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November 2011

My MacBook Pro bag now includes a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. Should make computing away from my desk much easier.

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OK, sysdiagnose does work. The "few seconds" in the man page through me off. After a minute or two it gave me a tarball.

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@danielpunkass Looks cool, but does the keyboard shortcut work for you? Didn't on either of my Macs.

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@uliwitness Imports, ivar/property lists, prototypes, forward declarations, externs, enum values.

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@uliwitness I should say that my particular need is addressed via ThisService; just thought it would fit in nicely with what you have.

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@uliwitness I sort many times per day in non-coding contexts (lists and such), but there I'm in BBEdit, which has it built-in.

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@pbur Yes, that was nice. But I was talking about the Sort Lines command for text.

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@uliwitness Lists of #imports. (Was Automator/shell script services since Sort was removed from Xcode, but those seem to be busted on Lion.)

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@uliwitness Cool. Have you considered adding a Sort Lines feature?

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@optshiftk Yep, I've seen that, too. It auto-corrects less common correct words that I wanted to more common words.

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@jamesthomson Reminds me of that time I thought none of my apps had crashed for weeks.

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Customer: "We [App Store buyer] are the same users who have paid the same money as buyers on the site, and have the right to timely update."

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@Schwieb It's been happening for me with Excel 2011 (14.1.3/110805).

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@JeannieRichard Numbers does not do that. Excel does not do it for xlsx files (but everyone sends me xls).

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Did you know that Microsoft Excel modifies every file when you open it, even if you don't save changes? http://t.co/vfQQTwxD

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@retrophisch Can't you get Mexican Coke with cane sugar in Texas?

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On the phone with Amazon re: the Kindle annotations. The story is getting stranger.

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@matthewdrayton Just happened again this evening. I think that makes 5 consecutive drives where Siri was unable to take requests.

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@siracusa And the other choice is iBooks, which maybe doesn't have this particular bug, but only offers annotation backup via screenshot.

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@matthewdrayton Yeah, it seems to always be down when I'm in my car…

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@jsnell That's really cool. Now I can put it on my main Mac and have it only load when needed.

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It appears that VMware Fusion 4 does include kernel extensions, but they stay within the app package and don't load until you launch the app

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Is it true, as I surmise from this review, that VMware Fusion no longer installs a kernel extension? http://t.co/v1CgHPyj

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@danielpunkass Yep, no moving, renaming, or deleting files that it's already managing.

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@danielpunkass Symlinks can help in some situations.

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@danielpunkass Common request. Adds complexity for both the user and the code, although it's something I'd like to eventually support.

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@jsnell Ah, one step ahead. It's quite a coincidence. I wonder whether there's a third RMS who's written a popular text editor…

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@danielpunkass Any particular areas that are the source of the friction?

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@pilky Does no one on the team do unit testing?

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Disappointed to see that code completion inside macros is still broken in Xcode 4.2.1.

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@gte Too bad there's no way to do it with a mouse.

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@Cabel @PatC @danielpunkass Hah! About as easy to unsee as FedEx, but thankfully less commonly noticed. Soon to be available in 1024x1024…

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.8.8 adds support for new versions of Mac OS X, Postbox, and Growl. Plus, improved filtering and more: http://t.co/D4OwwMrg

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Thanks to @shauninman for some expert help getting rid of unwanted http://t.co/wEpfIhRZ referrers in my @haveamint.

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.1 adds support for Growl 1.3, a Brazilian Portuguese localization, and some bug fixes. http://t.co/nH666AI5

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Trying to sort lines in Xcode 4. Automator service doesn't work. Not sufficiently AppleScriptable. Ended up using ThisService.

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Automator's workflowServiceRunner XPC seems to be busted. http://t.co/c0Tf8PNG

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@iacas It has the mic and play/pause/next. Just not volume. If you find something inexpensive with everything, let me know.

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@iacas Yeah. If you don't need volume, these are cheap: http://t.co/uqPank0s

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@danielpunkass Yeah. Since it took so long last time, I thought I'd get a jump on 2012.

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Rejected from the iTunes/MAS LinkShare affiliate program, though I don't think I violated any of their conditions.

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@danielpunkass This year I learned: don't start the dance before December or the IRS will take your money and tell you to try again in Dec.

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@zorn Yeah, look at that copy/paste job. They should refactor it to use -retainCount and a while loop.

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@zorn Anyway, thanks for an interesting post. Just goes to show that nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems.

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@zorn Fixed, thanks. Never sure what to do in these situations. Don't want to silently change quote, but adding [sic] is kind of rude.

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@marcoarment It's awkward, though, the way the page-turn works as you highlight.

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@dnanian My stuff. Just FYI in case you were to try going that route. Unreliable growls, but at least my apps can run on 10.4.

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@dnanian The weird thing is that I made some changes so that it would compile, but it seems to have trouble talking to Growl on 10.4.

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@danielpunkass Yeah, although 10.0 was when they were trying to cram 10 different subsystems into the Dock…

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@danielpunkass Consumer Reports has always had weird things to say about Macs.

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@uliwitness Hmm, so what's the popover advantage? That you see where it came from?

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@uliwitness I don't think I'd want it to put that content on top of the main view.

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@danielpunkass Looks like it's fixed in PDFpen 5.6. (Could use some better release notes…)

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@danielpunkass I reported a hanging bug in OCRing in PDFpen, but it isn't fixed yet. I think they were having trouble isolating it.

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@petermaurer I thought Address Book was great before. 2 or 3 columns when you want. But if I'm seeing groups, I always want to see 3.

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@foresmac I actually like Lion's auto-correct. But it shouldn't mess with capitalized words…

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@foresmac It's "Cabel", not "Cable".

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Not sure what changed, but now Mail keeps showing my Outbox, even after relaunch, even though it's empty.

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@ccgus Good to know; somehow I thought RegisterEventHotKey didn't work. Not sure what you can do about non-packaged SQLite files. :-(

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@ccgus You were able to get Acorn's screenshot hotkey to work in the sandbox?

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