Friday, January 21, 2011

Some handy info for Dell Streak users

Searching for answers regarding the Dell Streak and this error:
dell streak android.process.acore stopped unexpectedly
found some good info here:

Grabbing iView stuff for slow computers

As nice a feature as [ABC TV, Australia's] iView is it can be a fail for those with slow connections. Pausing of an iView show does not significantly allow buffering such that you can then unpause to watch without stuttering of the video, due to a slow internet connection.

Therefor using the iView plugin for Firefox one can DL to a file to then watch in one nice smooth sitting.

Firefox iView plugin

OS X Ethernet fix for 10.6.6 Software Update

So I unwittingly clicked 'OK' and allowed the Apple software update of my system to 10.6.6 (which some people think should be re-titled '' because it's -evil-™™™™)

It killed my ethernet. Wireless was still ok, a saving grace, as it allowed me to check the forums and then download the Combo install for 10.6.6.

I booted into safe mode (hold shift key while starting up) and then installed MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.6 (.dmg) which I got, at the time, from here

Hope this helps someone.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

OS X Temporary Files Flash videos

These files I used to find here


but this folder has ceased to exist .. o_O

OK, some tedious searching has found the temp file(s) at


My system is now on Snow Leopard which may contribute to this change but I was sure it was at the earlier location very recently.

I *did* do some apt-get installs yesterday ... [shrug]

Apple Script to Show All Files in Finder

I use two separate scripts, one for On and one for Off.

do shell script "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles True"
do shell script "killall Finder"

do shell script "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles False"
do shell script "killall Finder"