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« on: February 15, 2013, 04:37:51 PM »
How very nice it is to be remembered. And indeed most gracious of you to do so. Always, I am humbled at such kindness.

While I don't post much these days, I do peek in from time to time, and never are you far from my thoughts.

You have made TS one of the preeminent Apple sites,brought joy to us all, and extinguished angst for so many. Truly, bravo to you all. And to your great credit, you have been a friend, a very fine friend. And that is why your birthday wishes are meaningful and appreciated!

Tech / Steve Jobs Facebook Scam
« on: October 07, 2011, 05:36:37 AM »
FWIW: PandaLabs is reporting-

"Some cybercriminals created a Facebook page called "R.I.P. Steve Jobs", and innocent people have been joining by the thousands. In just a few hours it had more than 90,000 fans. Criminals published a link using the popular shortener service, where they said that Apple will be giving away 50 iPads.
  Of course all the stuff is a scam, and once you click to that URL (which ended with "restinpeace-steve-jobs") you were redirected to a place where you are offered a number of gifts, such as iPads, Sony Bravia TVs. For that they ask for your information, such as Full Name, Address, Phone Number, e-mail address, etc.
  Facebook has closed the page and has done the same with their link. There are some really interesting statistics that I'd like to show you. Out of those > 90,000 fans, 25,669 clicked in the link provided by the criminals!"

Perhaps others know additional detail re this report. I am not a FaceBook subscriber and generally question the veracity every blog, ergo the FWIW caveat. However, I do believe there are some clever & devious cretins running loose. Thus a bit of caution when surfing is most prudent. (IMNHO).

Tech / Steve Jobs dies
« on: October 06, 2011, 05:39:31 AM »
iSad verysad.gif

Tech / Two great articles from TidBITS
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:32:42 AM »
Just a short Quicken caution:

Do not delete the Quicken application until after you have successfully exported the data files to the replacement application, as the export process itself requires Rosetta.

Tech / Tech related...
« on: September 25, 2011, 06:23:25 AM »

Thanks for the post. I am not (yet) in need of an audiologist, but the ravages of time & tide oft do take the toll.

And then, I'll be (even) more responsive re my wife's dulcet tones...

Tech / is it OK to run an iMac off a generator?
« on: August 30, 2011, 12:34:49 PM »

I think much depends on how stable the generator current is. In any event, I would definately insert a UPS system between the generator and the computer and thus groom the power and dampen voltage spikes and the like. Then fridge & freezer compressors cycling on & off may well cause unwanted fluctuations.

No doubt, others will have additional comments, some of whom may have actually used a (home) generator to power a computer (I have not).

Tech / 10.6.8 Combo Overwrites Safari v5.1 with v5.0.5
« on: August 20, 2011, 09:01:59 AM »
I have seen almost no publicity about this, so...

If you've used the Snow Leopard Combo, you may need/want to download and (re)install the Safari v5.1 standalone.

(Thanks to Artie 505 at Fine Tuned Mac for bringing this to my attention.)

Tech / FireFox 6.0
« on: August 13, 2011, 07:24:04 PM »
This site has the link, second paragraph.

If it's faster than Safari, I dunno. But it is fast, much faster that 5.x (IMNHO). I get a score of 97 on the Acid3 Test. If it matters, Safari gets 100.

Tech / Is anyone running Lion from the download at Apple?
« on: July 25, 2011, 05:30:11 PM »
No major problems here, well, other than my learning curve, e.g., I'm finding Lion a bit steep. Smilar, sorta, to the migration from Classic to OS X. Doing your homework prior to installing Lion cannot be over emphasized (IMNHO).

FWIW, If one has favorite PPC applications, such as Quicken (and others), I strongly recommend keeping a 10.6.x backup (or two). Should you later wish to transfer/import your Quicken data, the export cannot be consummated if the Quicken app cannot be opened (because of no Rosetta).

Lion, best when taken with a soft Burgundy. cool.gif

Tech / Wifi repeater
« on: March 02, 2011, 07:44:40 AM »

I think the 30 free trial of Bear Extender is worth a go, though I am uncertain re shipping machinations across then pond. Perhaps an email to the developer is the ticket.

FWIW, I found the Developer Interview worthwhile.

Tech / Lion Application Compatibility Chart
« on: February 28, 2011, 07:52:53 AM »
Thanks Jon.

I new knot about the demise of Rose Etta. All my Quicken data/files…Oy veh!

Tech / Lion Application Compatibility Chart
« on: February 26, 2011, 09:01:02 AM »

Tech / So, how do YOU use DropBox?
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:46:17 AM »
For off-site storage of critical & personal data.

With thanks to Disk Utilities, all the data are in the form of an encrypted .dmg prior to uploading.

« on: February 16, 2011, 05:01:38 AM »
Many thanks to you all. It is indeed so very comforting to have friends such as you -- smart and good looking.  rolleyes.gif

Truly, you have enriched my life.


Community / Tom Casselman, AKA "MamaMoose" 1933-2010
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:33:05 PM »
“If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”
                                          ~Robert South

I had the pleasure of meeting Tom, and I am certain he gave of himself to all. And he did so most lovingly. He is missed and shall be fondly remembered. verysad.gif


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