@_toddmc And, secondly, it looks weird to have different types of smoothing in different apps.
@_toddmc Mainly, I dislike LCD font smoothing. I see all the colored pixels, which is distracting and makes the text look “busy.”
@tom__ I don’t think it’s switching because I’ve been consistently using dual displays.
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).
And now Mail is back to using LCD font smoothing, without any settings changed. So strange.
@stormchild Yeah, I want to set the default. I’d assigned a keyboard shortcut in Lion.
@mhenders Yep, freshman fall.
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.
@peternlewis In Notification Center.
@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.
@petermaurer Yes. But I think this is a different problem. I never want to see LCD font smoothing anywhere.
Not sure what changed, but Mountain Lion Mail stopped using LCD font smoothing. Now if only Safari and PDF views would fall in line…
@siancu Does that just change NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows?
@dnanian This doesn’t affect compiled scripts, right?
@Adobe_Care I just got *another* Adobe Digital Marketing Suite e-mail!
@mhenders Good point!
@mhenders Interesting how they prevented that in Contacts by making the “new group” button hidden most of the time.
@Macgyyver “chat messages”?
@uliwitness Yeah, but I bought a 30-inch display because I wanted to be able to see 30 inches worth of points.
@uliwitness *Maybe* I would consider that solved if it were possible to buy an external Retina display.
@ddribin .dmgs are checksummed, so you can actually check to make sure there’s no bit rot.
@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.
@tom__ What do you mean by “spoof”? Are you referring to the Info.plist?
@Catfish_Man OK then, then let’s see some more enhancements to plutil. :-)
@Catfish_Man Interesting, but it doesn’t seem that much different from “defaults read”.
@_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.
@_toddmc Bad discrete GPU. Took 2-3 months to get them to agree to replace, but only 45 hours for mail-in service.
@mmunz I’m not sure about networking; file system access was definitely sandboxed in Lion.
@mmunz Spotlight plug-ins have been sandboxed for a while now. I had to remove some features from mine for Lion.
Am I imagining things, or did there used to be a way to get a smaller font size in open/save panel lists?
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.
Oddest thing about Mountain Lion so far: LCD font smoothing seems to be locked on in PDF views.
@bwebster It has to do with the fact that the e-mails, though completely branded Adobe, are being sent by their partner marketing company.
@lapcat I wonder if there’s a way to make a LaunchBar template that forces an exact Google search.
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.
@blakeseely Please do. With the default settings, it should prompt them to update, they click a button, and never have to touch any files.
@blakeseely SpamSieve has an auto-updater, so I’d be interested to know what the issues were.
@stormchild Somehow I think they’re just going to double down on sandboxing—in addition to Siri and secrecy.
@grynspan I actually don’t even have Photoshop Elements installed anymore—been using Acorn for years.
@grynspan No other company has ever given me trouble with this. They also told me Photoshop Elements would stop working if I unsubscribed…
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.
@mmunz Not only is iWork 9.2 not sandboxed, but the non-Mac App Store versions also get to access iCloud.
@stormchild I like the old ones better, too, but the trend seems clear.
So iWork 9.2 still has colorful toolbars?
@mattstevens I think Mail uses Core Data for RSS. The actual mail index is plain SQLite.
@mattstevens Good question. I think Address Book and iCal do, or at least the system frameworks that they use do. Um...
@drewmccormack That’s good to hear, but you and Pixelmator had been around prior to the MAS. I’m curious about new developers.
@danielpunkass Are there developers that have been successful on the Mac App Store with higher prices that weren’t prior to the MAS?
@peternlewis Yeah, it’s just not designed for that.
@peternlewis CrashPlan does let you start by mailing them a hard drive. However, these days I prefer Arq: fast and low overhead.
@peternlewis I don’t think it’s the Java. Their data center just seems to be slow.
@wbyoung Excellent. Thanks.
@violasong Yeah, I think Twitter apps and SpamSieve are probably among the most frequent growlers and, thus, triggers of the bug.
@foresmac I like the Garamond; not a fan of the shadow, though.
@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.)
@wbyoung Sounds like a good topic for a blog post. :-) I think I read one recently about how amazing nested contexts are.
@ccgus Cool, thanks. And if you want to force double-resolution drawing you would just call CGContextScaleCTM?
@uliwitness How do you lockFocus on an NSBitmapImageRep?
@ccgus Cool. I’m kind of surprised that Apple’s High-Resolution doesn’t mention any of these sorts of issues.
@ccgus Yeah, I found that, too. :( What do you recommend? I’ve been switching to using more Core Image…
@siracusa My condolences.
@Cabel Ah, but do you remember MindExpander?
@optshiftk And perhaps external displays…
@therealkerni Great, thanks!
@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.
@mrgan Thanks for reminding me that AppleCare is essential if you have an SSD.
@mhenders It looked very interesting, but I’m going to read your book first…
@fetchguy I wish he’d tried it himself, but definitely happy about the plug!
@siegel It’s working for me. Still flickers now and then, though.
@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.
@stormchild 768. It holds everything except Aperture masters (err, originals) and my spam archive.
@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.
@simX That can happen if Mail reprocesses messages that are stuck on the server.
Still not used to PayPal’s “Sign Up” button being in the default position (right) and color (blue).
@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?
@danielpunkass Favorite is some discontinued REI running shorts that had zippered *side* pockets. Still bounces, but not too bad.
@LifeinAPR Looks interesting, but it gives me pause that there are more 1-star ratings than any other.
I think Adobe is the only real company that doesn’t unsubscribe me from their marketing mailings when I ask.
@mikeash How is that even possible? The files got corrupted *before* Apple signed them?
@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?
@mcelhearn No B’s in my product key. But M is Michael rather than Microsoft.
Trying to activate my Office 2011 via phone. Microsoft has their own radio alphabet for spelling product keys, e.g. “W as in Windows.”
@ccgus On my Mac Preview only does it after I hit Command-0.
@ccgus BTW, it’s interesting that Acorn (contra Preview) rescales when the window moves to a screen with a different dpi.
@ccgus So “actual” means image pixel == screen pixel, not actual size if printed?
@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.
@mikeabdullah Yeah. Guess that’s why there wasn’t room for the MagSafe 2 adapter.
I suppose I could, but the help includes the release notes, which change quite often.
@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…
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
Retina MBP first impressions: much lighter, screen is very sharp but still quite glossy, initial migrator doesn’t accept encrypted disks.
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.
I thought for sure there’s be a way to subscribe to a Glassboard in NetNewsWire…
@gaige You’re welcome. Good luck with the app.
@mhenders :( It worked for me. Was pleasantly surprised that Apple provided migration away from MobileMe albums.