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MacOS: Getting 200MB disk emoticon bloat from Skype

I was doing a search in Houdah Spot when I realised that there are hundreds of megabytes of video files in Skype  Application support directory. On checking thes evideo files, they are MP4-encoded memes. What that actual bloody hell is that for … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: LaunchBar Convert Case

This is one of my most used features in Launch Bar.   Select the text you want to convery and copy it.  Activate and type 'convert', select the conversion you want   Paste the text press enter, then copy the text Go to … [Read more...]

Musing on Apple “Spring Forward” MacBook and Watch announcements

Mulling over the Apple shindig yesterday followed by a quick read of my RSS feed this morning. Some bullet points. Apple MacBook looks good for people who need more than a MacBook Air and less than a MacBook Pro. Leap forward to remove … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: SwitchUp To Have Different App Setting for Different Customers

Briefly wanted to mention SwitchUp from Irradiated Software. When working on customer sites, I am able to have a completely different instances of most Mac apps. For example, I have separate Safari, Terminal,  profiles for each of my customer sites … [Read more...]

Launchbar: Adding Search For My Own Blog

I need to search my own blogs often to find related blog posts. I decided to add a custom search templates to my LaunchBar     I add one for each of my blogs like this. I also added one for Ivan's because I use that a lot … [Read more...]

OmniGraffle 6 Woes – Part 2

Omnigraffle 6 changes the screen layout in major but mostly acceptable ways. Instead of the floating inspectors they are now now embedded into the window. On the whole, I much prefer the new style which is docked to the right hand side of the window … [Read more...]

OmniGraffle 6 Woes – Part 1

The OmniGroup has released OmniGraffle 6 in the last week or so. At this point I've stopped using it because of deadlines and the changes it is making to my diagrams. This example is a side by side view of the same image in OmniGraffle 5 and … [Read more...]

Adode Audition vs Logic Pro X – price wins

On the podcast, Ethan uses Adobe Audition for editing and I've been using Apple Logic Pro 9. With the new release of Logic Pro X, I considered switching to Audition so we were compatible. I'm not a fan of Adobe as a company who have a history of … [Read more...]

Mac OSX Keyboard Tip – Find or Search Within Application

Most Apps have a search box that lets you search within the app. The obvious thing is ⌘-F and the text search box opens, like this: Only, problem is that I really want to get to the Application Search bar that searches for words within the entire … [Read more...]

Microsoft Word for Mac Annoyance # 2090 – Mountain Lion Incompatible

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 is not compatible with Mountain Lion. I'm getting constant problems with copy/paste, table formatting and screen display.Microsoft claims that it is Mountain Lion ready but it's the worst performing app on my … [Read more...]