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

January 2009

@dnanian Figures. I've got an sdef that has duplicate attributes that 10.5 complains about to maintain compatibility with 10.4.

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@sburlot Thanks. I don't care about the Console filling up. Good to know it's not an indication of a serious error.

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iTunes submitted a mobile crash report for a crash I didn't notice.

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Looking at Console: tons of malloc errors from Xcode and QuickBooks. ScriptSuite error from SuperDuper. Malloc error from ScriptDebugger.

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Happy that Twitterrific 3.2 will remember which tweets I've read.

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@leebennett Just noticed your Disney photos. Very nice.

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@robertscherer No. From what I'm reading, it's a hardware problem.

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Apple support specialist said they've never heard of any problems with the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter.

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@jamesthomson Nice job with the new PCalc splash screen. Much better than seeing the button style change.

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@kevinhoctor Agreed. The current MBPs are terrific.

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No bad blocks on the new drive. Starting clone.

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@swgs It helps that it's short and doesn't change between versions.

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Should I be worried that I've memorized my DiskWarrior serial number?

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@BLUEFROGweb Comments are perfectly safe. They've been part of the Finder's AppleScript API since before OS X. Pain to work with, though.

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@BLUEFROGweb It might work fine, it might corrupt the index, it might not preserve those attributes, or index them reliably. We don't know.

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@BLUEFROGweb Open Meta is writing data into an area reserved by Apple. Spotlight's behavior with custom metadata keys is undefined.

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@cparnot Open Meta seems to have the same pros/cons as Tags. Misleading that they describe it as not doing anything secret. Ugly API. 10.5+.

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@ctp It would understand standard formats like UTF-8 and plist, and your app would declare a schema with what it should expect.

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@rentzsch It's not necessarily just a namespace problem, since Spotlight's behavior is undefined when encountering unknown attributes...

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@rentzsch If it's searchable by Spotlight but not in the comments field, it must be using a com.apple xattr key. I don't call that Safe.

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@rentzsch Which standard metadata is it using?

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@gregtitus Wow. Large fonts, or great eyesight?

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@ccgus Me, too. Have you found anything better than fs_usage?

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@danielpunkass Yeah. Maybe this year @sethdill can say up front that he's reserving $X for next year's fee. I doubt people would mind.

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Signed up for Amazon Payments. Works a lot like PayPal. Hopefully E-junkie will add support soon.

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@Huperniketes Well, I don't think ditto handles hard links.

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@leebennett I had been using Time Machine over FireWire for a year or so, without experiencing that problem. Just started with Time Capsule.

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It also slows down URL caches and Spotlight comments for other applications.

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For some reason, backing up to a Time Capsule makes Safari very slow at setting metadata for downloaded files (on other volumes).

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@DericHorn Thanks! Looks much easier than NetInfo Manager.

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@nriley No, this started when I installed Picasa.

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@leebennett It's just like when they improved video quality to "near-DVD" a while back (before HD was available).

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@jonshea I'm trying to prevent Google's software update agent from running, since I'm not even using the app.

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Deleting ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

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Info about laptop hard drive and SSD performance: http://tinyurl.com/7mkr22

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I'm pretty sure the .exe files in Picasa are just so it can copy them to burned CDs. http://tinyurl.com/9qhcuz

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@rentzsch But is there an adapter to use a MacBook Pro with a full-size DisplayPort?

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Getting the RAM from Apple is OK, but I want to be able to access the hard drive: http://tinyurl.com/a5pez8

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@bwebster The battery video seems to go out of its way to show that the bottom is completely clean.

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@bwebster Is there a way to upgrade the RAM yourself on the new 17-inch MacBook Pro? I didn't see a door on the bottom.

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@bonaldi Yes, it just seems like Apple is afraid to say that.

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Are the hard drive and RAM easily accessible on the new 17-inch MacBook Pro?

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Apple continues to only talk about SSD as being more durable, not faster.

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@cortig Probably not much, since it doesn't need large amounts of RAM. Could potentially make some stuff faster, though.

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Who are these people that run four-year-old versions of my apps on Snow Leopard?

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@ccgus I like "Event Scripts" better. Fits in with other kinds of scripts, e.g. BBEdit menu scripts, EagleFiler metadata scripts.

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@bwebster There's lots of good stuff in the Foundation and AppKit release notes.

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@command_tab Me neither. Most Mac users I know only have one battery, anyway.

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@dmkash Please put a few test messages in a mailbox, find it in ~/Library/Mail/, and e-mail it to me.

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Updating Acorn.

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@dmkash Drag and drop causes Mail to create a .eml file without the tags. You need to use EagleFiler's capture key to import MailTags.

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@iacas Yes, just make a regex with a capture that matches the title attribute.

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