The old Macbook Pro finally kicked it, so… on to the new one. Just thought I’d share my “what to install” list of all-stars that survived the jump from the old machine to the new. Missing anything?
* Yammer via Fluid
* Adium (AIM/GMail/Nextpoint Gmail/Yahoo)
… live http headers
* svndiff (http://drupal.org/node/191106)
* StuffIt Expander
…. svn, resolve with macgreerver
(and just let me know if you want more detail on any than just the name)
Update: forgot… Menu Meters
Update 2: forgot to disable Flash (in general) and install the YouTube5 Safari extension
Update 3: SlidePad
I recently undertook a (failed) journey into synching my Gmail contacts with my Address Book. The end result was much annoyance, followed by a day (ok probably 20 minutes) of cleanup to get my list back to normal. FINE. The cleanup got done – I re-synched with my iPhone and viola: contacts restored to normal… or were they?
10 minutes later I received a text from someone not in my contacts list. Upon further inspection, it was a good friend of mine (who I frequently trade messages with) — what the heck? His number isn’t in my address book?
A quick check of my laptop revealed that he was still there but wasn’t properly being synched to my phone. It wasn’t just him – 25ish contacts were mysteriously not showing up properly. Editing individual entries and resynching got the job done but finding these 25 people was really getting annoying – I needed a truer solution.
iSynch -> Preferences -> Reset Sync History
That, plus one more “synch” through iTunes – and I was back on track. Hope that helps if you’re in that same boat!
You may or may not be anti-Joel, but this message from WordPress reminded me of a good post from him recently.
I’ve been trying to remember just what I need on my machine… it’s a combination of remembering what was on the old one + looking for better tools + removing the cruft.
Here’s what I’ve got (basically) so far.