Maccast 2007.10.31

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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No cash for iPhones. Leopard a success. Security firm questions Leopard Firewall. Possible bad Macbook drives. Mac trojan in the wild. Leopard launch party coverage. Upgrading gotchas. Some of my favorite things so far. What’s missing… How to scroll inactive windows in Leopard. How to quick activate QuickLook. How to move apps and windows between Spaces.

New music, “Tricks” by Brakelazy (iTunes)

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It’s the so-called ‘normal’ guys that always let you down. Sickos never scare me. At least they’re committed. — Batman Returns (1992)

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  1. Maurice | Nov 01 2007 - 07:11

    Hi Adam, Where are the shownotes?

  2. Jerry | Nov 01 2007 - 08:49

    Same question as Maurice.

  3. Phil | Nov 01 2007 - 09:26

    The shownotes are in the Lyrics for the enhanced version of the podcast.

  4. Gerald Vanderwoude | Nov 01 2007 - 09:55

    Well this really sucks. Two year old software and I won’t be able to go to Leopard. PLUS I will have to shell out about $2500 for a complete overhaul of all my systems computers if I want to go to Leopard. Here is what Filemaker says on their website. I think this is REALLY lame and hope you report it in your next podcast.


    We have completed limited testing of FileMaker Pro 8.5 running on Leopard and have found some key issues:

    Region/language issue: On Leopard, each language version of FileMaker Pro 8.5 works only when the Mac OS System Preference “International Formats Region” is set to a specific region. For example, the English language version of FileMaker works only when the region is United States. It does not work when the region is United Kingdom, or Australia, or France, or any other region.
    Save to Excel and Export to Excel cause FileMaker Pro 8.5 to hang.
    The Instant Web Publishing (IWP) feature does not work.

    We plan to provide a software patch to fix the first two issues in FileMaker Pro 8.5 and FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced. This patch should be available as a download in December 2007. For timely news on the availability of this patch, please subscribe to FileMaker News, or click the “Notify Me” button below.

    The IWP feature in FileMaker Pro 8.5 was designed and implemented long before the Leopard release, and it is not feasible to update it for Leopard.

    We hope that fixing these key issues will help affected customers make a smoother transition to FileMaker Pro 9. Please note – there may be other issues with FileMaker Pro 8.5 and FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced running on Leopard. These two products will not be supported on Leopard.

    Versions of our software earlier than FileMaker Pro 8.5 (8.0 and earlier versions of FileMaker Pro, Pro Advanced, Server and Server Advanced) will not be tested or supported with Leopard. These were developed and initially released years before Leopard became available. We can not update or support these older versions without impacting our support and development of our current product line.

    While versions of FileMaker software earlier than 9 may install and run on Leopard, if you do so, you may encounter installation and stability issues for which there is no resolution. We strongly recommend you use current certified software.

    – Lame. Gerald van der Woude (pronounced “wood”)

  5. Guy | Nov 01 2007 - 11:39

    The scary voice was a great touch!

  6. Phil | Nov 01 2007 - 02:32

    Oh, and according to my feed reader, the shownotes are also here:

  7. David | Nov 01 2007 - 08:23

    Hey Adam, been a while since i looked in, good to see you still going strong…

    Some tweaked Applescripts here which i created to help with batch-editing of TV Shows/Movies in iTunes. Full info and download here:

    Take care, keep geek[gk]â„¢ing


  8. HAMASFGFFFD BHATTI | Nov 01 2007 - 09:56


  9. Kathy | Nov 02 2007 - 05:22

    I can’t find any show notes either! Where have they disappeared to? I’ve run through the podcast in iTunes but cannot work out how to get up any ‘lyrics’ list as suggested above. I’m trying to find the link for Domys World – or was it Dommies World – something like that – the list of Leopard compatible apps?

  10. Arde | Nov 02 2007 - 08:14

    Would it be too much to ask to have the shownotes also on website?

    I listened to the episode with my iPod & sync’d, so it is not on my mac nor iPod any more.

    Would also love to be able to find the links to useful websites and apps after couple of weeks.

  11. Adam Christianson | Nov 02 2007 - 09:08

    Hey gang. Sorry about the shownotes links. I added them. It was late when I posted the show and I just forgot to add the links. As many of you saw, they were actually there and uploaded.

  12. Joshua | Nov 02 2007 - 12:01

    Nice to hear a Leopard review on some older hardware. Other reivew always start off with “Just installed Leopard on my MacBook/Mac Pro with my 2 GB of RAM…”. I also have an iBook G4 and will be getting Leopard tonight and I’m glad to hear it works well on the not as recent hardware, too.

  13. Ryan Gray | Nov 03 2007 - 08:22

    Actually, the scroll in the background feature has been there in previous versions, you just had to hold the command key down while hovering over a background window, and you could scroll it by dragging the scroll bar (non-standard controls like iTunes uses don’t work), but the new Leopard feature seems to be adding the scroll wheel it seems. You could also drag the window around by grabbing a part of the background window that you can drag it with. I use that feature more often to strategically arrange a background chat window for example.