allan.nyholm
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allan.nyholm commented on 18 Nov 2011
I'm only commenting on the app as viewed by a non-believer in the need for the tools provided within the app.

The whole marketing spectacle of this app is enough for me not to download it anymore - I tried it out when it was initially launched as THE Mac cleaner application. Why you might ask? I'm adventurous. Though not adventurous enough.

I watched the slick guy telling about MacKeeper in his eastern europe english speaking-voice. It's so terrible to both watch and listen to with all his gestures telling the viewer that "uhhh ahhh you have to get this app" Because if you don't... You will have a terrible nights sleep.

The 24/7 telephone support/live chat they have going isn't helping me believe that it's nothing more than absorbing customers into their database of users who are scared of the world.

Facebook fanpage? A fan of Mac insecurity? A fan page for self-cleansing? Let's face it - it's not your Mac that you're cleansing, it's you. And this app is good at telling you about the need for that. ZeoBit itself will - I think - never get around to setting up their ZeoDiskWhatever - despite telling about this aaaamaaaazing idea they just had that they sell you an app and lets the users upload their stuff to ZeoBit's servers - the company that has already screwed you over by selling you an app that's 225 KB in file size. Why not give us the full DMG? Who uses this practice anymore? I don't need a stinking installer. The Flash Player plugin uses an installer - and we all love that plugin, right?

ZeoBit LCC russian, ukranian dealie; Use the Wise Smart Uninstaller and uninstall yourself from the Mac application business.
[Version 1.8.4]



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allan.nyholm reviewed on 18 Nov 2011
I'm noticing that with my MacBook Pro from this year doesn't sleep when Boom is active. Active as in 'on' and not 'off'.

It's the only thing keeping the Mac alive - if I turn off Boom and quit the application my Mac sleeps whenever the system tells the Mac to sleep.

My experience using Boom is great - it works as advertised.
[Version 1.3]


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allan.nyholm replied on 18 Nov 2011
I would like to show you what 'pmset- g' shows when run on my laptop:

Notice the "imposed by 103" line.

Allans-MacBook-Pro:~ Allan$ pmset -g
Active Profiles:
Battery Power 1
AC Power 2*
Currently in use:
standbydelay 4200
standby 0
womp 1
halfdim 1
panicrestart 157680000
gpuswitch 2
hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
sms 1
networkoversleep 0
disksleep 10
sleep 0 (imposed by 103)
hibernatemode 3
ttyskeepawake 1
displaysleep 10
acwake 0
lidwake 1
Allans-MacBook-Pro:~ Allan$
Last login: Fri Nov 18 19:27:05 on console
Allans-MacBook-Pro:~ Allan$ pmset -g
Active Profiles:
Battery Power 1
AC Power 2*
Currently in use:
standbydelay 4200
standby 0
womp 1
halfdim 1
panicrestart 157680000
gpuswitch 2
hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
sms 1
networkoversleep 0
disksleep 10
sleep 10
hibernatemode 3
ttyskeepawake 1
displaysleep 10
acwake 0
lidwake 1
Allans-MacBook-Pro:~ Allan$


Sleep is 0 (zero) when Boom is run and is turned off - I think the same goes for the ON setting. When Boom is not ON but still in the menubar after login I get "Sleep 10" which is the 10 (ten) minutes as my system sets for the system to sleep.

This doesn't help you much as a developer but no doubt that Boom does ----something----
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allan.nyholm reviewed on 11 Sep 2011
Great utility!

I am however seeing an issue with the spinning down of my LaCie d2 Quadra 500Gb edition;

I'm having to launch Keep Drive Spinning for each boot of OS X Lion because apparently OS X forgets the settings for the LaCie drive which is being used for Time Machine. When my mac is idle and should be sleeping after a while, the drive continues to be alive and sounds like it's trying to enter sleep mode with the MacBook Pro(Early 2011) that I have. the MBP's screen is black and the external drive wakes up and idles again many many times, without waking my display but keeping it blackened.

I probably should look to see if the launchagent is present on my drive.

So, a little help or an explanation for this issue? Which btw isn't a problem, rather something I'm noticing.

I think I know that Keep Drive Spinning prevents the Mac from sleeping entirely because of the pulling on the external drive?
[Version 1.1]


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allan.nyholm replied on 14 Sep 2011
I think it must be something else entirely that makes my external drive to enter a loop of sorts. I did use Keep Drive Spinning with Snow Leopard and whenever the Mac(iMac at the time) would enter sleep the same LaCie drive would follow.

I'll investigate further. For now I manually sleep my machine by closing the lid. That works just fine.

You've made a excellent guess, but I've never installed the software for any LaCie drive - I did once with my WD MyBook - never this one.

I've also realized that I do have a LaunchAgent for the LaCie drive present over reboots.

Thank you for your reply.
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allan.nyholm commented on 16 Jul 2011
Consistent bug throughout Firefox 4, Firefox 5 and also Firefox 6.0 in beta form:

Steps to follow to see it for yourself:

When Firefox 4, 5 or 6 has downloaded and in your Applications folder, open Firefox(if it's a fresh Firefox install then cancel the Import window) Now create a new tab, choose Import... from the File menu - cancel that window and see that the File menu is highlighted when it shouldn't be.

Note: if those steps does not work out for you the way they do for me then experiment with a new Firefox window and go from there.

Mozilla is aware of this bug on Snow Leopard at least, because I've sent them many feedback messages.

Bugs like the one above if what turns me off Firefox as a browser that I can say is a replacement for my everyday browser which is Safari 5.0.5 and I'm guessing will continue to be Safari with Lion.

This is not actually troubleshooting as in "I can help you get through that particular bug" I've switched Macintoshes and I've only downloaded Firefox as the first app when first booted up. The bug is there despite nothing but the software updates from Apple being installed.

Would like to just create a video demonstrating this.
[Version 6.0]


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allan.nyholm replied on 16 Jul 2011
@ Umaromc, you are entitled to think that my reason for not using Firefox 4, 5 and 6 is silly. I applaud you for taking a stand like that.

Personally I've been through so many browsers throughout my years as a Mac OS X user(from 10.2 and up) I really want to use Firefox all the time, because all other browsers on the Mac market each have their own idea of what the buttons and tabs should look like. Firefox often follow suit when the underlying OS changes appearance. Security has always been Firefox's strong side.

But what bothers me to no end is the way that Mozilla originally coded Firefox for OS X. If you ever download stuff through MacPorts or have used aMSN, you'll see that just because things function great on a Linux machine it doesn't mean that it functions equally great on an OS X machine.

With Firefox 3 or whatever release, Mozilla promised that their Firefox team would code Firefox using native frameworks that OS X 10.5. Granted, Firefox has been a better citizen on OS X 10.6 with the 8.0a nightly(they moved the bookmarks import functionality into the Bookmarks Manager and thereby eliminating the highlighting I ranted about previously)

I never feel at home with Firefox. Downloaded items does not get any tags as to where the file came from, like Safari does and Camino also - OmniWeb also puts the tags into the DMG file and so does Google Chrome. Firefox does nothing of the sort. Download an image, any image - could be a wallpaper using Firefox and see if you can guess where that image came from on the web in a year or two. The window that pops up when downloading an unknown file I'm terribly irritated about too. Sometimes a DMG file will be downloaded as an unknown file even though other DMG files gives the proper request window.

I'm in agreement with you that it's silly to be throwing away a browser like Firefox. If you look in your Applications folder or remember a downloaded application that you threw away after a few minutes of usage you'll see where I get my silly-ness from.

We are all, luckily, individuals. And thus choose to use whatever software we want. Don't like the cheese that is molded, throw it out or eat it. I wouldn't call your decision to throw out the cheese if you did so. It wouldn't taste good or be good for your health. Unless you're wired in a way that you deliberately choose the Danablu cheese.
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allan.nyholm replied on 16 Jul 2011
@Macnerd1984

I've tried Google Chrome over an extended period of time. Felt quite exciting to use a browser with a different look and feel. One thing that I ended up doing was monochrome the different extension's toolbar button. They felt out of place among the monochrome back-forward-reload buttons already in Chrome. Did I want to continue to do that, not really.. I want to keep keeping an eye on Chrome aswell as Firefox. Thanks for commenting.

The options that we as OS X users have are quite good. It's exciting to be an OS X user these days with companies taking on the Mac platform and develop for it. I would the developers of the now popular browsers to separate their code bases for each operating system on their respective platforms. They could do that, however they code for the Windows OS first. the opposite you can see with Safari for Windows. And iTunes for that matter. It doesn't look and feel all that great.
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allan.nyholm commented on 19 Nov 2010
Just a comment. So I fell right into the trap and bought this 1.2 of World of Goo thinking that it must have been updated. Now enter a while back. I already have World of Goo from MacHeist 3 and upon inspecting the URL that I got back then, it links to World of Goo 1.30 just like this updated entry on MacUpdate. It is timestamped in 2008.

I downloaded what I thought was World of Goo 1.2(What made me think it was newer than 1.30?) from BigFishGames but instead I got an installer. Took even more steps to install World of Goo because of this installer that they provide. Thanks! Actually no thanks! They even signed me up for a rebate that will renew each month, all for just signing up! I decline.

Then after finding all this out I suddenly opened TrashMe and got rid of the BigFishGames installer. A bunch of .exe files actually.

Verdict. If you would like a copy of World of Goo then get it from a different channel. Despite the low price it's not worth having a combined installer and gamelauncher.
[Version 1.30]



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allan.nyholm had trouble on 24 Aug 2011
How many s's are there in Mission (Control)?

According to SteerMouse there's 3 of them. :o)

Try selecting Mission Control for any button on your Logitech device or any other mouse and behold the s's.

I also wonder why there hasn't been a revamp of the UI of the SteerMouse application. I've disabled the "PreferencePane" in System Preferences in Lion and just call the application within the Utilities folder.
[Version 4.1.3]



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allan.nyholm had trouble on 17 Sep 2010
Dear developer. Can you please get rid of the license window AFTER the registration is already complete? I know that I registered. It just adds to one extra window that needs to be closed, because it opens each time the preferences window opens. You could include it inside the main preferences windows just like with Switché!? Just a suggestion. You can take it or leave it.

You might have gotten the same message through your support page. I never got an answer on that one so I'm trying here.

Thank you for an otherwise great application.
[Version 1.28]


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allan.nyholm replied on 17 Sep 2010
I see. I guess I'll have to live with this then. I prefer not to have DockView in the Menubar same as with Switché.

And you are right. I never got the email reply. I appreciate you replying here :)
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allan.nyholm had trouble on 15 Sep 2010
I get ripples in Firefox and also Camino when using this software. How do I overcome this issue? Webkit browsers such as Safari, Chrome and OmniWeb are fine btw. Is it the Logitech driver or is it Firefox and Camino that needs fixing?
[Version 3.3.0]


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allan.nyholm replied on 15 Sep 2010
I should add that the ripples occur when scrolling down or up on a webpage. It can be with just text or with pictures included. Doesn't matter.
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