Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quicksilver (software)

Quicksilver (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Developed by Blacktree Software

Latest release 1.0β54 (Build 3815) / 2007-12-14; 468 days ago
Preview release 1.0β56a5 (Build 3823)[1] / 2009-2-16; 38 days ago


Type Application Launcher (utility software)
License Apache License

Quicksilver (localized as Quıcĸsıɩⅴεʀ) is a computer utility software program for Mac OS X, made by Blacktree Software and distributed freely. It allows users to use the keyboard to rapidly perform tasks such as launching applications, manipulating files and data, running scripts, or sending e-mail. It is similar to the Mac OS X applications LaunchBar and Butler, but uses a different interaction paradigm. Although it is a complex application, it is centered on a very simple three-panel interface, called the 'command window': the user performs complex tasks using simple, configurable key-combinations."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

4sns error TmOP

4sns error TmOP - Google Search: "I just ran the hardware test and and it showed the 4SNS/1/40000000: 'TmOP' error. I ran the test once more in extended testing and"

me too
Apple - Support - Discussions - Is my Mac broken ? ...

4sns error TmOP - Google Search
but no clear answer

Digg - Apple Fixes Firmware, Leaves Users Confused: "on 10/12/2007
I agree with the article in that Apple will release Firmware updates without actually saying what the upgrade fixes. What the hell is the point of doing that?"

Monday, March 23, 2009

AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus and Security Software - Real-time protection against viruses, spyware and malicious websites
updating my WinXP sp3 virtual machine which I use for Family Tree Maker 16

Upgrade to new AVG 8.5

AVG helps you stay safe while you shop, bank online, watch videos, search or surf the web, download music, documents and pictures, and email or chat. Every document or file you download, every web page or link you click on, is scanned by AVG before you open it. Unlike other security products, we stop the threats before they reach your hard drive and become a problem. Safe internet surfing is now possible.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Apple 20-inch Cinema Display Repair

Byte Cellar: Apple 20-inch Cinema Display Repair: "y G5 used to sport dual 20-inch ACDs. When I replaced them with a 30-inch ACD, I took one in to the office and began using it as my primary work display. A nice improvement over my Dell 19-inch CRT. Well, the other day, upon arrival at my office, I was greeted with a dim upper-half of the display along with a blinking power LED (short-short-long), indicating a bad backlight inverter board. Bum luck.

A bit of Googling showed me that I could grab a replacement board for $125 and fix the issue with a little rolling up of the sleeves"

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Typocalypse - a set on Flickr

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


MacSpeech - MacSpeech

MacSpeech Dictate 1.3: The Improvements Keep Coming

MacSpeech 1.3 is now available

While inclement weather battered much of the country, our servers experienced a storm of a different sort on February 24. That's the day we released MacSpeech Dictate 1.3, and judging by your response, we're thrilled most of you rely on the MacSpeech Dictate as part of your daily routine. We're proud to help so many of you get the most out of your Mac experience.

If you're one of the few who have yet to download the new version, click "Check for Updates" in the application's Dictate menu. A free update for all users, MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 features new Cache Document and Cache Selection commands that allow the software to read the content of a document, or a selection from it, and prepare it for navigation or editing by voice.

You'll also find a new searchable, indexed Help Book when you click on the Help menu — it's designed to supplement the user manual and other resources. In addition, MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 features two new visual microphone status indicators, a Cancel Training command, and Press the Key and Press the Key Combo commands, which input specific keyboard keys or combinations of them.

Make sure to get your FREE MacSpeech Dictate 1.3 upgrade today, and begin enjoying its powerful new features, interface enhancements, and performance improvements.

Monday, March 02, 2009



Finally I got Family Tree Maker 2009 at the WDYTYA live show.

the first installation failed because I tried to collect the update before running the program

Uninstalling also partially failed and I had to manually delete the folder containing about 15 files and the desktop short cut, in both cases I got a message that the FTM file was not properly closed last time and should be compacted.

Finally I have version product code 036507F00 - Google Search tells me that it was SP 1 I collected
Family Tree Maker 2009 home pages by

but I still cannot find a family view compatable with the basic data entry page of FTM 16