Hazelometry

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A while back I did an article on a great shareware application called Hazel from Noodlesoft. This is a very cool little utility that resides in your System Preferences as a Pref Pane. With Hazel you can automate a whole bunch of stuff on your system. I have automated several…

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Blind Carbon Copy

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I love using Apple’s Mail application. I have been using it for years and it has developed into a very sophisticated program. If I could use it at work I would, but we need to use Entourage with the Exchange Server.

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G4 Conundrum

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Having recently written about when to buy a new Mac is very timely. As you know I am using a 5 year old G4 1.4 DP tower. A few weeks ago it started doing something very weird.

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OnyX

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In the previous article I mentioned a great utility application, OnyX from Titanium Software. I talked about fixing some odd application behavior which occurs after OS updates by using the Cleaning tab. In this installment lets talk about the Maintenance tab.

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Tiger Cache

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One thing that I have noticed, doing as many OS update installs as I do, is the amount of problems that seem to pop up after the install. There can be many reasons for this, but I have discovered that the various cache files in the Tiger OS are an…

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A New Mac?

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I have been a Mac nerd since 1987. Yes, I am that old. I have purchased several Macs over the years and the buying experience is always the same. When do you buy a new Mac? If you are a millionaire you can buy all the latest stuff. But, if…

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Transmit

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In my previous article I talked about using FTP to do the heavy lifting when it comes to moving files. I mentioned a FTP program called Transmit. I have been using Transmit for my FTP needs for many years. Yes, some of the web applications I use will do FTP…

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Moving Files With FTP

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Typically people transfer files (photos, documents and so on) by sending them as an attachment on an E-mail. For an occasional photo or file sent to a friend that is more than adequate. However, most ISP’s have size limits on attachments to E-mail which can be rather limiting for large…

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