Merge? Replace? Again? Weird .Mac Problem Du Jour

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Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2006, 10:48
Category: Software

I’m stumped.
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I have removed this computer from the .Mac system preferences pane, added it back. I told it to reset my information. Every time this workstation goes to .Mac to perform a sync, it asks me about my calendars. These same calendars sync to two other Macs via .Mac without incident.
There is nothing in dotmacsync.log that mentions the calendars.

2006-02-16 10:12:52 -0500|Info|Starting .Mac Sync Session for 'sempai'
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|The dataclass Keychains will not sync because the dataclass is disabled in the .Mac Preferences
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|No anchors or first sync for this dataclass - Full Syncing dataclass Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|The dataclass Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes will not sync because it is not enabled in the .Mac Sync Preferences
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|No anchors or first sync for this dataclass - Full Syncing dataclass Mail Accounts
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|The dataclass Mail Accounts will not sync because it is not enabled in the .Mac Sync Preferences
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|Nothing to sync for this session - cancelling the sync
2006-02-16 10:13:01 -0500|Info|Ended .Mac Sync Session

Any ideas? Remember, I have removed this machine, added it back, done a reset, to no avail. I even did a “Backup” from iCal and AddressBook on known-good machines, then imported that backup to iCal and AddressBook on this machine. Still asks me to merge or replace.

iLife '06 Updated

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Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2006, 08:08
Category: Software

ilife-06-updates.jpgApple has released a rash of updates to the iLife ’06 suite of applications via Software Update. As usual the PowerPage recommends waiting 72 hours before installing any update from Apple. (Anyone remember the iTunes MiniStore fiasco?)

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The Apple Core: MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Web Snafu

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Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

MBP-3-4-weeks.jpgThe roller coaster ride of Apple ship dates keeps on rolling. Yesterday I posted a note about a new third configuration of the MacBook Pro that Apple was offering on the high end – a previously unannounced 2.16GHz model.
When a sharp PowerPage reader noted that the new 2.16GHz MacBook Pro was being quoted as shipping in “1-3 days” from the Apple online store I rushed to place my order. Sure enough the confirmation page and the online order status page indicated that my new super-zippy 2.16GHz Mac Book Pro is “Estimated (to) Ship By” March 16th. I had jumped to the front of the line.
Until I got the phone call yesterday afternoon from Apple…
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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