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

May 2012

@kevinwalzer That said, sometimes they will refund an incident if it’s clearly due to an OS bug and they can’t offer a workaround.

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@soryu2 No. Which one? I don’t see anything unusual in the logs.

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@avi4now ZFS is a good start, but I’m not sure that it can do self-healing from a mirror drive that’s been offline for a while.

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@avi4now I mean that the filesystem could detect files/blocks that no longer checksum, and clone/heal with intermittently connected drives.

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Bit rot detected on one of my archive drives. Copying good file from a redundant drive. Would be nice to solve this at the FS level, though.

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@kevinwalzer That’s just how it works. Most of the support incidents that I file end up being not my fault, but you’re paying for DTS time.

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@bwebster I create a new case in the product’s project and refer to the inquiry (and any future inquiries) in the inbox project.

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@danielpunkass @leebennett I actually get a fair number of customers asking whether those super discount sellers are legit.

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@kevinwalzer I did, because the iTunes people would only look into this when prompted through DTS. I typically have extra incidents, though.

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@kevinwalzer I’ve been working through this with DTS, and it looks like the fix was just rolled out on iTunes Connect.

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If you update to vBulletin 4.2 and freak out at the new homepage: you can turn it off in the Navigation Manager. https://t.co/HVdCNqoi

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@stormchild Siri’s accuracy is good enough that I would use it to take notes in certain circumstances. Problem is availability/reliability.

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@WriteUpApp Great! I look forward to trying it out.

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@prasannag WriteUp 3 looks nice. Is there a Web page listing the changes that I can link to? (Last blog post is from July 2011.)

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@bwebster Yes, I know because people complained when a DropDMG Automator action stopped working on an older OS (due to -fobjc-gc).

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@uliwitness You’re supposed to unplug all devices before running Apple Hardware Test. Newer Macs can run it via the Internet.

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The recovery partition is great, but it looks like I have to burn a DVD to run Apple Hardware Test.

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@mmunz In hindsight, it’s not clear to me that working on Mac App Store stuff was a better ROI than regular dev work. Certainly was less fun

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@mmunz @petermaurer Rhetorical. I don’t. Now it’s a question of whether to remove features and try to work around the bugs, or to eject.

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@petermaurer Yes, shall we duplicate all those bug reports filed last summer on the new feedback form? https://t.co/VcW4Zlsx

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@ccgus Same here. It also works to use a nib compiled on 10.7.3.

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@ccgus No crashes. I’m getting solid white for the very first displayed page. And occasional 80-pixel black squares drawn atop the content.

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Setting the view, in code, to not draw concurrently has no effect, but [window setAllowsConcurrentViewDrawing:NO] fixes the problem.

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PDF display bugs on 10.7.4 seem to be due to ibtool silently setting the PDFDisplayView in the nib to draw concurrently.

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@petermaurer Perhaps. Is hope improvement or the lack of further regression?

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@lexfri @petermaurer @danfrakes It sounds like both you and TUAW did the right thing here, although now I think they need to follow up.

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@lexfri @petermaurer @danfrakes I respect that. I’m just saying that from the outside this “whole story” amounts to “She said. He said.”

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@petermaurer @danfrakes @lexfri To me, “the whole story” would include identifying your source and explaining why TUAW’s source was wrong.

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@c_had @danielpunkass Who knows what retweeting means? Maybe @radian, like the rest of us, just wants to believe the Macworld story.

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@danielpunkass Crickets in the dev forums, though.

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@kevinwalzer iTunes Connect support sent me to App Review, who told me to file a DTS incident. I’ll let you know what I hear.

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@kevinwalzer It’s saying that several files/folders in a bundled framework should be replaced by symlinks.

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Updated my hotkey-using app 8 days go, but the MAS version isn’t even “Waiting for Review” yet due to a bug in the automated binary checker.

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Depressing hotkey reactions: lack of surprise, this’ll protect us from malware, it’s OK because you can just download apps outside the store

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@chuanp I remember that one. “My first impression of the game was the 7 MB download size.” :-)

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@preppeller When I’ve encountered OS leaks like that, I put the API calls in a short-lived helper process. Kernel cleans up when done.

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@danielpunkass Unusual, yes. But I’m tracking three different UI glitches introduced by 10.7.4.

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There seems to be some PDFView weirdness depending on whether the same code was compiled on Mac OS X 10.7.3 or 10.7.4 (10.6 SDK, GCC 4.0).

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@danielpunkass Yes, it’s great now that the e-mails contain the post body. Can make Mail rules to flag posts of interest.

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@siegel Also running into a problem with PDFViews starting out solid white.

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On the plus side, it looks like WebKit’s PDF link generation, broken since July, is now fixed. https://t.co/lbmA0qgB

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@siegel -[NSWorkspace iconForFileType:] is broken for at least one system file type. But getting a path’s icon works. rdar://11421092

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Always lovely to have a new OS come out and introduce an ugly bug hours after you ship an app.

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@macgeek02 The link in your blog post says “htttp”.

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.5.10 includes lots of improvements and fixes. http://t.co/AWywkNUu

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.1.3 improves support for .iso disk images, improves sparse image compaction, plus various other improvements. http://t.co/bBznE6xT

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@stormchild Yes, and it can auto switch when you plug in the display.

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@mikemccracken VMware 4.1.1, fresh installation of Mac OS X 10.7.3, no 3rd-party software except EagleFiler. Just created a bunch of files.

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Thanks for @cbowns and @tewha for reminding me that iOS software updates are only incremental when you update over-the-air, not via iTunes.

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The supposedly 50 MB “incremental” iOS 5.1.1 update is 802.8 MB for me. I wonder if that’s because I had deleted the previous .ipsw file.

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Google Drive seems to be a bust. 30 seconds to sync each 135-byte test file. Doesn’t preserve metadata. Console errors about missing pool.

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@danielpunkass My sympathies. Something like that happened to me once, and it was also on a weekend.

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@danielpunkass If only there were a utility that could listen for a hotkey, run an AppleScript, and send the source to your favorite editor.

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Not sure what happened, but hiutil now takes a couple minutes to index my Apple Help where it used to take seconds.

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