Quicktime on Safari - Question Mark

July 8, 2008

Ok, I don’t know what it is with my OS X install lately after installing OS update 10.5.4 but things seem to be broken left and right. Besides the trash issue in a previous post, Quicktime movies will not play in Safari - but they do play in Firefox. I updated to the latest Quicktime (7.5) and still no go after a restart. After trawling through numerous support forums, this is what worked for me:

  1. Navigate to the "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" folder
  2. Delete the "QuickTime Plugin.webplugin" file
  3. Restart Safari

Go to http://www.apple.com/trailers to test.

Mac OS X - Files won't go in the Trash

July 7, 2008

Most likely your Trash folder is not owned by you anymore. To fix:

  1. Open Terminal.app, and type in the next 3 commands:
  2. sudo chown <your_user_name>:staff ~/.Trash
  3. sudo chmod 700 ~/.Trash
  4. killall Finder

Stressful blogging

April 6, 2008

The New York Times has an article about prominent bloggers being stressed out. Hey, just like a “real” job (not that theirs is not real of course). In their pay-per-click world, I don’t know if it will ever get less stressful. Just like any other business. I’m sure if they quit, some other blogger will fill the void.