Scott Bickell
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Scottdb reviewed on 18 Jul 2011
The new extended sidebar is great. That's a HUGE improvement in terms of usability.

However, I purchased a license last month, and now Sparrow prompts me to buy a license. If I click "buy license" I'm sent to the App Store and I'm told that "the operation cannot be completed" (or something similar.

Also, Sparrow is no longer available in the App Store. Why's that?
[Version 1.3.1]

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Scottdb replied on 19 Jul 2011
All fixed by this morning. Well done!
Scottdb commented on 09 Apr 2011

Hey kids, look at this... it's an antique newsreader from the 1990's!

I can't believe this thing is still around... though I CAN believe it's still a PowerPC-only app.

$25 for a piece of usenet history? No thanks.

Scottdb commented on 23 Jan 2011
Nice Windoz screenshot. I'm using a mac.
[Version 4.0.2]

Scottdb commented on 03 Aug 2010
Pretty expensive for what it does. Lack of a fully functioning trial makes it even less appealing.

Chance are, if someone is interested in editing the meta info for photos, they probably already use program that can do this. Aperture, Adobe Creative Suite, Lightroom, etc. All of these support editing meta data. Heck, I bet even iPhoto or Google Picasa can do basic keywording.
[Version 2.0]


scottdb reviewed on 29 Jul 2008
Perfect CHM reader.

Cocoa, tabs, fast, simple interface, SEARCH!

Well done. I'll be donating shortly.
[Version 0.9.1]

scottdb commented on 26 Jun 2008
As a frequent MacUpdate visitor, I see the app listed several times per week.

I always appreciate a diligent developer who updates their products regularly, but does a genealogy application really need to be updated three times per week?

Sometimes, it seems more like an effort for free publicity, than anything else.
[Version 5.2.1]

scottdb commented on 28 May 2008
Try deleting your font caches. I use Linotype Fontexplorer to manage my fonts. It has an option to delete application specific caches, as well as the system caches. Always fixes weird font issues for me, regardless of the application.
[Version 2.2.3 patch 5]


scottdb reviewed on 22 May 2008
Excellent. This is the first piece of software that I've been able to find that will allow me to set EXIF dates for images that I have scanned. And the fact that I can add EXIF dates to a batch of images is great. I'll be making a donation. Well done!
[Version 2.3]

scottdb commented on 07 Apr 2008
Nice software, but this item in the product's description is a bit questionable:

"Attach funky javascript actions to your page without having a clue what you're doing."

Great. Just what the world needs is more tools to enable people who don't know what they're doing.

"Funky javascript"? please spare me.
[Version 1.1.4]

scottdb commented on 20 Mar 2008
I've tried to install the last 4 or 5 versions, but keep getting failures. Console says:[2224] Exception in thread "main"[2224] java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space[2224] at sun.misc.Resource.getBytes([2224] at[2224] at$100([2224] at$[2224] at Method)[2224] at[2224] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass([2224] at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass([2224] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass([2224] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(
[Version 2.1b26]

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scottdb commented on 12 May 2008
Or, here's the direct answer:

Using Terminal:

java -Xmx256m -jar /Users/your home folder name/Downloads/glassfish-installer-v2.1-b32-darwin.jar

This changes the amount of memory used by the installer to 256MB.

Also, you'll want to change "your home folder name" to the appropriate name, and the installer name may be different too.
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