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  1. mikesown

    a little birdie tweets - 9A559

    Finder isn't seeing ANY of my SMB printers(though it does see shares).
  2. mikesown

    Bugs in 9a559

    Has anyone tested XCode 3.0? When I launch the project, and throughout working with the project, I keep getting Internal Errors(uncaught exceptions). The error is "*** -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:]: attempt to insert nil" I'm working with a project made with XCode 2.4, and this is very annoying. I think it's a show-stopping bug, even in the beta, since if XCode doesn't work, then developers can't make applications built for leopard. If anyone's interested in investigating, the stack trace is as follows: 9/29/07 1:28:11 PM Xcode[260] ** INTERNAL ERROR: Uncaught Exception ** Exception: *** -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:]: attempt to insert nil Stack: 0 0x92863638 __raiseError (in CoreFoundation) 1 0x9006a09b objc_exception_throw (in libobjc.A.dylib) 2 0x9286341b +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] (in CoreFoundation) 3 0x9286345a +[NSException raise:format:] (in CoreFoundation) 4 0x96755ed0 _NSArrayRaiseInsertNilException (in Foundation) 5 0x966754b4 -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:] (in Foundation) 6 0x966753c4 -[NSCFArray addObject:] (in Foundation) 7 0x928584cc -[NSArray makeObjectsPerformSelector:withObject:] (in CoreFoundation) 8 0x005b7a99 -[XCTargetDGSnapshot initWithInformationFromTarget:forBuildAction:configurationName:] (in DevToolsCore) 9 0x005b75ab -[XCNativeTargetDGSnapshot initWithInformationFromTarget:forBuildAction:configurationName:] (in DevToolsCore) 10 0x005b7529 -[PBXTarget createDependencyGraphSnapshotForBuildAction:configurationName:] (in DevToolsCore) 11 0x005b7376 -[PBXTarget propagateTargetSnapshotIfNeeded] (in DevToolsCore) 12 0x92858175 -[NSArray makeObjectsPerformSelector:] (in CoreFoundation) 13 0x005b70a0 -[PBXProjectIndex _startIndexing] (in DevToolsCore) 14 0x005ab92e -[PBXProjectIndex _doIndexing:] (in DevToolsCore) 15 0x9667b2ac __NSThreadPerformPerform (in Foundation) 16 0x927eb9d8 CFRunLoopRunSpecific (in CoreFoundation) 17 0x927ec078 CFRunLoopRunInMode (in CoreFoundation) 18 0x905aae28 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode (in HIToolbox) 19 0x905aab7a ReceiveNextEventCommon (in HIToolbox) 20 0x905aaab5 BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode (in HIToolbox) 21 0x93864c2f _DPSNextEvent (in AppKit) 22 0x93864573 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] (in AppKit) 23 0x9385d628 -[NSApplication run] (in AppKit) 24 0x9382a9bd NSApplicationMain (in AppKit)
  3. We pretty much know at this point that at 8AM ET this morning EMI plans to remove DRM from a large portion of its catalog. I see this as a shining example of how influental Steve Jobs can be. Less than two months ago, Jobs urged record labels to remove DRM, citing many reasons why this should be done. We now see that the record labels have listened to Jobs, when they have not listened to _ANYONE_ else on the matter. While EMI is just 1/4 of all of the major 4 record labels, I think that this will have a cascading effect on all of the other labels. Consumers will start to realize what DRM is, and will demand that other companies follow suit. Apple and EMI will release sales records pre-drm and post-drm for EMI music, and we will see a large spike. This will mark the beginning of the end for DRM. As soon as consumers become aware of DRM and the record companies see what a positive impact removing DRM had for EMI, they too will follow suit. This will carry over to video, and to other downloading services. This is a perfect example of how Jobs can assert his influence to change an entire industry. He has already done it once, with the iTunes music store. We get to see another major transformation start towmarrow. It is now that is the beginning of the end for DRM.
  4. Unfortunately, I don't have one myself, but I thought of a way that MAY be able to be used to update the Apple TV. It may be possible to redirect the DNS servers to your own, and then forward a 'software update' request to a computer on your local network. If Apple put some sort of hash check in(probably, but there's a chance they didn't), then this wouldn't work without Apple's private key(which they would NEVER give out). Can someone with a hacked Apple TV disassemble the Finder.app exexutable(from the Apple TV) with IDA or a similar debugger and see if it does do a hash check? If not, this may be a foolproof way to gain access to the Apple TV.
  5. mikesown

    Banned from oink, why?

    It's a good thing that the admins are strict. Their job is to keep the site clean and running well. They only want quality files and quality users. They'd rather run the risk of being accused of being rude and having a site that was run extremly well than a chance of having problems. The one think I like about OiNK is that you know the stuff isn't transcoded, you know that you'll get EXTREMLY fast(<1s) response times from the tracker compared to upwards of 20-30s for public trackers, and you know that you'll likely download a file at upwards of 1.5MB/sec versus 50K on a public site. OiNK is run well, and I respsect the admins. While their measures may seem a bit drastic, it's better to have no cheaters and a few false positives than having cheaters on the site.
  6. What you want is a service like DynDNS or No-IP which keeps track of your IP. You can get either a subdomain(free) or a regular domain(cheap) from them. You just install a program on your computer and the (sub)domain will always point to your computer. Hope that helps, Mike
  7. mikesown

    Rhapsody DR2

    This is NOT really why you can't install rhapsody in sheepshaver. The real reason is that sheepshaver does NOT support ANY MMU functionality. It uses hacks to get around this, but this is the reason Sheepshaver only supports up to Mac OS 9.0.4, and not 9.1/9.2. The floppy thing is a minor issue, but you will NOT be able to install it in sheepshaver. If you can get your hands on it, DR2 was released as a intel binary. I BELIEVE you can run it in vmware.
  8. This is probably overkill, and way too expensive for your budget, but I use the Mackie Onyx line of mixers, for which you can buy a $400 firewire card for. The mixers are nice because they output all 16 channels, plus a L/R mixdown, AND you can pipe audio from the computer back into the main mix using the card. It uses core audio, and is quite nice. I'm running a recording studio on an intel iMac with it, and it runs beautifully. Even the 12 channel mixer is $529.99 from B&H, and that's not including the firewire card. It's a bit expensive if all you need is a 1ch audio interface, but it's extremly nice for podcasting, as it gives you individual channels to edit, so if someone coughs you can easily edit it out.
  9. mikesown

    Anyone has a working Logic 7.2?

    If you need it that badly, buy it. Spend the $500 and buy the academic version. You can sell it after you're done on eBay.
  10. mikesown

    Question about Logic's features

    I am recording each mic seperately using an onyx firewire card... the problem is that each individual channel overlaps a little bit with the others... so if I edit out an explicative from one mic, there is still a lower-volume version of it.
  11. Does logic have a Mic 'cancelling' feature. Basically, I am recording 4 or 5 people in the same room. They are wearing headsets with directional mics, but the mics pick up other people's voices. Is there any way to get rid of this overlap to get a clean copy of each track with only that voice? Thanks, Mike
  12. mikesown

    Intel Compilers Are HERE!

    gcc == free intel compiler == $399-$549 'nuff said
  13. I went to the Apple store today to try out the new intel Macs. No macbooks were at the store yet, so I went over to the new iMacs. I opened up google earth, and played around with it a bit. It worked perfectly, just like on my windows machine at home. I assumed it was a universal binary, but I decided to check. It was a powerpc app. I couldn't believe it. The animations were flawless. If anything, I would have expected rosetta to fail on a graphics and bandwidth intestive app like google earth. Really, apple has done an amazing job with rosetta.
  14. mikesown

    OSX - A difficult OS

    You're missing the fundamental point that Apple was built on. They build all software THEMSELVES. With the exception of applications like Photoshop and Word, Apple pretty much dominates the application market for its operating system. Think about it-- Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion. The list goes on and on. Even if apple doesn't make the application, they encourage developers to abide by their standards(use XCode to make a cocoa complient application in a .dmg installer file). The reason Apple computers 'just work' is because Apple has complete control over their market. As for your python issue, again, Apple deals with it for a reason. They compile it, and get it running on Mac OSX flawlessly. However, because they have a very specific operating system, sometimes it will not work. Everything on Mac OSX is best done by apple. If apple offers an update for python-- get it. Mac OSX is not the ideal operating system for you if you are picky about what you want to run. If you HAVE to run *nix tools, use Linux. If you love Apple's tools, and are happy with them, as many people are, then it is a great operating system!
  15. Prior to getting my new 3200+ and nforce motherboard, I had a 1.8ghz Pentium 4 with an MSI 845e motherboard. I was using a usb mouse and ps/2 keyboard in OSX with no problem at all. I swap out my motherboard, and boom, ps/2 keyboard doesn't work anymore... I search around the wiki here and found a quick fix solution- plug an old ps/2 mouse in. It worked. However, this is far from a permenant fix. It seems like it would be really easy to fix.... Would anyone want to help in developing a patch for this annoyint problem?