Brian Kendig
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Brian-Kendig commented on 12 Feb 2014
I'm surprised this isn't available through Apple Software Update. Also, when I downloaded this update and ran setup.exe as instructed, it offered to "Repair" my existing installation - no "Install" button, even though I'm upgrading the previous version. I don't know how to find out whether the drivers on my system were updated or not.
[Version 5.1.5621]



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Brian-Kendig commented on 24 Oct 2013
Is there any way to upgrade Xcode 5.0 to 5.0.1 without re-downloading the whole thing?
[Version 5.0.1]



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Brian-Kendig reviewed on 27 Oct 2011
My Aquamacs is stuck in fullscreen mode. I clicked the arrows at the right end of the window's title bar, and it went fullscreen; but mousing to the top of the screen doesn't bring the arrows back. Even when I quit and restart Aquamacs, it's now permanently fullscreen; there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it back into a window. The online help has nothing about this.
[Version 2.4]


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Brian-Kendig replied on 27 Oct 2011
Ah, figured it out - when Aquamacs launches it briefly puts a message at the bottom of the screen. M-x ns-toggle-fullscreen gets me out.
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Brian-Kendig reviewed on 24 Jan 2011
I like this utility a lot, but it seems to have stopped working. I updated to the latest version and it became nonfunctional and reported itself as "Current version: 0.0.0 (dnl)"; I then tried uninstalling it and installing the previous few versions, and all of them still has the same "current version" and doesn't work.
[Version 1.6.9]


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Brian-Kendig replied on 27 Jan 2011
Yup, looks like 1.7 fixed it - thanks!
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Brian-Kendig commented on 07 May 2010
The download link no longer works. The new link is "http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software/Software/Avery-DesignPro-for-Mac.htm".
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Brian-Kendig commented on 30 Oct 2009
This is a terrific program, but unfortunately it seems to have a lot of incompatibilities with Snow Leopard - for some people it errors when they try to back up, for other people it errors when they try to restore from a backup. If you're on Snow Leopard, I recommend staying away from Winclone until the problems are addressed. See their forum at 'http://www.twocanoes.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=4'.
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Brian-Kendig reviewed on 05 Oct 2009
I am thrilled that we finally have a decent BlackBerry syncing solution on the Mac. PocketMac was terrible, and so was Missing Sync; both have a long history of deleting and corrupting information and of randomly throwing up errors.

Admittedly, at its worst, BlackBerry Desktop Manager is no better; lots of people have been reporting these same kinds of problems with it. But at its best, it works well for syncing, and it also brings in the abilities of the Windows BDM that the other Mac syncing products have lacked: backing up and restoring your phone, and managing applications installed on it.

Before using this software, read some comments and troubleshooting tips about it on BlackBerry discussion forums. (For example, "http://forums.crackberry.com/f62/".) And then make a backup of your Mac's Address Book (export it to a file), and use this software to make a backup of your BlackBerry, so you have something to revert to if things don't go well.

When I first tried to sync, it simply errored out and said that the sync failed. But after some finagling and trial-and-error, now I've got syncs running smoothly. I'm happy with this software for now, and I hope that RIM fixes a lot of bugs in subsequent versions!
[Version 1.0]



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Brian-Kendig commented on 05 Oct 2009
Quick note - this is not a "Demo", it's the real thing, and it's free.
[Version 1.0]



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Brian-Kendig commented on 01 Oct 2009
Nocturne 2.0.0 is out, and downloadable from some sites (Google for it), though not from the developer's own site for some reason.
[Version 1.0.4]



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Brian-Kendig reviewed on 16 Sep 2009
This really is a terrible product. I purchased and used version 1, until I got a BlackBerry with OS 4.5, which required that I purchase and use version 2. I've been using it for more than a year now.

Missing Sync for BlackBerry corrupts my data often. Multi-day appointments on my iCal are truncated to one day. Contacts in my Mac's Address Book have their tags changed around; once it changed everyone's 'mother' / 'father' / 'child' / etc. values to 'brother'. And then the corruption gets synced back to the Mac, screwing up my data and then syncing with .Mac and screwing up my other computers' data. On several occasions this has even corrupted my Mac's sync repository, requiring me to reset the Mac's sync.

MarkSpace gets a point for trying to implement so many features, including notes sync and even iTunes sync, but ever since I upgraded to version 2 I have never had a 'successful' sync because it always ends in a error for not being able to sync my iTunes streaming radio entries. Of course it won't be able to sync these, but I wish it wouldn't give me an error every time.

Lately Missing Sync has stopped working at all for me, instead giving me an error that I need to restart the Missing Sync app on my BlackBerry. I've done this, and even rebooted my phone, to no avail.

The only reason this product gets any sales is because it's slightly better than the abysmal PocketMac for BlackBerry, and otherwise it's the only game in town. This will change later in September when BlackBerry releases its own BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, at which point I expect (and hope) that no one will darken their door with this app ever more.

In short: Missing Sync for BlackBerry corrupts my data on a regular basis, it has for a long time and for a lot of people, and that's completely unacceptable.
[Version 2.0.2]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 09 Feb 2011
Note that Skype 5 drops support for FireWire webcams, including the Apple iSight webcam (built-in on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, and it also used to be sold separately). So unless you have an external USB webcam, upgrading to Skype 5 will result in less functionality. See http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=793315 for details.
[Version 5.0.0.7994]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 31 Jul 2010
Downloaded it on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.4. I add YouTube URLs to convert, I click 'Convert', it says 'Preparing to Download' and then 'Downloading' and sticks there without ever filling up the progress bar. It's logging two errors in the console log: "No result was returned from some part of this expression." and "Finder got an error: Can't get folder "Macintosh:Users:brian:Library:Application Support:TubePod:"."
[Version 1.1.1]


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Brian-Kendig replied on 31 Jul 2010
And I do have a TubePod folder inside Library/Application Support under my home directory.
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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 21 Jan 2010
On my MacBook Pro (Mid 2007), after I upgraded my Windows Vista 32-bit installation with Boot Camp 3.1, I got two error dialogs on every boot:

Current script file: C:WindowsTemp_isTmp_{8675309}nvdisp.nvu
String being parsed: RemoveDeviceEx pci,VEN_10DE,Display

Current script file: C:WindowsTemp_isTmp_{8675309}nvdisp.nvu
String being parsed: RemoveDriverStore C:WindowsInfoem51.inf

My system has nVidia 8600M GT graphics. I uninstalled the nVidia driver, downloaded a fresh copy from the nVidia web site and reinstalled, and that cleared up the problem.
[Version 3.1]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 26 Aug 2009
This is almost a wonderful program - it plays music just fine, it shows videos just fine, but I can't get it to play any videos from my Mac on my PS3. I can browse through them on the PS3, but then when I try to play, it has a black screen for a few seconds then says the video file is corrupt.

These files aren't corrupt, and I've tried several different files in various formats: QuickTime, MP4, and a handful of formats that VLC plays without trouble (I think MKV is one of the ones I tried). I try to play them 'straight' or through the copy in the '#TRANSCODED#' directory. All of them fail the same way.

Is there some configuration I have to do in PS3 Media Server first to get videos to play on my PS3?
[Version 1.10.5]


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Brian-Kendig replied on 13 Mar 2010
Isn't the whole point of PS3 Media Server to *make* them compatible, by transcoding them into a format that the PS3 can handle?
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Brian-Kendig replied on 13 Mar 2010
What list, where? I'm in the program now and I don't see any list of file types not to transcode.
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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 28 Nov 2007
TiVo Desktop 1.9.3 works with Mac OS 10.5, but Mac OS 10.5.1 apparently breaks it. Since I upgraded two of my Macs to 10.5.1, my TiVo says "A problem occurred while accessing the server" whenever I try to access music or photos from either of them. Or sometimes it works extremely slowly, taking several minutes to display the next page of an album list, for example.
[Version 1.9.3]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 11 Feb 2006
I launch it, it asks me whether it should check for updates on launch; but when I click either 'Yes' or 'No', it then crashes immediately. The error that shows up in Console is "Uncaught exception: [ valueForUndefinedKey:]: this class is not key value coding-compliant for the key listKey."
[Version 3.0a8]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 11 Jan 2006
A followup to this: go to the Lemkesoft web site and download the copy of Graphic Converter that is *not* the Universal Binary version, and the non-UB version will read the old preferences file just fine.
[Version 5.7.5]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 10 Jan 2006
The name of the preferences file has changed in version 5.7.5. Previously it was "com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter.plist"; now it is "com.lemkesoft.graphicconverter.powerpc.plist". Version 5.7.5 doesn't appear to read a previous version's preferences file; this is why it thinks it's unregistered when you launch it. (Though if you give it your registration number from a previous version, it accepts it.) I tried renaming my preferences file from the old name to the new name, but something in it makes GraphicConverter crash on launch. There appear to be a few bugs here to work out.
[Version 5.7.5]



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Brian-Kendig had trouble on 21 Feb 2005
A great app - but it's started crashing for me, within the past couple of days, three or four minutes after every time I try to use it. This gets logged to the console:

SEVERE: IOX reading file
java.io.FileNotFoundException: ./pub1.key (No such file or directory)

I tried deleting all its files from the Library folder and reinstalling it, but, same deal.
[Version 116.5]



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