7 Feb 2009

Why Adobe AIR Apps Suck, Just Like Java Apps

Okay, don’t get me wrong. I use Adobe AIR applications, notably the almost-excellent TweetDeck (more of the “almost” in a second.) I also use Java applications. But I only use them when there’s no native alternative that does what I want. The reason is mostly in the user interface. The minor irritations that come with […]

5 Aug 2008

Confusing Time Machine Error Message

Following on from my last post, here’s another in my series of confusing, annoying or just-plain-baffling error messages. “This backup is too large for the backup volume. The backup requires 1.2 GB, but only 1.5 GB are available.” Rrrrrright. Last time I looked, 1.2 was, in fact, smaller than 1.5. I think Apple may have […]

25 Jul 2008

Annoying Error Messages #84234767

I like Spanning Sync. I like its ability to sync my Mac’s iCal calendars with Google Calendar. I especially like it since the fiasco that is MobileMe has stopped me even viewing my calendars from my Windows machine at work, for no readily-apparent reason. But sometimes I hate it. Mostly when I see the oh-so-helpful […]