Dana Sutton's Recent Posts
Two releases within 24 hours, and I'm expected to install them manually???? And, by the way, i/ m/ h. o. Hooner is waaay outa line. If he needs to vent his political sentiments, he will find plenty of kindred souls at the Slate site.
Help, developer! I tried to contact you by your e-mail support but when I tried to set up an account your security system wouldn't accept any message from me (I can give you details if you want). I need to know one thing before investing in this product. I want to transfer my music library from my Mac to my iPod. On my Mac the music is stored in lossless format, but I want to transfer it to my iPod in MP3 format. Can DiskAid handle this for me? Tell me it can and I'll make an immediate purchase.
The startup chime isn't just some kind of acoustic window dressing. It's a diagnostic tool (if certain things go wrong with your Mac it changes). Someday a repairman may need to hear your Mac's chime. You're a fool if you mute or ochange it.
In general, this program is indispensable. I have only one quibble with it. A utility program that runs in the background should NEVER have a dock icon (dock space is far too valuable to wasted on such programs, and a developer should bloody well know and respect this fact). Yes, the documentation tells you how to get rid of it using Terminal, but that probably places an unreasonable burden on some users. It should ship with the dock switched off.
Since there is at least one utility (Bartender) that allows users to ride herd on their menu bar icons, I think you may be exaggerating the problem. Why not a simple Preference choice allowingl the individual user to display dock icon or menubar icon as he chooses?
I won't waste my time even looking at an e-mail client that doesn't a.) have an effective built-in spam filter, or b.) isn't compatible with SpamSieve.
I apologize, both to readers and to the developer, for my inaccurate statement. It was based on a quick go-through of the developer's website, where the issue of spam does not seem to be mentioned. I think it is important enough that the compatibility with Spam Sieve deserves prominent mention!
Okay, Mr. Developer, tell me this. Does this plug-in continue to collect information from me when I'm running Chrome in Incognito mode?
Safari? They took away the Appearance preference panel, it no longer displays CSS styles with full accuracy, it has a very small library of extensions, and Top Sites is pretty to look at but is a lousy substitute for Speed Dialer 2. Firefox? Oog, clunky. That leave us looking at Chromium. Well, there's Chrome, which pretty much the same (it does handle a couple of extra video formats) but it comes flavored with a special dash of Google evil. That leaves Chromium as the only browser still standing. It's fast, it's stable, it's very customizable. I really don't see what more anyone could want.
Question: since Mavericks handles memory allocation in a new way, how much good to programs like this actually do?
Still no decent documentation. Despite what the developer told me a while back, still no sign of decent documentation in the future, either in the blurb about v.1.2 or on the developer's website. I refuse to get involved with an app. which mucks around with my OS unless I understand exactly what it's doing and exactly how to use it.
WARNING -- DO NOT USE THIS DANGEROUS APP. HIder 2 would be a great app. except that after using it for a few days it "ate" a lot of my data, i. e. it refused to open one of my folders containing important files. Fortunately, I was able to retrieve this stuff from Time Machine, but it taught me a valuable lesson. I've read complaints by App Store purchasers who have had the same experience. Maybe a later version will be reliable and trustworthy, but this one isn't.