Peter Da Silva
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Peter da Silva commented on 10 Jun 2009
So... are nVidia and Apple going to collaborate on some merge of CUDA and OpenCL? Or does it matter, since Microsoft will just implement their own incompatible variant in DirectX 13?
[Version 2.2]



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Peter da Silva commented on 11 May 2009
I wanted to resize it so I could sit it in the manu bar, but it's not resizable. *sigh*
[Version 1.1.1]



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Peter da Silva commented on 01 May 2009
Keyboard Viewer is built in to the OS. :)
[Version 1.0]



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Peter da Silva reviewed on 09 Apr 2009
The user interface is not standard and it's also not very "discoverable".
* The buttons on the lower right should also be on the menu.
* Since they bring up a dialog they should be tagged with ellipses...
* The "Delete..." button should be in a contextual menu as well.
* The control to switch views should be visually distinct from a button, perhaps a labeled arrow.
* The animated rotation for Mac OS Software was surprising: simply having more tabs in the tab bar may have been preferable.
* I still can't figure out how to enable or disable a plugin rather than delete it completely. I would expect this to be a button and a contextual menu.

It looks like it could be a very useful tool, once these quirks are ironed out.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Peter da Silva replied on 09 Apr 2009
Gah, I don't know why I missed the big blue checkboxes next to the items.
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Peter da Silva replied on 09 Apr 2009
Not discoverable:

No cue that the button on the lower left will rotate the window.

No indication that the buttons on the lower right will provide a dialog before deleting the selected item.

No menu items to add/delete/activate or deactivate items.

No menu item to select the application sets.

No contextual menus.
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Peter da Silva commented on 12 Mar 2009
Such innovation. They renamed "Party Shuffle" to "iTunes DJ". Be still my beating heart.
[Version 8.1]



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Peter da Silva commented on 28 Dec 2008
I've been using iTunes smart playlists to do this for several years now. You might want to see about using the iTunes Applescript API to pull in specific playlists and the like.
[Version 1.0]



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Peter da Silva commented on 01 Dec 2008
I can't move the main window... it's stuck in the upper left corner of the screen. Clicking the "greyed out" maximize icon in the window reveals that this is actually a full-screen Windows style MDI application with a fake OS X window hidden inside the real main window... and the main window has no title bar.

They would actually have done better to make it a plain X11 port. This is so bad a design that I see no reason to bother investigating it further.
[Version 1.3.5]



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Peter da Silva commented on 20 Nov 2008
Dagnabbit, I *just* switched to using Time Machine for my backups and they go and fix at least half the problems I was having with Silverkeeper.

Oh well, maybe I can use it for my bootable backups.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Peter Da Silva replied on 05 Nov 2009
Time Machine does file level backups, not block level backups.
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Peter da Silva commented on 11 Nov 2008
Needs a "GURU MEDITATION" mode.
[Version 2.0.1]



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Peter da Silva commented on 03 Nov 2008
Well, if it was a screen saver that might be amusing...
[Version 1.0]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 01 May 2009
IMPORTANT NOTE:

From the Electric Sheep website...

Before the new hotfix is out. If you have a crash running screensaver just after installation of b15, please try the following:

After installation, check if all folders on the path "~/Library/Application Support/ElectricSheep/content" exist. If not, please recreate those missing manually.

Or just launch this in Terminal:

cd ~;mkdir -p "`pwd`/Library/Application Support/ElectricSheep/content";cd -

When all folders are created, the screen saver should not crash anymore.

I am working on the patch and b15a should be out soon.

If it still crash for you, please let me know.

Thanks,

Daniel
[Version 2.7b15]


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Peter da Silva commented on 01 May 2009
Now it says "error connecting to server". Bother.
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Peter da Silva had trouble on 10 Aug 2008
When I start it up I get a WHOLE bunch of errors...

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"

> Iterator
Cannot create node of class "QCSmooth" and identifier "(null)"
[...]
[Version 1.0]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 02 Jul 2008
Updated to 1.2.6 and could not log in anywhere. If anyone has a copy of the 1.2.5 DMG at hand I'd appreciate it.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Peter da Silva commented on 02 Jul 2008
1.2.5 is happy with AOL and jabber, and I could care less about ICQ. Thanks.

1.2.6 is not working for AOL or Jabber on Mac OS X 10.4.11, Core Duo (original Macbook Pro).
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Peter da Silva commented on 02 Jul 2008
Tracking this problem with AdiumX here:

http://trac.adiumx.com/ticket/10324
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Peter da Silva had trouble on 10 Jun 2008
Could you turn the joy up a little? I can't find a "joy" slider in the options (is it a hidden pref in the plist file?), and it's not quite overwhelming me yet. It's getting there, but I'm still merely whelmed. I can feel it trying to overwhelm me, particularly in strong trumpet passages, but it's not quite making it over the top. :)
[Version 2.25]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 28 Apr 2008
What do the little number badges on the file icons represent?
[Version 2.5]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 15 Feb 2008
Anyone have a cobntact for the developer, his website is 404-compliant.
[Version 0.8]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 19 Mar 2007
I get "corrupt disk image" when I download it.
[Version 0.8]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 10 Nov 2006
Doesn't seem to do what it says on the box:

Logging: ATI Radeon X1600/X1800 - after initial values there will be only changes logged.
9:49:58 AM Logging stopped
Summary: Even with fast logging the values are only flashlights
VRAM MIN:999 MB
VRAM MAX:999 MB
VRAM AVG:-NAN(000) MB

A gigabyte of VRAM? I don't think so.
[Version 0.92]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 01 Nov 2006
The dividers won't drag into my dock as applications. They just show up and act like regular files.

Running OS X 10.3.9 Panther
[Version 1.0]



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Peter da Silva had trouble on 20 Oct 2006
Applescript Error

The variable fileRef is not defined. (-2753)
[Version 1.0RC1]



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