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Bill has just completed his Masters by Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wollongong. His research topic was in Lattice Based Cryptography.

Bill is currently working as a sub-contractor for small companies and organisations developing desktop and/or web-based applications.


Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
P.S. I am still experiencing the same problem when upgrading to version 14 of Flash Player (even through System Preferences). Seems to be a problem with the installer, and not my system configuration since, to resolve this problem, I uninstall Flash Player (like before) and successfully installed Flash Player version 14 OS X which I found and downloaded from the same web site.
Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
Did a bit more searching on the Adobe forums and found a link to a previous version of Adobe Flash Player version 13.0.0.223. Although not the latest version, I have successfully installed it. The problem I experienced sounds almost identical to this installation problem.
Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
Unfortunately, uninstalling and reinstalling Flash Player according to the instructions provided by Adobe's help web site has not solved the problem. While I was able to successfully uninstall Flash Player, I now have no way to re-install it.... :(
Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
P.S. Going to try uninstalling and reinstalling Flash Player. Will let you know how I go....
Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
Hi Buscar. Thanks for your support. Unfortunately, updating Adobe Flash Player via the System Preferences makes no difference - it still opens the default browser (which is now Safari) to download the 'latest' install (i.e. dmg) file. Executing this results in the same behaviour - default browser still seems to be pointing to an older version of Adobe Flash Player....
Jun
15
comment Flash player unable to proceed with the installation
@Buscar웃 - Google was my default browser. I have now changed it to Safari.
Apr
25
comment Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
Thanks for your support Buscar! Will let you know if I have any problems. Have a good weekend. Signing off now....
Apr
25
comment Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
Thanks Buscar, I might try the cmd-r and restore (online) function tomorrow when I have more time. As for enabling the Debug under Disk Utility, I might give that a skip since this is a production laptop (i.e. I use it for work), and I don't want to do anything that would cause it to explode.... ;)
Apr
25
comment Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
@Buscar웃 - Yes, there is a folder called 'Incompatible Software' in the root directory. It contains three copies of Flip4Mac, which I downloaded a couple of years ago. Also, there are two hidden partitions that contain EFI and Restore. I found them using R-Studio, which I purchased last year. Was not sure how to find the hidden partitions using other (recommended) methods....
Apr
25
comment Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
George - Appreciate the feedback, however, this does not answer my question completely. I suppose my question is whether or not the installation process did resolve the corruption on the disk drive. If so, where would I find a lost+found folder (if any)?
Dec
12
comment MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation
Thanks for that! It did the trick! Was able to upgrade spidermonkey by enforcing its variants and, by doing so, was able to successfully install jslint. Once again, thank you!!!!
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I don't consider ADE a problem. The problem is only being able to use ADE to view the file. Insofar as using other viewers, note that I have purchased Adobe Creative Suite 5 (not for this reason) and, while InDesign allows one to export a document in ePub format, there is no way to import a document in ePub format! Being an Adobe product, I would have expected some sort of compatibility without having to download a separate (albeit Adobe) product.
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
Unfortunately, this eBook requires Digital Editions in order to be able to view it.
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I have to admit, it is the first time I have seen DRM placed on a PDF, which unfortunately does require Digital Editions to view it. Another eBook that I purchased last year allowed me to download it in three different formats: Plain PDF, ePub and MOBI.
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I downloaded the eBook from www.ebooks.com. The format is PDF encrypted with Digital Rights Management (whatever that is). I will update the question to include this and other information that I have been able to retrieve about the file.
Oct
14
comment Many Compile Warnings while Installing MacPorts
I tried looking for some log files under /opt/local/var/macports/logs to provide as example, but none were there except something from texlive. Is there any other place I could look?
Oct
14
comment Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?
You also need to make sure that you have the latest Xcode installed on Lion, otherwise MacPorts will fail to build. This is mentioned in MacPorts FAQ.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
P.S. Thanks for the advice about other apps not having an effect on the php5-rar package. I suspected as much, but was not sure.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
Thanks for that but I have decided to download the free version that is available under MacPorts; that is, unrar. The main reason for this is because I do not want many applications cluttering my desktop and/or slowing down my computer with resident startup/update drivers for each - something I have noticed with other software I have installed. At least with MacPorts, updates are done manually.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
Thanks for that JW. I think I will settle for the free unrar version for the moment. I believe that there is a MacPort available for this too.