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January 2016

@jablair @leebennett Yes, but often the old version still works with the new OS.

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Meet iCloud’s Great-grandfather: iTools: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/3…

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It also gave me an error about not being able to purchase (I was updating) because I was using a sandbox account (I wasn’t).

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Mac App Store won't let me update apps. pic.twitter.com/HHHaB1jwMd

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@danielpunkass Or, rather, it looked like it worked because validation with clock set ahead worked. But the testing sandbox didn't work.

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@danielpunkass I think I just double-clicked the .cer file and accepted the default, which didn't work.

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@danielpunkass Thanks! Crucially, you have to install it in the System keychain, not your user or other keychain (even if they are unlocked)

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@wklj Thanks for the tip, but that doesn't seem to be the issue here.

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@wklj Could be the font rendering because the fonts look similar when zoomed in.

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@wklj You don't see a difference between the November vs. December/January statements?

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@joesteel At first I thought it was due to a change in 10.11.3, but the November PDFs still look fine. The PDF Producer is unchanged.

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Not sure what changed, but PDFs for Chase credit card statements are now unreadable in Preview unless you zoom way in.

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Twitter Has Stopped Showing Ads to Some VIP Users: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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Amazon’s Customer Service Backdoor: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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7 Scandalous Weird Old Things About the C Preprocessor: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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Exploring Swift Dictionary’s Implementation: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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If it takes a day for a build to “process” after you upload it but before you can submit, that should count towards the review time.

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.6.7 is now available: c-command.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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@mcelhearn @packagesdev Working on it. There’s a problem with the database. Some pages are still available via WP Super Cache.

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@simX After I swipe from the lock screen to the keyboard, I have to swipe back left and then right again, or else the Shift key won't work.

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@_rbritton I've called several times about this, but they say that for this particular issue they can only help me via iTunes Connect.

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This is not the worst bug in the world, but it’s been a thorn in my side every time I use my iPad for 4+ months.

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iOS 9.2.1 update worked on the iPhone, but still has the bug since 9.0 where the Shift key doesn't work when entering password until swipe.

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@t0mat0 Yeah, that works, but I'm hardwired from years of LaunchBar (which I still use on my main Mac).

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@t0mat0 Yes, but it doesn't seem to ever learn which one should be the top hit.

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Not really in a rush except Apple told me that if I don't finish phase 2 of the update within 2 weeks, their DB fix for phase 1 will revert.

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Trying to update Banking and Tax info in iTunes Connect Contact Us. Says they will reply in 3 business days. It’s been 2 weeks.

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@mjtsai iPad mini with Retina display and no Touch ID.

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Updated iPad to iOS 9.2.1, tried to enter password, and keyboard froze with solid colored depressed key.

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@mcelhearn I thought they changed that in Yosemite, and it works for other apps: rk for ReadKit, me for MarsEdit.

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@janl I was actually trying to make a backup, but because of an El Capitan bug I have to manually mount the drive in Disk Utility first.

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Why does typing "du" in Spotlight always open SuperDuper instead of Disk Utility?

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First Mail crash with 10.11.3, dragging message from one mailbox to another: "store's state couldn't be changed from opening to opened"

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Little Things That Can Make Your Life Easier: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/2…

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@grynspan "Move to Trash" menu command is not enabled unless I select other files and then reselect the first ones. rdar://22990996

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Finder’s “Move to Trash” still broken in Mac OS X 10.11.3. :(

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@momoney210 I’m glad it was helpful. Thanks for reading.

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@mikeash Yep, that’s what happens when I try to print a list, even just of one year.

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@GlebBudman @mkalina I was looking for it but didn’t see it. Only visible if you already have an account?

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Apple Eliminating Its App and Radio Ads: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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The Past, Present, and Future of Sketch: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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@jjlin Seems like you’re out of luck if you need to test code that’s not yet approved in the Mac App Store.

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@jjlin Yeah, I was more wondering about the Mac, where they don’t say what to do.

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The Resolution of the Bitcoin Experiment: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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NSStringFromClass and NSClassFromString in Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Interact: Better iOS Contact Management: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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@jjlin So you are testing code that’s already been approved in the store?

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Given that the MAS test environment still seems to be broken, how are people testing for the certificate expiration? mjtsai.com/blog/2015/12/3…

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The Most Upgradable Portable Mac Ever: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Backblaze Mails Unencrypted Hard Drives: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Don’t Leave an iTunes Store Page Open in iTunes: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Better Translation of Objective-C APIs Into Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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@kbaxter @rentzsch I still don’t see an option in Google Maps, but now it seems to auto-pause when speaking directions. And doesn’t resume.

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@kbaxter @rentzsch Where’s the option in Google Maps? It’s never paused for me.

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Wow, OmniFocus made it really easy to restore from its automatic backup after I messed things up. And easily synced to all devices.

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How to Fix Stuck Mac OS X Clipboard: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Unencrypted iTunes Backups Don’t Include Health Data: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Trying to preprocess my Info.plist, but it looks like -traditional no longer eliminates whitespace as described: developer.apple.com/library/mac/te…

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Proposal: XCTest Support for Swift Error Handling: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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Office 2016, Sandboxing, and VBA Code: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/1…

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So far it looks like excluding the folders containing my PDF and Web archive files did prevent Spotlight from trying to index them.

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@drdrang @danielpunkass Really depends on whether you have lots of files with text content or images/video/audio.

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@smorr Yeah. Mail used to run non-full-text queries through SQLite but then switched to Spotlight for those, too. :(

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@danielpunkass @siracusa Thanks. I’m used to OmniDiskSweeper, so for now now I’m using @hboon’s tip of running it with sudo.

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I would disable Spotlight entirely except that Mail requires it. Maybe solution is to put Mail’s data on a separate volume.

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@siracusa @danielpunkass That’s my worry, that excluding filters the search results rather than which files are indexed.

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Turns out there are also cache files accumulating from the Web archive Spotlight importer.

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@jsonbecker How did you prevent the same problem from happening again when Spotlight rebuilt its index?

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@mcelhearn @danielpunkass Not sure why you don't get numbers for the "du" command. Here's what I see (after reset). pic.twitter.com/7K8HEDYVU9

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@mpweiher To be more precise, those numbers were for folders. There were more actual text files inside them, of varying sizes.

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@danielpunkass After deleting the cache, I still had 60 GB of index files. Not sure why. It’s usually more like 9 GB for the whole folder.

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Tentative solution: exclude the folder with most of my PDFs from Spotlight and then reset it (sudo mdutil -E /).

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Based on the contents of the txt files in the Spotlight cache, I think they were left by /System/Library/Spotlight/PDF.mdimporter

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@craigmorgan I’ve already reset Spotlight several times recently because it wasn’t finding things, so apparently the cache issue recurs. :(

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The command I ended up using was "sudo du -mrd8 /.Spotlight-V100/|sort -n". After restart, still 60 GB of cache files, one that's 3.6 GB.

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Just got the "Startup Disk Is Full" message, so back in a few after I restart.

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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Surprised at how many people have seen this problem with different causes.

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Looks like the culprit is Spotlight. 2592 files in /.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/6A539762-515B-41E7-80DC-AF1054850499/Cache/ up to 99 MB each.

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@mattgemmell If it’s software update downloads, I can’t find where they’re going. Connected to TM destination and .MobileBackups is tiny.

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@mcelhearn Virtual memory swap is only about 3 GB and shows up in OmniDiskSweeper.

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@mpweiher Good to know. I don’t seem to have anything big in /var/db, though, according to "sudo du".

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@craigmorgan I don’t see any errors in Xcode’s Preferences. Did that show up in Console? Files in regular temp folder?

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Not sure where the space is being used. Quitting apps doesn’t help, but it comes back after I restart.

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Recurring problem since 10.11: in the morning, I'm down to 1.5 GB of free disk space. Over 100 GB not accounted for by OmniDiskSweeper.

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Exploring Swift Array’s Implementation: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Generic Collections, SubSequences and Overloading: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Microsoft Solitaire Was Developed by a Summer Intern: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Command-clicking the filename in Excel 15.17’s title bar doesn’t work. Right-clicking does, though.

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@invalidname I think @siracusa or someone was talking about this on a podcast, and how his kid chose Steam.

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SecTransformExecuteAsync Considered Confusing: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Facebook Tests Users’ Reaction to Crashes: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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And, again, the El Capitan bug where encrypted external volumes don’t mount or prompt for the passphrase—have to unlock from Disk Utility.

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Really sick of this El Capitan regression where PDF pages are displayed in white for a second or two before they draw.

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@cwood I'm not aware of a file format for Google Docs, so how do you back it up? Export to .docx?

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Why the 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro Still Sells: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Government Encryption Registration and SNAP-R: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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Unexpected iCloud Music Library Downloads: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/01/0…

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@etresoft Not this time. My guess is that it would have worked, but I was in the middle of other stuff.

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@mjtsai I was trying to partition a hard disk. Defeat?

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@z31r4m That was worked for me in the past, but in this case it wouldn't even erase the disk.

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Disk Utility in El Capitan just doesn't work for partitioning. Says it's doing something but just hangs without even unmounting.

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@mjtsai Calendar is still going, and up to 6.6 GB of RAM. Time to kill it I guess.

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Calendar has been laboring for 10 minutes and 3 GB of RAM to generate a PDF archive of 2015. Progress bar at 0%. (Fantastical can't print.)

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