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

June 2010

@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.

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@kevinhoctor Oh, I see. The ones I looked at that didn't have it were authorized retailers but not actual AT&T stores. Thanks.

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@dnanian Thanks! (BTW, I like to use it with SuperDuper to encrypt/compact my clones for off-site storage.)

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@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…

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@jablair Thanks. It was a lot more work than I expected, but I'm happy to finally get it out there.

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Shipped DropDMG 3.0, a major update to my Mac disk image and archive utility: http://c-command.com/blo...

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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.

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@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.

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@bwebster I'm using Aperture. Everything is set to sort oldest to newest on the Mac.

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Anyone know an iPad photos app that has a Places view with Terrain or Satellite mode?

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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.

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@wm_j_ray You're welcome. Turns out, my flirtation with iBooks for PDFs is over. GoodReader seems better overall.

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@wooliegeek My understanding is that Air Sharing Pro requires a computer to print. Simpler to just use the computer directly, I think. :-(

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Dad wants to know how to print from his iPad. Assumed it would just work.

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@nedley @wm_j_ray You can drag PDF files into the Books section of iTunes and let it sync them into iBooks.

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Too bad iBooks doesn't allow selecting text or adding notes in PDFs.

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The bottleneck for syncing my notes wasn't docking the iPhone but rather waiting for Mail to sync with Sync Services.

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My initial reaction is that iOS 4 is slightly faster on a 3GS. However, @flargh, @Schwieb, and others say much slower than 3.x on a 3G.

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Why is the folder name text field rounded like a search field?

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Is iOS 4 faster or slower than 3.x on the same hardware? I'm seeing conflicting reports.

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"Canceling actions frequently can cause a loss of revenue for your application."

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Looks like the final version of the new MobileMe Mail didn't restore the ability to turn off Apple's junk mail filter.

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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.

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@danwood Where did you download the WWDC sample code? Is that just for attendees?

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@markaufflick Probably, but I never turned off extensions. It's still checked.

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@fpillet That one's extra fun because if date is nil you get NSOrderedSame.

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Safari 5 spontaneously uninstalled all my extensions, though they're still in the ~/Library/Safari/Extensions folder.

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@dv0rak I was aware of BusyCal but didn't know that it offered better time zone handing. Thanks!

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@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).

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@samstigler Yes, there are various workarounds. I just think the basic design is broken. Looks like an iCal, not iCalendar, limitation.

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@danwood 2 GB is definitely not enough. Personally, I don't think 4 GB is, either.

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@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.

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Sidenote: How to people enter flights into iCal when the departure and arrival are in different time zones? Two separate events?

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@seoer Yes, the time zone has always been set to Eastern, and that's what the events were tagged with.

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@jterhorst Time zone support is turned off and was also off when these alarms were created.

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iCal alarms not firing if I haven't closed a previous alarm. Also, some seem to be an hour late.

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@jurewitz Great story and congratulations to both of you.

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@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.

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@jpkang How did you do it? I got MobileSafari to drop a pin but not to make the route go through the pin.

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Picking an alternate route in Google Maps: works on iMac G3 but not on iPad.

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@pbur Yeah, Instapaper works very well. Better than NNW or Safari for this because it caches the article and remembers your position.

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@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

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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.

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So many corner cases to handle here, but in the end it will look simple to the user.

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@mikeash Yeah, I just don't see most people wanting to watch iAds. Could be the next iTunes LP.

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Google's background image looks horribly JPEG-compressed and pixellated on a large display.

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Filed a bug for NSImageNameStopProgressFreestandingTemplate's documentation. It doesn't match reality & Safari doesn't match the guidelines.

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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.

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@oscherler Sorry about that. Problems moving servers. You can download from the mirror here: http://bit.ly/aPDXSf

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@mattball "Show RSS" shows the RSS button and also opens the feed in NetNewsWire (or whatever).

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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.

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@mattball Any idea why it says "Show RSS" in the Reader menu but just "RSS" in the RSS menu?

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@adamengst "Disable Site-Specific Hacks" doesn't seem to affect Reader for me. The hidden click-hold menu seems to work, though.

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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.

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I must be missing something. Does Safari 5 really prevent you from subscribing to an RSS feed when Reader is available?

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Not happy with this funny Web archive data that Safari 5's Reader generates. No original URL stored, and display and conversion problems.

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Interesting sort order for Safari 5's search engine pop-up menu: Bing is at the bottom.

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@bwebster And communication in the other direction? I hope there's something better than talking to a local HTTP server.

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@dcondrau 1Password's Safari integration has always been a hack (since Safari didn't support extensions). I see no evidence that's changed.

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@jonshea OK, thanks. Funny how it's easier to talk to a server across the world than another process on the same Mac.

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@dcondrau Yes, but 1Password is still injecting a little haxie into Safari, right? I don't think they're using the new sandboxed extensions.

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Do I have this right that Safari 5 extensions can't be used for integration with other Mac apps?

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@danielpunkass In other words, people like MarsEdit so much that they buy it well before the trial expires. (I delayed out of curiosity.)

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@jimcorreia Can't you omit the apostrophes and let auto-correct add them?

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@pilky I bet you don't like the C preprocessor, either. :-)

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@danwood NSDictionary uses -isEqual:, but it sounds like maybe you're mutating your key after the dictionary copies it.

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@ivanski And I think it's revealing if that's not available in 64-bit. Anyway, thanks for listening.

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@ivanski Perhaps we can agree that no one would have said anything if you'd stuck with the wristwatch.

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@ivanski It's becoming non-standard. I take you at your word regarding intent, but users interpreted it as a mask for unresponsiveness.

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@ivanski You're reinventing something that's being phased out.

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@ivanski If you've read Buxton, you've read Jesper, who I agree with.

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@ivanski Igot is looking at this from a higher level. If you can't handle user events (like clicking), the normal animation is SPOD.

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@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.

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@ivanski iTunes doesn't change the cursor as you suggested.

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@ivanski Users care about what they can do, not a technicality where you are minimally responding to events. Please see Pierre Igot’s post.

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@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.

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@ivanski Yes, it looks like "unresponsive but trying to hide SPOD." I wouldn't cancel in the first 2s. Beyond that, show a button.

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@ivanski It doesn't say immediately. It says to provide “useful information” if the user would otherwise see the SPOD.

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@ivanski Sure, they'll figure out the general idea. And think it looks a little odd.

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@ivanski If responsive, I should be able to click on stuff, which means it should show the arrow. Cursor w/ no hotspot looks unresponsive.

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@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.

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@ivanski It's potentially confusing because no other Mac apps have ever repurposed this control as a cursor.

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@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.

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@ivanski If you're just avoiding a quick flash, I wouldn't bother changing the pointer at all. Otherwise, real progress would be useful.

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@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.

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@ivanski I think iTunes is generally an example of the old ways of doing things. It has lots of modal dialogs, for example.

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@jasperhauser (2) If I give it one file, I'd like to be able to choose from previous versions in Git to diff against.

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@jasperhauser (1) Ability to edit the files, or at least accept/reject changes and merge.

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@ivanski Yes, I no longer think the running dog is appropriate for Fetch. Associated w/ window, so use progress indicator in that window.

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@ivanski Also, the HIG says that if you use a custom cursor it should indicate its hot spot, which the wristwatch doesn't.

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@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.

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@ivanski Final Cut Pro is a Carbon app and well-known for using non-standard interface elements.

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@ivanski I don't think FCP is an interface standards bearer.

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@ivanski When does BBEdit use the wristwatch? I see it SPOD when opening a large file.

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@ivanski Precedent from Apple (e.g. iWork) is to show a progress window. Another option would be to use the Dock icon.

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@ivanski Perhaps there's a good reason Apple removed the wristwatch cursor.

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@jsnell Adding the switch would open more "attack vectors" for people to complain? What an odd argument.

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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

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@kevinhoctor I thought Apple wasn't going to make money on the App Store. :-)

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Still missing OS 9's Page Up/Page Down to navigate the Print window's pop-up menu.

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@leebennett Just out of curiosity, what do yo do on your iPhone that uses 200MB so fast?

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@kevinhoctor Are there actually any slow diff apps? I don't recall that ever being an issue, even 10 years ago.

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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.

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So how long is Tweetie for Mac going to be reported as "Twitter for iPhone"?

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