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Journler & Blogging

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A lot of people just love Journler. I’m not one of them. I can’t really place my finger on it. The program is pretty robust, allows you to use it in a number of ways and is fairly customizable. Maybe it the design. If they hired the same graphic designer who did their website to design the application UI, I think this might be a winner.

I did use it quite a bit before my Macbook was stolen to jot down thoughts and such. I just never really got into the organizing part of not taking

Since it has a built in blog publishing feature, I’m giving it another look. Maybe I just need to tweak the UI a bit. It could very well be that I just have an deep seeded aversion to the Georgia font caused by a traumatic early computing experience.

Written by oban89

February 26, 2007 at 2:33

POBAR – Mail & .mac part 2

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Yes, I know you’re not supposed to have part 2 unless you’ve written part 1, but look, now is not the time to mess with me about something like that. I’m fighting mad with OS X Mail and it’s integration with .mac alias’. It’s part of a recurring theme you’ll be reading about here where Apple completley misses the boat on designing applications that work.

Part one detailed (will detail?) the struggle I had in seting up a single .mac user account that had multiple alias’ to be able to send from each one with the customized name direct from Mail. Mail has a seperate type of account for .mac, so you’d expect it to be the best choice. It is not. I finally got that problem solved, but noticed after I had sent a reply from one of the alias accounts, that it included my full name from the main account. Not following? Too bad, I’ll edit later.

Long and short of it is that alias’ are created to shield your identity from online people you do not know. It completly failed this time. As it turns out, In the compose email window I have the option to pick either one of the devices. Your not saying its in retrograde? Random phrases – much like Mail.

Fix it Apple. Full Stop.

Written by oban89

February 23, 2007 at 22:00

Posted in Apple, Mac, myMac, OS X

Stupid Filevault

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Some day, I’ll share my philisophical musings about the cult following of the mac that seems to have blinded people to some very basic problems. For now, sufice it to say that, while I still like Apple better than Windows, It’s not the perfect OS/hardware combo many make it out to be.

Today’s case in point – this stupid FileVault error. My MacBook Pro has been crashing the last couple of days while loading CDs to iTunes and running other processes like torrent downloads. Since disk activity is high with both of thies, I decided that I’d turn off the FileVault encryptioin to hopefully free some resources. Well, in order to do so, I’m going to have to free up some 4,064 GB of disk space. Seeing as the internal hard drive has 112GB available when empty, I’m at a bit of a loss on how to do this. I mean, I tried emptying the trash like the message suggests, but still wasn’t able to free up 36 times my hard disk’s capacity.

I’ll post an answer when I figure this out online. These are the things Windows users put up with. I can’t see why Apple users do, given the price premium.

Written by oban89

February 21, 2007 at 1:55

Posted in Mac, myMac, OS X, today