OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide
The Ultimate Quick Guide to OS X
Author: Chris Seibold
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Released: July 2012
Price: $14.99 US
I recently had the opportunity to review a copy of the OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide from O’Reilly media. Continue reading Review: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide…
(Originally posted on the Paradigm Consulting blog.)
Whether it’s fair, or not, people judge you by the words you use, spoken and written. This applies to electronic communication as well and, while the accepted norms for grammar are being relaxed more and more every day, f u typ lik ths n a prof ltr, ul look like a ful. Continue reading Type Like a Teenager, Communicate Like a Professional…
I am rapidly losing faith in Apple products. I mean, seriously. Over the last few months, here’s a sample of the ridiculous issues I have been facing. Continue reading How (Quickly) the Mighty Have Fallen…
Yesterday, Evernote started crashing within seconds of launching on my MacBook Air. Here’s how I fixed it.
First, I searched Google and Evernote’s forum for help. I found this article, which didn’t help. The simplest thing, I figured, was to trash the custom settings for Evernote (in class Mac OS style). These are usually stored in the under my home directory called Library, and then in a folder called Preferences.
My first stumbling block was the lack of my Library folder! A quick search revealed that the Library folder is still there, but in OS 10.7, is now hidden by default. Rather than fiddling with that, I dropped to a Terminal to do the dirty work.
First, I found all of the Evernote data in Preferences,with the following commands. These could be shortened to a single line if you just want the “quick fix,” but these are the steps I took.
cd ~/Library # Go into the Library folder
cd Preferences # Go the next step into Preferences
find . | grep -i evernote # Find all Evernote files.
find . | grep -i evernote | xargs rm # Delete all Evernote files.
No dice. Evernote still crashed. On to the “Application Support” folder.
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support # Go to the Application Support folder
ls # Look around, observe the presence of an "Evernote" folder.
rm -rf Evernote # nuke it.
After that, I re-launched Evernote and waited as it re-synced my notebooks with the online version, and has been working happily ever since.
After years of waiting for AT&T to introduce service in Vermont (which they did by virtue of acquiring Unicel), I once again have to wait for my new iPhone, but not for the reason you’d expect. Continue reading I Want My iPhone 4S (but I can’t have it yet)…