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

September 2012

It’s not just the data. Doing a bit of trip planning this evening, and mobile http://t.co/ku2Nagdn is way more readable than Apple Maps.

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@wilshipley @danielpunkass Seems like if their plan was to iterate from feedback they would have built a much better feedback reporter.

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@wilshipley @danielpunkass Apple has problems with areas that require lots of manpower.

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@wilshipley @danielpunkass That’s the *problem*. Apple is good at giving small numbers of smart people lots of leverage.

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@irons Yeah, 10.8 still seems pretty buggy. Also seeing problems with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar (though some of that may be iCloud).

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@irons I actually had that on, but it only logged the last bit of the conversation. :-(

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@danielpunkass I probably could have copied and pasted, but I already closed the window because I assumed that the Print command had worked.

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There is a .ichat file in ~/Library/Messages/Archive/2012-09-28/ but it only includes the tail end of the conversation.

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Apparently I just lost a chat transcript from Messages. No auto-log like iChat, no export command, printed PDF omitted scrolled-off text.

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@stroughtonsmith Seems to me that antennagate was comparatively easier to fix. Design new antenna. Ship. May take years to fix maps data.

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@tofias Sticky Playlists has good playback controls, but it doesn’t seem to understand podcast organization…

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@mikeabdullah Seems to be a near-endless supply of these sorts of issues. Tough to know what you’re getting into or whether end is in sight.

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@sethdill Just a little. I don’t think the OS ever supported different remembered positions for different display configurations.

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@Teggy OK, let’s continue this via e-mail.

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@tofias I”ll give it a try and see.

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@tofias Looks interesting; thanks. Does the played state sync back to iTunes?

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@wooliegeek Please contact spamsieve@c-command.com.

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@grynspan Not crashes, hangs. Yes, it’s when actively sending an Apple event. Rebooting seems to fix it.

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@grynspan I’m afraid you’re right.

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@grynspan AESendMessage is part of CoreServices and has no replacement API. I assume lots of non-deprecated stuff is built on it.

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@bwebster Neither the sender nor the target is sandboxed.

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@bwebster Currently, several customers are seeing this targeting SpamSieve from various apps. I haven’t reproduced it here yet.

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@bwebster Thanks. Restarting the Mac seemed to help one user’s AESendMessage problem. Haven’t heard back from others yet.

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@marczak @simX Yeah, the problems have been going on for a long time, but this is the first one (for me) that seems to require power cycling

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@grynspan Why is that a mistake? Known issues on 10.8?

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@cortig I don’t see any of those. Are they in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/?

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Also seeing weird hangs in AESendMessage starting with OS X 10.8.2.

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@simX And sometimes I can get a blue screen if I unplug/replug the Thunderbolt. Very strange.

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@simX It’s showing frozen screensaver with frozen mouse. (Which means it froze in the short interval before Energy Saver would kick in.)

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Not sure what’s going on with OS X 10.8.2, but this was the third time it wouldn’t wake from screensaver. No kernel panic logs.

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@cocoalabs Yesterday my dad asked me how he could downgrade to iOS 5. (He’d tried the new Maps app.)

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@pilky Yeah, you’d think the Mac App Store would use Notification Center. :-(

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@danielpunkass I think this may have been in Lion. But, yeah, it’s nice.

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@c_had @danielpunkass And I was going to mention bugs, but that didn’t fit in the tweet. :-)

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@c_had @danielpunkass I was suggesting a way to turn the sandbox off (completely) on old OS versions that lack the proper entitlements.

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@c_had @danielpunkass I’d like to see something like “com.apple.security.app-sandbox:after:10.8”.

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@rbrockerhoff @chockenberry iPhoto has an entitlement to send Apple events to “com.apple.iWeb”. I thought lowercase was required…

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@uliwitness Also, the Mac App Store support form still doesn’t offer 10.8 as an OS choice. :-)

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The Web site says Apple will e-mail me back in 24 hours; the automated e-mail says 48 hours; it’s been 96 hours.

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@stormchild Yes, the failure modes are worrying. At least for calendars I think there are .ics files hidden somewhere.

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@shinypb Thanks. I want something that syncs with iTunes, though.

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@splorp @pborenstein Thanks. I remember it being really fast.

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I found my THINK Reference .dmg but the icons are just showing up as Unix executables. Perhaps there are some good PICT resources in there…

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.5 updates the Apple Mail plug-in to work with Security Update 2012-004 for Mac OS X 10.6.8. http://t.co/byqaP5ml

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@jablair I have PBS out of Burlington. Vermont was late getting the iPhone, too.

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@stormchild The Mac version of iPhoto also uses Google Maps.

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At least Aperture 3.4 still uses Google Maps…

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@nathangaber Wow, you’re right. So I guess the solution is just to delete the Podcasts app, and then Podcasts show up in Music again.

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@iacas Not to mention that Podcasts truncates what little text there is telling me what I’m listening to.

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Wondering whether you guys are in the future. I was all set to watch @gruber on Charlie Rose last night, but the TiVo only had Tom Friedman.

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@rossbelmont Haha, let us at least hold out some hope.

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@VTPG Interesting; thanks for the link.

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@stolton @gruber @danielpunkass Real-world usage data will help, but I think there’s lots Apple could have done without that, given time.

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@danielpunkass @gruber Is Google trying to get people to use Google services (and possibly see their ads)? Or their Android platform?

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@gruber @danielpunkass That’s my theory as well. Which makes Apple’s move curious. Seems like they could have waited a year and shipped 2.0.

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@danielpunkass @StephenFleming Unless you subscribe to the theory that Google wants to withhold their maps entirely for competitive reasons.

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@danielpunkass @StephenFleming It seems unlikely to me that Google forced Apple’s hand given that the Google Maps app isn’t ready yet.

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@danielpunkass And it’s not even like Final Cut Pro where you could at least keep the old version installed.

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@danielpunkass I agree that they *can*. But they had something 5.x that was very good and threw it away in favor of a very rough 1.0.

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@danielpunkass Looks like I interpreted your second part in a different way than you meant.

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@paulhagstrom I don’t expect quick fixes, either; they’ve been working on both for a while. I’ll likely stay on iOS 5 until Google Maps app.

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@danielpunkass I agree with the first part. Second part doesn’t seem to be very true, especially with iOS.

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@paulhagstrom Podcasts also has laggy scrolling, even on a 4S.

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@paulhagstrom Podcasts (even 1.1) is a total disaster as far as I can see. Some 3rd apps that are good, but they don’t sync with iTunes.

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@danielpunkass It’s not just the data; it’s the amount of detail.

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How many more updates before I stop having to manually delete Mail’s .emlx files so it doesn’t display attachments as inline Base64 text?

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@chockenberry Even better: on a crappy connection, Android supports cached Google Maps. iOS doesn’t. Not sure whose fault, but it sucks.

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@chockenberry Hasn’t Google Maps used vectors on Android for years now?

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I don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but as a user Paranorama seems to be the only feature I want in iOS 6. Maps and Podcasts are downgraded.

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If Apple is going to purposely break apps in a security update, they should seed it.

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@wilshipley So far the maps I’ve seen make me think I should stay with iOS 5.

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@Schwieb Any idea why all the Office 14.2.4 apps except Outlook have “Open in Low Resolution” locked on in Get Info? http://t.co/5fmqcOlX

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@invalidname What’s the benefit of an affiliate link for a free app? Just tracking your influence?

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@simX Me, too. I press Esc and then the next time I use the mouse it’s usually better.

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@rentzsch I only want it to reopen my Finder windows. But I’d settle for all of them including the Finder ones. Seems impossible with 10.8.

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@mhenders The main new feature I want in the EarPods is not breaking after a couple of months.

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@ThomasBrand Yes, but apparently it’s a lottery whether the new screen fixes it. And then you have to contend with breakage during repair.

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Well, that makes four consecutive MacBook Pros with hardware problems in their first two years. http://t.co/dPze4Fcf

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@chuanp I suppose that depends on what you mean by “secure."

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@rentzsch See also: http://t.co/dPze4Fcf My Retina MBP has it, too. Not sure what I’m going to do.

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@lapcat Let us know if you figure it out.

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@kongtomorrow Yes, now observe how many of them are missing.

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@kongtomorrow That doesn’t work when you care about the full 10.x.y version (e.g. to compare against when you know a bug was fixed).

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@tgaul One would imagine, but given how buggy Podcasts 1.0.2 is I’m not assuming anything.

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Any tips for how to fix your address book iCloud syncing when contacts are in different groups on Mac and iPhone?

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@tgaul I’m gonna make sure the Podcasts app actually works before updating to iOS 6.

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@rbrockerhoff Do you have an algorithm or table?

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@siegel @peternlewis I keep getting calendar alerts with new events, too, even though it’s set to None on Mac and iPhone. Just one account…

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@Jury And lastly, macros to compare arrays, dicts, and sets and report exactly where the differences are.

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@Jury A macro to check that an object is of the expected class, and if not say which class it actually was.

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@Jury A macro to compare file URLs, since unequal URLs can be equivalent.

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@Jury I have macros that cast arguments to NSInteger and NSUInteger since the type mismatches for STAssertEquals usually aren’t due to bugs.

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@Jury For example, I defined my own macros that make the “description” parameter optional; I rarely use it.

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@Jury Wish it had more concise macros and supported more types of checks natively.

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indev Last day to get great savings on 14 awesome Mail Tools and resources, including MailTags, Act-On and Perspectives. http://t.co/BW5Db4ZU

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spamsieve Just two more days to “Get Back to Mail” with discounts on @spamsieve, @eaglefiler, and other tools for Apple Mail: http://t.co/WF8Cwnbp

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@irons Interesting that .bash_profile works. I had tried setting CODESIGN_ALLOCATE in the current shell (with “export”) and that didn’t.

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@danielpunkass Sorry to hear that saga’s still going on. I think they finally fixed mine by mail, but haven’t fully exercised it yet (rMBP).

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@jimcorreia Just be glad you only had to pay the upgrade price. Oh.

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Has anyone else Radared that bug in Mail where the unread/flagged state for the selected message doesn’t update in the list pane?

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@kevinwalzer Doesn’t seem weird at all to feel liberated from that bundle of hurt.

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@mattgemmell Been a while since I’ve used it, but Synchronize Pro X used to be my choice for that: http://t.co/VB68Sacr

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@kevinwalzer It’s not just the shell. Try launching an app or opening a document in another app from a sandboxed app.

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@Catfish_Man @gregneagle If you want us to use PlistBuddy, how about putting it in the default $PATH?

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@bbum You have experience with infinity? :-) I’m talking more about the user than user level processes. Though my code does use F_NOCACHE.

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@bbum Rebooting, quitting processes, and using “purge” are not supposed to be necessary in theory, but they sure do help.

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@bbum I wouldn’t use that code. But my experience (10.0-10.8) is that it’s wishful thinking that the system caching will do the right thing.

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@jsnell Me too, but the problems started with Safari under Lion. I use Chrome as a site-specific browser for Google Docs.

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.4 improves filtering accuracy and support for OS X 10.8. http://t.co/KKBlvSK9

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@ThomasBrand Time Capsule never worked for me for longer than a couple days. Always worked for my parents, until now.

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@ThomasBrand Time Machine backup from internal iMac drive to an internal Time Capsule drive, via Ethernet.

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@davidrstites Yes: “An error has occurred. Please report the error to Apple Inc. by emailing the error detail to devbugs@apple.com.”

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@AngryDingo She actually is using @crashplan, but it’s over a DSL connection so I also wanted something fast(er) and local.

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@davidrstites No. I think I went through that for my own Time Machine troubles (didn’t help). And now I went to check and Radar’s down. :-(

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And now Time Machine has corrupted my mother's backup. She has about the cleanest Lion system imaginable.

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spamsieve It's time to “Get Back to Mail.” Get discounts on @spamsieve, @eaglefiler, and other plug-ins and tools for Apple Mail: http://t.co/WF8Cwnbp

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@fetchguy To regular http://t.co/6a8MwCTW (served by DreamHost). Really seems to help. Previously was using plain /usr/sbin/sendmail.

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@grynspan Yeah, the issue for me was that it worked on my Mac (command-line tools installed) but not for customers: http://t.co/NeOdggD3

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Starting on 10.8, “codesign -f -s -“ says "object file format is unsuitable" unless codesign_allocate (from Xcode.app) is in the PATH.

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Adjusted server code to use authenticated SMTP. This should make it more likely that order confirmations and SN lookup e-mails get through.

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@nriley Thanks, but that doesn’t actually let you search by app. Also, weird installer package that puts .app into /Applications/Utilities.

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The Keyboard pref pane doesn't show the complete Services titles.

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Seems like an interface failure that LaunchBar-grepping an application's Info.plist file is the quickest way to see its list of services.

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