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

September 2009

Nice to see the persistent undo in PCalc touch 1.8.

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CrashPlan is stuck "Waiting for connection" for several hours now.

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@gruber UTIs aren't even really a replacement for type codes, because they can only be inferred, not set.

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The QuickBooks R8 update showed up, and it seems to work.

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The magic command-line to reconnect to a CrashPlan backup after restoring your system: http://bit.ly/12aecB

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I received an e-mail from Intuit saying that QuickBooks has been updated, but the built-in software update feature says I have the latest.

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Both the Time Machine and SuperDuper backups had incorrect versions of some files. Smart Update was very confused. Reinstalling...

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Turns out the drive freezes were probably not due to sleep/firmware but rather to thousands of bad blocks.

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@ccgus Yep, I'm seeing those with open/save panels as I recall. The most common crash is reported as an internal GCD bug, though.

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@bsneed I have the Late 2008 Unibody so I was never able to upgrade the firmware from stock. Thanks, though.

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@bsneed It comes out of the freeze in about a minute. Now they're so often I can't even use the Mac, though, so perhaps the drive is bad.

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Not sure what's going on, but I've already had 5 hard drive sleep freezes this morning. Usually less than 1 per day. Want firmware update.

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@jxpx777 Billable seems to be working fine for me on Snow Leopard. See also: http://bit.ly/5NS2R

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@mmunz Until it makes you re-register, which happens for me from time to time. So far, I can still run it, but it crashes constantly.

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My current plan is to replace QuickBooks with MoneyWell http://nothirst.com/mone... and Billable http://clickablebliss.co...

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The main product page doesn't mention that it's not even possible to register QuickBooks with Snow Leopard: http://bit.ly/xDuCm

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Intuit actually claims that most users will not be affected by QuickBooks' incompatibilities with Snow Leopard: http://bit.ly/tlBgW

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@kevinhoctor Wow, I was planning to write those up as feature requests! I like the All Accounts, too. Looking forward to 1.5.

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@RickMacMerc Well, I'm glad to hear that it's temporary!

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@wilshipley It makes sense, practically speaking. But it's kind of a levels mismatch. Confusing to have -autorelease be the exception.

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@jimcorreia That was my first thought, but maybe there would be an efficient way for the runtime to check if the receiver is CF...

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@wilshipley That wouldn't really make sense because -autorelease is a delayed -release and -release is a no-op under GC.

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Does anyone know what happened to macmerc.com?

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@siracusa I was hoping that wasn't your point. Because way too white and shiny.

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Nice to see that iTunes no longer asks you to repeat the purchase after agreeing to new terms.

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Wow, I didn't expect 10.6.1 that soon. Good thing I shipped @spamsieve yesterday, so its Mail plug-in is already up-to-date.

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Trying the 1.0.2 Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

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@zzot I don't have the SDK installed.

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@tobyx Deleting the cookies and relaunching iTunes seemed to do it. Thanks!

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Deleted the Genius DB. Now I'm getting "There was an error in the iTunes Store."

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Still no Genius mixes showing up...

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Why do I have to quit Xcode before installing iTunes?

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@wooliegeek Yeah, I don't understand that. They already have a tri-state control for Repeat. Why not for Shuffle?

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@ianbeck Good to know, thanks. I'm still pretty happy with Acorn's compression, and I like its UI better, anyway.

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Configured the GCC for LPD so that it can be used with Snow Leopard.

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I don't understand these vacation messages that aren't sent until 5 days after the fact.

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Wallet looks rather awesome.

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I'm not sure what happened, but Time Machine started working again today.

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@kalkwarf Turned out to be an irrelevant question because they haven't made any software changes that they expect would affect the problem.

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Called Apple to ask about the status of the Mini DisplayPort adapter fix. First thing the agent asked was whether I'd updated to 10.5.8.

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@rtmfd I'm using a local drive, so no sparseimage. Disk Utility says it's fine. No crashes or power failures since starting with this drive.

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@0xced "The backup was not performed because an error occurred while copying files to the backup disk."

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Seriously, I don't think I've yet gone three months without Time Machine finding that its own backup is unusable.

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Time Machine keeps giving me errors, but Disk Utility says the drive is fine. Time to erase the backup and start over—again?

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@kevinhoctor QuickBooks can export reports to Excel, but not the whole database, as far as I know.

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@kevinhoctor Thanks. Is there a good way to import for QuickBooks? It doesn't even seem to have an export feature except .qbb.

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@kevinhoctor I'm considering using a separate invoicing app, since I don't need to do that very often. Constant bugs and glitches with QB.

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@kevinhoctor Mostly I just want to reconcile accounts and keep track of buckets for tax purposes. I don't need cashflow or budgeting.

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@kevinhoctor Any tips? I don't need heavy business features. Maybe there's a creative way I could use it? Basic invoice/payment tracking.

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Somebody keeps adding incorrect information to http://snowleopard.wikid.... Really annoying.

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@pilky I was playing with @kevinhoctor's MoneyWell demo last night, actually. Very nice, but it's a different paradigm and not for business.

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@wilshipley Could you please write a delicious accounting app? Thanks.

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@nst021 Yep. Definitely one of the better implementations of that feature.

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@jsnell Yes, because now I have to figure out whether my GCC printer can do lpr.

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