MGG 228: Neither Geeks Nor Listeners Are Turkeys

John and Dave come straight out of the US Thanksgiving holiday and into your ears, hearts, and heads sharing both their AND your Mac knowledge tips, queries, and concerns. Topics include troubleshooting Safari, saving your iDisk, Monitoring internet usage with AirPort Base Stations, and not one but two great utilities for getting more out of your Magic Mouse. Subscribe today and enjoy!

MGG 228: Neither Geeks Nor Listeners Are Turkeys

Nov. 30, 2009 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

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15 Comments Leave Your Own

wally g

Dave/John:
Don’t point Superduper and TimeMachine to the same partition—unless you never use SuperDuper.  First time you fire up SuperDuper, it will make this shared SuperDuper/Timemachine destination drive a “clone” of whatever original you’re backing up and poof! there goes the TimeMachine data you had on that destination partition.

Dave

It seems after downloading the MGG podcast for the last year all the sudden iTunes tells me the link is bad and I should try again. So, I have, several times. I get the same result. What’s up? Is there a problem on your end maybe?

I even tried unsubscribing and then re subscribing. Nothing seems to work! All the other podcast I listen to are downloading fine.

Dave

Dave Hamilton

Hi Dave—I just checked and, near as I can tell, everything’s working fine on this end (also, you’re the first to report anything, though that doesn’t mean you’re alone!). Are you able to download *any* episodes? Which episode are you having trouble with, and is it the MP3 or the AAC?

Dave

Hi Dave?I just checked and, near as I can tell, everything?s working fine on this end (also, you?re the first to report anything, though that doesn?t mean you?re alone!). Are you able to download *any* episodes? Which episode are you having trouble with, and is it the MP3 or the AAC?

No problem getting episodes any other way except through iTunes subscription. I’ll be patient and wait a few days. Maybe it will clear up by it self.

Thanks for responding so quick

Dave

orion27

Yes there is an issue downloading 228 AACC in iTunes. Downloaded the mp3 version but can’t “save as” out of Safari! What’s up with that? Love your show,
just wanted to move it to iTunes then my iPhone.

Dave Hamilton

Ok, it seems there *was* an issue with the RSS feed and iTunes, but that was fixed several hours ago. Also, I was just able to do a “save as” out of Safari on both the MP3 and the AAC, which went live from Michael Johnston today.

Is everyone else having success here now, or are you still seeing problems?

orion27

All is corrected now. Thanks, I look forward to the show every week!

Dave

Dave Hamilton said:

Hi Dave?I just checked and, near as I can tell, everything?s working fine on this end (also, you?re the first to report anything, though that doesn?t mean you?re alone!). Are you able to download *any* episodes? Which episode are you having trouble with, and is it the MP3 or the AAC?

No problem getting episodes any other way except through iTunes subscription. I?ll be patient and wait a few days. Maybe it will clear up by it self.

Thanks for responding so quick

Dave

Dave, the show is downloading in iTunes now as expected.
Thanks!
Dave

Alphaman

During the show, you folks mentioned a second option to the MiddleClick program.  I’ve been using MiddleClick for a while now, and have found that it has issues waking from sleep.  I wanted to check out the other gesture-oriented program you mentioned, Better Touch Tool, but you didn’t include a link above.

For those interested, I found it via the author’s blog at http://blog.boastr.net/.  I’ve not yet had the chance to test it out, but would appreciate someone verifying that this is indeed the program referenced in the show.

stephenBliss

I’m originally from Vermont although I grew up in New York?my parents taught me to be proud of my heritage and Vermont was always considered home. Apple pie with cheddar is the only way to go. Connecticut?New England? Barely.

Alphaman

I’m originally from New Hampshire and lived in Vermont for a few years as a kid.  I am very proud of my Yankee (capital-Y) heritage, even though I’m a thousand miles away (in the heart of Johnny-Reb territory) and have been for way too long.  I agree with your assessment of CT, especially SW CT (I’d be willing to cut the folks who live near Cape Cod & RI a little slack, I guess. wink)

However, I must admit I’ve never had Apple Pie with cheddar.  Apple Pie—yes.  Cheddar—yes.  Grade B Maple Syrup—yes.  I guess I’ve got something new to try now!
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Oh, and for the record, I’ve now used both MiddleClick and BetterTouchTool, and the latter is FAR better, offering much more customizability, and works even after the system awakes from sleep.

stephenBliss

Grade B syrup?the best kept secret. Can’t find it in NY.

Alphaman

Grade B: I buy mine on the web—https://www.parkersmaplebarn.com/ in Mason, NH—great price, great syrup, and great service!  (Std Disclaimer: I have no stake in Parker’s Maple Barn, other than I want to see them continue to ship their products!!)

EricArmstrong

The links to the PR-40 mics in the above “This podcast is recorded on…” boilerplate copy are broken. The new link is http://www.heilsound.com/pro/products/pr40/

Great show, as always…

Eric

Dave Hamilton

The links to the PR-40 mics in the above ?This podcast is recorded on?? boilerplate copy are broken. The new link is http://www.heilsound.com/pro/products/pr40/

Thanks, Eric… fixed!

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