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

July 2012

@_toddmc And, secondly, it looks weird to have different types of smoothing in different apps.

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@_toddmc Mainly, I dislike LCD font smoothing. I see all the colored pixels, which is distracting and makes the text look “busy.”

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@tom__ I don’t think it’s switching because I’ve been consistently using dual displays.

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spamsieve Pleased to report that Apple Mail can filter messages using SpamSieve during a Power Nap (requires 10.8 Mountain Lion and a supported Mac).

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And now Mail is back to using LCD font smoothing, without any settings changed. So strange.

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@stormchild Yeah, I want to set the default. I’d assigned a keyboard shortcut in Lion.

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Congratulations to Alan Guth. I’m not a good enough physicist to say much about his research, but he’s an excellent and dedicated teacher.

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@grynspan No, what I mean is that yesterday Mail used LCD font smoothing even though I had the preference off; today it’s not using LCD.

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@petermaurer Yes. But I think this is a different problem. I never want to see LCD font smoothing anywhere.

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Not sure what changed, but Mountain Lion Mail stopped using LCD font smoothing. Now if only Safari and PDF views would fall in line…

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@siancu Does that just change NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows?

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@dnanian This doesn’t affect compiled scripts, right?

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@Adobe_Care I just got *another* Adobe Digital Marketing Suite e-mail!

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@mhenders Interesting how they prevented that in Contacts by making the “new group” button hidden most of the time.

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@uliwitness Yeah, but I bought a 30-inch display because I wanted to be able to see 30 inches worth of points.

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@foresmac @ArsInfiniteLoop It’s not the first days that matter but how many upgrade over time. Still lots of users on Snow Leopard.

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@uliwitness *Maybe* I would consider that solved if it were possible to buy an external Retina display.

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@ddribin .dmgs are checksummed, so you can actually check to make sure there’s no bit rot.

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@tom__ I can’t vouch for that shell script, but the basic technique still works. Note that Mail’s pref file is now in its sandbox container.

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@tom__ What do you mean by “spoof”? Are you referring to the Info.plist?

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@Catfish_Man OK then, then let’s see some more enhancements to plutil. :-)

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@rentzsch @simX I’m more sympathetic to that than to the fact that their unsubscribe link says it worked but didn’t actually do anything.

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@Catfish_Man Interesting, but it doesn’t seem that much different from “defaults read”.

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@_toddmc Back-and-forth, phone-tag, trips to local repair shop who couldn’t reproduce, didn’t want to mail it until they promised to fix it.

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@_toddmc Bad discrete GPU. Took 2-3 months to get them to agree to replace, but only 45 hours for mail-in service.

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@mmunz I’m not sure about networking; file system access was definitely sandboxed in Lion.

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@mmunz Spotlight plug-ins have been sandboxed for a while now. I had to remove some features from mine for Lion.

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Am I imagining things, or did there used to be a way to get a smaller font size in open/save panel lists?

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Apple’s mail-in repair service has gotten much faster. Dropped off at FedEx Thursday afternoon, and it’ll be back here within a few hours.

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Oddest thing about Mountain Lion so far: LCD font smoothing seems to be locked on in PDF views.

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@cbowns @incanus77 @lapcat Looks like you can just add “nfpr=1”

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@incanus77 @lapcat I thought you had to use “ now instead of +. Also, what about multi-word searches?

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@bwebster It has to do with the fact that the e-mails, though completely branded Adobe, are being sent by their partner marketing company.

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@lapcat I wonder if there’s a way to make a LaunchBar template that forces an exact Google search.

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Adobe says the 72 hours estimate to unsubscribe was to enter the request into their system. Then it takes 7 business days to be processed.

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@blakeseely Please do. With the default settings, it should prompt them to update, they click a button, and never have to touch any files.

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@blakeseely SpamSieve has an auto-updater, so I’d be interested to know what the issues were.

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@stormchild I think @mrgan is right but that things will get worse before Apple finally sees that.

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@stormchild Somehow I think they’re just going to double down on sandboxing—in addition to Siri and secrecy.

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@grynspan I actually don’t even have Photoshop Elements installed anymore—been using Acorn for years.

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@grynspan No other company has ever given me trouble with this. They also told me Photoshop Elements would stop working if I unsubscribed…

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Just got another marketing e-mail from Adobe, 10 days after I spent an hour on the phone with their tech who assured me I was unsubscribed.

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@mmunz Not only is iWork 9.2 not sandboxed, but the non-Mac App Store versions also get to access iCloud.

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@fetjuel @jimcorreia I meant Apple apps, but OmniPlan looks nice. I like the darker style like in iPhoto as compared with Aperture.

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@fetjuel @jimcorreia Are there any apps other than Aperture that have template/monochrome images with no button borders?

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@stormchild I like the old ones better, too, but the trend seems clear.

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So iWork 9.2 still has colorful toolbars?

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@mattstevens I think Mail uses Core Data for RSS. The actual mail index is plain SQLite.

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@mattstevens Good question. I think Address Book and iCal do, or at least the system frameworks that they use do. Um...

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@drewmccormack That’s good to hear, but you and Pixelmator had been around prior to the MAS. I’m curious about new developers.

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@danielpunkass Are there developers that have been successful on the Mac App Store with higher prices that weren’t prior to the MAS?

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@peternlewis Yeah, it’s just not designed for that.

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@peternlewis CrashPlan does let you start by mailing them a hard drive. However, these days I prefer Arq: fast and low overhead.

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@peternlewis I don’t think it’s the Java. Their data center just seems to be slow.

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@violasong Yeah, I think Twitter apps and SpamSieve are probably among the most frequent growlers and, thus, triggers of the bug.

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@foresmac I like the Garamond; not a fan of the shadow, though.

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.3 improves support for forthcoming OS versions: http://t.co/ZJ0jzCAI

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@wbyoung Not handy. Might have been on a mailing list. I think it was in relation to helping with threading (though it complicates it, too.)

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@wbyoung Sounds like a good topic for a blog post. :-) I think I read one recently about how amazing nested contexts are.

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@abrahamvegh @danielpunkass I don’t think so, because the Mac mini only supports 1920x1600 via HDMI. Sounds like need a powered adapter.

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@danielpunkass FWIW, Monoprice doesn’t have the HDMI-to-Dual-Link-DVI cable, and I’m not sure it even exists. http://t.co/k8sa5Hw2

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@ccgus Cool, thanks. And if you want to force double-resolution drawing you would just call CGContextScaleCTM?

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@uliwitness How do you lockFocus on an NSBitmapImageRep?

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@ccgus Cool. I’m kind of surprised that Apple’s High-Resolution doesn’t mention any of these sorts of issues.

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@ccgus Yeah, I found that, too. :( What do you recommend? I’ve been switching to using more Core Image…

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@Cabel Ah, but do you remember MindExpander?

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@optshiftk And perhaps external displays…

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@bmike Hmm, I not sure Joint Venture is such a good deal. Better to have your own spare Mac than rely on getting a loaner.

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@mrgan Thanks for reminding me that AppleCare is essential if you have an SSD.

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@schwa @c_had @rentzsch Also, using Arc would mean fully committing to Xcode 4, which still seems to be crashier than 3.

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@c_had @rentzsch @schwa I look forward to using Arc once it’s clear that the bugs have been fixed.

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@gparker @schwa @rentzsch Pragmatism. I can’t remember the last time I had a bug due to MRC (that wasn’t due to a Cocoa framework bug).

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@schwa @rentzsch I like Arc in theory, but every once in a while I read about bugs in the compiler or headers. No surprises with R&R.

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@npann @lexfri I was referring to Macs shipped in 2009 before the “2009” models released in January, March, and April.

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@mhenders It looked very interesting, but I’m going to read your book first…

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@fetchguy I wish he’d tried it himself, but definitely happy about the plug!

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@siegel @kalkwarf Is there a better way than NSObliquenessAttributeName when you have to synthesize?

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@siegel It’s working for me. Still flickers now and then, though.

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@stormchild Yeah, I mean at that point you want to make it last as long as possible. I just hope the 1st rev isn’t a lemon.

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@stormchild 768. It holds everything except Aperture masters (err, originals) and my spam archive.

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@simX Mail didn’t record the fact that it’s already downloaded the message. It helps to make a local copy and then delete it via Web mail.

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@simX That can happen if Mail reprocesses messages that are stuck on the server.

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@tnorthcutt @danielpunkass Sounds like it’s worth a try. Thanks.

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Still not used to PayPal’s “Sign Up” button being in the default position (right) and color (blue).

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@danielpunkass For tighter, I have a Tuneband, which is good for what it is, but I’m not that keen on armbands. Got a recommendation?

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@danielpunkass Favorite is some discontinued REI running shorts that had zippered *side* pockets. Still bounces, but not too bad.

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@LifeinAPR Looks interesting, but it gives me pause that there are more 1-star ratings than any other.

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I think Adobe is the only real company that doesn’t unsubscribe me from their marketing mailings when I ask.

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.2 improves filtering accuracy, compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and more: http://t.co/clfPwLvY

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@mikeash How is that even possible? The files got corrupted *before* Apple signed them?

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@zorn Yep. Half an hour on the phone so far. There’s apparently no override, but they can make it work if I give them control of my screen?

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@mcelhearn No B’s in my product key. But M is Michael rather than Microsoft.

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Trying to activate my Office 2011 via phone. Microsoft has their own radio alphabet for spelling product keys, e.g. “W as in Windows.”

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@danielpunkass @ccgus I’m moving the Preview window fully. With Acorn it triggers at > halfway.

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@ccgus On my Mac Preview only does it after I hit Command-0.

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@ccgus BTW, it’s interesting that Acorn (contra Preview) rescales when the window moves to a screen with a different dpi.

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@ccgus So “actual” means image pixel == screen pixel, not actual size if printed?

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@ccgus Not saying it’s wrong, since it’s what Preview does, but it seems odd to me that “Actual Size” shows a 72dpi image really small.

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@ozaed @danielpunkass It's a common notion, which is utterly wrong, that the sandbox just enforces the original Mac App Store guidelines.

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@mikeabdullah Yeah. Guess that’s why there wasn’t room for the MagSafe 2 adapter.

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I suppose I could, but the help includes the release notes, which change quite often.

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@c_had Yeah, I’m pleasantly surprised. And it’s actually about 7s faster since I remembered to pause Arq. Hope this Mac lasts for a while…

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Time to build SpamSieve.app on 2010 MacBook Pro (2.8 DC i7, SSD): 4m26s; on Retina MBP (2.6 QC i7): 2m9s. About 30s of that was in hiutil.

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@wilshipley Yeah, I do this copy/paste dance to re-order them, and sometimes Mail still likes to pick the ones with my Old label.

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Discovered a bug in a non-sandboxable app. So I guess it’s time to create a new branch for the MAS from before I added these features.

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@fetchguy @dnanian @ccgus I like the Newer Technology Voyager S3 except that sometimes it spontaneously unmounts the drive.

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@dnanian @ccgus What’s crazy is that USB 3 is so much faster *even for slow drives*.

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@ccgus First gotta see how long it takes to migrate over USB 3. According to the estimate, it will be 1/4 the time of the USB 2 migration.

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Retina MBP first impressions: much lighter, screen is very sharp but still quite glossy, initial migrator doesn’t accept encrypted disks.

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No paid podcasts that I know of. Yet the Podcasts app shows my iTunes account balance. And it’s not even the correct number. Odd.

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I thought for sure there’s be a way to subscribe to a Glassboard in NetNewsWire…

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@gaige You’re welcome. Good luck with the app.

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@mhenders :( It worked for me. Was pleasantly surprised that Apple provided migration away from MobileMe albums.

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