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EXC_BAD_ACCESS error saving Office documents

Posted by info on 5th May 2011

Yesterday I updated my old Dual Core mac to snow leopard. This was the last computer in the house with still 10.5 OSX
and got this crash every time I tried to save a document in all office2008 or office2011 documents:

Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

Error Signature:
Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS
Date/Time: 2011-05-05 06:52:12 +0200
Application Name: Microsoft Word
Application Bundle ID: com.microsoft.Word
Application Signature: MSWD
Application Version: 12.2.3.091001
Crashed Module Name: libobjc.A.dylib
Crashed Module Version: unknown
Crashed Module Offset: 0x00005ed4
Blame Module Name: libobjc.A.dylib
Blame Module Version: unknown
Blame Module Offset: 0x00005ed4
Application LCID: 1033
Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0×0409
Crashed thread: 0

Looked at internet what to do.. did everything by removing off course the whole office package with all the prefs, application support files, receipts. But nothing helped. I allready thought I had to reinstall my whole system.
Finally I tried to disable other utilities. And it worked again. The culprit was “Default Folder”. Disabling Default folder and all office apps would save again. Enabling it and I get the same crash. (my version of DF was 3.0.6 because that was the last version I used before updating the system) I already had the newest version installed on my laptop (4.3) and never got problems. So updated ( last version is now 4.3.10) and everything worked again :-). Later I thought off course that is why I did not update before. Because at the time I first got snow leopard the new version of default folder was not yet out and I loved this utility so much that I did not wanted to update before.

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Cinema 4D does not quit when little snitch is enabled

Posted by info on 20th November 2010

For those people who are using little snitch on the mac in combination with Cinema 4D can have the problem that cinema 4D doesn’t quit and you have to force quit this application. But when you stop little snitch, C4D will quit again. So probably C4D wants to talk home somehow and little snitch prevents this I think. Or there is an other conflict with these programs. I have allowed all communication from C4D but still C4D won’t quit as long as little snitch is active.

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find the right color combination

Posted by info on 28th March 2010

Every webdeveloper knows that a good design comes with a well defined colorscheme.. You can find good color weels inside the adobe products but also online adobe gives you the tools. Look at http://kuler.adobe.com/#create/fromacolor to create your own color scheme.

What is a Color Wheel?

A color wheel is an illustrative model meant to aid people in picking colors that look good together. Though there are countless variations of the color wheel, the most common model is a wheel of twelve hues that comprises three core colors and their derivatives. Let’s take a closer look at its construction.

color

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors

Primary Colors

Three unique colors, known as primary colors, provide the basis for the color wheel. These are red, blue, and yellow. Mixing equal portions of each of these three hues produces white.

primary_color

Secondary Colors

Secondary colors are formed by mixing together equal portions of any two primary colors. These include green, orange, and purple.

secondary_colors

Tertiary Colors

Tertiary colors are the result of mixing a primary color with a neighboring secondary. For example, mixing equal portions of green and yellow creates a hue known as yellow-green. As you can see, the tertiary colors complete the color wheel.

tertiary

Warm and Cool Colors

The colors of the color wheel can be divided into two categories according to the atmosphere and emotions they provoke. Vivid hues that bring about a sense of warmth are labeled warm colors. This includes hues from red-violet to yellow.

Hues that generate the exact opposite feeling are called cool colors. They are more passive than warm colors and tend to be associated with cool temperatures and relaxation. All hues from yellow-green to indigo are considered cool colors.

cool_warm

Neutral Colors

Weaker colors that draw little attention to themselves are known as neutral colors. These include shades of white, black, and gray. Neutrals are very easy to work with since they blend easily with almost any color scheme.

Color Schemes

The color wheel is a valuable tool when it comes to choosing a color scheme. There are a few methods available for using the wheel to select a combination of colors that harmonize with each other.

Monochromatic

Using different shades and tints of one single color is called a monochromatic scheme, which is perhaps one of the safest and easiest to work with. The monochromatic scheme is light on the eyes and gives off a soothing and balanced air. One drawback to this scheme is that accenting focal points of a design becomes more difficult due to the lack of color contrast.

monohromatic

Analogous

One might think of analogous colors as neighbors since they are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Analogous colors inherently look good together since they have similar origins. This scheme is often found in nature.

The monochromatic and analogous color schemes really have a lot in common. They are both easy to work with and provide an atmosphere of balance. However, an analogous scheme offers a bit more contrast. It is best to avoid adding too many hues and combining warm and cool colors together when working with this scheme.

analogous

Complementary

Any two colors located opposite of each other on the color wheel are termed complementary colors. As implied, complementary colors enhance each other and almost always look great together. You see this scheme in many aspects of your everyday life. For example, the reds and greens of Christmas.

The high contrast between two complementary colors produces a bold, vibrant effect that draws maximum attention to itself. However, this scheme does not always work well in large doses. You can avoid overdoing it by selecting one dominant color and using subtle hints of the other. Note that using two sets of complementaries is known as a tetradic scheme.

complementary

Split Complementary

The split complementary scheme is derived from the complementary color concept. You get such a scheme when you take a base color and the two neighbors of its complementary color (opposite). Though more difficult to balance than a monochromatic or analogous scheme, a split complementary scheme offers the contrast of complementary colors without the intensity.

split_complementary

Triadic

Using any three colors equally spaced around the wheel is known as a triadic scheme. For example, green, orange, and blue. The effect of a triadic color scheme is very similar to that of the split complementary scheme in that it produces a vibrant yet subtle effect. The best way to balance triadic colors is to select one dominant hue and use the remaining two for accent.

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Applying Color Theory

By no means is color theory meant to be a definitive guide for decorating an interior. It is a system that provides a basic understanding of color and a set of concepts meant to be experimented with. Take some of these schemes and experiment with them to gain your own practical knowledge of color and design. You can start by using one of the many tools available in the internet for working with the above mentioned color schemes as well as others. Look at Kuler from Adobe.

Text source : http://www.belightsoft.com/products/resources/using-the-color-wheel.php

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WEB 2.0 examples

Posted by info on 18th June 2007

Here are some links for websites that are interesting to take a look at.

http://www.web20searchengine.com/web20/web-2.0-list.htm 

small summary:

Creating and publishing

Sharing

Communicating

Collaborate

Portal

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An other color tool

Posted by info on 11th June 2007

Here’s another color tool to play with some color schemes

http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

colortool

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A quick look at Microsoft Surface

Posted by info on 4th June 2007

Look here for a quick demo of Microsofts surface
http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=933742930

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Wikipedia colorblindness percentage

Posted by info on 17th January 2007

Many times I’ve been asked about the percentage of colorblindness. This is a table from wikipedia (2006-17-01) so not only men can be colorblind but also a very very few women know what it means to see the world differently.

Prevalence of color blindness
  Men Women Total References
Overall - - -  
Overall (United States) - - 1.30% [1]
Red-green (Overall) 7 to 10% - - [2][3]
Red-green (Caucasians) 8% - - [4]
Red-green (Asians) 5% - - [5]
Red-green (Africans) 4% - - [6]
Monochromacy - - -  
Rod monochromacy (no cones) 0.00001% 0.00001% - [7]
Dichromacy 2.4% 0.03% - [8]
Protanopia (L-cone absent) 1% to 1.3% 0.02% - [9][10]
Deuteranopia (M-cone absent) 1% to 1.2% 0.01% - [11][12]
Tritanopia (S-cone absent) 0.001% 0.03% - [13]
Anomalous Trichromacy 6.3% 0.37% - [14]
Protanomaly (L-cone defect) 1.3% 0.02% - [15]
Deuteranomaly (M-cone defect) 5.0% 0.35% - [16]
Tritanomaly (S-cone defect) 0.0001% 0.0001% - [17]

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photography

Posted by info on 16th August 2006

Just added some pictures I took underwater. Not so much for frontend developers but some friends liked to see my pictures.. still have to incorporate this template inside this site..:(

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CSS support in Email

Posted by info on 3rd July 2006

Here you can find a list of CSS rules supported in email
http://www.campaignmonitor.com/reports/
Guide_to_CSS_Support_in_Email.pdf

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Testing your website

Posted by info on 2nd July 2006

On this url you can test your website for different browsers
http://v03.browsershots.org/

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