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November 2016

@danblondell Nope. I've been using it myself for a few months. Works great.

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@McCloudStrife Haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my list for a post update.

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@reginaldtw Yes, if I didn’t already have a 2012, I would seriously consider getting the 2015 instead of the 2016.

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@reginaldtw No, I never even considered it, so I haven’t thought or written much about it.

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@reginaldtw Why pay thousands of dollars to get a slightly better processor, worse track pad, same RAM, no 5K?

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@mmunz @danielpunkass Yes, why doesn't the toolbar API directly support the most common case? And, likewise, with Touch Bar and validation…

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@yawnyoice Doesn’t seem to be Spotlight, and not using iCloud Keychain, but thanks.

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@McCloudStrife And to an extent you're right. There's not much ROI in fixing bugs—until everyone starts thinking your OS is really buggy.

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@McCloudStrife Again, I don’t find that persuasive because you could say the same about nearly any individual UI change or bug fix.

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@McCloudStrife I don’t think this is rocket science, and most of it is already in place.

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@McCloudStrife If the only thing that matters is a lagging profit share indicator, there’s no point in discussing anything.

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@McCloudStrife I don’t find that very convincing because it can be used to justify pretty much anything.

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@McCloudStrife There is potential upside. They don’t have Microsoft-level marketshare.

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@McCloudStrife It affects the SAT of people like me. It makes me annoyed at Apple, less likely to spend $, less likely to recommend.

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@McCloudStrife No, but the same is true of most single things that make the product worse. Put enough of them together and it matters.

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@McCloudStrife Reduced customer SAT. Lost revenue: people don’t buy these apps from the App Store or switch to Android.

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@McCloudStrife I think there are a lot of drawbacks and only minor benefits to restricting this.

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Thanks, everyone. Looks like I should try resetting the SMC.

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Mac is really slow, even after reboot. Fans on high. No CPU use to speak of in Activity Monitor. Not sure what's going on.

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iPhone froze twice in the last two days in the middle of the call—counter stopped counting.

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@colincornaby I’m not sure whether it’s fully open source. Main justifications seem to be portability and speed.

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Mulle-objc: a New Objective-C Compiler and Runtime: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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Reddit’s CEO Edited User Comments: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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@KarlSchoettler No changes in Outlook that I’m aware of. SpamSieve does come with a script to automatically filter the Outlook inbox.

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@rwebber6828 No, I expect Mailtitude to be the last one of the year.

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@andrewabernathy I really thought they were going to do that with the 3rd generation.

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Understanding Apple’s Marginalization of the Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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“The prime directive of an engineering company is to provide products that solve users’ problems.” tidbits.com/article/16915

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@ameaijou Now I get an intermittent green light, so I know there’s some power, but it won’t stay connected to the Mac.

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@ameaijou Hmm. With both, I good luck for a while with adding aluminum foil to help the batteries connect.

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@ameaijou The older ones. I guess it’s time to try a Lightning one.

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Both of my Apple Bluetooth keyboards seem to have died today.

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@tweet2oi Which creates Mail messages that are really difficult to deal with. :(

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Apple Abandons Development of Wireless Routers: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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Constexpr-8cc: Compile-time C Compiler: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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“Designed by Apple in California” Video: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/2…

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@lapcatsoftware @tclementdev PDFKit is the new discovery. :) Even with returning the incomplete results, "log show" is unbelievably slow.

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@lapcatsoftware @tclementdev Great, because who wants reliability from a logging tool?

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Good news: Ting has added a GSM option since I last checked. Bad news: no Wi-Fi calling or visual voicemail.

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@lapcatsoftware It seems to spend a huge amount of time converting numbers to strings.

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@lapcatsoftware I searching a lot slower for you with the new version? Sometimes I think nothing was found, then shows up 20 seconds later.

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Missing the old Mark command in Console.

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@TyrannosaurDex Seems to have resolved itself.

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@chuq The system sees mine fine with a hub. It just doesn’t print.

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@chuq That was exactly my fear. It doesn’t like hubs so I wondered about adapters.

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@McCloudStrife Seems like there should be a way to reset cellular stuff without affecting Wi-Fi, never mind syncing. support.apple.com/en-us/HT201415

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Sending a Text Message Instead of an iMessage: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Wife’s iPhone reports her iMessage as delivered, but none of my devices ever received it.

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@iTod Maybe, but if it’s going to be a different team, anyway, they could work separately, and keep old team around until new one is ready.

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Facebook’s Metrics Found to Be Exaggerated: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Apple to Halve App Store Fees for Subscription Video Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Well, at least this is encouraging: imore.com/airpods

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@nst021 Glad to hear that. I thought you wanted to get it from the server…

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@AppleFanboi1984 Probably Xcode (compiling, running Instruments) or running virtual machines for testing.

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@jwleblan @claud_xiao @edskoudis Not unencrypted, but CrashPlan for example has access under the default setup.

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@jwleblan @claud_xiao @edskoudis FileVault doesn't help if the keychain is backed up somewhere.

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@jwleblan @claud_xiao @edskoudis Not that I know of, but likely much shorter password than for 1Password.

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@rickfillion Aha, I can see how that would be great for you, then. I typically just leave 1Password running until I reboot.

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@rickfillion Cranked up (= shorter?) because you want it to time out while you’re still sitting at the Mac?

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@rickfillion Am I missing something? What does this really do for me vs. current situation of 1Password remaining unlocked while logged in?

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@rickfillion No. Would love to see how it feels in practice, but I don’t have a new MacBook Pro, and my next Mac is likely to be a desktop.

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About Touch ID Security in 1Password for Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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@danielpunkass Yes, and that page makes it sound like -O isn’t needed. So there are at least 4 different ways shown in various docs.

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@danielpunkass The Xcode documentation (and Apple blog post) shows the longer versions, but pbxproj shows the former.

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Am I supposed to be using “-Owholemodule” or “-O -whole-module-optimization”?

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@justkwin In most cases yes. :( But here I’m talking about +[NSFileHandle fileHandleForWritingToURL:error:]. Seems to be reporting ENFILE.

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NSFileHandle seems to report POSIX errors using the NSCocoaErrorDomain.

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@owensd And they got rid of sharing photos with family over LAN.

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@McCloudStrife Rebooted the Mac yesterday. Up to 6 GB of swap again this afternoon.

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Swift Copy-on-Write PSA: Mutating Dictionary Entries: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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@etresoft That’s what I was hoping, but it seems to only be for Windows development…

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Workflow Update Brings Ability to Interact With Any Web API: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Coming to the Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Replacing Dropbox With Resilio Sync: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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@MitchWagner @handcoding You can schedule it to start at a certain time when you’re usually away.

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@handcoding @MitchWagner CrashPlan lets you turn off realtime filesystem monitoring, so I don’t see this sort of CPU activity with it.

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@lapcatsoftware My reaction exactly. I could live with it. But the older ones, I liked.

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@lapcatsoftware The results wouldn’t make you happy, anyway.

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@McCloudStrife Also, the older post I linked to lamented the poor documentation of the lower-level power assertion APIs.

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@McCloudStrife Talking about power assertions. Docs you linked to talk about user doing stuff, which doesn’t literally apply in this case.

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@McCloudStrife Yep, although I think he makes a good point about it not actually being user-initiated.

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How to Read the Swift Standard Library Source: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Computational Photography and the Pixel: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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Hardware Is Sexy, But It’s Software That Matters: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/1…

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@drewmccormack That is true, though I can’t recall that ever causing me problems in practice.

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Dropbox still using 62% CPU, even when paused.

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NSItemProvider’s NSSecureCoding Reflection: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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@vadimshpakovski I like staging—don’t understand people’s issues with it. To me, Git’s model is good, but its interface could be improved.

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What’s Wrong With Git? A Conceptual Design Analysis: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Miyamoto Spills Donkey Kong’s Darkest Secrets: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Replacing Dropbox With iCloud Drive: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Not sure why, but Sierra keeps losing my Services prefs: reactivating disabled services, forgetting keyboard shortcuts.

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How to Badge an App’s Icon in the Dock: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Passing an Array of Strings From Swift to C: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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A Wish List for the Mac App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Windows File System Compression Had to Be Dumbed Down: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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The Importance and Potential of Twitter: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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@FogCreek My preference would be no new features; instead, fix longstanding indexing and message display bugs, restore keyboard shortcuts.

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@FogCreek @fetchguy Bug has existed since at least 2013. Please fix it once and for all. See cases FC2535515, FC2842895, FC2978711.

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@FogCreek @fetchguy I’m afraid it’s not really worked out because there’s no easy way to see that cases are missing.

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@SamMallery I have always heard about people having problems with frayed cables, but that has never happened to my Macs.

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@SamMallery Can’t say it’s ever caused me problems, and I saw lots of notebooks with broken power ports in the pre-MagSafe days.

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@bwebster Wow, I thought this was a more rare problem. Reported it years ago. I’d consider it a blocker for shipping this type of product.

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@fetchguy @FogBugz Or search for them by sender/title and then make a tiny edit to the case to trigger reindexing.

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@fetchguy @FogBugz You can view them in the inbox by temporarily turning off Ocelot.

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Really getting tired of these new e-mails that don’t show up in the FogBugz inbox because its indexing is out of sync.

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@eternalstorms Lately I’ve been getting reviewed in a few hours, but then it takes a day or two after Ready for Sale to show up in store.

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@chuq I run fewer apps doing seemingly less demanding stuff and yet regularly have more than 10 GB of swap on my 16 GB MacBook Pro.

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Fake Retail Apps Are Surging Before Holidays: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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@fzwob @steipete I do have some favorites to external drives, but AFAIK the drives have remained mounted since boot.

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Better Xcode Run Script Build Phases: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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@grynspan Looks like we had this same conversation last November. :) twitter.com/grynspan/statu…

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@eurozerozero @philltopia I have Chrome installed, but it’s generally not running.

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Ah, that bug again where the Favorites section disappears from Save dialogs until rebooting.

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@Jon_Alper 2012 Mac, almost everything excluded from Spotlight.

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2 GB for kernel_task, 786 MB for iTunes, nothing else of consequence now. Maybe former Safari tabs.

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Restarted the 16 GB MBP this morning and already up to 17 GB of swap again.

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@sunildvr Not sure about the ScanSnap issues, but 10.12.1 definitely still has lots of PDF bugs.

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In-app Purchases Are in Need of Reform: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Fakespot for Amazon and Yelp Reviews: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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@smackfu How would that sort of link work when there are multiple updates?

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@qmvnp Odd. I probably have fewer than 50 bookmarks. Instant on one screen; drag window to the other and long delays.

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@qmvnp 5-6 seconds to open/close Safari Bookmarks disclosure triangle when window is on non-Retina display.

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Extreme slowness in Safari’s Bookmarks window seems to be due to having a mix of Retina and non-Retina displays.

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PaintCode 3 Leaves the Mac App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Pornhub Bypasses Ad Blockers With WebSockets: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/11/0…

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Siri’s in a weird state where the wavy line shows that the microphone is working, but it never actually responds to anything I say.

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@jgordonshare I just got back from a trip where I barely used Xcode and Lightroom, didn’t have a lot of Safari tabs, and yet 6 GB of swap.

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Updated last year’s post on Web the battery status API and privacy: mjtsai.com/blog/2015/08/1…

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Added some more links to the Touch Bar post: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/10/2…

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Added more links to the MacBook Pro post, as the conversation shifts to Pro Macs more generally. mjtsai.com/blog/2016/10/2…

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@tclementdev Thanks. It does seem to work with "messageType IN { 0x10, 0x11 }".

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@tclementdev Were you able to get it to work with something like "messageType IN {'error, 'fault'}"?

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@lapcatsoftware My main problem was that you had to choose between a small, fast hard disk and a big one that was really slow.

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@lapcatsoftware For example, resting on the palm rest could bend the trackpad and make it not work right. Whole thing moved when typing.

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@lapcatsoftware I think the absolute love of resistance is not that high. I like that you can feel when it’s activated, like an HP calc.

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@lapcatsoftware If I have the timing right, that’s when I had the 17-inch, which was great. However, the case was not as firm, bent in use.

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