Archive for November, 2010

If all else fails, try Preview

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I’m totally amazed at all the things Preview does in OSX Snow Leopard. I already use it for knocking out backgrounds, using the “Instant Alpha” tool in the “Select” dropdown. But what happened today is more interesting. To my everlasting regret I got me a Canon Lide 60 scanner a couple of years ago. Canon’s […]

Don’t do parts.parts

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I just found another weirdness in Apple’s Objective C. If you have the same name for several components of an object path, the runtime starts stuttering and behaving very badly. Intermittently, you can’t scroll, or only extremely slowly, everything turns into molasses. No errors, mind, just mindbogglingly slow. This stuttering and slowness seems to affect […]