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My Dream App For the Mac

generic-man Re:A (Path) Finder with a "Refresh" button. (249 comments)

Dear God, not like that. I have a 1024x768 display and I don't want to devote all of it to a file browser. The last time I used an environment like that it was called DOSSHELL.EXE.

I just want to hit CMD+R and see a Finder window refresh. Windows has supported a "refresh" shortcut in Windows Explorer (F5) for many years. I don't expect to install a gigantic piece of $35 shareware to get such a simple feature, but that seems to be the norm on Mac OS X these days.

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Still Can't Stand QuickSilver

generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

As a yearlong user of LaunchBar, I've tried QuickSilver, its free-software competitor, several times -- the most recent time being today. I still can't stand it.

LaunchBar lets me choose any track in my iTunes library by typing its name in part. QuickSilver forces me to go to iTunes > Browse Tracks > (type track name), though it then lets me play the track in Party Shuffle while LaunchBar cannot.

LaunchBar lets me visit any URL in any browser: (shortcut key) > CMD+L > type/paste URL > TAB > (browser name). I haven't figured out how to do this in QuickSilver yet.

LaunchBar has been released and is supported. QuickSilver is in perpetual beta mode and succumbs to the open-source mentality of "if a developer shouts you down, you're down." For example, too many QuickSilver users have 20,000 tracks in their iTunes library and as such don't want tracks listed in the main listing.

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Blog Blog Blog

generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Blog blog blog. Blog blog blog blog blog, blog blogger blog blog. Blogosphere blog! Blog blogging blog blog blog. Moblogging? Blog blogging? Blogger. Podcast.

TrackBack?

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generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 9 years ago

This morning I had a "Shot in the Dark," or a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso mixed in. All that caffeine went to my head as I posted an inflammatory comment in an IE7 article and responded to many of the repetitive responses I received.

Sorry for the flame-inducing post. That'll teach me to overcaffeinate myself in the morning.

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generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What's with the people on Slashdot who can't read a joke and take it at face value?

A line from "Office Space" brings a vitriolic look back at high school.

A joke about the sheer size of the Internet attracted some guy who decided to opine about backup storage methods. This reply was moderated to +4, sadly.

They're jokes, people. I know there's a way to automatically deduct points from "Funny" comments, but what about "Didn't get the joke" comments?

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Woo

generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 12 years ago

How about that. I'm being mod-bombed. Some poor soul is wasting his (or his) mod points to knock all my comments down to zero. Whatever, I've got karma to burn.

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generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Slashdot now displays my e-mail address properly. Of course, I've already had to modify my killfile to get rid of some spammers.

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Slashcode messed up

generic-man generic-man writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Earlier this year, I chose to change my displayed e-mail name to "slashdot@weill.org", an alias which was very successful in trapping a lot of SirCam-related e-mail that I was getting. However, when SlashCode was "upgraded," I was surprised to see that "slashdot@weill.org" is now my official e-mail address and "jweill@cmu.edu" is my displayed name. Needless to say, this is the exact opposite of what I wanted.

I submitted a bug on SourceForge. Any response? Not really. Jamie casually pointed out that this was done on purpose, and that I couldn't change my display name (except to something incomprehensible like "jSwPeAiMlIlS@BAD.cmu.edu.NOSPAM.STOP") without making a whole new account.

Saying that something was "done on purpose" doesn't justify a bug like this.

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