The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @mjtsai ever

February 2008

@schwa I'd prefer a GUI built into BBEdit, otherwise a filesystem.

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@schwa I just think it would be nice to browse different versions and commit logs.

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Is anyone working on a GitFS for MacFUSE?

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Reception doesn't seem to be as good since updating to 1.1.4.

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Zapping gremlins.

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@ccgus I guess I should file a Radar.

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@macgeek02 I have images that look better at 50% quality in PS than 99% quality in Acorn (Core Image?), yet the Acorn version is 4x larger.

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Photoshop seems to make higher quality, and yet much smaller, JPEGs than Acorn.

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@rentzsch Nope. Just miscellaneous products that could have been a lot better.

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These must be the lowest-rated bunch of products we've ever reviewed.

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I prefer the right-side Enter key. I use it all the time, and never use the Option. You can't press fn-Return with one hand.

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Updating CDFinder.

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@ddribin On the plus side, we bought at the right time.

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@cipherswarm Perhaps. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.

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In what way is the trackpad "all-new" if multi-touch is just software?

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@leebennett Yes, I think we have enough for 14.03.

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So happy that Acorn now accepts Enter to confirm a screenshot.

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Customer: "This is my first Mac after 22 years of PCs. I am so impressed with the high quality of everything Mac."

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@danfrakes You must have small documents...otherwise even Excel '04 is much quicker than Numbers.

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I also like BBEdit's scripting option to open windows read-only.

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Thanks for the Drobo info everyone. I don't think it really makes sense for me, but it sounds pretty neat.

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What happens if a Drobo dies? I assume you can't read the data using regular enclosures, but can you just stick the drives in a new Drobo?

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All this time I thought Drobo was like a DAT robot for SATA. Now I see it's more like a RAID.

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@retrophisch Well, I mean the MacBook has removable RAM (2-chips). They're not the same spec as the Air's, and they look bigger.

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@retrophisch Not all the 1.8-inch drives are the same thickness. Not sure how the MacBook's RAM ceiling is relevant.

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Just heard from an old ATPM friend, and he has a blog: http://tomsworkbench.com

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Updating Aperture.

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@PBones I guess Gondry likes tape. "Eternal Sunshine" had audio cassettes...

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@danielpunkass Or if you want a spring-loaded drop target.

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@danielpunkass Agreed. I suppose the other case is like Figure 14-28 in the 10.5 HIG where you want flexibility about which side it opens on

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@danielpunkass That's different because the toolbar (bottom bar, too) is part of the window. Your pane is part of the window's content.

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@danielpunkass Enlarging the pane then becomes a two-step process, whereas with a drawer you could just drag the drawer.

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@danielpunkass Also, maybe you want resizing the window to resize the main content area, keeping the auxiliary pane constant.

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@danielpunkass Because the precedent (e.g. Preview in 10.5) is that showing the split pane doesn't resize the window.

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@ddribin I think I had that with 10.5.0 or the prior seeds. Not lately, though.

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@ddribin Does it panic on wake or just refused to wake? I've had the former many times on 10.5.1 and twice on 10.5.2.

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@danielpunkass It just means you'll have one clean (but slightly stale) inbox and another that you should ignore.

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@danielpunkass My question was taking that as a given. Using a secondary inbox won't change that, though.

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@danielpunkass So you receive lots of new mail between checks, and you don't mind waiting until the next check to see it?

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How to setup SpamSieve to run remotely: http://tinyurl.com/33q999

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OK, I guess 10.5.2 didn't fix those kernel panics after all.

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@statefuldotnet That said, I don't mind having more code if it's easier to understand, test, and modify.

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@statefuldotnet You can reduce controller code without using bindings; write reusable controller objects. :-)

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@statefuldotnet In this case using bindings was the cause of the not-very-good-design I'd used, so removing them was the obvious choice.

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Once again learning that removing bindings makes code simpler.

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Does the Windows version of Safari not open .webarchive files?

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My test iBook's battery can no longer hold a charge long enough to keep it asleep while moving it from one plug to another.

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Reading about Python 2.5.2c1.

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The update succeeded when run from Installer.

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Hung again on "Configuring installation."

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Clean install of 10.5 froze while installing 10.5.2 update.

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@danielpunkass Yeah, I guess I'll end up doing that eventually, since Sound Manager isn't in 64-bit...

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Looking into Sound Manager problems on Leopard.

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Reading about Aperture 2.

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"Improves backup reliability when computer name contains slash or non-ASCII characters."

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Unless there's been a regression, 10.5.2 fixes the frequent kernel panics I was seeing on the MacBook.

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@danwood Yep. The Mac in question came with Puma and can't run Leopard.

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@schwa I think technically those extension cables violate the USB spec, so they probably shouldn't be used with unexpected devices.

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I guess Sherlock doesn't need to be in the Dock anymore.

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Wishing there were a way to e-mail VT commenters.

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Web Kit should have a minimum font size for printing.

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@siracusa Based on several long threads on the Git mailing list.

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Downloading SuperDuper 2.5.

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@siracusa Pretty sure he was talking about HFS+'s handling of case and Unicode decomposition.

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@fraserspeirs The ones I've seen look like FileMaker templates. :-)

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When did DVD-Rs get expensive again?

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@retrophisch Yes, but it turns out AppleWorks's AppleScript is buggy when dealing with documents from version 5.

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Converting thousands of AppleWorks files to RTF.

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My MacBook consistently panics when waking from sleep under Leopard.

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Seems like the people who use really old versions are the same ones who delete their e-mail addresses from the crash reporter.

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Happy Mailman day.

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