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  • Windows 7 is shutting down unexpectedly, according to the logs.

    - by dlamblin
    Here's a message from my eventvwr EventLog (Windows Logs System): The previous system shutdown at 11:51:15 AM on ?7/?29/?2009 was unexpected. This is funny because I was wondering why the system shut down while I was playing Civilizations IV full screen. Now I know. It was unexpected. Has anyone encountered and resolved this? A little background: I am running Windows 7 RC inside VMWare Fusion 2 (just updated a few months back) on a MacBook (Bitterly not Pro) aluminum-body. Windows 7 occasionally will shut down. This isn't a quick turn-off, it's a shutdown where all the programs are exited, the system waits until they quit (and Civ4 doesn't prompt me to save), it even installed Windows Updates before restarting. And yes it is restarting right after the shutdown. Because I run a game in full screen mode I do not notice any dialog with a countdown timer or anything like that that might be a warning. As I have iStat on my dashboard widgets I can see about 8 temperature monitors. I have seen the CPU get up to 74C before, but during the shutdown, though it seemed hot to the touch (always is), it read 61C for the CPU, 60C for heatsink A, 50C for heatsink B and in the 30s-40s for the enclosure and harddrives. As I type this now, the temps are actually higher, so I don't think the temperature caused it. I have at least six such events dating first from 5/17 which was a week after installing Windows 7. I did find one information level warning from USER32 in the system log that says: The process C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe (DLAMBLIN-WIN7) has initiated the restart of computer DLAMBLIN-WIN7 on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Operating System: Recovery (Planned) Reason Code: 0x80020002 Shutdown Type: restart Comment: And another 15 minutes before that from Windows Update: Restart Required: To complete the installation of the following updates, the computer will be restarted within 15 minutes: - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Release Candidate for x64-based Systems (KB972260) Which I think kind of explains it. Though I don't know why restarting after an update would create an error event of "shutdown was unexpected", isn't that pretty odd? Now, how do I set it to never restart after an update unless I click something. Application of solution: As fretje reminded me, there's a couple of configurable settings for this, in windows 7 they're much in the same place as in Windows 2000 SP3 and XP SP1. Running gpedit.msc pops up a window that looks like: Windows 7 has changed the order and added a couple of newer options I've italicized: Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box Enabling Windows Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates Configure Automatic Updates Specify intranet Microsoft update service location Automatic Updates detection frequency Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications Turn on Software Notifications Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation Turn on recommended updates via Automatic Updates No auto-restart with logged-on users for scheduled Automatic Updates Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations. Delay Restart for scheduled installations Reschedule Automatic Updates schedule

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  • Can and should UDF be used as a hard drive format?

    - by dlamblin
    Several time recently I've seen UDF suggested as the solution to a cross platform format for a drive used on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP and above. I've searched here and not found the same suggestion (most are suggesting ntfs-3g which seems to cost money and isn't preinstalled on a Mac). So my question is: how is this done right, and has anyone done this? Have you then filled up the drive and deleted some files to make space finding that everything works like a real r/w format even though it seems to have been primarily a write once format?

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  • iTunes 9.0.2 hangs on launch on Mac OS X 10.6.2

    - by dlamblin
    My iTunes 9.0.2 hangs on launch in OS X 10.6.2. This doesn't happen all the time, only if I've been running for a while. Then it will recur until I restart. Similarly Safari 4.0.4 will hang in the flash player plugin when about to play a video. If I restart both these problems go away until later. Based on this crash dump I am suspecting Audio Hijack Pro. I will try to install a newer version of the driver involved, but so far I haven't had much luck. I have uninstalled the Flash Plugin (10.0.r42 and r32) but clearly I want it in the long run. This is iTunes' crash report. Date/Time: 2009-12-14 19:56:02 -0500 OS Version: 10.6.2 (Build 10C540) Architecture: x86_64 Report Version: 6 Command: iTunes Path: /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes Version: 9.0.2 (9.0.2) Build Version: 2 Project Name: iTunes Source Version: 9022501 Parent: launchd [120] PID: 16878 Event: hang Duration: 3.55s (sampling started after 2 seconds) Steps: 16 (100ms sampling interval) Pageins: 5 Pageouts: 0 Process: iTunes [16878] Path: /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes UID: 501 Thread 8f96000 User stack: 16 ??? (in iTunes + 6633) [0x29e9] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 6843) [0x2abb] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 11734) [0x3dd6] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 44960) [0xbfa0] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 45327) [0xc10f] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 2295196) [0x23159c] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 103620) [0x1a4c4] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 105607) [0x1ac87] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 106442) [0x1afca] 16 OpenAComponent + 433 (in CarbonCore) [0x972e9dd0] 16 CallComponentOpen + 43 (in CarbonCore) [0x972ebae7] 16 CallComponentDispatch + 29 (in CarbonCore) [0x972ebb06] 16 DefaultOutputAUEntry + 319 (in CoreAudio) [0x70031117] 16 AUGenericOutputEntry + 15273 (in CoreAudio) [0x7000e960] 16 AUGenericOutputEntry + 13096 (in CoreAudio) [0x7000e0df] 16 AUGenericOutputEntry + 9628 (in CoreAudio) [0x7000d353] 16 ??? [0xe0c16d] 16 ??? [0xe0fdf8] 16 ??? [0xe0e1e7] 16 ahs_hermes_CoreAudio_init + 32 (in Instant Hijack Server) [0x13fc7e9] 16 semaphore_wait_signal_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x9798e922] Kernel stack: 16 semaphore_wait_continue + 0 [0x22a0a5] Thread 9b9eb7c User stack: 16 thread_start + 34 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979bbe42] 16 _pthread_start + 345 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979bbfbd] 16 ??? (in iTunes + 4011870) [0x3d475e] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 84 (in CoreFoundation) [0x993497a4] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 452 (in CoreFoundation) [0x99343864] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 2079 (in CoreFoundation) [0x9934477f] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x9798e8da] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 9bc8b7c User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 30 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979b4336] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 390 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979b44f1] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 234 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979b4a68] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 163 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979b4cc3] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x979b50ea] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Binary Images: 0x1000 - 0xbecfea com.apple.iTunes 9.0.2 (9.0.2) <1F665956-0131-39AF-F334-E29E510D42DA> /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes 0x13f6000 - 0x1402ff7 com.rogueamoeba.audio_hijack_server.hermes 2.2.2 (2.2.2) <9B29AE7F-6951-E63F-616A-482B62179A5C> /usr/local/hermes/modules/Instant Hijack Server.hermesmodule/Contents/MacOS/Instant Hijack Server 0x70000000 - 0x700cbffb com.apple.audio.units.Components 1.6.1 (1.6.1) <600769A2-479A-CA6E-A214-C8766F7CBD0F> /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/Contents/MacOS/CoreAudio 0x97284000 - 0x975a3fe7 com.apple.CoreServices.CarbonCore 861.2 (861.2) <A9077470-3786-09F2-E0C7-F082B7F97838> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/CarbonCore 0x9798e000 - 0x97b32feb libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <D45B91B2-2B4C-AAC0-8096-1FC48B7E9672> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib 0x99308000 - 0x9947ffef com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <AE9FC6F7-F0B2-DE58-759E-7DB89C021A46> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation Process: AirPort Base Station Agent [142] Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPort Base Station Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPort Base Station Agent UID: 501 Thread 8b1d3d4 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in AirPort Base Station Agent + 5344) [0x1000014e0] 16 ??? (in AirPort Base Station Agent + 70666) [0x10001140a] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 8b80000 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 6e3c7a8 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 __workq_kernreturn + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878869da] Kernel stack: 16 workqueue_thread_yielded + 562 [0x4cb6ae] Thread 8b0f3d4 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 select$DARWIN_EXTSN + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878b09e2] Kernel stack: 16 sleep + 52 [0x487f93] Thread 8bcb000 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 ??? (in AirPort Base Station Agent + 71314) [0x100011692] 16 ??? (in AirPort Base Station Agent + 13712) [0x100003590] 16 ??? (in AirPort Base Station Agent + 71484) [0x10001173c] 16 __semwait_signal + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a79ee] Kernel stack: 16 semaphore_wait_continue + 0 [0x22a0a5] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100016fff com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent 1.5.4 (154.2) <73DF13C1-AF86-EC2C-9056-8D1946E607CF> /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPort Base Station Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPort Base Station Agent 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: AppleSpell [3041] Path: /System/Library/Services/AppleSpell.service/Contents/MacOS/AppleSpell UID: 501 Thread 999a000 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in AppleSpell + 5852) [0x1000016dc] 16 ??? (in AppleSpell + 6508) [0x10000196c] 16 -[NSSpellServer run] + 72 (in Foundation) [0x7fff81d3b796] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 8a9e7a8 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x1000a9fef com.apple.AppleSpell 1.6.1 (61.1) <6DE57CC1-77A0-BC06-45E7-E1EACEBE1A88> /System/Library/Services/AppleSpell.service/Contents/MacOS/AppleSpell 0x7fff81cbc000 - 0x7fff81f3dfe7 com.apple.Foundation 6.6.1 (751.14) <767349DB-C486-70E8-7970-F13DB4CDAF37> /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: autofsd [52] Path: /usr/libexec/autofsd UID: 0 Thread 79933d4 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in autofsd + 5340) [0x1000014dc] 16 ??? (in autofsd + 6461) [0x10000193d] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 75997a8 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100001ff7 autofsd ??? (???) <29276FAC-AEA8-1520-5329-C75F9D453D6C> /usr/libexec/autofsd 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: blued [51] Path: /usr/sbin/blued UID: 0 Thread 7993000 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in blued + 5016) [0x100001398] 16 ??? (in blued + 152265) [0x1000252c9] 16 -[NSRunLoop(NSRunLoop) run] + 77 (in Foundation) [0x7fff81d07903] 16 -[NSRunLoop(NSRunLoop) runMode:beforeDate:] + 270 (in Foundation) [0x7fff81d07a24] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 70db000 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 84d2000 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 select$DARWIN_EXTSN + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878b09e2] Kernel stack: 16 sleep + 52 [0x487f93] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100044fff blued ??? (???) <ECD752C9-F98E-3052-26BF-DC748281C992> /usr/sbin/blued 0x7fff81cbc000 - 0x7fff81f3dfe7 com.apple.Foundation 6.6.1 (751.14) <767349DB-C486-70E8-7970-F13DB4CDAF37> /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: check_afp [84504] Path: /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/check_afp.app/Contents/MacOS/check_afp UID: 0 Thread 1140f000 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in check_afp + 5596) [0x1000015dc] 16 ??? (in check_afp + 12976) [0x1000032b0] 16 ??? (in check_afp + 6664) [0x100001a08] 16 ??? (in check_afp + 6520) [0x100001978] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 13ad8b7c DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 13ad6b7c User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 ??? (in check_afp + 13071) [0x10000330f] 16 mach_msg_server_once + 285 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878b2417] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 13ad87a8 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 select$DARWIN_EXTSN + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878b09e2] Kernel stack: 16 sleep + 52 [0x487f93] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100004ff7 com.apple.check_afp 2.0 (2.0) <EE865A7B-8CDC-7649-58E1-6FE2B43F7A73> /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/check_afp.app/Contents/MacOS/check_afp 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: configd [14] Path: /usr/libexec/configd UID: 0 Thread 704a3d4 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 start + 52 (in configd) [0x100001488] 16 main + 2051 (in configd) [0x100001c9e] 16 server_loop + 72 (in configd) [0x1000024f4] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 6e70000 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 74a7b7c User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 plugin_exec + 1440 (in configd) [0x100003c5b] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 7560000 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 _io_pm_force_active_settings + 2266 (in PowerManagement) [0x10050f968] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 75817a8 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 select$DARWIN_EXTSN + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878b09e2] Kernel stack: 16 sleep + 52 [0x487f93] Thread 8b1db7c User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 __workq_kernreturn + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878869da] Kernel stack: 16 workqueue_thread_yielded + 562 [0x4cb6ae] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100026ff7 configd ??? (???) <58C02CBA-5556-4CDC-2763-814C4C7175DE> /usr/libexec/configd 0x10050c000 - 0x10051dfff com.apple.SystemConfiguration.PowerManagement 160.0.0 (160.0.0) <0AC3D2ED-919E-29C7-9EEF-629FBDDA6159> /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/PowerManagement.bundle/Contents/MacOS/PowerManagement 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: coreaudiod [114] Path: /usr/sbin/coreaudiod UID: 202 Thread 83b93d4 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in coreaudiod + 3252) [0x100000cb4] 16 ??? (in coreaudiod + 26505) [0x100006789] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 847e3d4 DispatchQueue 2 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 854c000 User stack: 3 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 3 __workq_kernreturn + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878869da] Kernel stack: 3 workqueue_thread_yielded + 562 [0x4cb6ae] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x10001ffef coreaudiod ??? (???) <A060D20F-A6A7-A3AE-84EC-11D7D7DDEBC6> /usr/sbin/coreaudiod 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: coreservicesd [66] Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd UID: 0 Thread 7994000 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in coreservicesd + 3756) [0x100000eac] 16 _CoreServicesServerMain + 522 (in CarbonCore) [0x7fff8327a972] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread 76227a8 User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 read + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87877426] Kernel stack: 16 lo64_unix_scall + 77 [0x29e3fd] 16 unix_syscall64 + 617 [0x4ee947] 16 read_nocancel + 158 [0x496add] 16 write + 312 [0x49634d] 16 get_pathbuff + 3054 [0x3023db] 16 tsleep + 105 [0x4881ce] 16 wakeup + 786 [0x487da7] 16 thread_block + 33 [0x226fb5] 16 thread_block_reason + 331 [0x226f27] 16 thread_dispatch + 1950 [0x226c88] 16 machine_switch_context + 753 [0x2a5a37] Thread 7622b7c User stack: 16 thread_start + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5e41] 16 _pthread_start + 331 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a5f8e] 16 fmodWatchConsumer + 347 (in CarbonCore) [0x7fff8322f23f] 16 __semwait_signal + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a79ee] Kernel stack: 16 semaphore_wait_continue + 0 [0x22a0a5] Thread 79913d4 User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 244 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887286] 16 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8788775c] 16 kevent + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87885bba] Kernel stack: 16 kevent + 97 [0x471745] Thread 84d2b7c User stack: 16 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 16 __workq_kernreturn + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878869da] Kernel stack: 16 workqueue_thread_yielded + 562 [0x4cb6ae] Thread 9b643d4 User stack: 15 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 15 __workq_kernreturn + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878869da] Kernel stack: 16 workqueue_thread_yielded + 562 [0x4cb6ae] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100000fff coreservicesd ??? (???) <D804E55B-4376-998C-AA25-2ADBFDD24414> /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd 0x7fff831cb000 - 0x7fff834fdfef com.apple.CoreServices.CarbonCore 861.2 (861.2) <39F3B259-AC2A-792B-ECFE-4F3E72F2D1A5> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/CarbonCore 0x7fff86e3b000 - 0x7fff86faeff7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.1 (550.13) <1E952BD9-37C6-16BE-B2F0-CD92A6283D37> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: cron [31] Path: /usr/sbin/cron UID: 0 Thread 75acb7c DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in cron + 2872) [0x100000b38] 16 ??? (in cron + 3991) [0x100000f97] 16 sleep + 61 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878f5090] 16 __semwait_signal + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a79ee] Kernel stack: 16 semaphore_wait_continue + 0 [0x22a0a5] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100006fff cron ??? (???) <3C5DCC7E-B6E8-1318-8E00-AB721270BFD4> /usr/sbin/cron 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: cvmsServ [104] Path: /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/cvmsServ UID: 0 Thread 761f3d4 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 ??? (in cvmsServ + 4100) [0x100001004] 16 ??? (in cvmsServ + 23081) [0x100005a29] 16 mach_msg_server + 597 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878ea1c8] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100008fff cvmsServ ??? (???) <6200AD80-4159-5656-8736-B72B7388C461> /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/cvmsServ 0x7fff8786c000 - 0x7fff87a2aff7 libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <526DD3E5-2A8B-4512-ED97-01B832369959> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Process: DirectoryService [11] Path: /usr/sbin/DirectoryService UID: 0 Thread 70db7a8 DispatchQueue 1 User stack: 16 start + 52 (in DirectoryService) [0x10000da74] 16 main + 3086 (in DirectoryService) [0x10000e68a] 16 CFRunLoopRun + 70 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e859b6] 16 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e85c2f] 16 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698 (in CoreFoundation) [0x7fff86e867a2] 16 mach_msg_trap + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff8786ce3a] Kernel stack: 16 ipc_mqueue_receive_continue + 0 [0x210aa3] Thread <multiple> DispatchQueue 6 User stack: 17 start_wqthread + 13 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886a55] 17 _pthread_wqthread + 353 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87886bb8] 16 _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 231 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff87887279] 16 _dispatch_call_block_and_release + 15 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a8ce8] 16 syscall + 10 (in libSystem.B.dylib) [0x7fff878a92da] 1 _disp

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  • WRTU54G-TM [email protected] router with 3rd party firmware

    - by dlamblin
    I've been doing a lot of reading online about the Linksys WRTU54G-TM router model that I now own. It seems getting a custom firmware onto it is not a problem. But no one is talking about retaining the Voip features (yet). So far they're all disappointed that it's not a SIP machine and used GSM over IPSec. Personally I don't care about using it with non-t-mobile. If I take the original firmware, shouldn't I be able to extract it, and it's SquashFS image, and then move all of the t-mobile specific binaries for enabling the calling features over to a custom firmware installation (maybe OpenWRT)? You might ask why, and the reason is, that if I do this I could retain my calling features, which I do want, and ssh to the router and use it to run additional software, as any OpenWRT router could do. Does anyone know if this can be done, and how the firmware's binaries could be gotten at and installed correctly?

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  • Flash 11 crashing Mac browsers?

    - by dlamblin
    I run Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Flash 11 in Google Chrome 15. The process part looks like this: username 93458 11.4 14.0 2469136 588600 ?? S 2:02AM 5:37.25 /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Versions/15.0.874.121/Google Chrome Helper EH.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome Helper EH --type=plugin --plugin-path=/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Versions/15.0.874.121/Google Chrome Framework.framework/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player Plugin for Chrome.plugin --lang=en-US --channel=42748.0x2b3200f0.835069097 --enable-crash-reporter=46CB5F28860932569647D54223EACE3E In some flash games it seems memory use grows from 100mb to 300mb and randomly (at no particular memory limit, there's still 1-2 gb free) it churns the CPU at 90% oscillating between a kernel_task process and the plugin. Has anyone experienced this and is there some setting that fixes this? I've uninstalled Flash from the system otherwise (Chrome bundles it) so I only use chrome for Flash games, and as a plus the other browsers are quite solid without Flash.

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  • WRTU54G-TM router with 3rd party firmware; Can custom firmware include stock binary portions?

    - by dlamblin
    I've been doing a lot of reading online about the Linksys WRTU54G-TM router model that I now own. It seems getting a custom firmware onto it is not a problem. But no one is talking about retaining the Voip features (yet). So far they're all disappointed that it's not a SIP machine and used GSM over IPSec. Personally I don't care about using it with non-t-mobile. If I take the original firmware, shouldn't I be able to extract it, and it's SquashFS image, and then move all of the t-mobile specific binaries for enabling the calling features over to a custom firmware installation (maybe OpenWRT)? You might ask why, and the reason is, that if I do this I could retain my calling features, which I do want, and ssh to the router and use it to run additional software, as any OpenWRT router could do. Does anyone know if this can be done, and how the firmware's binaries could be gotten at and installed correctly? Update I have found someone working on 3rd party WRTU54G-TM firmware. I am still interested in my second part of the questions, that is can't the stock firmware images be pulled apart and have the close-source, if any, binary kernel modules moved into another more flexible custom firmware?

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  • Seeking glass lcd montiors with LED backlight

    - by dlamblin
    The only LCD monitors with glass fronts and LED back-lighting I can find are the ones by Apple. And they only sell a 24" one at 2.4x the price of any other 24" monitor at 1920x1200, and a 30" one, which honestly I can't put on my desk. Oh, and the 24" one uses a mini-display port plug only. So I'd be out of luck until there's display side adapter available. I am generally looking for a 16:10 or 4:3 rather than 16:9 monitor. It would be awesome if someone could find another, cheaper, monitor that isn't fronted by a plastic film, but rather with glass. It would be double awesome if said monitor was also 120hz so that I can use nVidia's 3D goggles. Update: One month and 16 days later I seem to not be the only one that can't find another glass based computer lcd monitor. LED backlighting is available though.

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  • MsMpEng.exe (Windows Defender?) uses a lot of CPU at startup and runs two instances on a single core

    - by dlamblin
    I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2 on a single core AMD64 processor, and I've got two instances of MsMpEng.exe starting up when I start up and log in. They use 64MB and 32MB of ram and 140MB and 80MB of virtual memory, and fluctuate around 80% CPU usage for about 5 minutes at start up. They are (I read) associated with Windows Defender, but I'm concerned about: There's two of them, everything I read generally has only one reported. They might be scanning each other, and I want that to stop. They might be getting scanned by avgrsx.exe (AVG Free 8) (uses about 16Mb v ram) They might also be scanning moe.exe (assosciated with ms live mesh, which I'm considering getting rid of) Lastly I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I don't know the process name associated there. The main concern of mine (apart from the double instances) is that these are all trying to prioritize scanning each other at once except maybe moe.exe. This might seem legitimate but is likely a useless drain on resources. Have I made a mistake in having all of these installed, or is there a way to inform them not to do whatever they're doing that's taking about 5+ minutes at start up? [I also have Google Desktop, but I'm keeping that.] Comment if none of this makes sense to you.

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  • WRTU54G-TM router with 3rd party firmware; Can custom firmware include stock binary portions?

    - by dlamblin
    I've been doing a lot of reading online about the Linksys WRTU54G-TM router model that I now own. It seems getting a custom firmware onto it is not a problem. But no one is talking about retaining the Voip features (yet). So far they're all disappointed that it's not a SIP machine and used GSM over IPSec. Personally I don't care about using it with non-t-mobile. If I take the original firmware, shouldn't I be able to extract it, and it's SquashFS image, and then move all of the t-mobile specific binaries for enabling the calling features over to a custom firmware installation (maybe OpenWRT)? You might ask why, and the reason is, that if I do this I could retain my calling features, which I do want, and ssh to the router and use it to run additional software, as any OpenWRT router could do. Does anyone know if this can be done, and how the firmware's binaries could be gotten at and installed correctly? Update I have found someone working on 3rd party WRTU54G-TM firmware. I am still interested in my second part of the questions, that is can't the stock firmware images be pulled apart and have the close-source, if any, binary kernel modules moved into another more flexible custom firmware?

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  • Computer and internet use on a boat?

    - by dlamblin
    Let's assume that I seriously would like to be able to use my computer as easily and as carefreely while on a boat as I do while at home. In short, if I were on a boat for extended periods, such as two weeks at a time and occasionally over a few days out of port (this would be a 2 person sailing vessel), what would my options be for power, durability, and of course, internet access? I want more than just email, as I will likely keep doing a tad of development, and will be looking at google earth from time to time. I am already assuming that we're going with some kind of laptop, maybe even a macbook pro 12". I personally feel that netbooks are underpowered. And the last computer that I got a boat-friendly rating for was a ZX Spectrum, which was before the internet, and was likely due to it's 12vdc-happiness.

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  • Memory upgrade to 8GB on unibody MacBook

    - by dlamblin
    I bought the 13" unibody MacBook one month prior to it's upgrade to become the new improved 13" unibody MacBook Pro (with unopenable battery compartment, extra 3 hours of battery life, more color gammut, SD slot, firewire 800 port, and a new 8Gb memory limit). My MacBook says it is limited to 4GB of DDR3 1066mhz memory, in 2 SO-DIMMs. But that was written back when you couldn't get 2 4GB SO-DIMMs. Now that you can get them, the very similar MacBook Pro is shipping with 4GB standard, and can be upgraded to 8GB. I've asked (Apple reps), and I'm repeatedly told that my model cannot be upgraded to 8. When I ask for the reason they alway say: "Because that's the published limit at the time your mac was built." I find this unconvincing. If they said: "Because the memory controller in the chipset is limited to 4GB, despite being seemingly identical to the memory controller in the same chipset newest MacBook model," then I'd just take their word for it. Has anyone tried it, or found any research as to whether two 4GB DDR3 1066mhz SO-DIMMs can be installed in the unibody MacBook without FireWire?

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  • copying an lvm partition to a smaller disk, and renaming volume groups.

    - by dlamblin
    I was trying to shrink a vmdk (VMWare disk image) file to be as small as possible, and found two recommendations. The first is to cat /dev/zero into the fs then delete it, and run VMWare tools' shrink. This works okay. The second is to copy everything into a new vmdk. I went the second route. I did not use dd because I actaully want to use as few blocks as possible, instead of having a block-by-clok copy. Any unlinked files will still have blocks that aren't zeroed out. Secondly the centos image was mostly lvm, except for the boot partition, and my target was going to be 4gb instead of 8gb. I did use dd for the first 40mb to get the boot blocks and partition copied. I then used parted to create an identical primary boot, and smaller primary lvm. Then I used pvcreate on that device sdb2, vgcreate, and lvcreate to create a root and swap. I used mkfs.ext3fs on the root partition and then rsync -av / /2root excluding /proc /sys /2root /dev. So far everything went fine. My problem is that: The result is 2.7 GB while the source was 2.1 GB. This is weird to me. The second vgroup is called VolGroup01, while the original was called VolGroup00. How can I rename the VolGroup01 to VolGroup00 and swap it out after all this?

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  • Why is document.body == null in Firefox but not Safari

    - by dlamblin
    I have a problem with a page where I am trying to get colorbox (a kind of lightbox for jQuery) working. It doesn't work apparently due to the document.body being null in FireFox (3.5.3). This is not the case in Safari (4.0.3) where the colorbox works. Something that jumps out at me is that (I'm using Drupal 6) drupal has appended a script tag to set some JavaScript variables at the very bottom of the page, below the closing body and html tags. Otherwise I don't see a problem. Unfortunately I'm having a lot of trouble getting it not to do that. Could it be this that's causing FF to have issues with the body? Using colorbox's example files in Firefox does work (and the document.body is defined there). Is there any way I could use jQuery to refill the document.body property with something from $() perhaps, or should I keep banging at drupal to not put a script tag outside the html tags (easier said than done)? To clarify the document.body is null even after the page is done loading. Here's a Firebug console capture: >>> document.body null >>> $().attr('body') null

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  • Best cubicle toys for programming

    - by dlamblin
    I need some employee/co-worker Christmas gift ideas. Do you have any good cubicle toys that help you to do any of: think about programming problems solve programming problems by representing common abstractions can be directly programmed can interface with a PC based IDE to be programmed. it may present problems that can be solved, to kick start problem solving. Disallowed items are: reference material in book, pamphlet, poster or cheat-sheet form, even if it has kick ass pop-cultural references. edibles. [discuss separately] things that need their own lab-space and/or extensive tools to be worked with. So yes, Lego Mindstorms come to mind, but they aren't cubicle toys because they cost more than cubicle toys would, and they have too many losable parts. comments on the answers so far: The 20 Questions game sounds quite neat as it could get you thinking; The bean balls could be used as tokens in a problem, so I can see that working. The magnetic toys like ball of whacks or the ball-and-stick ones present hands on fun of a structural nature... now can there be a similar hands on fun toy that aids in representing a solution to a problem? The Gui Mags clearly could, but they're quite utility oriented. The AVR Butterfly is less of a toy but definitely priced attractively, cheaper and more responsive than a basic stamp. I'm not going to pick an answer; there's several great suggestions here. Thank you.

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  • Diagramming Software for a Developer/Designer

    - by Craig Walker
    For a long time I've been looking for a good diagramming/vector-based drawing program that meets my needs as a developer. I'd like to: Draw database diagrams Draw flow charts Draw object-modeling diagrams (UML being the standard) Draw other free-form diagrams (basically boxes & arrows with the occasional clipart) Draw mockups of user interfaces and web pages EDIT: I want good-looking electronic-format diagrams that I can show to 3rd parties, not just something for my own internal use. EDIT 2: I'm also looking for Windows software, although I'm toying with the idea of switching to Mac, so a really good Mac-only product might get me to switch. Basically I need a good vector graphic program (with decent grouping, connecting lines, and ideally auto-routing). I'd prefer a diagramming tool that can also be used for drawing (for the UI mockups) rather than a drawing tool that can also be used for diagrams. I've tried Visio on several occasions, and every time I've been disappointed. The interface always seems to get in my way at some point. It's pretty close to what I want, and the latest version (I got the trail from MS) seems to be better than previous ones in terms of usability, but I really don't want to plunk down that sort of cash for a mediocre product. I've tried Dia and Inkscape, and while initially promising and with the right price tag, I found both of them to be lacking in several ways (including some recurring bugs). I've toyed with getting Adobe Illustrator, but I've never used it before, and I have a feeling that it wouldn't handle the diagramming aspect very well, and I don't want to buy a copy just to find out it doesn't meet my needs. So far, the product that I've had the most success with is, sadly, OpenOffice Draw. It's free of course (which lowers my expectations and thus improves my view of it) and its usability is pretty good, but in the end I'd like something more suited to diagramming. I'm willing to spend real money (in the $500-$1K range) for a really good piece of software if it does everything I want it to. The front runner is of course Visio but I'm hoping for more. Does anybody have any recommendations? CONCLUSION: @dlamblin had the most informative post, but the part I gained the most from was his/her (and others) mention of OmniGraffle, not Gliffy. I gave Gliffy a try, and it seemed neet for occational use, but since it's a Flash app (note: not AJAX as dlamblin mentioned) it's still a bit of a pain to use (no keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste was pretty much a deal breaker for me). I also tried SmartDraw, but it had 3-strikes-you're-out against it: The trial period was only 7 days long. It used some nonstandard (and visually jarring) GUI widget toolkit for its UI. At the very least it makes me suspicious (how do I know it will actually work & support the standard Windows features?) It crashed on me early into my trial. OmniGraffle looks like exactly what I want... except that it's Mac-only (so I couldn't give it a try). However, it got good reviews from my Mac-owning coworker, and I hope to try it on a friend's Mac soon. If it's good enough then I might spring for a new MacBook.

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