Quickly type there what you need and drag it to the Keynote window – here I needed a curly bracket }.
Believe it or not, I was editing this week a document that I received by email. After 3 minutes Word Mac 2011, Version 14 crashed, leaving only a temporary file back on my OSX 10.7.4 desktop.
As restarting Word did not work, I used disk utility, that recommended to be started from another disk.
When doing so, it recommended to reformat my hard disk (which I did). Continue reading A Word file that crashes the Macbook hard disk
While all that sync’ing works quite well, I still have different desktops on my MacBooks.
Here is a solution that is based on some undocumented feature of the iCloud that I have found at macstories.net. It basically needs to activate the iCloud settings also for files which will give you in Lion access to a magic 5 GB ~/Library/Mobile Document folder very much alike to Dropbox.
I am rsyncing here now my Desktop folder by an automator action as described at banana.com. Can be done in less than 5 minutes…
Filevault is too much of a good thing but slowing down your system and making Time Machine backups difficult if not impossible. No security is also no option, so I thought about creating a sparse image for just a few selected datasets, like mail, calendar, passwords and adressbook. Why should I encrypt 120 Gig when only 8 Gig should be encrypted? The sparsebundle is mounting automatically using a password from the keychain.
I found it, however, difficult to create the correct links that replace the original files.
A Mac OS X hint fortunately explains, how to do that Continue reading Optimized data security under Snow Leopard
Visiting again the British Library Humanities Reading Room last week, I had a major problem securing my laptop as it has no Kensington slot. I haven’t found anything useful for locking it except this free (car-like antitheft)Lockdown application. If you are not too much paranoid – it is a clever solution – and a lot of fun here back in the lab to watch the pictures it takes.
Found some lock brackets here.