Richard Taytor
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Richard Taytor commented on 13 Aug 2010
Meteo still leaks:

PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE VSIZE
5415 Meteorolog 0.0% 44:48.39 4 >>> 1575 290M 32.8M 303M 662M
[Version 1.5.1]



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Richard Taytor commented on 19 Jul 2010
Adium is the best IM client for my purposes and it generally works well; however, it does leak memory (like many programs, including Safari) and must be relaunched lest it eventually die swapping.
[Version 1.3.10]



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Richard Taytor commented on 06 Apr 2010
Apparently, this software does *not* run on PPC.
[Version 1.1]



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Richard Taytor commented on 23 Oct 2009
This program has failed on occasion for me. In the present case, I upgraded (from 1.6) and discovered that the latest version (2.1) still has the same problem. BOMArchiveHelper (not to mention tar) has no trouble with the file, which can be found here:

http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/markdown/discount-1.5.5.tar.gz
[Version 2.1]



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Richard Taytor commented on 23 Oct 2009
Bah! This program leaks more than Meteorologist. An abundance of resources is no reason to squander them.
[Version 2.5.1]



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Richard Taytor commented on 07 Oct 2009
MagiCal has significant memory leaks.
[Version 1.1r2]



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Richard Taytor commented on 20 Aug 2009
Documentation states:

Re-opens last session when Safari starts

but that is misleading because Glims does *not* restore the history for each tab (i.e., any back/forward branches are lost). Saft properly restores session state, and I hope Glims implements this essential feature soon.
[Version 1.0b20]



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Richard Taytor commented on 20 Jun 2009
Apple seems to target those who wish to use their computers as heaters. I'm disgusted with their software. Look for yourself, at the effect on your system resources (Activity Monitor will show that). It's quite simply negligence. Demand better! Don't put up with this crap!
[Version 9.0.2]



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Richard Taytor commented on 20 Jun 2009
If you like jelly beans and Jobs, you probably like Numbers. I find the interface to be somewhat unfinished, though I'd probably use it if it weren't such a pig. The idle processor usage runs beyond 10% and it's ever-increasing/leaking memory allocation is already at a ridiculous 113MB RPVT (for a very simple table); more bloatware from Apple. Pathetic.

Alternatively, Tables is fast and uses system resources responsibly.
[Version 1.0.3]



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Richard Taytor commented on 22 Apr 2009
Firefox 3 introduced a mistake which affects users (running under Tiger) with alternative keyboard layouts: The keyboard shortcuts are effectively hard-coded to QWERTY. This "bug" has been reported, and a patch has even been submitted, but Mozilla developers report that they are too busy with other things to fix it before version 3.6 (maybe).

Firefox is certainly a useful tool but this kind of mistake (no, it's not actually a bug) does not bode well. Mozilla needs good programmers, not more zealots.
[Version 3.0.9]



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Richard Taytor had trouble on 22 Jan 2010
Connected to a TightVNC server, I was seeing increasing latency, the input buffer growing faster than it shrinks. In CotV Preferences, pulling the "Frontmost Connection" slider down a notch or two solved the problem. Incidentally, CPU usage was not an issue.
[Version 2.0b4]



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