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Safari crashes

…Safari crashes in exactly one situation in my daily browsing habits: while rendering macworld.com. It’s totally reproducible and happens virtually every day. Macworld is the most popular US Mac magazine. Safari is the most popular Mac Web browser. Does this seem completely bizarre to anyone else?…

Pester 1.1b5 released

Pester 1.1b5 is out. If you’re wondering where betas 1–4 went, they were released privately…in 2003. Looking back at my weblog posts from May 2003, I see my comment about my parents “finally finishing up renovations on their house in Boston”—four years later, they’re still living in a single room of that house, though they continue to make steady progress on fixing the disaster left by their…

Dragon Medical updates

Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) 2.3 was released as a free update at the end of June — which I didn’t notice until last week, since I had the automatic updater disabled because it was so bad, and had assumed that there were going to be no further updates before another paid upgrade. The reality turned out to be good in the short term but potentially concerning in the long term. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.3 DMPE 2.3 (the version in…

Apple II to Mac: Copying physical disks

As you may have noted if you follow me on Twitter or Flickr, I’ve recently been trying to preserve my and my family’s Apple II life from binders and boxes full of 5.25ʺ and 3.5ʺ disks. There’s a remarkably rich ecosystem of Apple II emulation and file transfer software for the Mac. This and the next few posts, while by no means comprehensive, will discuss the hardware and software which are helping me to save this data. If you still have an…

Growl and Pester repeating alarms

Back in October, a Pester user sent me this email: I work in media and I like to set recurring Growl reminders to save my work. Why Growl? Because I don’t want to actually be interrupted to dismiss the Pester alarm window, only see a reminder so I can hit Command+S and continue on my way. If I set a recurring alarm that repeats and notifies with Growl (screenshot 1), the alarm will be listed in the Alarms List (screenshot 2). However, it…

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