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July 2011

Finally switched from Yahoo's site search to Google Custom Search.

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@abrahamvegh Looks like Downstream is $12/year now.

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After a week of trying to use Tweetake, Twitter is always too busy to make a backup.

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@jablair In the pop-up menu? My Snow Leopard shortcuts carried over fine.

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@ccgus That was my experience as well. Pretty much no overhead, even on an SSD.

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@nriley I don't even know the password for this keychain, nor does it appear in Keychain Access.

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Lion: "mdwrite wants to use the 'metadata' keychain." The what keychain?

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So it seems that, to AppleScript, a full screen window that's currently filling the screen does not necessarily have index 1.

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@thomasborowski Agreed. Snow Leopard was supposedly more minor but had various problems for me. Lion seems solid—just a bunch of small bugs.

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All things considered, this has been a very smooth OS upgrade.

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@danielpunkass The other dumb thing is that you can't Control-click on the preview now to treat it as a file.

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@atnan I believe Atwood lost his blog; I don't recall Stack Overflow losing their data.

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@rbrockerhoff Oh, I think I misread. I thought you were having a problem even though the dead key mechanism still works. It's essential.

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@FunkeeMonk Right. Could just buy it as a backup. Although maybe it needs their server to activate? Anyway, like Daniel, I trust them.

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@rbrockerhoff Would be interested to hear more about why…

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@FunkeeMonk I've heard reports that it's not so great on Linux, problems with Mono, etc. Best to use what they're dogfooding.

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@danielpunkass Yes, I manually bcc myself on all e-mails just in case…

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@FunkeeMonk Yeah, thus far I've been more lazy than paranoid. Don't want to get into running a Windows server.

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@danielpunkass Yeah, it's "enough." But would mean lots of downtime and extra work. So easy to switch Web hosts in comparison.

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@danielpunkass Is having the data enough, though? Do you have a place to install/run it? Too bad they no longer have two data centers.

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@danielpunkass I tried to set that up with their API, which silently choked and returned a bad XML document.

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@retrophisch I already switched back to Graphite. :-) NetNewsWire, in particular, is too bright in Blue.

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@natevw In a very limited case you can use NSDictionaryOfVariableBindings. http://bit.ly/n2WdG6

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@natevw Aha. Thought maybe you were doing something with the new NSDictionary creation macro from Cocoa auto-layout.

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Experimenting with switching from the Graphite appearance to Blue, since colors and shapes are already toned down in Lion.

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@natevw What happened to - [NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:]?

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Thanks for the link. So that's why I've been getting e-mail about running Entourage 2004 under Lion…

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Just realized that I've been using Git longer than Subversion. Got a ways until it catches CVS, though.

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So much extra space on my backup drive due to using CrashPlan rather than Time Machine. It keeps thinking the drive was disconnected, though

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5th time trying to download Xcode 4.1. Just a few minutes left this time. Fingers crossed.

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@retrophisch That's usually not due to the password at all, just a network error.

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dropdmg Shift-dragged InstallESD.dmg in the installer .app package onto @dropdmg to burn a Lion installation DVD. It fits on a single-layer disc!

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@Gretyl Do you know if GrandPerspective is using a special API, or just more efficient coding?

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Added Notely and WriteRoom to my iPhone/Dropbox text editor comparison: http://mjtsai.com/blog/2...

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@rentzsch That could perhaps be arranged at some point, if you're interested. (But multi-account support first, please. :-)

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@Gretyl I don't understand the obsession with graphically showing how much space a file/folder takes up. I want to know which, e.g. by name.

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@danielpunkass Would be great if Twitter clients had hooks for stuff like that.

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I get where Netflix wants to go, but I like the selection of discs, so the recent change got me to drop streaming and save a few bucks.

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Not understanding the DaisyDisk love. Looks cool, but confused me. OmniDiskSweeper is so straightforward and easy.

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@wilshipley I'm so sorry for your loss, Wil.

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@simX For a second I was hoping I could delete all that code from my app. :-)

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@simX Standard menu item, but I think persistence is up to the app. Mail: WebSmartInsertDeleteEnabled. TextEdit: SmartCopyPaste.

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@simX Are you sure there's a common pref key? I thought it was up to apps to implement.

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@cbowns "Paste and Match Style" seems to affect formatting but not the spacing, which is what bothers me. LB's "As Plain Text" works, though

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@craigmorgan Thanks. Been using LaunchBar for many years, but I should investigate the clipboard features.

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There should be a system-wide preference to disable "smart" pasting.

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.8.6 improves filtering accuracy, Lion support, Postbox 2.5, and more: http://c-command.com/blo...

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@LKM That would be perfect; then I'd never need to touch that menu command.

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@cnix My dad can't figure out it out, either—never sure whether the diagram is flat or reflected.

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