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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Modal Dialog from Hell

Now I like Araxis Merge, and I don't regret the painful $300 that I dropped for this diff tool, but this is too funny:

Sometimes I think, "Wouldn't it be nice to use a Mac instead?"


  • Ask Alexei for one, and become enlightened once more Jon - you know you want to!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/10/2007 10:52 p.m.  

  • I had the other half of that error a while back:

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/10/2007 10:56 p.m.  

  • Paul - You're right of course. But I need my Araxis Merge and SnagIt!

    Adam - hilarious! At least you had a button!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/10/2007 11:50 p.m.  

  • Hi Jon. Macs aren't any better. We have an OS X production machine at work and it crashes just as much as Windows XP. Macs have the reputation of being stable because most users only run 1 program at a time. If you did what with Windows, it would never crash either.

    Macs are a real problem with getting Postscript drivers to work. Also, trying sharing on the network a folder on another hard drive. It can't be done. I found a program which forces a work around on the Mac.

    In short, OS X is not the great OS that Apple claims. Windows has problems but at least everything works. :)

    I'll bet the bad dialog box you got was the result of a missing font or the image flowing out of the dialog box.

    By Blogger Johan, at 5/12/2007 5:37 a.m.  

  • Alas, Johan, aren't computers supposed to make our lives easier :-)

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/12/2007 11:02 p.m.  

  • Someday they will. For now, they pay my bills. :)

    By Blogger Johan, at 5/13/2007 3:54 p.m.  

  • Johan - lol!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/13/2007 10:06 p.m.  

  • I highly recommend Ubuntu-- being able to shape the OS to fit my needs is really rewarding!

    By Blogger Daniel, at 5/14/2007 7:26 p.m.  

  • Daniel - Neat way to put it!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/15/2007 6:01 p.m.  

  • Love that dialog box!

    By Blogger goblinbox, at 6/06/2007 3:24 p.m.  

  • goblinbox - yeah, when this dialog box happens you know it's going to be one of those days.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/06/2007 9:01 p.m.  

  • I find it odd how rarely I see Araxis Merge mentioned. My favorite diff tool ever...and I try a lot of tools :).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/12/2007 6:48 p.m.  

  • No doubt, David - it's the Cadillac of diff tools.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 7/12/2007 7:14 p.m.  

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