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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – December 09, 2007 05:56PM Reply Quote
Well, it's about time.

El Jeffe – February 01, 2008 09:37AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
speaking of breaking things up, what's the general consensus on Filemaker having been spun off, now that they have had years for their own track record? (Sadly, we all know how the newton spin off is doing)

What a journey.

John Willoughby – February 01, 2008 10:17AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Newton got spun back in to be killed; the spin-off never went into effect.

El Jeffe – February 01, 2008 11:36AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I know. That was secondary comment. I am interested in how filemaker inc is doing or perceived to be doing.

What a journey.

bahamut – February 08, 2008 03:59AM Reply Quote
http://www.macworld.com/article/131723/2008/01/btkeymini.html


if this is for real, who needs the macbook air?

El Jeffe – February 08, 2008 04:03AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I always wonder why not put or affix a keyboard on the rear, so when you hold it with both hands the four 'fingers' can touch type and be out of the screen's way. Again, this could be built in or some temporarily affixed or wrapped-around lid/cover. The two hands' keys would be slanted , not straight across like a normal row of keys. but more arc-like. thumbs could still be used for shift/control/space/etc.

What a journey.

bahamut – February 08, 2008 06:00AM Reply Quote
What is wrong with 10.5.2? Why is it taking so long? And what happened to the cocoa Finder? Why has Apple failed to deliver on its single most important (and most flawed) application???

Cloudscout – February 08, 2008 07:49AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I find myself getting more and more annoyed with the Leopard Finder... specifically the fact that it no longer "remembers" which view mode you have selected for a given folder. Before, I could set my Applications folder to column view and every time I clicked on the shortcut for that folder in the sidebar of a Finder window, it would open it in column view. Now it opens it in whatever my current view is. I hate that. Hate. Hate hate hate hate hate. Hate.

John Willoughby – February 08, 2008 09:24AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

bahamut – February 08, 2008 09:36AM Reply Quote
I do like pathfinder but sometimes it seems to make my mac crawl, plus it isn't perfectly integrated. I wish there were a solution by which it could completely replace the Finder. Moreover it is sad that it still doesn't do write to ftp, that's apple's fault and bizarre. Windows does it. :(

tliet – February 08, 2008 09:44AM Reply Quote
OS X would pee its .DS_Store files all over FTP directories...

Edit; or doesn't it use those anymore? Judging Cloudscout's remark about the amnestic Finder it doesn't.



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bahamut – February 08, 2008 10:28AM Reply Quote
Well, it doesn't need to put that shit everywhere, does it? It doesn't if it connects to SMB shares, right?

Cloudscout – February 08, 2008 11:29AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
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tliet
OS X would pee its .DS_Store files all over FTP directories...

Edit; or doesn't it use those anymore? Judging Cloudscout's remark about the amnestic Finder it doesn't.

Heh. Sadly, the Finder is becoming more and more like an elderly woman with each release. Not only does it have Alzheimers, it's still sorely in need of a Detrol prescription as those .DS_Store files still show up everywhere.

Benton Ellis – February 08, 2008 12:48PM Reply Quote
Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.
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Cloudscout
I find myself getting more and more annoyed with the Leopard Finder... specifically the fact that it no longer "remembers" which view mode you have selected for a given folder. Before, I could set my Applications folder to column view and every time I clicked on the shortcut for that folder in the sidebar of a Finder window, it would open it in column view. Now it opens it in whatever my current view is. I hate that. Hate. Hate hate hate hate hate. Hate.

Yea it doesn't remember these settings like before, however, if you go to View-Show View Settings, there is a checkbox to allow you to tell the Finder to always open that folder in the view you currently have (icon, list, column, or Cover Flow). So you have to do a little extra work, but it can be done.

Benton

Cloudscout – February 08, 2008 06:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Thanks for the tip. That will resolve a great deal of frustration.

tliet – February 08, 2008 08:40PM Reply Quote
It almost sounds like Windows, but even Vista remembers on what screen (with a dual screen setup) you've last had a window open.

rino – February 09, 2008 06:16AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I barely spend any time in the Finder. I'm usually in apps and interact with my files that way. I used to obsess over things in the finder then I got busy.

I like the Finder. I don't really use cmd-4, er, CoverFlow very much. It's nice here and there but mostly I'm a column and list view kind of guy and icon view in some cases.

There is a defaults command to turn off writing those .DS files and other metadata on attached stores. I can't recall what it is though.
This doesn't prevent uploads of .DS files via FTP though, as FTP will move invisibles IIRC. I get that stuff in ZIP files all the time uploaded to our CMS (which automatically deflates them showing the metadata files).



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bahamut – February 09, 2008 06:30AM Reply Quote
a lot of folks out there are getting the feeling that 10.5 was subprime, at least for professional use.

http://rixstep.com/2/4/20080128,00.shtml

rino – February 09, 2008 06:44AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Seems a might narrow slice and of those that aren't so esoteric in circumstance on that list I've no idea what the author is claiming and haven't seen it in the wild.


Except the Services menu -- it's been a bastard ever since Rhapsody. Underutilized, cluttered, dimmed, and frankly barely useful. I do click over to mail a file from the finder.

bahamut – February 09, 2008 08:05AM Reply Quote
He also misses a lot. For example, mail just can't handle being offline. It goes apeshit and bananas. Entourage handles it much better.
Not being able to write to ftp from the finder when XP can do this is preposterous.
Spotlight is like opening up your fridge after coming back from four month vacation to find a human head that has rotted in there. There's no way about it, it's no good. Whoa, just for fun I clicked on it and it appeared at random half way down my screen.
Disk permissions can no longer clean up all the problems it finds.
Services is indeed insane.

On a positive note, Webkit safari seems a bit faster than what it used to be.

rino – February 09, 2008 08:09AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Not had trouble with Mail offline.

Agree with FTP and finder. Why not also hinge sftp too?

No problems with Spotlight, I use it actively and add metadata to files actively.
What is dumb about Spotlight is what is left out, namely, tagging files. GMail's UI is brilliant, just tag it all and let god, er, search and "smart folders" sort it out. The Finder is SOoooo close, just add tagging and we are there. Smart folders ... the key to massive filing problems.

I love Safari. I want the inspector to behave more like firebug the firefox extension and let me edit stuff.

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