Bugs

February 18th, 2010

OS X Error -36 & Compress Bug

The dot_clean terminal command can fix some of the problems OS X creates for itself by using dot underscore files to store folder content information. I have recently encountered two problems due to this. Last week I was not able to copy files to a FAT32 formatted PC USB drive. Attempting to spit out the unhelpful Error -36. Only a few days later I was unable to successfully compress data using the right-click Compress command. It hung when reaching 99.5%. The dot_clean command used in terminal fixes both issues.

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January 19th, 2010

Hidden Character Bug

Debugging can sometimes be maddening. You can check and recheck your code yet it will absolutely not work as you expect. I recently hit the hidden invalid character bug. One of the dangers from copying html and pasting it as code.


The W3C CSS Validation Service solved the problem.

Copying and pasting often gives unexpected headaches. Usually it’s due to assuming that only one or two words need replacing from the copied text when in fact there are more or an incremental variable needs to be changed.

While I’d like to think copying and pasting saves time, in regards to source code and programming I think that it often enough ends being a frustrating pain and should be avoided.