[MyAppleMenu] Aug 23, 2011
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**** Apple And The Accessibility Factor <http://lowendmac.com/ed/leeds/11al/accessibility.html>
Austin Leeds, Low End Mac
**** Apple Updates iTunes To 10.4.1 <http://www.macworld.com/article/161872/2011/08/apple_updates_itunes_to_10_4_1.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
**** A Month Of OS X 10.7, Lion: Not Bad â Good In Parts <http://www.amitiae.com/?p=5329>
Graham K. Rogers, Amitiae
Day to day, I find that working with Lion has not greatly affected my output with one or two exceptions, particularly the use of resource-heavy software. Safari has now entered that category and occasionally we are left twiddlling thumbs while things sort themselves out. Or not. Aperture 3 has always been a drag since its release, unlike version 2, and as it was a slow performer in Snow Leopard, it remains so in Lion: it is neither better nor worse.
I used to pride myself that I never restarted my Macs apart from when a software update needed this and they would be running for months: my iMac ran for over a year without a need for a restart. With Lion I have been resorting to the restart as a matter of course. This brings it back to life with a spring in its step for a day or so, then bit by bit fatigue sets in once more.
**** Testing IE6, 7, 8 And 9 On Mac OS X <http://www.xairon.net/2011/06/testing-ie6-7-8-and-9-on-mac-os-x/>
This is a Free and Legal method to test various versions of Internet Explorer on an Intel Based Mac.
**** What I Learned At The Apple Store Today <http://www.tedlandau.com/slantedviewpoint/index.php/archives/2011/781>
Ted Landau, Slanted Viewpoint
Soâ¦if you want a Lion USB thumb driveâ¦make one yourself from the Mac App Store download of Lion. Not only will you save money, youâll bypass the limitation on using Recovery HD.
**** Why Hibernate Or 'Safe Sleep' Mode Is No Longer Necessary In OS X Lion <http://www.tuaw.com/2011/08/22/why-hibernate-or-safe-sleep-mode-is-no-longer-necessary-in-os/>
Chris Rawson, TUAW
**** Q&A: Updating An Apple TV <http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/qa-updating-an-apple-tv/?partner=rss&emc=rss>
J.d. Biersdorfer, New York Times
If the box itself does not prompt you to install an update, you can manually check to see if there is new software available. You just need to make sure the Apple TV is on and connected to the Internet.
**** Open Finder Folder In Terminal <http://www.macworld.com/article/161876/2011/08/open_finder_folder_in_terminal.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Lex Friedman, Macworld
**** Lion, Time Machine, And The Death Of The iPhoto Interface <http://www.macworld.com/article/161877/2011/08/lion_time_machine_iphoto.html#lsrc.rss_main>
Christopher Breen, Macworld
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** A Magazine Bets That Readers Play Tag <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/business/media/glamour-magazine-bets-that-readers-will-use-mobile-codes.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
Elizabeth Olson, New York Times
The CondÃ© Nast magazine is hoping that readers will use their cellphones to connect to additional digital content through mobile codes.
**** The Eight Memes Of The Postmodern Mystery <http://www.postmodernmystery.com/eight_memes.html>
Ted Gioia, Postmodern Mystery
But how do you know which works of fiction fall under the rubric of postmodern mystery? Like any detective, the reader needs to gather evidence and look for clues. Here is a checklist: my handy guide to the eight memes of the postmodern mystery.
**** How To Survive The Titanic Or, The Sinking Of J Bruce Ismay By Frances Wilson: Review <But how do you know which works of fiction fall under the rubric of postmodern mystery? Like any detective, the reader needs to gather evidence and look for clues. Here is a checklist: my handy guide to the eight memes of the postmodern mystery.>
Andrew Lycett, The Telegraph
Frances Wilson has commandeered this seafaring Polish-British author and used his writings to help piece together a gripping study â part reportage, part biography, part literary criticism â of the more intimate ramifications of a disaster which still haunts the public imagination.
**** The Sculptor And His Muse <http://www.slate.com/id/2302054/?from=rss>
Greg Miller, Slate
**** Leopards And Spots <http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2011/08/leopards-and-spots.html>
Siew Kum Hong
This is offensive on so many levels. The HDB needs to explain why it did what it did, and the timing for those actions. Why did it suddenly lease those areas to the PA, after the PAP lost Aljunied GRC, when those areas had previously been managed by the town council? Has it ever leased such areas to the PA in other constituencies ? What was the criteria for choosing those areas?
As for the PA, this drives the final nail through its pretense of being a true grassroots organisation -- as opposed to a state-funded para-political organisation used as a mobilisation vehicle by the ruling party. If it was truly non-political, it would not issue a blanket refusal to lease these areas to the Workers' Party.
**** Writer Misunderstood Mediation Process: MinLaw <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_704912.html>
Chong Wan Yieng, Ministry Of Law, Straits Times
The centre provides a forum to resolve such disputes, without ascribing fault to the parties - on the basis that it is better for the parties to resolve their disputes amicably. Mediators may view some of the complaints which come to them as unreasonable, but they will set aside their personal feelings and facilitate the mediation.
Neither party was under any compulsion at any stage. Many people, including mediators, might consider the solution unreasonable for the Indian family. However, it was not for the mediator involved in the matter, to prevent the two families from proceeding with a solution they were both happy with. If mediators took the approach suggested by Mr Sadasivan, our society would have many more disputes unresolved, and festering.
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**** 3 Things We Can Conclude Through The Curry Incident <http://kentridgecommon.com/?p=13200>
Jamie Huang, Kent Ridge Common
It seems that the fault lines of inter-group conflict in Singapore has shifted from among racial lines to lines of nationalities, but thatâs pretty hard to avoid given the basic paradox of nation-building â building a national identity also depends on who you can exclude, not just who you include.
**** SDP Asks ELD To Conduct Seminar To Resolve Voting Problems <http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4912-sdp-asks-eld-to-conduct-seminar-to-resolve-voting-problems>
Singapore Democratic Party
Your explanation that the ballot boxes can be inspected and sealed by candidates and polling agents before they are transported is welcome. However this is negated by the inconsistent application of regulations, as you have acknowledged, by officials from the Elections Department (ELD).
**** HDB & PA Respond To Open Spaces Issue In Aljunied <http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20110823-295750.html>
"The practice of leasing public spaces for community activities is not new, nor is it peculiar to Aljunied GRC."
"From time to time, the CCCs may rent various sites across Singapore from the relevant authorities for community activities."
**** Singaporeâs Inflation Accelerates To Fastest Pace Since January On Housing <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-23/singapore-s-inflation-quickens-to-5-4-adding-pressure-for-currency-gains.html>
Shamim Adam And Sarina Yoo, Bloomberg
Singaporeâs inflation accelerated to the fastest pace since January as transportation and housing costs increased, maintaining pressure on the central bank to allow the currency to strengthen even as growth falters.
The consumer price index rose 5.4 percent last month from a year earlier, the Department of Statistics said in a statement today. Thatâs higher than the median estimate of 13 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News for a 5 percent gain. Inflation was 5.2 percent in June, according to previously reported data.
**** Do We Still Want A Nathanesque Presidency? Part 2 <http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/do-we-still-want-a-nathanesque-presidency-part-2/>
Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
So, despite the line being pushed by government ministers, the average Singaporean voter probably knows better: that conflict is inherent in the relationship between president and cabinet. Thus, we should not be afraid of choosing someone who does not lose sleep over taking opposing positions. Better yet, I would say, the best president would be one who has the fortitude to withstand bullying.
**** Desmond Choo Wishes To Transfer 6 Plots Of Land To PA <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_705160.html>
Teo Wan Gek, Straits Times
Mr Choo on Tuesday revealed at a press conference at the Hougang Community Club that this comes after several failed attempts over the years by the PA grassroots organisations to secure successful applications from the town council.
Applications to the Hougang Town Council for use of land, which has been run by the Workers' Party since 1991, were often either rejected without reason, ignored, or approved - but only a day before the event was supposed to take place, he said.
**** Singapore Braces For Economic Downswing <http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/MH24Ae01.html>
Megawati Wijaya, Asia Times
Singapore faces renewed economic turbulence in a new, potentially more destabilizing political environment.
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