Archive | January, 2007

Help them help me

20 Jan
Normally they don’t ask to install a weekly on top of a final version, but if I dare do so this time it will help they get more correct data, making sure that they continue to make a better browser for ME.
[adapted from yesterday’s Opera Desktop Team’s blog.]

The idea is that while some people tell us about their wishes and concerns in the blog and forums, thousands of people download the weeklies without giving direct feedback. By using a build with feature reporting, they will also contribute to improving the product for all of us.

I have submitted wishes and concerns in the blog in the past, but there are so many (irrelevant) comments each time the Desktop Team release a build or a final, that my wishes and concerns must have drowned in the noise. I can’t be bothered to comment what rank I am downloading their build. And I expect they are bothered that people do.

I welcome very much this experimental build.

Precious things

17 Jan
There are precious things that I want close. And others that I need away.
I found that one of these belongs in a small treasure box that is made of glass.
And that it’s better kept away from sight.

Upgrade Java and SIMBL

16 Jan
I transferred my user account from Precious (a PowerPC mac) on Phoenix (an Intel mac), and when calling RDFPic (which needs Java), I got the following error:

java[1820] *** -[NSBundle load]: Error loading code /Library/InputManagers/SIMBL/SIMBL.bundle/Contents/MacOS/SIMBL for bundle /Library/InputManagers/SIMBL/SIMBL.bundle, error code 2 (link edit error code 0, error number 0 ())

The error didn’t prevent my photo RDFization, but I was bothered that there was the error in the first place.

I had the java version “1.5.0_06” (of maybe August 2005?) and found out on ACD that there had been a release on 12jan2007 for 1.5.0_07. I upgraded, but I got the SIMBL error anyway when calling RDFPic.

I located SIMBL stuff on my machine, but was none the wiser. I googled SIMBL.

SIMBL (Smart InputManager Bundle Loader) – pronounced like “symbol” or “cymbal” allows you to build hacks for Cocoa applications and apply the code selectively based on an application’s unique identifier.

I have no idea how SIMBL got installed on the Precious in the first place. But I installed the universal binary. And when I call RDFPic, not only does it keep working but also I don’t get the error message anymore.

If you look in your console.log (Applications/Utiliites/Console.app), and search “simbl”, you’ll see that a lot of applications use it and that a lot of errors are written.

Too blue

8 Jan
If there is such a thing as hypersensitivity to colour, I have it. And I’ve had it for a few weeks.
Blue is good, mind you. I’ve made a new friend and think he has bluetiful eyes.

The photos I take have been too blue for the past month or so.
I find myself fiddling with the tint and temperature sliders of iPhoto to hide the blue.

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