Archive for September 28, 2002

Saturday, September 28, 2002 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Think Before You Scrape

I’ve been using NetNewsWire for a while now. It seems like a great idea, but I just don’t find it all that useful—kind of like the Google tool in Watson. Sometimes the browser’s more flexible interface is a win. I have the same gut feeling about Steven Frank’s Emila prototype (though I’ve not used it).

Jaguar Install CD

Daring Fireball explains, through a script, why the readme on the Jaguar install CD isn’t readable on OS 9. It would be funny if it didn’t seem so plausible. Plug: You can fix files that lack type and creator codes with my free File Adopter utility. It’s the only one I know of that uses Internet Config rather than an internal list of favorites to map from extensions back to HFS metadata. I’m more concerned that when I try to boot either of two Wall Street PowerBook G3s from the Jaguar install CD they just hang there with a blank screen (backlight off). Software Update doesn’t detect any firmware updates that they are lacking, and 10.1 installed fine. Update: Oddly enough, I was able to re-install 10.1.3, and when I ran the Jaguar installer from there it worked.