Steven Goodheart
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Steven Goodheart commented on 25 Feb 2014
FYI:

With Mavericks, my kernal_task starting using 1.2 GB of memory with Soundflower installed. I did a lot of searching and a number of reliable troubleshooting sites said that Soundflower had found to be a culprit. When when I removed the Soundflower .kext file, my kernal_task immediately dropped to down to 487 MB. I think AudioHijack Pro, or Audacity, might have originally installed it.

Just FYI, if you find your kernal_task mysteriously large, and you have Soundflower installed...it could be the culprit...
[Version 1.6.6]



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Steven Goodheart commented on 29 Oct 2013
With the Maverick’s version of Pages taking some giant steps backwards in terms of features and functions, I am now going to give this and the Pro version of Nisus Writer a hard look, since I really don’t like working in MS Word if I can avoid it.
[Version 3.4.5]



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Steven Goodheart commented on 24 Oct 2013
I regularly have so many tabs open, that vertical or side tabs are just a must in any browser, so I hope that there is eventually a version of SafariStand for Safari 7.0 and Mavericks. I know that also depends on SIMBL or EasySIMBL working in Mavericks, so I've got my fingers crossed. For now, as much as I appreciate the improvements in Safari 7.0, I'll be using iCab or Firefox, with the Tree Style Tab extension. (Chrome is just too big a resource hog.) But I'd sure love to use Safari 7.0 and hope that there's a SafariStand version for it.
[Version 6.0.200]



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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
FYI: The nifty little program still works like a charm after all these years on my Intel 2008 iMac with Mac OS 10.8.5, Mountain Lion.
[Version 2.0]




Steven Goodheart rated on 16 May 2013
[Version 1.8.13]



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Steven Goodheart commented on 14 Mar 2013
I wonder what will happen to Gruml (and other readers that depend on Google Reader) when Google Reader shuts down in July? Is the beginning of the end of the RSS format?
[Version 1.3.0]



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Steven Goodheart commented on 14 Mar 2013
I have been a die-hard Firefox fan because of all my browsers, it uses the least memory and cpu resources, but I really like Google's Chrome. But whenever I open up 20-30 tabs on Google Chrome, my machine grinds to a halt and there is endless virtual memory "thrashing."

But yesterday, I found a way-cool Google Chrome extension called (you'll love it) The Great Suspender. What it does is *suspend* (put to sleep, hibernate) your tabs so that they don't take up memory and cpu time...you can set it up so it suspends your tabs at user-specified intervals, and you can set up "white lists" to tell it not to suspend a certain tab or domain, like Youtube, or FB, or whatever. There's also a button to suspend the current tab you are in, and the one I use all the time, suspend all tabs. With all my tabs suspended, Chrome now uses the least resources of any browser I have, and I have the settings so that when I select or activate a tab, it automatically loads. This is still way, way faster than having 30 tabs grinding away in the background.

Anyway, if you use Chrome, find it's a drag on your machine, and want some control, I *highly* recommend The Great Suspender. I am now a Chrome user -- to ?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk-webstr&utm_medium=ha
[Version 25.0.1364.172]



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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 05 Dec 2012
Last night I spent a hour cleaning up and organizing my bookmarks using BookMacster, and it such a pleasure to use, and saved me so much time finding duplicates and in organizing some 6,000 bookmarks, down to 4,200, I just had to write a review here.

Once BookMacster had helped my find and eliminate (or allow!) duplicates, I then used it to verify my links and found 350 plus dead links, which I also got rid of.

One of the biggest helps was the incredibly powerful and flexible "Find" function under the Reports tab. You can search for type, tags, url, comments, date modified, last visited, verified status and on and on. With various searches, I was able to then move large groups of links to new folders, or delete, or rename, or whatever.

I can't imagine massage 6,000 links without BookMacster (I'm a editor/writer, and have collected so many links over the years.) Today,my bookmarks are slimmed down and organized and are so much easier to use now.

But of course, the organizing and searching and modifying powers of BookMacster aren't even the main reason I bought BookMacster; the big feature is how *easy* it is to sync my bookmarks with Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Omniweb, and iCab, as well as with Google. Since I'm constantly jumping around between browsers, this feature is just essential for me. Myself, I like to do "manual" syncs whenever I want, but BookMacster also has a fabulous "agents" feature that allows you to have all your browsers sync with one another behind the scenes. Like magic, if you add a link in one browser, it shows up in another when you fire that browser up. BookMacster also has Add-ons/Extensions for Firefox and Google Chrome that facilitate your synching options.

I could go on and on about BookMacster, and have been using it since I "upgraded" from Bookdog, another terrific, but far less powerful bookmark program from Sheep Systems. And speaking of Sheep Systems, the few times I've had trouble with the program, the support has just been outstanding, and swift.

Are there any downsides to the program? Well, it did take me a little while to "grok" the program and understand how it looked at synching and the bookshelf concept, but once I got into it and learned how it worked, it was really simple.

I have no affiliation with Sheep Systems, but am just a very satisfied customer who wants to say how much I appreciate a program that I use regularly, and that saves me hours and hours of work and stress.
[Version 1.12.5]



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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 11 Sep 2012
When I upgraded to Mountain Lion, the OS said Paper Pilots wasn't compatible. I didn't notice what version I had, but when I updated to Paper Pilots version 1.0175, PP began working again for me, so I must have needed this update. FYI for others.
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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 11 Sep 2012
Version 1.6 doesn't work with Mountain Lion. I hope there's an update, eventually. Still one of my all-time favorite screen savers. I've used it to make so many fantastic and beautiful fractal images -- big ones! More than a screensaver!
[Version 1.6]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 29 Jul 2012
Is anyone else having trouble getting Safari 6 to "Email this Page?"

Whether I select it from the File/Share menu, or click on the Share button, nothing happens.

Any suggestions/ideas? Thanks!
[Version 6.0]


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Steven Goodheart replied on 29 Jul 2012
Oh, and maybe 3 or 4 mintutes after I try to "Email this Page" I get a message pop that says, "Mail App Can't be Opened" with a -600 error, whatever that is....
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Steven Goodheart replied on 29 Jul 2012
I shut down both Mail and Safari 7 and deleted:

apple.com.safari.plist

After I did this, the *first* time I tried sending a web page, the "Email this Page" worked -- but only once. After one success, it stopped working again.

I then started up my machine in Safe Mode (rebooting with Shift key held down) and tried it, and the "Email this Page"worked just fine, both from the menu and the button. I would guess this indicates some sort of extension or startup conflict, no?

But the weird thing is, *after* I rebooted out of Safe Mode, I found, to my surprise and delight, that the "Email this Page" function now works fine. Weird! Maybe starting up in Safe Mode reset something? Magic? I don't know, but I thought I would share what happened in case it might help another.
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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 26 Jul 2012
Last night I upgrade to Mountain Lion, and now, no matter what I do, reset Safari, clean Safari caches with TinkerTool System, removed cookies, etc. etc, I *cannot* get Safari to recognize and keep my login information to MacUpdate. (It's like the log-in info is NOT being sent to MacUpdate.)

When I go to the link, it shows that I'm not logged in, so I try to log-in, put in the correct user name and password, and then when I hit enter, I'm set to the MacUpdate Promo Page and I'm not logged in! No matter how many times I try to log in, I'm just not recognized. (And yes, in the Safari prefs it *does* show the saved password.)

So, right now, I'm writing this from Firefox 15 which does work fine -- and OmniWeb also has no problem logging me in either.

I realize this may be a very specific problem of my set up, but I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem with Safari 6.0. (Safari will also not enable me to log-in to Pocket (used to be ReaditLater) although I can with Firefox and Omniweb.

If anyone else is running into this, and has a solution, I'd appreciate input! Thanks!
[Version 6.0]


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Steven Goodheart replied on 26 Jul 2012
Apologies for this double post! My bad!
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Steven Goodheart replied on 26 Jul 2012
Oh, geez, I feel like such a doofus...I was trying to log in a new account to Google and it said, "You're cookies are disabled"..and I went, "What?"

So, I went to Preferences, Privacy, and couldn't believe my eyes "Block Cookies - Always" was set. I must have looked at that half a dozen times, and just didn't "see" it.

Anyway, set it to Block "Third Party and Advertisers" and now, all is well in the world and I can log in and the cookies are being set.

Whew! And here I did all that technical stuff, cleaning caches, etc. etc. and it was the darn setting I apparently looked at, and just could see.

Hope this goof of mine helps others.

Steve
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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 26 Jul 2012
Last night I upgrade to Mountain Lion, and now, no matter what I do, reset Safari, clean caches with TinkerTool System, etc. etc, I *cannot* get Safari to recognize and keep my login information to MacUpdate.

It says I'm not a member, so I try to log-in, put in the correct user name and password, and then when I hit enter, I'm set to the MacUpdate Promo Page and I'm not logged in!

So, right now, I'm writing this from Firefox 14 which does work fine -- and OmniWeb has no problem loggin me in either.

I realize this may be a very specific problem of my set up, but I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem with Safari 6.0. (Safari will also not enable me to log-in to the Pocket web site (used to be ReaditLater) although I can with Firefox and Omniweb.

If anyone else is running into this, and has a solution, I'd appreciate input! Thanks!
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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 14 Nov 2011
After I download this (whether from MacUpdate or the developer's site) and double-click, I get the message, "You can't install the file "Delivery Status.wdgt' because its not a valid widget."

Anyone else having this problem?
[Version 5.6.1]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 12 Oct 2011
This update to 9.2 (I have 9.1.5) shows up as an update at the App Store. But I get this weird "an error has occurred" in the App Store application before I even try to download the update (which the store clearly thinks I should have.)

When I try to do the update...the little iPhoto icon sails down the the dock...and then, just sits there...and if I mouse over the icon it says, "iPhoto — waiting. . ."

Anybody else running into this? Any suggestions? Simple being told "an error has occurred" isn't much help!

Thanks for any feedback or suggestions,
Steve
[Version 9.2]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 13 Sep 2011
Hmm, I've downloaded this three times, and tried to install, but it gets all the way to the end, past validation and writing files, and then just says the installation failed..but no explanation.

Anybody else able to install 2.4.2? I'm running OS 10.6.8 on a duo-core iMac.
[Version 2.4.2]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 08 Feb 2011
Since b9, I've had the weird problem of FF creating "phantom" duplicate tabs...a tab with the same name, as the one to its left, but when you click on it, nothing happens. I load up a 10 or 12 tabs, let FF sit there, maybe open another window, open some tabs, and when I come back to the original window, I have these "phantoms" sprinkled amongst my tabs. I've turned off all the extensions I have that affect tabs (even version of Tree Tab that are supposed to work with 4.0 beta) and I still get the problem.

Just curious if anyone else is seeing such "phantom" tab duplicates popping up inexplicably. Thanks! (Yes, I have reported this to Mozilla.)
[Version 4.0b11]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 27 Sep 2010
Like to try this out, but it crashes every time I try to do a search with debug messages like these:

Process: Ammonite [941]
Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite
Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite
Version: 1.1 (50)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [197]

Date/Time: 2010-09-27 10:55:04.129 -0700
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 192675 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 42 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 3

Application Specific Information:
abort() called
objc[941]: garbage collection is ON
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSUnknownKeyException', reason: '[ valueForUndefinedKey:]: this class is not key value coding-compliant for the key Meditation Practice.'
*** Call stack at first throw:

AND

Process: Ammonite [957]
Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite
Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite
Version: 1.1 (50)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [197]

Date/Time: 2010-09-27 10:56:49.395 -0700
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 192775 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 2
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 80 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 3
[Version 1.1]


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Steven Goodheart commented on 28 Sep 2010
Tried the suggested new build, and I still got the bomb:

Process: Ammonite [3274]
Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite
Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite
Version: 1.1.1 (52)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [197]

Date/Time: 2010-09-28 12:28:09.237 -0700
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 241819 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 3
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 49 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 4

Application Specific Information:
abort() called
objc[3274]: garbage collection is ON
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '*** -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:]: index (-9223372036854775808 (or possibly larger)) beyond bounds (2)'
*** Call stack at first throw:
(
0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69cc4 __exceptionPreprocess + 180
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff860160f3 objc_exception_throw + 45
2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69ae7 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 103
3 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69a74 +[NSException raise:format:] + 148
4 Foundation 0x00007fff81af6084 _NSArrayRaiseBoundException + 122
5 Foundation 0x00007fff81a58b59 -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:] + 75
6 Ammonite 0x0000000100004abc -[TagCloud distributeItemsInLineWithFirstTag:] + 465
7 Ammonite 0x00000001000070fa -[TagCloud addTagNamed:withFontSize:firstTagInLine:] + 1128
8 Ammonite 0x0000000100007714 -[TagCloud populateCloudWithPrefix:] + 1345
9 Ammonite 0x0000000100006a3a -[TagCloud scanForTagsThread:] + 2309
10 Foundation 0x00007fff81a62e8d __NSThread__main__ + 1429
11 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff88588456 _pthread_start + 331
12 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff88588309 thread_start + 13

etc, etc...
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Steven Goodheart commented on 28 Sep 2010
Hey! I just opened up a bug ticket at your web site so I don't clutter up MacUpdate with crash reports. Look for me at in your website's tickets , OK? Steve
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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 05 Sep 2009
I love and use Surf Canyon with FireFox, so I was excited to see a beta for the Mac....alas, after installing 1.1b, nothing happened....no bullseye, no Surf Canyon suggestions (since I use it with FF, I know what to look for)

I hope there's a viable beta soon...my experience with FireFox is that Surf Canyon does help with searches and it shows some definite intelligence in its suggestions...if it does the same with Safari, this is an Input Manager that I'll use.
[Version 1.1b]



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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 03 Sep 2009
After installing Snow Leopard, all my third-party Services, including DTPro 2 beta have disappeared -- I read that this would happen.

Alas, I can't seem to reinstall DTPros Services, because when I choose "Install Add-ons" from the Help menu, I get the regular dialog box, but when I click "Install" this crashes DTPro beta every single time.

Anyone else have this problem == and anyone else able to get DTPro's Services to be available under Snow Leopard? (I have sent Devon Technologies an e-mail about this.)
[Version 2.0pb6]


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Steven Goodheart commented on 03 Sep 2009
Just heard back from Devon Technologies -- really fast response!

They said:

"just disable the option "Global Inbox in Save Dialogs" in the Install Add-ons... panel"

and sure enough, that did it!

(Of course, with Snow Leopard, you may in some instances have to go to System Preferences/Keyboard/Keyboard Shortcuts and enable the Service you are wanting to activate -- and change the keyboard command, too, if you want, another way-cool feature of Snow Leopard)

Good luck!
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