May 03, 2005

issues with the cat


Dashboard in use!

Oy. So, thanks to Erik, I now am the proud user of Apple's newest operating system, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. And it's awesome. Awe-some. But after a few days of use, I have a few issues/requests:

-My Airport is not logging into the normal network I usually join. This was not a problem before the install. I have checked the AirPort configuration, and I have the "Automatic" selected for the default join setting. I've tried joining preferred networks as well - also, no workey! I actually have to CLICK on the AirPort icon and select my network - that's laaaaame!

-Safari's new RSS feed thingamabob: Awesome in theory, but there's one practicality not included that just seems like a huge oversight. First, there's no option to "Update feeds now" - you should be able to electively check for updated feeds. Secondly, they really need to have Safari check for updated feeds ON LAUNCH! Right now, after opening my laptop up after it's been at rest all day, I'm having to wait 30 minutes before anything updates. What's the point? The first thing I want to do is check all my favorite websites!!

Those are really all my nagging issues. Spotlight is really cool - and I've already used it to find stuff that I thought was long gone from my drive. The widgets are also cool. I'd like to see a working Gmail notifier. If I had the option to have Safari check for updates every five minutes, it wouldn't be a concern, as you can get an RSS feed of your Gmail account!

Yeah, so, is my system just buggy? Or is anyone else having these issues?!?

Update: Oh, and another thing. The small font I used under the screen capture displays all wiggy - not smoothed out - works fine in Firefox, USED to work fine in Safari, heck it even looks fine in Internet Explorer! WTF??


posted by julie at May 3, 2005 07:55 PM

things people have said

I thought - should I get TIGER right away? who would know - julie would know!

I like your site - glad to see you are still doing it-

musical pick of the month - THE EVENS

hope all is well!

Dan Snow

so said: Vacant29 at May 4, 2005 11:04 AM

well dan, it sure is nice to see that you're stalking me! i just HAPPEN to post a screenshot with your entry in my address book visible and you pop right up... hmmm... (guess i'd better update your email address)

yeah, tiger is the bomb, for the most part. the "spotlight" feature is *almost* worth the cost alone - and the widgets are blowing up... everyone's making 'em, they're exciting little mini-apps. the safari rss feature is really neat - and i'm sure they'll have that "update feeds now" taken care of in the 2.1 version or whatnot.

anyways, glad to see your post - did you get an envelope with a bunch of business cards from prince paul (real estate agent-extraordinaire) a few weeks ago? i about fell out of my chair laughing 'cuz his pose was so awesome.

you take care.

so said: julie (me) at May 4, 2005 11:36 AM

greg - sorry, i accidentally deleted your comment. and i laighed at the superman bit, so that makes it especially sad. ah well, it will live on in my memory...

so said: julie (me) at May 5, 2005 11:36 AM

well- I went to Marcus' bday party awhile back - Prince Paul was pimping some cards there

yes - they are amazing

so said: ds at May 5, 2005 12:17 PM



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