Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Category: apple

Don’t Trust iTunes Movies in the Cloud

This is a quick one. Don’t trust iTunes Movies in the Cloud. Always download your purchases. Last July, I bought Anchorman in HD from iTunes via my Apple TV. It was on sale at $9.99. I watched it that night, streamed. I didn’t download it to any of my Macs because, hey, it’s in iTunes […]

Bad Dock, No Biscuit

Anyone else on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.1 having this problem? 13/12/2007 17:07:29 com.apple.launchd[123] ([0x0-0x239239].com.apple.dock[3122]) Exited abnormally: Bus error Every so often, while “doing something”, where “doing something” correlates to a mousedown event so far as I can tell, the Dock will disappear and be restarted. It doesn’t do anything fatal, it’s just annoying.

Don’t do this: GMail and Mail in OS X 10.5

There’s some advice that says that you can/should map the “all mail” label in GMail’s imap implementation to the “trash” folder in Mail (or any other imap client, really), the intended effect being that when you delete something, it only gets archived, instead of moved into some frankly annoying deleteditems label that starts cluttering up […]

OS X and the iPhone

This is quite possibly 2lmc bait, but I’m trying to work out exactly what it is that Apple’s done to get OS X running on the iPhone, other than the usual re-compile/Marklar-esque port to ARM. My understanding is that for at least the phone-y/radio-y bits of a mobile you’d need some sort of RTOS and […]

WWDC and Visits

I might as well just give up and write about Apple all day. Here’s what my Google Analytics stats looked like after I wrote my WWDC reactions post: Bloody Steve.

WWDC 2007 – First Reactions

I missed live coverage of WWDC this year (and by live, I mean sitting in front of MacRumors Live) and an AIM chat ably hosted by Coates. Instead, I got home after the Stevenote finished and fired up the usual suspects as well as checking out my Twitter stream for any particularly enjoyable ejaculations of […]

Mac Annoyances

Okay, so this one is from our internal tech wiki. I posted on This is Mind Candy that we develop on an Apple platform (we don’t deploy to an Apple platform, though), and it appears that one of our internal wikis has sprung an Annoyances page. There’s one small rant about Firefox 2.x and tab […]