Aperture 3 Upgrade Observations

My upgrade to Apple’s Aperture 3 came over the weekend so I upgraded and started letting it analyze faces using the iPhoto-inspired “Faces and Places” feature.

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Set MBR Correctly to Backup Successfully With OS X Time Machine

If you use Time Machine on OS X, you need to ensure your target drive is formatted with the correct Master Boot Record type.

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Fixing Slow Snow Leopard Mail

Many upgrading Mac users have reported that Mail is “slow” in Snow Leopard 10.6. There are several things you can try to do to remedy the situation, but make sure you have a backup in place like Time Machine or are running an alternative like SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner.

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Fixing Aperture Vault Errors From Terminal

Apple’s pro photo management application Aperture 2 has a nice feature called Vaults, which lets you automatically back up your photo library with all metadata to an external drive or drives. Except when it doesn’t.

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Handle Leading Zeros in iWork Numbers

Apple’s iWork ‘09 Numbers spreadsheet is a versatile app with a lot of power available if you open your mind and don’t expect it to be Excel. I had some trouble with formatting leading zeros, and this post tells you how I dealt with it in Numbers.

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Panku Bubu Wins M1 Grandprix 2009

Manzai duo ”Panku Bubu” won the M1 Grandprix this year, in a unanimous decision over Waraimeshi and Non Style.

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CocoaTech’s Path Finder - Versatile Encoding Helper

CocoaTech’s Path Finder tool is a versatile Finder replacement. One problem that you might have if you do any work with data, is importing CSV files that are in the UTF-8 format, and which contain multi-byte characters such as Japanese, into Excel.

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39 Goroawase! - Japanese Word Play

One fun and unique feature of Japanese language is the ease with which you can create easy-to-remember phrases from numbers.

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Greylisting in Snow Leopard Server, or Not

Apple’s OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6 implements Greylisting, an anti-spam technique based on forcing sending SMTP servers to “slow down” before they can deliver. This is great for reducing spam, but it also has the perhaps undesired effect of causing delivery delays. Sometimes really, really loooong delivery delays.

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Textmate Regular Expression Search and Replace

I use and love the text editor Textmate, which has some powerful functions including the use of regular expressions in search.

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