Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

6 September 2006

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Shit! [via] Even when they’re just proving rumors true, Apple manages to surprise. Nevermind that it’s one inch more than expected; announced a week before the press event?! Yes, they’ve done that before (for a MacBook Pro iteration, I think? not sure), but if a 24-inch iMac isn’t worthy of a Steve Jobs mention… in a “It’s showtime” keynote…

 

Droooool.

 

Good heavens does it look huge in photo.

 

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Oh, and the Mac mini specs have been bumped (again). But who cares today?

 

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You know how Safari slows down Quicktime and Flash animations when a window isn’t active, and you can’t watch YouTube videos while doing something in another application? Star Performer (from the developer of must-have CoverFlow) is a SIMBL plugin that makes Safari believe a given window is still in the foreground.

It seems to break my Safari, though (it loads, but won’t open any windows at all, which, uh, makes it a bit unusable) so I can’t really recommend it; better live with the developer’s post-scriptum: “Interesting – recent Webkit nightlies no longer throttle background video.” (Meaning that future versions of Safari won’t have this behavior anymore anyway.)

 

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I just solved the mystery of the disappearing Desktop folder: I’ve grown accustomed to using Quicksilver to move files from my desktop to where they should be stored; it seems that Quicksilver will occasionally (very — it’s only happened twice so far) move the desktop instead of the selected files for some reason. I think I’d have noticed if the QS windows showed it had selected the Desktop folder, so I think it’s really a silent bug.