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

January 2013

@CastIrony @0xced @gparker I don’t know about you, but I still have a large percentage of customers on 10.6.

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@danielpunkass I don’t go that far, but I’m still using Xcode 3 for the shipping stuff. Wanted to update it due to random freezes on 10.8.

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@danielpunkass Was planning to ship some code that uses ARC relatively soon. Thought it was RFPT. Still have lots of users on 10.6, though.

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@danielpunkass I try not to be too snarky, but how can this not even be in their test suite before shipping?

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Verified that something broke in Xcode 4.6. An app compiled with ARC crashes on Mac OS X 10.6 if optimizations are on.

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@nriley Yup, it’s amazing how much that bug affects.

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.2.1 is now available. http://t.co/YwIVPw1B

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Clicked on a link in a Mac App Store RSS feed, and it tried to display in iTunes.

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I’m no longer using the “Close windows when quitting an application” preference, yet Finder still doesn’t re-open its windows when I reboot.

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@nriley I would think USB 3’s advantages would show for random I/O. I think that’s what I’ve seen, and how it worked for FireWire vs. USB 2.

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@nriley Hmm, for me it made a huge difference SuperDupering.

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Record Apple quarter in revenue and profit (despite lower margins and one fewer week) yet AAPL is down after hours from $514 to $481.

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@Catfish_Man Will do; thanks. Seems like this is something they could fix without a major redesign.

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@Catfish_Man @rentzsch And almost all the time spent searching is in CFDateFormatterCreate. Wow.

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@Catfish_Man @rentzsch OK, I took a quick sample. Almost all the loading time is spent parsing strings into dates as it creates cells.

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@grynspan @rentzsch It was just a funny thought. No cell references in my CSV file. Should probably shut up since I haven’t seen the code.

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@rentzsch I wonder whether they have calculation cells registering for KVO with all the dependent data cells…

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@cocoalabs @rentzsch I agree that demand paging with a cell-type architecture would work. I thought Flyweight was more like interning.

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@cocoalabs @rentzsch I don’t think flyweight is applicable here; I bet the problem is the number of objects, not the data hanging off them.

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@cocoalabs I use the default resolution with an external monitor and 1680x1050 on the go. 1920x1200 makes some things kinda small.

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Opened a 4.5 MB CSV file in Numbers in 58 seconds on rMBP. Do a search, it beachballs for 20 seconds. Excel opens it in 1 second.

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@luciuskwok Maybe if you dynamically load a bundle rather than weak-linking the framework?

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Ah, the joys of typing relative paths into @bbedit’s “Open File By Name” window.

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@jablair Aha, I guess if you read it literally they are saying that you can go to http://t.co/oziSv4Ar in MobileSafari to make purchases.

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Does Amazon Cloud Player user IAP for purchases? http://t.co/N59MgBLN

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@zobskewed That’s interesting. Wonder if Intuit had to rewrite it so that it doesn’t do all that self-updating directly from their servers.

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@nathos @levifig Agreed on the rMBP except that I’m not sure how to factor in the shameful burn-in issue.

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@jgpmolloy Actual typing works OK with an iPad and Bluetooth. But terrible ergonomics when you have to tap anything, which is inevitable.

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@jgpmolloy I’d rather not, but it worked OK in the past. OTOH, I could see more and type better on Macs 20 years ago than on iOS today.

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iPhone is great. I like the iPad mini, too. But if I had to pick one, I’d keep the rMBP and go back to a Nokia candy bar and a Sony Discman.

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@TomEck Thanks for the recommendation. At this point I just want something simple that I’ll remember to use.

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It looks like I will be making frequent use TextExpander and of LaunchBar's clipboard history. Not sure what took me so long.

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@nriley I thought not, but perhaps I should give it a try.

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@nriley Ideally, I’d like it to take effect before the app starts up that far.

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Been using Command-Option at launch to show reset/rebuild dialogs, but some users seem to have lots of trouble with this. Better way?

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@mikeabdullah Hmm, in retrospect I think you’re right.

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@mikeabdullah Seems like the meaning of that would be ambiguous.

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@drdrang I like PCalc, but Soulver is nice when you need to re-evaluate the same expression.

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@dhh Cool. Time to make more bookshelf space. The dead tree versions actually have pretty good resale value.

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@mhenders Maybe things are better now, but I found that CrashPlan was incredibly slow—could only use a fraction of my (slowish) connection.

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@mhenders Too bad they aren’t AppleScriptable…

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@dlpasco @marcoarment Except that key-value has no error reporting…

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I’m using FastMail.fm to send crash report e-mails since I want them to come “from” the customer’s address. Amazon SES can’t do that.

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Amazon SES seems to be working well for sending order- and forum-related e-mails. Relatively easy to set up and great price. DKIM works.

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@danwood Check your outlet box first to make sure that it’ll fit.

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@eschaton Would like to see the Marathons in the *Mac* App Store.

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Whoa, I didn’t realize Amazon SES had an SMTP interface. It sounds like a really good deal.

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@tofias I just have it as my homepage in Chrome, since that’s all I use it for. :-)

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I still have trouble remembering that Google Docs works better in Chrome (no random freezes) but Gmail works better in Safari (styled text).

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@drdrang Yes, since 10.4. I assume the bug is just due to poor design or testing. Don’t really understand why people keep mentioning ICU.

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@danielpunkass Right. ICU’s API is a side issue; the real one is that Apple didn’t test.

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@iacas As far as I know, what you’re looking for doesn’t exist. vBulletin Forum 4 is good (but not small) if you turn off lots of stuff.

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Awful Apple Maps prioritization means that the Yelp app doesn’t show the train station even though it’s a 2-minute walk from my destination.

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