Actually I don’t know it’s caused by Safari or Flash. But my observation is Flash can drive your Mac like a heater, may be it’s good in the winter.
When started using Snow Leopard 10.6, Safari can nicely release CPU resource when you minimize it or changing to other tab. However, it’s not the case after updating to 10.6.1 (with Flash security update) or 10.6.2. Until the Safari update 4.0.4 Apple just released, the problem can be really solved. Hope this will not come back forever!
I still agree Flash is not capable to fit into mobile device unless they can have their code be more environmental friendly!
All Facebook games are Flash monsters, they keep releasing CO2. CPU now running at 105% and machine temperature went up to 80C and even higher!
Switched to my blogging tab, CPU usage by Safari dropped to 35% and temperature is going down.
My practice is to select my favourite pictures and let Aperture to do the rest to upload the pictures while I’m sleeping.
Today I found it didn’t get its job done properly. I checked the Console it has such warning message.
11/11/2009 1:53:40 AM Aperture Warning -
conversion from 64 bit to 32 bit integral value requested within NSPortCoder,
but the 64 bit value 9223372036854775807 cannot be represented by a 32 bit value
I think Aperture is relatively out-of-dated for its product cycle especially it should be transited to 64-bit, though I don’t see any need to upgrade at all. Don’t feel good that new users may pick its competitor Adobe Lightroom instead because they have a newer 64-bit version. I still love it more than Lightroom because of the integration with the OS is much better. And for me, I don’t need it to be cross-platform. 😛
And plugins like FlickrExport for Aperture does a great job. And also Facebook Exporter for Aperture.
Hope Aperture X will soon be released. I’ve reserved my saving for it, haha! Why not? It’s more frequently being used than any of my lenses. Digital asset management is so important now as you would easy create several GB of files in a single day. 🙂
‘Aperture X’ Scheduled for Launch Before End of Year? – Mac Rumors
I’m lazy to change my Mac’s location profile after going to office everyday. It was so upset the old MacroPolo didn’t work for Snow Leopard. The WiFi toggle didn’t work. I just know the developer still working on it after so many responses in the forum. And he’s even developing 3.0!
Temporary fix for WiFi issues with MarcoPolo 2.5.1 on Snow Leopard – MarcoPolo Discussion | Google Groups
It’s quite amazing for the speed of Mac apps transition to 64bit. Now all my apps other than LaunchBar and DropBox are all 64-bit an I think Windows app can never catch it. 🙂
My silly habit to check if any program running is not transferred to 64bit. Actually it proves that the move is very smooth and transparent. If you don’t check, you never know!! 😀
Simple and nice system maintenance tool 🙂