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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • These are some quirks I noticed on my iBook. Listed in no particular order:
    • No line in
    • The trackpad is way too big. I've got a teeny tiny Dell Inspiron that I use (about 3.4lb), and that has a perfectly sized trackpad. As it stands, the iBook gets epileptic mouse syndrome
    • One button mouse. I have yet to get used to the "control-click", "command-click", "option-click" idioms.
    • The USB ports are on the left side; works in general, but if you get an external mouse (I haven't, yet), then the ports are on th
    • Everything JUST WORKS

      I bought my iBook two nights ago. (I'll do a journal entry shortly with thoughts.) I continue to be shocked at how EASY, things are.

      • Every time I come across something that doesn't work (or doesn't work the way I've come to expect it to work), I poke around a little. Eventually I come to one of two conclusions:
        • That's fair. (You can't launch an Aqua app directly on the command line, like you can with Windows or X; you need to use the open command)
        • That's better. (The print drivers are pretty spartan, but they always have a preview button. It generates a PDF file, which automagically opens up in Preview. I like being able to generat
        • I'm straying into pointless-pedantry territory, but you can execute an Aqua app directly; for example:
          /Applications/Preview.app/Contents/MacOS/Preview
          In other words, there's an executable binary at the heart of the .app which can be executed in the ordinary way.

          I do love the open command though - especially the way it can work out which application to use for a particular file. For example, here is my .mailcap in its entirety:

          application/*; open %s&read
          (The "read" is there to get around the fact that open returns immediately, so that without it mutt will delete the temporary attachment file before the application has had a chance to open it.)