@kch Thanks, I'll check the offsets. Drawers used to be overused, but this is one of the cases where they make sense w.r.t. window sizing.
@kevinhoctor Oh, I see. The ones I looked at that didn't have it were authorized retailers but not actual AT&T stores. Thanks.
@dnanian Thanks! (BTW, I like to use it with SuperDuper to encrypt/compact my clones for off-site storage.)
@kevinhoctor Any tips for where to get a MicroCell? From what I saw, you can only get it from an AT&T store, and not all stores have them…
@jablair Thanks. It was a lot more work than I expected, but I'm happy to finally get it out there.
Shipped DropDMG 3.0, a major update to my Mac disk image and archive utility: http://c-command.com/blo...
So, it looks like I haven't been receiving any crash reports since the server move. And I thought 10.6.4 was *that* good.
@granth Thanks, but even if I drag a photo to force manual sorting in Aperture, the iPad Photos app doesn't sort in order that I chose.
@bwebster I'm using Aperture. Everything is set to sort oldest to newest on the Mac.
Anyone know an iPad photos app that has a Places view with Terrain or Satellite mode?
The iPad Photos app is great, but why does it sort events in seemingly random order? And in Places view, photos are shown in reverse chrono.
@wm_j_ray You're welcome. Turns out, my flirtation with iBooks for PDFs is over. GoodReader seems better overall.
@wooliegeek My understanding is that Air Sharing Pro requires a computer to print. Simpler to just use the computer directly, I think. :-(
Dad wants to know how to print from his iPad. Assumed it would just work.
Too bad iBooks doesn't allow selecting text or adding notes in PDFs.
@Chealion Interesting, thanks.
The bottleneck for syncing my notes wasn't docking the iPhone but rather waiting for Mail to sync with Sync Services.
Why is the folder name text field rounded like a search field?
Is iOS 4 faster or slower than 3.x on the same hardware? I'm seeing conflicting reports.
"Canceling actions frequently can cause a loss of revenue for your application."
Looks like the final version of the new MobileMe Mail didn't restore the ability to turn off Apple's junk mail filter.
I've been using Bing for a week or so now, and it seems decent. Sometimes the pages I want are higher in the results list than with Google.
@danwood Where did you download the WWDC sample code? Is that just for attendees?
@markaufflick Probably, but I never turned off extensions. It's still checked.
@fpillet That one's extra fun because if date is nil you get NSOrderedSame.
@jurewitz What a nice surprise.
Safari 5 spontaneously uninstalled all my extensions, though they're still in the ~/Library/Safari/Extensions folder.
@samstigler Not yet...
@dv0rak I was aware of BusyCal but didn't know that it offered better time zone handing. Thanks!
@mikeabdullah That doesn't work for me. It seems to set both dates according to the time zone in the event (as you'd expect from the UI).
@samstigler Yes, there are various workarounds. I just think the basic design is broken. Looks like an iCal, not iCalendar, limitation.
@danwood 2 GB is definitely not enough. Personally, I don't think 4 GB is, either.
@samstigler That only lets me enter a single time zone for both the start and end times, but flights are usually specified in local time.
Sidenote: How to people enter flights into iCal when the departure and arrival are in different time zones? Two separate events?
@seoer Yes, the time zone has always been set to Eastern, and that's what the events were tagged with.
@jterhorst Time zone support is turned off and was also off when these alarms were created.
iCal alarms not firing if I haven't closed a previous alarm. Also, some seem to be an hour late.
@jurewitz Great story and congratulations to both of you.
@jpkang When I try to drag the white circle, it either brings up the context menu or pans the whole map. Crashed MobileSafari several times.
@jpkang How did you do it? I got MobileSafari to drop a pin but not to make the route go through the pin.
Picking an alternate route in Google Maps: works on iMac G3 but not on iPad.
@pbur Yeah, Instapaper works very well. Better than NNW or Safari for this because it caches the article and remembers your position.
@retrophisch Yeah, it's so much faster to process on the Mac, and easier to archive pages that I want to save. Sticking to *reading* on iPad
Coming to the conclusion that it's better not to try to process feeds on the iPad at all. Plus, then I can turn off Google syncing.
So many corner cases to handle here, but in the end it will look simple to the user.
@mikeash Yeah, I just don't see most people wanting to watch iAds. Could be the next iTunes LP.
Google's background image looks horribly JPEG-compressed and pixellated on a large display.
Filed a bug for NSImageNameStopProgressFreestandingTemplate's documentation. It doesn't match reality & Safari doesn't match the guidelines.
Today's PSA: check your backups. I just noticed that the MySQL dumps for one of my databases were empty due to a table error.
@nedley I suppose so.
@mattball "Show RSS" shows the RSS button and also opens the feed in NetNewsWire (or whatever).
Safari 5's location field uses a darkened highlight color to show the auto-completed title. Hard to read if you're using gold or orange.
@mattball Any idea why it says "Show RSS" in the Reader menu but just "RSS" in the RSS menu?
@adamengst "Disable Site-Specific Hacks" doesn't seem to affect Reader for me. The hidden click-hold menu seems to work, though.
OK, so you can click-hold on the Reader button to get a slightly different menu of RSS options. After you pick, the Reader button goes away.
I must be missing something. Does Safari 5 really prevent you from subscribing to an RSS feed when Reader is available?
Not happy with this funny Web archive data that Safari 5's Reader generates. No original URL stored, and display and conversion problems.
Interesting sort order for Safari 5's search engine pop-up menu: Bing is at the bottom.
@bwebster And communication in the other direction? I hope there's something better than talking to a local HTTP server.
@dcondrau 1Password's Safari integration has always been a hack (since Safari didn't support extensions). I see no evidence that's changed.
@jonshea OK, thanks. Funny how it's easier to talk to a server across the world than another process on the same Mac.
@dcondrau Yes, but 1Password is still injecting a little haxie into Safari, right? I don't think they're using the new sandboxed extensions.
Do I have this right that Safari 5 extensions can't be used for integration with other Mac apps?
@danielpunkass In other words, people like MarsEdit so much that they buy it well before the trial expires. (I delayed out of curiosity.)
@jimcorreia Can't you omit the apostrophes and let auto-correct add them?
@pilky I bet you don't like the C preprocessor, either. :-)
@danwood NSDictionary uses -isEqual:, but it sounds like maybe you're mutating your key after the dictionary copies it.
@ivanski And I think it's revealing if that's not available in 64-bit. Anyway, thanks for listening.
@ivanski Perhaps we can agree that no one would have said anything if you'd stuck with the wristwatch.
@ivanski It's becoming non-standard. I take you at your word regarding intent, but users interpreted it as a mask for unresponsiveness.
@ivanski You're reinventing something that's being phased out.
@ivanski If you've read Buxton, you've read Jesper, who I agree with.
@ivanski Igot is looking at this from a higher level. If you can't handle user events (like clicking), the normal animation is SPOD.
@ivanski For me it goes directly to the dialog. Anyway, I don't think iTunes showing a watch is a good argument for you to invent a cursor.
@ivanski iTunes doesn't change the cursor as you suggested.
@ivanski Users care about what they can do, not a technicality where you are minimally responding to events. Please see Pierre Igot’s post.
@ivanski If you think the HIG suggests something that none of the standard apps do, I don't think the error is with those apps.
@ivanski Yes, it looks like "unresponsive but trying to hide SPOD." I wouldn't cancel in the first 2s. Beyond that, show a button.
@ivanski It doesn't say immediately. It says to provide “useful information” if the user would otherwise see the SPOD.
@ivanski Sure, they'll figure out the general idea. And think it looks a little odd.
@ivanski If responsive, I should be able to click on stuff, which means it should show the arrow. Cursor w/ no hotspot looks unresponsive.
@ivanski If less than 2s, no need for progress bar or canceling, and no SPOD. If more than 2s, progress bar, cancel button, arrow cursor.
@ivanski It's potentially confusing because no other Mac apps have ever repurposed this control as a cursor.
@ivanski The busy cursor is no longer a standard Mac idiom. We have arrow and SPOD now. For just 1s, let the OS auto-switch between those.
@ivanski If you're just avoiding a quick flash, I wouldn't bother changing the pointer at all. Otherwise, real progress would be useful.
@ivanski I think it would be nice to have a non-modal window with a determinate progress bar to show the progress opening a large file.
@ivanski I think iTunes is generally an example of the old ways of doing things. It has lots of modal dialogs, for example.
@jasperhauser (2) If I give it one file, I'd like to be able to choose from previous versions in Git to diff against.
@jasperhauser (1) Ability to edit the files, or at least accept/reject changes and merge.
@ivanski Yes, I no longer think the running dog is appropriate for Fetch. Associated w/ window, so use progress indicator in that window.
@ivanski Also, the HIG says that if you use a custom cursor it should indicate its hot spot, which the wristwatch doesn't.
@ivanski The HIG has a screenshot showing a progress window for opening a document. The wristwatch was in the OS 9 HIG but was removed in X.
@ivanski Final Cut Pro is a Carbon app and well-known for using non-standard interface elements.
@ivanski I don't think FCP is an interface standards bearer.
@ivanski When does BBEdit use the wristwatch? I see it SPOD when opening a large file.
@ivanski Precedent from Apple (e.g. iWork) is to show a progress window. Another option would be to use the Dock icon.
@ivanski Perhaps there's a good reason Apple removed the wristwatch cursor.
@jsnell Adding the switch would open more "attack vectors" for people to complain? What an odd argument.
Non-tetherers have a soft cap in that it's not as fun to download a lot on a small device. Tetherers will consume more, w/ the same hard cap
@kevinhoctor I thought Apple wasn't going to make money on the App Store. :-)
Still missing OS 9's Page Up/Page Down to navigate the Print window's pop-up menu.
@leebennett Just out of curiosity, what do yo do on your iPhone that uses 200MB so fast?
@kevinhoctor Are there actually any slow diff apps? I don't recall that ever being an issue, even 10 years ago.
@marcoarment Do you really need unlimited data?
Sign me up to cut my monthly data plan rate in half. Hope I can get DataPro+tethering on a month-by-month basis, though.
So how long is Tweetie for Mac going to be reported as "Twitter for iPhone"?