Posts tagged ‘lion’

Address Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo- oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook

I’ve complained about Lion’s Address Book messing up the merging of updated entries and about iCloud failing to sync certain contacts. And I’ve complained about iCloud doubling some of my calendar entries, although to be fair, that hasn’t happened since the early days of iCloud and iOS 5. Today I had a new problem: My…


My My, Hey Hei

I held off on updating my iMac to 10.7.4 until yesterday. It went smoothly, except for one very weird change to my Terminal settings. The same thing happened in Terminal on my MacBook Air when I upgraded it a week or so ago. The first time I launched Terminal after the update, this is what…


Fixing Gnuplot on OS X 10.7.3

Last night I was analyzing a fixed-ended beam with variable cross-section—as you do—and when I got done, I wanted to plot up some of the solutions. So I fired up Gnuplot and… $ gnuplot dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib Referenced from: /usr/X11/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib Reason: Incompatible library version: libfontconfig.1.dylib requires version 14.0.0 or later, but libfreetype.6.dylib provides…


More Lion teething pains

So I walked into my office earlier this week and was greeted with a problem: over a hundred records in our time and expenses billing database had bad data in one of the fields. The corruption had just occurred when one of my partners was creating an invoice. I had a pretty good idea how…


Another reason to hate iCal in Lion

I’ve been using Lion on my MacBook Air for quite a while, but I didn’t switch my office iMac to Lion until a couple of weeks ago. Normally, I don’t spend much time looking at my calendar on the Air, so I haven’t had much experience with the new iCal until recently. Like everyone, I…


The celebrated jumping mouse of Lion

I haven’t seen any of the major Mac blogs mention it, so I guess it isn’t a widespread problem, but I’ve had the “jumpy mouse” or “jumpy cursor” problem on both my computers since upgrading to Lion. The problem is simple: you move the pointer on the screen toward a target, and the pointer way…


Lion, Acorn, and Transmit Disk

When I saw that Gus Mueller had written a post about potential pitfalls in using Lion’s new versioning and autosave features, I hoped it might touch on a problem I’d had involving his Acorn image editor and Panic’s Transmit file transfer application. No such luck, but it was a good post. The problem Gus posits…


Backward

Last week I tweeted this: I gave the Lion scrollbar visibility default a chance, but I like knowing where I am at a glance. http://t.co/XlR975c8:37 PM Wed Aug 17, 2011@drdrang Dr. Drang The link1 is to this image from the General System Preference: I didn’t change the way scrolling works, because I’d gotten used to…


The App Store, sandboxing, and AppleScript

When I read the Security section of John Siracusa’s Lion review at Ars Technica, I got a little nervous. Here’s what he says about sandboxing and the new behavior that will be forced on applications that want to be sold in the Mac App Store starting this November: In Lion, the sandbox security model has…


Python problems on Lion (mostly self-inflicted)

The upgrade of my MacBook Air to Lion went gone pretty smoothly, but I had problems with Python,1 some of which were my fault, some of which were Apple’s. Unsurprisingly, the default version of Python on Lion is from the 2.7 branch: $ python —version Python 2.7.1 You can, if you wish, run earlier versions…