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

January 2017

Fun With Swift String Interpolation: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Mac App Store Top Charts for 70 Cents: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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@McCloudStrife I already have a regular service. The issue is that the keyboard shortcuts in the Services menu no longer work reliably.

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LG 5K Display and Wi-Fi Interference: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Activation Lock Status Checker Removed: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Riptide: WebKit’s Retreating Wavefront Concurrent Garbage Collector: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Facebook Accepts Slightly Mis-typed Passwords: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Take Control of Your Digital Legacy: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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Processing the Selected Text via Script: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/3…

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@DamienPetrilli Was wondering if was related to the optimization in my recent post…

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Flickr is showing thumbnails from other people’s photos in our private album. :(

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Swift Weak References and Type Erasure: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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@mlilback @danielpunkass Doesn’t it come back at next launch, though?

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@genadyo Interesting. Was just talking with a normal this morning who didn’t know there was a separate iMessage App Store.

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Flickr’s Year Without Buying Storage: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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Interface Builder: View Is Clipping Its Content: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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@SQLProApp Yeah, will be interesting to see whether the marketing aspect ends up being more important than the recurring revenue.

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@McCloudStrife I try the latest stuff at the Microsoft store whenever I go to a mall. Recently used a friend’s laptop, which I think had 10.

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App Store Review Replies and Prompting API: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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Requiem for the Thunderbolt Display: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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@McCloudStrife Only if my job changed and I needed it for that. Otherwise, I would use Linux if I weren’t using a Mac. Never liked Windows.

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@fzwob I had very few Mac Bluetooth issues until 10.12.2. Since then, unreliable, with third-party peripherals somewhat better than Apple’s.

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@vmwarecares Thanks, but I’m not seeing any problems with VMware. I’m just using it to help investigate Apple bugs in macOS.

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Just verified a bunch of PDF display bugs that were claimed to be fixed. All easily reproducible in a clean VMware with submitted test files

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@mulle_nat Apple keyboard also misbehaves with cable. The other keyboards and mice that I like are wireless.

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@DrMickeyLauer Hopefully there will be new desktop Macs and I’ll see whether that makes a difference.

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@DrMickeyLauer Apple Hardware Test says it is, but no way to be sure. Some of these issues also affect other Macs and VMs.

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@maikm Definitely for 10.8, probably once since, but I don’t recall when.

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Logitech wireless mouse appears to be dead now. Switched to backup Microsoft mouse. Bluetooth, so it’s spontaneously disconnecting like KB.

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@z31r4m I’ve done that and tested the memory, and the hardware seems to be OK. I’ve seen the same Mail crash from other Sierra users.

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Services keyboard shortcuts seem to be busted.

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@mjdrayton Mine, neither. Keyboard already disconnected once.

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Several hard reboots later, macOS 10.12.3 finally installed. Mail crashed on first launch with internal inconsistency exception.

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macOS 10.12.3 update stuck at 1 minute remaining for 45 minutes. Can’t remember the last time one of these worked normally.

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Archived my old Aperture library. Given that it’s taking all morning just to empty the trash, this should greatly speed up future backups.

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Every Upcoming Chromebook Will Run Android Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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United Airlines Flights Grounded by Computer Outage: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/2…

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@barrettjacobsen @lapcatsoftware It sounded like the main difficulty was the Objective-C interoperability, not the i386 support.

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Had a bunch of Mac App Store reviews this summer that completed in just hours, but currently at 10 days of waiting for a bug fix update.

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@ctp My even older ScanSnap 500M does work with Sierra: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/10/1…

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@danielpunkass My guess is that what you are doing will percolate down, though. Point is that it’s not only due to your using Python.

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@danielpunkass Without that, Jenkins itself would actually see lines out of order, which messed up its parsing of test results.

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@danielpunkass Interesting regarding “python -u”. I just drive xcodebuild directly from Jenkins and had to add “NSUnbufferedIO=YES”.

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@rjonesy @nickheer Could be that, too. I turned off autocorrect because the suggestions seemed to be less helpful given seemingly same input

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@nickheer Autocorrect seems to have really gone downhill.

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@nickheer Yes, I’ve seen it with the Magic Keyboard in wired mode.

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@dafacto In my code “expected” means the API returns an error, and “unexpected” means got an exception from API that says it never fails.

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Safari Can’t Play New 4K YouTube Videos: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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@z31r4m Thanks. I have an account but never check it because there’s no native client and I don’t know anyone there (except you, I guess).

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@Jon_Alper Agreed. I’m just saying that Apple designed the system in such a way that made this possible. Didn’t have to be a gatekeeper.

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@gruber your data. But because they only allow distribution through the App Store, China can compel them with apps.

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@gruber The NYT-China situation is of Apple’s making. Apple rightly doesn’t want to be in position where they could be compelled to give up

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@McCloudStrife I mean like Python/Ruby where the code works without entering any types.

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Six Colors’ 2016 Apple Report Card: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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The Inside Story of BitTorrent Inc’s Collapse: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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Tony Fadell’s Stories About the First iPhone: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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App Extensions Are Not a Replacement for User Automation: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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@geoffhackworth Yeah, hard to believe it ran for 19.5 hours with the backlight on.

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@geoffhackworth What does it mean if they do the exact same tests with the bug fix from Apple and get consistent results?

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@geoffhackworth It’s also a well-known issue in science to change the number of results collected after you start seeing the data.

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@geoffhackworth Except they reported the range of results, not just the 10.

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@geoffhackworth Would also damage their credibility if they got surprising results and didn’t publish them. Hope there’s a good explanation.

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@geoffhackworth I wonder what the timeline was. They did say that they found the results odd and reported them to Apple before publishing.

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How Adobe Flash Fell, and Why Flash Content Is Worth Preserving: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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@OluseyiSonaiya If they fit you, they really stay in amazingly well. But I hope they make more sizes or license or something.

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@geoffhackworth I guess, but why do that when there’s a setting?

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Amazon’s 1-Click Checkout Patent Expires in 2017: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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Explanation for Consumer Reports’ Battery Results: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.7.3 improves tags, tabbed windows, text editing, auto-save, adds Touch Bar support: c-command.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.4.5 fixes pop-up menus on macOS 10.12.2, notifies less frequently, faster, and more: c-command.com/blog/2017/01/1…

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@jgordonshare Yes, interesting considering that they seem to be stretched thin.

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@McCloudStrife Couldn’t it be designed to work closed but still work better when open?

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Tell Us Your Mac Automation Stories: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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Apple Removes LinkedIn App From Russian App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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@SQLProApp @zcichy If only one is in use, it would work the same way as now.

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@zcichy Yep. If they can’t add buttons, I wonder if it would work to have double-tap do something different for each ear.

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@jgordonshare Yep, the LinkedIn story is in my drafts folder. Wonder whether the timing is a coincidence.

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@McCloudStrife GPU processor use is virtually zero, according to iStat Menus.

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@McCloudStrife I don’t the beachball for no reason, but the fans start up and don’t seem to stop despite low CPU use.

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Unsafe Swift: Using Pointers and Interacting With C: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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@sdagley Makes sense, but yes the time zone was correct.

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@rosyna Yeah, in hotels I plug in my MBP, but that’s messy because it doesn’t like switching iTunes accounts.

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@rosyna I was just looking into whether the 4 would solve the problem by letting me pre-download videos.

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@rosyna There’s no app, just the command in Settings. I don’t remember what it said—very little info—but the gist was “no problems.”

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@dafacto Could be. Does plugging it in help?

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@angeldominguez Yes, been like this for years, but only from the Apple TV. Streaming to phone and AirPlaying to TV is super fast.

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New TV iPhone app is clunky and then has “Get More Episodes” to bounce me into the store app. I’d rather have an iPod-style set of lists.

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@angeldominguez Yep, I tried two Wi-Fi networks and Ethernet, and it was taking 1 hour for a 20 minute show. Every other device is fast.

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Even with all the storage, even the Apple TV 4 apparently can’t recache video content. :(

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Apple TV again failed to download at reasonable rate, but speed test succeeded and AirPlay from iPhone was fast.

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@McCloudStrife Yeah, I had no idea these existed. Seems like a great idea.

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@StephenFleming @zcichy I like not having a cable, though sometimes the audio is out of sync for a few seconds.

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@bzamayo @zcichy Yeah, I’ve seen that, but not a problem for me. In fact, I usually only use one for phone calls so could always switch.

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@zcichy About the battery or losing them?

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@zcichy Right. Seems to not work as well if I leave them outside the case, for faster phone call answering.

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Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Chinese App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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Razer’s “Project Valerie” Triple Display Laptop: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Review: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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@dafacto If the messages aren't in the trash, might be able to find them with View > Show Deleted Messages.

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@dafacto Also seeing Bluetooth issues with my replacement Logitech keyboard, but it seems better at reconnecting.

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@dafacto Yep, that’s what I’ve been seeing since updating to macOS 10.12.2.

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@Ianmurren Lots we don’t know so far. Presumably there’s a big battery.

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Getting a New 2013 Mac Pro in 2017: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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@grynspan @HiltonHHonors Systems are messed up. Over the holidays, got a check-in e-mail from a different location than the one we booked.

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@jgordonshare Plus, they’ve already effectively brought a lot of it to the US by selling bonds.

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@codinghorror Because the software is in a perpetually buggy state and adding unsupported hardware would likely make that worse. Stuck.

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@simX Not clear to me whether he’s anti-stickers or just finds the interface confusing.

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Finding an Alternative to Mac OS X: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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“Hidden Figures” and NASA’s Human Computers: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/01/0…

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@BryanPietrzak As far as I am aware, Photos does not sync projects at all. Glad glad to hear that you were not using any dropped templates.

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@gruber Also note that Photos couldn’t import lots of iPhoto projects.

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@gruber Yes, except for the initial iCloud Photo Library syncing bugs. To me “ready” is more about “can it replace” than stability.

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Last few days, macOS 10.12 has been forgetting my Services preferences: re-enabling disabled ones and forgetting my keyboard shortcuts.

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@octothorpe @tapbot_paul Now if only they would add a switch to remember the HDR setting…

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@IfMatt Sounds very nice in theory, but I don’t know if I could ever trust it.

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@peternlewis @gruber I miss LAN photo sharing. No easy way to access full-resolution family members’ photos with Photos.

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@steipete They told you at WWDC that they don’t have tests? That’s surprising on multiple levels.

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@z31r4m Does the Enter key (fn+Return) work for you? It sometimes just gives me a Return in Tweetbot.

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@gruber Except that Photos is still missing stuff that iPhoto could do, and the workflow isn’t as smooth, never mind Aperture.

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@z31r4m So far, the K811 seems pretty good, although I wish it didn’t need a driver to make the normal function keys work.

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@noelc I had just been saving as PDF, but maybe I should write an AppleScript to create a text file.

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(Fantastical doesn’t print notes. BusyCal wants me to run an installer.)

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Time to make year-end calendar archives, so of course Calendar is crashing when I try to print.

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