German-English dictionary and thesaurus
May 9th, 2008 by ravi

A couple of useful free downloads for anyone interested in learning German:

Jing Project: screen capture
May 9th, 2008 by ravi

Jing ProjectSkitchJing Project is an interesting new free tool for sharing screenshots and video (screencasts). It is quite similar to Skitch. It provides video recording which (AFAIK) is unavailable in Skitch, but Skitch [seems to] have more options including support for iSight. Both of them let you upload captured content to their sharing portal or any service such as Flickr or a subset of FTP/SFTP/WebDAV server.

Leopard mouse click strangeness
May 8th, 2008 by ravi

A peculiar problem I have faced since upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): mouse clicks suddenly stop working! I can still move the mouse around and use keyboard navigation, but clicking any of the mouse buttons results in no action. The trackpad on my MacBook stops working too. After killing processes one at a time, I discovered a workaround: killing Universal Access (you will have to use the terminal to find the process id, in order to kill it; you could probably find the process using Activity Monitor also, perhaps) caused mouse clicks to start working again.

Not sure what/why is going on and this is a poor fix for any user/application that requires services provided by Universal Access. But it at least helps me keep working!

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