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

March 2008

@macfixer I'm receiving screenshots from people using Windows (XP, I think).

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@sethdill Does Windows only have a command to copy a screenshot to the clipboard, not write it to a file?

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Why do people embed individual screenshots and photos in Word documents?

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Sometimes changes in iCal don't make it onto the iPhone until the second sync.

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@mgrimes Are you sure you're dealing with an XML plist and not a binary one? XML ones should appear as text in EF.

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@mgrimes My guess is that this is a limitation of the Quick Look API vs. what Finder uses. Better plist support is on the to-do list.

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@mgrimes OK, I'll await your e-mail. My experience has been the opposite: EagleFiler displays some Web archives that Safari can't.

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@mgrimes With certain sites that require logging in, you need to use "Save As" or "Save PDF To EagleFiler" rather than pressing F1.

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@mgrimes Perhaps the problem is with the creation of the Web archives rather than the display.

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@peternlewis That's what happened with me. Within a day or two it started to feel faster than my old keyboard.

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@mgrimes Please e-mail eaglefiler@c-command.com. That should only happen in the rare case where Web Kit skipped archiving a resource.

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@leebennett No idea. I'm just barely following 68.

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@natevw iBank looks more like a Quicken replacement than a QuickBooks one. Thoughts?

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@danielpunkass I just want something less clunky/buggy than QuickBooks. Doesn't need to be kick-ass. Doesn't need any sort of integration.

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Not happy with the way Gmail's funny IMAP interacts with Entourage rules.

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The Caps Lock delay is official: http://tinyurl.com/yuy9fy

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@adamengst I got one recently and had lots of problems using hard drives with it. Works OK for burner, scanner, and printer, though.

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The RTX100Q (and I assume H-Q) is far too noisy to use while sitting at the Mac. The USB one is only slightly louder than a TouchTech.

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@danielpunkass Bittman's great. I wonder how much new material there is compared to HTCE.

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DiskWarrior says: "Speed reduced by lack of memory." I guess that's what I get for running it in the background on a 3 GB Mac.

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@retrophisch Makes more sense than the proposed prequel series, I think.

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Nothing but problems with USB hub. Drives stop responding, all disk-using apps freeze, can't shutdown. http://tinyurl.com/2jjays

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@danielpunkass Perhaps the moral is that we should get you to write up our bugs.

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@danielpunkass OK, I take that back. I now see that they explicitly credited you. :-)

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@danielpunkass Good news! I don't think this proves anything in particular about bug reports, though.

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@splorp You're the first to suggest to me that it works. http://tinyurl.com/2w5t56

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@splorp They've never worked for me without also holding Control. Used various built-in and external keyboards.

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@splorp They don't scroll the message list.

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@bwebster Yeah, they just mean to exclude the colored iBooks. But all the hardware requirements are redundant since 10.4 needs them, too.

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Downloading DiskWarrior 4.1 CD update. (Thanks @siegel.) http://www.alsoft.com/Di...

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@iacas I had to add that as a banned word.

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With the new AirPort Express, Apple's base station lineup makes a bit more sense.

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More problems with localized nibs, fixed using code once and for all.

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Deleting forum spam.

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Just received the final version of Office 2008. Saw the beta keychain in the box and thought of Microserfs.

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@mgrimes No. It's up to the receiving app to decide what to do with the search text.

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The RTX100-SJ is much quieter than the RTX100-Q, but alas it only has USB.

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@fraserspeirs I like the binary ?: operator even better.

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For the second time in two days, my iPhone's clock is exactly 4 hours fast. Toggling "Set automatically" fixes it.

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@schwa Yeah, I'm not saying the apps shouldn't do it; I'm saying it would be easier and smaller, too, if it were built-in.

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So instead of Apple using space for one copy of NSXML in the OS, now every app's going to include a copy of its own wrapper?

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@huperniketes Mostly memory overhead, probably. My point is that NSArchiver lets *you* choose the tradeoff between being efficient and lazy.

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@huperniketes NSArchiver handles byte ordering for you. Field order independence is just a convenience. Use versioning or store a dict.

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@danielpunkass NSArchiver can do all the same things, but much faster, in less memory, and with smaller files/blobs.

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I still prefer NSArchiver to NSKeyedArchiver.

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Not that I don't like the SDK, and I can't be specific due to NDA, but these APIs are very limited compared to what built-in apps can do.

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Why the comparison to retail when Jobs claims the 30% isn't for Apple to make money, just to run the store?

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Is there filesystem access? Or does each app get its own SQLite DB?

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USB is so flakey. With this new hub I have to plug and unplug the label printer to get it to go. Sometimes the mouse, too.

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@wilshipley Of course. I got confused about the return value.

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Why not write a macro?

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@wilshipley That doesn't return an NSComparisonResult, or even an int.

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@adamengst Just pointing out that it's not an apples-to-apples comparison to Steve's 40% number.

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@adamengst I think sales matter more to writers/publishers/gadget developers.

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@adamengst I agree with your overall point, but you seem to be assuming that all the books that are sold are actually read.

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E-junkie seems to be back up. I guess I'll wait and see if this is for real before switching the store back.

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@rtmfd I don't know what's going on with them.

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@mgrimes Also: eSellerate and Kagi charge processing fees for refunds.

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@mgrimes Both are very expensive. Less-integrated UI and order processing. Kagi had poor admin interface and support when I used it.

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@rtmfd I'm becoming unhappy with them, but I don't know of anything better.

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@nriley I use them all the time in favor of loose functions. Apple makes it sound like @classmethod is part of PyObjC like @typedAccessor.

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Apple says: "Python does not have class methods" http://developer.apple.c...

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@iacas 3.0 will be a paid upgrade, however.

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@leebennett I've been testing with it since last summer or fall. What do you want to know?

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Does anyone know of an Entourage 2008 feature that deletes junk messages when they're marked as read?

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@ddribin Agreed. I think he grew up in VT and has a house there, but they work from Boston.

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