Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Firefox 3 address bar suggest behavior

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Apparently I’m not the only one that was rather under-whelmed by the new address bar behavior.

From Tim Trueman from Richard Crowley:

Firefox 3 more better

  1. Go to about:config.
  2. Set browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped to true.
  3. Profit!

This will cause Firefox to almost revert its address-bar behavior to the familiar Firefox 2 style where it matches the beginning of URLs instead of attempting some hairbrained search. If I’d wanted to search, I would have hit Apple+K.

MySQL Dyld error.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Apparently dyld errors happen with lots o’ packages (though I’m still not 100% on what the root cause is…..JFGI).

I most recently got one of these loading MySQL into a new apache2 install on OS X (10.4). I, and by I I really mean Gabe, was able to fix it with a little symlink action, thus:

/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql root# ln -s ../libmysqlclient.15.dylib

links the .dylib from the parent directory to the /mysql dir where it was looking for it, and gives us

/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql root# file libmysqlclient.15.dylib
libmysqlclient.15.dylib: symbolic link to `../libmysqlclient.15.dylib'

The End.


Original source is post #13 here:

Slide master/title master is crappy HCI and crappy engineering

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Using powerpoint on mac, it took me ten minutes to figure out how to add a new title master to a presentation.

Even though you open a new presentation and it automatically adds a blank title slide, you the View > Title Master option doesn’t exist. And from this view you can’t create one. First, you have to view the slide master (incorrectly applied to the title slide) and then you can add a new title master. This operation is an exercise in frustration and how to not design interfaces.

Perhaps its time for that Keynote purchase….


It’s good I wrote this down I’ve had to look at this *every* time I make a new presentation since then.

Yes.  It’s still obnoxious.