Archive for June, 2006
I love my Mac. I love the software it runs. But I just ran into a problem that appears to be blatantly obvious, and yet, it happens.I was trying to fix the networking problem between my Windows and my Mac; the problem was that, sometimes, I couldn’t modify files on Windows from my Mac over the network, and sometimes I could. Someone recommended, from an online forum, that I run Keychain First Aid, and so I did. I used the Repair option to repair my keychains. What it did completely baffles me. It deleted my login keychain (or so I thought), which contains all of my passwords that I save on my computer, for applications (such as for my instant messaging client). So, whenever I restarted my computer, each program would always ask me to type in the password once again, and again, and again – on every startup. After poking around a bit, I found that the keychain still existed in ~/Library/Keychains, where I suppose all of the user-created keychains exist. I imported the keychain into Keychain Access, and all is well again.
Just to test the problem, I once again ran Keychain First Aid, and sure enough, the same thing occurred. The program removed all references to my login keychain, so I had to re-import it. Again, I don’t know WHY it does this, but it did. For some reason now, though, after playing around a bit, I have TWO System keychains (I should only have one; they both appear to be duplicates of each other, and I can’t delete either of them) and after running the Repair option again, my login keychain doesn’t disappear.
If someone could explain what is going on, then that’d be nice.
I’ve been tweaking King Gary’s layout for the last few days bit by bit, and it’s looking better every time, even though a lot of it may not be obviously noticeable. I use Firefox on Mac OS X, so I also don’t have Internet Explorer on it. Today, I visited my website in IE, and guess what? It looked horrific. So, I had to fiddle around with it for a few hours before finally resulting to a workaround just for IE (aw, isn’t it special?) and so it looks closely to how it’s supposed to look, as it does in Firefox.
Anyways, what’s the lesson of the day today, boys and girls? DON’T use Internet Explorer. It eats babies.
Just FYI, if you don’t know about it already, before I started this blog I created a ‘Comics Page’ where I visit once a day to view all my daily comics there. If you want to use it, go ahead. Anyways, this is just for the people who don’t know about it yet but might be interested in it. Also, the comics there are the (main) ones that I read, and I probably won’t add anymore unless I really like the new strips.
I gave Riya a look for the first time today, and I must say, I’m impressed with the technology of the facial recognition that they use, but I’m also disappointed in the fact that the website is not really user friendly at all. It doesn’t seem like it’s easy for me to share my list of ‘People’ for instance and let others click on the faces to see which of my photos those people appear in.
Their Mac uploader (AND the Windows uploader) also has a lot of features, but are disabled, so I assume they are PLANNED features only, and so this is very disappointing because I can only either upload a folder or upload my entire iPhoto Library, and both are pretty inconvenient when I’d rather just upload, say, a single album from iPhoto.
Update: I took a look at the previous Riya website design, and I like that more than the existing one. It seems cleaner and easier to use. What happened?