.htaccess
.menu
10.5.3
10.5.5
10.5.7
10.6
2.1
2.1.2
2003
25th Birthday
301 Redirects
404
8.2
Aaron Fulkerson
accelerator
Address Book
adfir
adobe creative suite cs3
Agile
Agile Manifesto
Agile Principles
ambrosia software
Andreas Amann
anniversary
aperture
apology
apple
Apple Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update
Apple Wiki
aquamacs
Art
article
articles
atebits
attachments
audio
automation
backup
bags
balsamiq
basecamp
behavior
Bike
Bike Routes
Blank Canvas
BlankCanvas
Blast
blogger
bookroll
bus tour
Business Card
cache
Canon D10
categorization
caveats
CD Text
cddb
chflags
china
chmod
chown
cli
cnnic
CocoaTech
codecollectorpro
cogley
collaboration
collapse folders
color profile
command line
confluence
connectedflow
consolidated rss
consulting
consultraining
coolpix p6000
cross-platform
crumpler
culture
cycling
D02HW
dabbleboard
david allen
DavMail
DCI
defaults
dekiwiki
delicious
design pattern
diigo
Directory Utility
disco
DIY
dns
dock
DOCX
dos
Drum and Bugle Corps
Drum Corps
dscl
du
DVD
Editor
emacs
email2case
EMobile
entourage
Error
eSolia 10th Anniversary
Expensive
export
extendscript
faa
facebook
Facts
fallingwater
feed43
feedburner
ffmpegx
filter
Firefox
fitness
Flickr
flickr popularity
flickrexport
flock
flv
FontExplorer X Pro
fonts
frank lloyd wright
Freeware
friendfeed
fujifilm
fun
gadgets
gape
garbled japanese
geax
Georgios Karamanis
gizmodo
gmail
google
google apps premier edition
google docs
google gadget
google labs
google mail
google maps
gorilla
grab
Gracenote
graffle
gravel
Greylisting
groove
gtd
hakkeijima sea paradise
hardware
harvest
HDD
header
headers
headphones
hierarchy
hosting
HTML
html scraping
humor
ical
ical.app
icc
iDisk
iLife
imap
iMovie
import
Incompatibilty
inequities
inherit
Inner-tube
intellectual property
interesting
Internet
iPhone
iPhone 3GS
iplotz
ir filter
iTunes
japan
javascript
jira
Josh George
jvc victor
keyboard
keyboard shortcuts
keypress
keystroke
kml
lamp
laptop
LDAP
LDAPv3
Lean
legal
leisure
leopard
Leopard Server
Library
limousine bus
linode
Linotype
linux
little oak
Live Shows
Lock
ls
lumiquest
MA
mac
macbook
macbook air
mail
mail act on
mail scripts
mail.app
mailtags
major projects
management
mantis
marathon
media
microsoft
migrate
migration assistant
milestone
mindtouch
MobileMe
mockup
mockupscreens
move
MPEG-2
Music
my maps
new hardware
nikon
nikon d90
notebook
Office
Office 2007
Omni Group
omnifocus
Online Project Management
Open Directory
open hosting
Open Labs
optimize
OS 3.0
os x
outdoors
outlook
Passions
Pat Metheny Trio
patent
Path Finder
PDF
performance
permissions
Phantom Regiment
photography
ping.fm
platform
Plaxo
Plaxo Premium
plist
Plugin
pm
Postfix
presence information
process
productivity
project management
Public Folder
QR Code
QuickTIme
RapidWeaver
raw
Repair
requirements
resolver
review
river-sea-river japan cycling route
rm
rodney strong
rss
rules
SaaS
Safari
save
sb-900
scam
schwalbe
screen sharing
screendumps
screenshots
scripting
scripts menu
sdhc
sg-31r
shared
Sharp Aquos
shortcut
Signature
sinking barge
smart album
snagit
Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard Server
social networking
softscreen
software
sox
spam
Spartacus
spell check
spotlight
sproutcore
Star of Indiana
statz
stencil
stone design
streetrunner
su-800
subscribe
subscription
superdrive
symmetry
Sync
tagging
tap sequence
Tap Tips
task list
techsmith
terminal
terms of service
terms of use
textmate
think tank photo
thomas hawk
Time Machine
tinyurl
tip
tips
tos
trackstudio
training
Troubleshooting
Tube
tutorial
tutorials
twautor
tweetie
twittelator
twitter
Twitter Meishi Generator
twitterfeed
type face
Unfair
update
upgrade
Users
utility pricing
vCard
VCF
velociteach
Video
visio
vps
VRO
vserver
Waterproof
web
web applications
web2.0
webtimesheet
Wifi
wine
Wireless Gate
wooden
workflow.app
wrapup
xml-rpc
yahoo
yahoo pipes
yai
Yodobashi Camera
youtube
YPK Innovations

Archives:


Switching Parts of a String in Excel

I had the need to fix mistakenly entered email addresses in Excel, and luckily the mistake was a recognizable pattern. They should have been firstname.lastname@domain.com but were entered as lastname.firstname@domain.com. This short post explains how I extracted the names and switched them.How to Swap Parts of an Excel StringFirst assume you have smith.joe@acme.com in cell A2, and that what you want
Read More....
Comments

Fixing a Mac OS X Spotlight Index, that Doesn't

After a spate of Mail.app problems probably related to having too damn many mail accounts and messages, I had to do the "Mail.app Reimport Samba" taking hours to let Mail.app reimport the entire mail store. After that got resolved, I found out that my Mail.app "Entire Message" selection in Search was greyed out. This turned out to be a symptom of a problem with the Spotlight index, since this search
Read More....
Comments (14)

Got Mojibake in Mail.app? Here's a Cure.

If you use OS X Mail to send Japanese email, you may find that some recipients complain that your Japanese is "mojibake" or garbled. If you are getting this feedback you can set your default Character Set encoding in the terminal. How to Set Mail.app's Default Charset Here's how to change it. Shut down mail, then in Terminal: $ defaults write com.apple.mail NSPreferredMailCharset "ISO-2022-JP" That
Read More....
Comments

Opening a Tab-Delimited "CSV" in Apple iWork Numbers

I like Numbers, from Apple's competent and beautiful iWork suite, but there are still things where it is different from Microsoft Excel, and hence it feels somewhat unfamiliar at times. For example, although Excel has never been good at handling text files saved in UTF-8 format (a big deal for those of us who work in Asia), it does have a nice Wizard for importing CSV or TSV text files. Some applications
Read More....
Comments (1)

Greylisting in Snow Leopard Server, or not

Apple's OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6 implements Greylisting, an anti-spam technique based on forcing sending SMTP servers to "slow down" before they can deliver. This is great for reducing spam, but it also has the perhaps undesired effect of causing delivery delays. Sometimes really, really loooong delivery delays. In SLS, when you enable anti-spam in your Mail server (which is postfix), greylisting
Read More....
Comments

Safari Makes it Trivial to Download All Images on a Page

Of course it should not be used for nefarious purposes, but Apple's Safari browser makes it trivial to download all the images or files on a web page you are visiting. I had The Logo Factory create a special logo for my company eSolia's 10th anniversary, and they prepared a page with the deliverables on it. I did not want to download each one individually, and I remembered that the Safari Activities
Read More....
Comments

OS X Fonts, Managed by Linotype

If you pay any attention at all to typography, layout, type faces, fonts, leading, kerning, tracking and the like, and have ended up amassing a collection of type faces from the famous designers and font foundries, you'll end up needing some method of organization. The type face or font organizers that come with operating systems are basic, so vendors have channeled some Gutenberg and come up with
Read More....
Comments

iPhone OS 3.0 Tips on Parade

Apple released yesterday an updated iPhone operating system, iPhone OS 3.0, with a number of useful improvements. For me, the update itself was seamless, and took about 15 minutes after clicking the update button in iTunes. I upgraded first thing in the morning, but colleagues who tried later in the day had some delays. I guess it's to be expected when so many people try to download at the same time.
Read More....
Comments (2)

Disc Burnin' with Disco

Disco is a polished, inexpensive (USD 29.95, currently 10 dollars off as of 13 May 2009) alternative to Toast Titanium. I've had mixed results with Toast, and did not want to pay the upgrade fee, so I started looking for alternatives. I've done a few burns in Disco so far, and it seems to work quite well. No problems or "coasters" yet, at this time. Here's some highlights: Disco supports spanning
Read More....
Comments

Path Finder - Collapsing All Folders

I could not find this information in the help file or on the CocoaTech forum. If you use CocoaTech's Path Finder, the Finder replacement that has a lot of extra functionality that is missing in the normal OS X Finder, you may be browsing around in a folder with many subfolders, and wish to somehow "collapse" the folders you opened, to clean up the view. Clicking the disclosure triangle of 100 open
Read More....
Comments (7)

Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 Update

I updated my MacBook Pro's OS X from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7 today, and there was a little hiccup. Here's what happened, but see UPDATES below: I noticed there was an update available, so I shut down all the user applications and things like ExpanDrive and Plaxo, then tried Software Update from the Apple menu. Software update started to work, then stalled at around 150 MB of 450 MB downloaded, claiming
Read More....
Comments (1)

Does my SuperDrive do "dual-layer"?

If you are wondering whether the SuperDrive in your Mac is dual-layer capable, or whether it can store 8+ GB of data on a data DVD rather than 4+ GB, have a look at the System Profiler app (you can Spotlight it to easily find it if you use Leopard), and check Hardware, Disc Burning, DVD-Write. If you see the tell-tale DLs in the description, you're good to go. Just buy the appropriate media.
Read More....
Comments

Migrating User Folders in OS X Leopard Server

I did an experiment on my test Leopard Server to migrate User Folders from the default /Users to another direct-attached volume based on some questions that came up. The problem is, OS X Leopard Server defaults to using the system disk as the Users partition, and this disk is not often your largest disk. It can fill up quickly if users start storing their photos or music. Long story short, the trick
Read More....
Comments

Color Management in Flock (and Firefox)

If you use anything but IE 7 you are still out of luck, but Safari users have had this functionality for quite a while. I refer to "color management", which is the concept of adjusting the color properties of devices, like displays, monitors, printers or scanners, so that colors mean the same thing across devices, and more importantly look the same. The adjustment can be done in the operating system
Read More....
Comments

Flickr Video Now 500MB

Flickr has increased their maximum video size from 150 MB to 500 MB for Pro members. How do these sites handle the continually expanding capacity needs? Flickr charges only 25 dollars per year for pro accounts so they must have scads of users.
Read More....
Comments

Splitting Long Videos for YouTube in iMovie

iMovie, included among other excellent consumer applications in Apple's iLife 09, now provides an easy way to share your videos on Google's YouTube video sharing service. You just prep your video, and then use the Share menu to share it in various ways. However, YouTube has a 10 minute, 1GB limit. Using iMovie 09 with YouTube Here's a few tips to work with those YouTube limits: Confirm the total
Read More....
Comments (1)

How to Tag Wiki Pages - A Best Way?

A friend of mine came to me with a frustration, which was that he is attempting to use Apple Wiki that comes with Leopard Server, and was stuck understanding the concept of tagging. Apple made a conscious decision to step back from hierarchy in their Wiki server product. All the pages are lumped into a folder, and it's up to you to create index pages if you like, and to tag pages. So What's the Best
Read More....
Comments

Easter Egg in Google Mobile for iPhone

In the official Official Google Mobile Blog post Ring in the New Year with Bells and Whistles, the Google Mobile for iPhone team points out an Easter Egg that you can use to get some additional features in Google Mobile. Just open the app, tap settings, then scroll past About. Eventually, you'll see the additional menu item "Bells and Whistles" appear, so keep trying. Nice!
Read More....
Comments

URL for MobileMe iDisk Public Folder

MobileMe iDisk users can share files Publicly, but it's less than obvious how to do it. Further, the whole MobileMe experience is still a bit buggy as well, in my experience. Apple announced back in the summer when MobileMe launched, that easy sharing of public files via email would be "coming soon", and their site still reflects that notion. The MobileMe launch was not quite Apple, actually, and
Read More....
Comments (2)

Word 2007 Performance Optimization Tips

A Windows user colleague asked about optimizing Word 2007 documents because he is having no end of problems working with 100 or 200 page documents in Word. If you are pushing the envelope in Word use, you might like to keep in mind several recommendations. Here are some Optimization Hints for Word 2007 Defragment your hard disk regularly. This is not necessary on a Mac but for Windows, you definitely
Read More....
Comments

Tip - Get the OS X Version from CLI

If you are logged into OS X as usual, you can get your system version from "About This Mac" in the Apple menu. This is not helpful when you are remotely connected to a server via SSH, however. So how do you do it? You can get OS X's version from the command line, like this:jrclt2007:~ rcogley$ sw_versProductName: Mac OS XProductVersion: 10.5.1BuildVersion: 9B18
Read More....
Comments

Tip - OS X Leopard Screen Sharing Tweaks

The default Leopard screen sharing app can be made a little more ARD-like, if you add some parameters via the "defaults write" command in Terminal. Check out the default style by sharing the screen of a neighboring computer in Finder. You can enable Screen Sharing on a machine in System Preferences, Sharing. Now, to add the extra settings, first, open Terminal from your Applications, Utilities folder,
Read More....
Comments (1)
Older Posts...