I thought President Obama would have better taste in mice.
@stormchild No. My preferred text editor is BBEdit, and I have virtually no interest in using Versions. (Already have Git and Arq.)
@stormchild I reproduced it on 10.8.1, and I have it set to ask before saving changes, too!
@stormchild Wow, that is a nasty bug.
@_toddmc Right. NetNewsWire supports Google, but you can opt out.
@_toddmc I prefer the NetNewsWire interface. Also, you can avoid the privacy and speed/reliability problems with Google Reader.
My dad’s updating to Mountain Lion. No more RSS in Mail or Safari, so I set him up with NetNewsWire and the “Subscribe To Feed” extension.
@petermaurer With 10.5-10.6 it worked fine for me locally but not over the network. With 10.7-10.8 it doesn’t work right over USB, either.
Now Time Machine is back to its old ways of making my apps lock up and churning all day without creating a single backup. Experiment over.
@tom__ Too early to tell about Mail in 10.8.1, since that problem was intermittent. Font smoothing is still broken PDF views, Safari, etc.
@retrophisch The Thermaltakes have been great for me, but I switched to the NewerTech one a while back because it supported USB 3.
@retrophisch Same Retina MacBook Pro from July. It just took a while for me to get around to using Time Machine, and it messing up the disk.
@blankreb This problem goes back to 10.7.0 for me. I’ve tried new drives, new enclosures, etc.
@mhenders Looking forward to hearing about the behind-the-scenes production of it.
@thomasborowski I don’t really need it, but try to use it to stay current, e.g. the nifty Time Machine integration. Is that private API?
@ThomasBrand Perhaps. I used Migration Assistant but the user owner ID is different.
New Mac, new OS X install, new backup drive, but still getting Time Machine “error occurred while creating the backup folder.” Oh well.
@mhenders Thanks for the link. I must have missed that when you first posted it.
@ahruman I don’t quite understand why they always define those symbols one release later.
Pro Tip: Don’t plug in the drive with your Aperture originals while Aperture is running unless you want to wait 20 minutes for KVO.
@drdrang Yeah, I’ve had people ask for a Word file instead.
@danielpunkass Is that not what Apple did by adding sandboxing after apps were already popular?
@dianeoforegon I loved SoundApp back in the day, but I don’t think it ever made it to Carbon.
@stormchild Entourage is not the same. It uses sounds in the resource fork, which currently I can play but the APIs are 32-bit only.
@stormchild Yes, for customers. I don’t think XLD supports the format.
Cool, thanks. I’ll let you know if I end up trying to solve this with code.
@inik I found that by Google, but File Juicer didn’t recognize the files as sounds (even after I changed the HFS type codes).
@stormchild Yes. I thought you meant Audition was in the Rogue Amoeba app. Kind of a kludge, but this is probably the easiest for the user.
@uliwitness Interesting. These are the files with multiple sounds in the resource fork.
@stormchild I don’t see anything about auditioning or opening files in either app. I want to convert files, not play/record.
Anyone know of a utility to convert Microsoft Entourage Sound Sets (multiple System 7 sounds) to AIFF?
@siracusa I’ve been seeing this one, too. Started in 10.8.
@stormchild Cool. How did we miss that?
I like how the Notification Center alerts slide up when closed; easier to dismiss them in sequence than Growl bubbles.
@rbrockerhoff Does that actually get you the marketing number somehow?
@peternlewis I suppose the plist format could change…
@rentzsch That’s how I remember how to spell your name. :)
Any idea why 10.8 got rid of all those useful system keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences (e.g. sleep the display)? Less discoverable.
@clarkcox The bug-fix defines such as NSAppKitVersionNumber10_7_2 are only available for certain versions.
@chockenberry Runtime version check generally only lets you check 10.7 vs 10.8, not 10.7.2 vs 10.7.3.
@chockenberry I think that says more about the nature of reality than Gestalt.
@chockenberry The fact that a method exists doesn’t mean that (a) it’s public in that version of the OS or (b) it works.
@rbrockerhoff Not OK for parsing, plus it’s localized…
@skid Of course, but sometimes you actually want the OS version, e.g. when helping the customer contact tech support.
@peternlewis I suppose “sw_vers -productVersion” is a little better than parsing SystemVersion.plist but too bad about Gestalt.
Just came across Lingon. Seems cool, but it’s Mac App Store–only and doesn’t seem like it would be sandboxable… http://t.co/klApoWen
@rentzsch Well, the good (bad) news is that it’s not a change—been this way for quite a while.
@mmunz USB 3 was *way* faster than that for me.
@ianbeck Yeah, I thought 10.8 would fix more. I’ve even had trouble getting Apple to say which behaviors are bugs and which are by design.
@ianbeck I’ve had similar problems with opening documents in other apps. Even in container. Even signed or sandboxed.
@wbyoung Exactly. I don’t see how that helps anyone.
@Cabel Happy Birthday! I guess your recent update was just stuck in review for a while…
@wbyoung :-( Old SDKs weren’t perfect, but there needs to be an automated way to prevent accidentally using new features on old OS versions.
@jdalrymple Must be the new Matrix skin in ML.
Whoa, freak bug where the Active column in Mail’s Rules preferences changed from checkboxes to 1s and 0s, and drag and drop stopped working.
Looks like my customers’ “localhost” problems were caused by broken /etc/hosts files, edited by “avast” and some sort of Adobe product.
@nriley I wonder if there would be issues with unique persistent store IDs, though…
@nriley Yes, having a “prototype” database created on an old version of the OS is my fallback, but there should be a proper way to do this.
Any Core Data experts know how to use “PRAGMA legacy_file_format=ON” for SQLite compatibility back to Mac OS X 10.4? http://t.co/u2tOe6JK
@stevenygard The /etc symlinks for these customers seem to be fine.
@Adobe_Care When does this take effect? I just got *another* marketing e-mail from Adobe.
@soryu2 My guess is that /etc/hosts is gone or damaged, but these were non-technical users who wouldn’t have intentionally touched it.
I now have two customers whose Macs are reporting kCFURLErrorCannotFindHost when trying to connect to “localhost”; 127.0.0.1 works, however.
@stormchild Interesting. Maybe I’ll give it another try and see whether they’ve fixed the corruption issues.
@shinypb You can just replace the background image file in ~/Library/Application Support/DropDMG/Layouts/YourLayout/Background/ (e.g. w/ mv)
@stormchild That’s correct.
@grynspan Thanks for writing it all up.
@Adobe_Care I’m afraid that doesn’t really explain to me why the unsubscribe didn’t work or why the previous confirmations were false.
@Adobe_Care I’ve given my number to Adobe several times over the phone. At this point I just want a written explanation of what happened.
@grynspan However long it takes to explain what you’ve figured out and the response, if any.
@danielpunkass MacRoman does…
@Adobe_Care I received an e-mail saying to call; estimated hold time is 43 minutes. Please just add your response to my case (208851880).
@simX Ah, you’re right. And even if you Open/New and have it set to On My Mac, when you Save it will again try to force you onto iCloud.
@settern You know, if you posted the recipe you could invalidate your previous tweet. :)
@simX Could have sworn I read that after choosing a non-iCloud location it would remember, but I have to keep going to that pop-up menu.
@grynspan If you want to write it up, we could do a guest post on my blog. Or maybe an Open Radar?
@grynspan Could you please blog about this? Would be nice to have all the info in one place…
@curtclifton They got into Honan’s real mail because the Gmail password recovery e-mail went to his (compromised) iCloud account.
There are certain things we can only do via iCloud, but this Apple ID stuff just reinforces that it’s not a good idea to use it for e-mail.
@mhenders OTOH, I remember when we thought there was going to be a Time Machine API…
@Adobe_Care I’m still receiving those e-mails. It’s now been 3 months since I “unsubscribed” online and 3 weeks since over the phone.
@grynspan OK, so the workaround is to shutdown when you’re not physically at the computer.
@grynspan This sounds like the worst Mac security bug I’ve ever heard of. You’re basically basically that Apple has a backdoor to FileVault.
@grynspan Is there anywhere in the UI that shows, after setup, whether your login password can be changed via Apple ID?
@grynspan So you’re saying Apple doesn’t have the FileVault key but someone at the computer can access the disk by changing login password?
@grynspan So the only way to check whether Apple has your recovery key is to fail a login and see whether it offers to reset for you?
@grynspan Surprised wow. If it just says “A recovery key has been set” hopefully that means I didn’t share it with Apple…
@grynspan It’s a separate option.
@danielpunkass Aha. Does screen sharing work?
@danielpunkass Sorry to hear that. Similar panic logs?
@irons It’s pointed at /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer (for Xcode 4.4). Seems to work for other commands, just not am lint.
How come xcrun doesn’t work with amlint?
@schwa Not my area of expertise. I’m just saying that somewhere between Google Groups/Docs and Safari it doesn’t work.
@davidrstites Seems like the site should tell the browser via an attribute, as with “type=‘search’”.
Safari should disable automatic spelling correction in CAPTCHA text fields.
@bwebster Because I expect them to phase that site out in favor of the MAS.
@bwebster I don’t expect that to last.
Installing Xcode 3.1.4 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. Which is a good reminder to save copies of Xcode 4 from the Mac App Store for future use.
@tom__ Lucky you?
Continual weird Google Docs errors in Safari. It’s almost as if they want me to use Chrome.
@shantonusen Seems to be working now. Thanks.
@stormchild Not for me.
@shantonusen Do you intentionally have RSS disabled on your blog?
@tnorthcutt Incidentally, Disk Utility does not repair the permissions on that folder. Customer had to do it.
@tnorthcutt Client component of my app was getting kCFURLErrorCannotConnectToHost when connecting to server component.
@invalidname Mail program database corruption?
Wow. Weird problems receiving network connections were solved by repairing permissions on the “Saved Application State” folder.
@tom__ I get LCD font smoothing in plain text e-mails, too. But never in the header info above the horizontal line.