Dave Metzener
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Vesperdem commented on 23 Aug 2011
Sorry for all the comment entries here. MacUpdate was giving me fits telling me that something was "undefined" when I submitted those comments. I assumed that the comment didn't get posted. Clearly they did. :) And apparently, I can't delete them myself.
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Vesperdem commented on 23 Aug 2011
App has root level access!? I don't like applications that don't install correctly. The app should not have permissions set to "system". That is reserved for Apple and the Mac App Store.

(OK, MacUpdate seems to have issues of it's own. I told it to post a "troubleshooting" entry at first, but it wound up posting a review. This comment is correct and MU gave me the option to set the kind of comment. ... Weird)
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Vesperdem reviewed on 23 Aug 2011
App has root level access!? I don't like applications that don't install correctly. The app should not have permissions set to "system". That is reserved for Apple and the Mac App Store.

I will change my Overall Rating when the application's install has been changed to not install the app as "system".
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Vesperdem replied on 23 Aug 2011
Carsten, it may be that the app is a beta, but installing it with "root" or "system" permissions scares folks like me who are very concerned about viruses and malicious programs.

I'm sorry if the comment came off strong, but as someone who has been bit by both a phone based phishing scam and someone who got a tweet from a Twitter friend I trusted who was recently hacked. I take these things very serious and worry very much about them.

I will keep the application in my Watch List here and check out future updates, but if I may make a string suggestion. Please update your applications install script to install the application with the correct permissions so that users like myself won't get freaked out when they see the permissions set to "system". Thanks.
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Vesperdem replied on 28 Aug 2011
No luck fixing the permissions issue with the installer? The program still installs with "system" and "wheel" instead of "dave (Me)" and "admin".

I would really love to use the app, but I just can't with incorrect permissions.
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Vesperdem commented on 01 Aug 2009
Any chance you could add a menu item to export the current list of apps and prices to a CSV text file?

I would love to be able to put this data into a spreadsheet or database to have a searchable list of what apps I currently own. I own way more than can fit on my iPhone so that list is super important to me.

Otherwise a great app!
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Vesperdem replied on 01 Aug 2009
Awesome! You put that in, I'll be more than happy to donate some money to your development cause. Add a donation link on your site and I'll use it!

That feature will beat the crap out of using iTunes to "Print too a PDF file" the list of applications, then copy and paste the list to a text file.

Thanks a billion!
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Vesperdem replied on 03 Aug 2009
Your awesome man! Not only did you give us the ability to export the data to a CSV file, but you gave us a better way to look at the applications!

You Rock!

True to my word, I donated $10 to the application development cause. This program is easily worth $10, if not more. Thanks for creating it!
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Vesperdem commented on 09 Feb 2009
This is a great script, but there is one little problem. It messes up the sidebar size when getting the size of the window so that when I use the script to set the window size, the sidebar shrinks to something smaller than I like.

Is there anyway for the developer to modify the script to handle getting the sidebar size as well?
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Vesperdem commented on 06 Oct 2008
FLASH1296: If you find this code so bloated, why don't you put your brain where your mouth is and help the developer out? The code is Open-Source so you should be able to go into his source and clean it up for him.

Personally, I don't understand what the problem is. It's a 14K download. How is this a bloated application?

My only complaint is that the site that is being used for searching postal codes is not very accurate. It doesn't even have my city in it. Manchester, MO is not that small and it's been around for well over 100 years.
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Vesperdem replied on 22 Jan 2009
Thanks for the info on www.geonames.org! Turns out that someone has added Manchester in, I found it when I went there and did a search. I couldn't find any place to modify the postal code info for the search though.

Still, I fully understand using it for your program.

I still use the software and it works great for me.

Thanks for responding.
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Vesperdem commented on 28 Jun 2008
You guys realize that Keith's show is now available on iTunes as a free video podcast, right?
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Vesperdem commented on 22 Feb 2008
@Orion: You do know about RSS correct? Just subscribe to InterfaceLIFT's RSS Feed and you will know about ever new Desktop picture published. :)
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Vesperdem commented on 20 Nov 2007
What are these "common" problems you talk about? I haven't seen any problems with Spaces that I would need to restart the dock for.

I'm really curious as to what others are seeing.
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Vesperdem commented on 19 Nov 2007
I have also been able to use the prior version of this client. I have issues with it and Leopard where after running VPN Client, Leopard's security settings have changed and I don't know what all have changed.

It's rather annoying really so I just use the Windows version of the client and don't bother with the Mac version.

I haven't tried the Windows version with Parallels yet. I should, it would be interesting to know if that combo would work.
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Vesperdem had trouble on 23 Aug 2011
App has root level access!? I don't like applications that don't install correctly. The app should not have permissions set to "system". That is reserved for Apple and the Mac App Store.

(OK, MacUpdate seems to have issues of it's own. I told it to post a "troubleshooting" entry at first, but it wound up posting a review. This comment is correct and MU gave me the option to set the kind of comment. ... Weird)
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Vesperdem had trouble on 23 Aug 2011
App has root level access!? I don't like applications that don't install correctly. The app should not have permissions set to "system". That is reserved for Apple and the Mac App Store.

(OK, MacUpdate seems to have issues of it's own. I told it to post a "troubleshooting" entry at first, but it wound up posting a review. This comment is correct and MU gave me the option to set the kind of comment. ... Weird)
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Vesperdem had trouble on 23 Aug 2011
App has root level access!? I don't like applications that don't install correctly. The app should not have permissions set to "system". That is reserved for Apple and the Mac App Store.

(OK, MacUpdate seems to have issues of it's own. I told it to post a "troubleshooting" entry at first, but it wound up posting a review. This comment is correct and MU gave me the option to set the kind of comment. ... Weird)
[Version 1.0b]



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