Tag Archive for os x

Quicken 2004 for Mac Data File Conversion to Quicken Essentials for Mountain Lion

Hi, so we just went through a laborious process for a client who had upgraded OS X to 10.8 from 10.6, leaving behind Rosetta and the ability to run Quicken 2004 for Mac.

We were able to obtain the free version of Quicken 2006 for Mac from Intuit. Then, on an older Mac Mini running 10.6.8 we stepped from Quicken 2004 for Mac to Quicken 2006 for Mac. Then we exported a backup file and were able to run the Quicken Essentials File Exchange Utility to prepare the .qdfx file for the modern Quicken Essentials program.

We’re happy to do the same for you if you find yourself locked out of an early-version Quicken file by an OS upgrade or other scenario. Pay now, and email us a zip of your latest data file at [email protected] Please send a separate email with your contact info, or call us at (503) 383-9243. Thanks!


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“Create MP3 Version” missing in iTunes

It’s not really missing, but the “Create xyz Version” is dependent on your encoding settings in iTunes preferences. Of course. Hmm.


Thanks, Apple Insider folks!



wget on OS X Lion

This is one of the first things I found myself doing on this new install of OS X Lion:




And I did have to follow the directions found in a comment in Apple’s AppStore (of all places) to get it linked properly:


Using the Built in VPN Server in OS X (10.6)

Very interesting: http://blog.theilluminatedengineer.com/?p=136

I am thinking about waiting till I have a Lion Server machine setup, though.

Finally! A Robust Free IPSEC Client for OS X


Finally! A Robust Free IPSEC Client for OS X

Browser Wars

Switched back to Chrome, away from OmniWeb for my main business services web browser…

Apple: Fix the WWAN status in the menu bar option

…in OS X 10.6, Preferences, Network…

The checkbox never stays checked. And the WWAN status never shows up in the menu bar.

This is for various Verizon/VZW devices, at least the USB720 and the MiFi 2200 Novatel.

The Macbook Air

Apple Refurbished MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

The things I don’t like about the Macbook Air:

  • Edges on inside (wrist-rest area) should be beveled
  • Screen should tilt back further
  • Battery life is poor

The things I love about the Macbook Air:

  • Slim Profile
  • Light Weight

Things I could never go back from:

  • Back-lit Keyboard
  • Auto-sensing Display Brightness
  • Multi-touch Trackpad

Delicious Library 2

“Or, have you ever loaned a book or DVD or $200 DeWalt Cordless Driver to a friend, and forgotten which friend? And then bought another? With Delicious Library you just drag any item onto any friend from your Address Book, and it’ll remember the loan for you — and even put an entry in iCal reminding you when it’s due. Or maybe you have something lying around you don’t use, like an out-of-print book, that’s worth serious bucks and you don’t know it? Because with Delicious Library 2 you always know the current value of your things, and can put your used items up for sale with three clicks. Or maybe you just want to publish your library to the web and share it with your friends…”