I'll have to do a reset to get it back. It's not perfect, but I'm happier than when I started with my paid service. As you can see by the article above, I haven't been the only one upset with Apple over dotmac.