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February 2017

@DamienPetrilli Those are the ones I have experience with. Sounds like many of the others are failing because they rely on S3.

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Surprised how long this S3/SES outage is lasting.

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spamsieve SpamSieve supports macOS 10.12.4, improves filtering accuracy, diagnostic report, fixes bugs: c-command.com/blog/2017/02/2… (cc @MailPlugins)

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@yalimgerger I would like to have an iOS app, too. In the meantime, here are some ways to save from iOS: c-command.com/eaglefiler/hel…

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@yalimgerger No, although you can use other iOS apps to access the files from iOS: c-command.com/eaglefiler/hel…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.7.4 update works better with Apple Mail, AudioNote, Dropbox, Resilio Sync, plus lots of fixes: c-command.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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@Gok That is an improvement. But I think it still tries to interpret days/times/intervals in the following text.

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@Gok In other words, I think transcription should be harder than parsing simple commands, but Siri finds it easier because it’s so complex.

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@Gok And it can already do that hard part well enough.

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@Gok In theory, it should be easy to enter a “reminder mode” (easy part) and then it would have to transcribe what I say (hard part).

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@Gok I guess I didn’t explain very well. I mean in the context of my example, making a reminder, there is no “understanding” to be done.

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@Gok I think transcription is the easy part—because I can see on the screen that it usually gets it pretty close. Interpreting it is harder.

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@McCloudStrife Right. Essentially 100% accuracy in 1996. More accurate, faster, and with far less hardware than the Newton.

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@McCloudStrife I thought they should have done the Graffiti approach initially but had hope. That was 5+ years ago.

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@McCloudStrife No, I don’t use recurring reminders or the Reminders app; just a front-end to OmniFocus.

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@McCloudStrife That could work even without turning anything off, if it could be more modal or put the keywords at the beginning like Alexa.

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@McCloudStrife I wish I could turn Siri off for everything except Reminders, which would then be super reliable.

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@McCloudStrife I believe it’s still impossible to do a local music search with Siri enabled; before this worked offline and was faster.

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Cloudbleed: Cloudflare’s HTTPS Traffic Leak: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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iOS 10.2.1 Update Reduces Unexpected Shutdowns: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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Let Your Swift XCTest Methods Throw: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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Adventures in Siri Failures: Reminders Edition: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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@timohetzel What happens to the app ecosystem for the rest of us if they lose the pros?

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@nickheer The iCatch is more similar to MagicGrips. But the one that I used actually covered the whole puck mouse, including the button.

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Migrating Firefox for iOS to Swift 3.0: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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Video Pros Moving From Mac to Windows for High-End GPUs: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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@rgriff I’m not sure about that. I’m seeing Shift on a VM where I don’t think I’ve ever relaunched Finder or changed Show Library Folder.

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Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Infographic: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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@peternlewis I’m seeing this, too. This will break lots of stuff.

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@ScooterComputer Hmm, I haven’t heard any other reports of that.

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@mcelhearn Confirmed that it changed in 10.12.3, not 10.12.2. Summary here: c-command.com/spamsieve/help…

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@etresoft I’m all for it. More consistent with the other commands. Just wonder why it happened when it did.

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@osxdaily @mcelhearn My point is that even when directly in the home folder, there are cases where the checkbox isn’t there.

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@leebennett @mcelhearn That is actually finally built into the Finder now, via Command-Shift-Period. But Path Finder is cool, too.

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@dougscripts No, I just verified that in 10.12.0 and 10.12.1 it was Option.

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@osxdaily @mcelhearn If then click on a folder and deselect it (so View Options is for Home) the checkbox stays gone.

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@osxdaily @mcelhearn I see it in View Options if I specifically open the home folder.

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@mcelhearn It also looks like sometime in 10.12.2 or 10.12.3 they got rid of the View Options checkbox to always show the Library folder.

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@mcelhearn And now there’s a keyboard shortcut: Command-Shift-L. Not sure about 10.12.2.

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Opening user Library folder from Finder’s Go menu: on 10.7-10.12.1 you hold down Option key, but on 10.12.3 you have to hold down Shift.

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@joely Cool. BTW, seems like there’s a new issue in 10.12.3 where PDFView delivered in notifications has a nil window…

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@futurekennysf Sorry, I don’t have any further info on this.

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@speisert Yes, and I like the way it handles notes. Lighterweight than Markdown.

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@speisert Right, I use TaskPaper format for notes/records. OmniFocus for projects and to-do lists.

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@speisert I used TaskPaper itself for several years. Last few years, I’ve been using the TaskPaper format in BBEdit and Editorial.

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@speisert I’m not. I was happy that Omni changed the clipboard format back to regular text.

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@joely I don’t think so, and Apple probably doesn't want you shipping their binary.

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Provide Custom Collections for Dictionary Keys and Values: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/2…

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@yawnyoice @leebennett What do you mean by “never set”? Do you mean in the past? It happened many times after I stopped touching the colors.

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Fixing (and Explaining) PDFpen 8.3.1’s Crash on Launch: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@leebennett Oh, for me it’s happening spontaneously every hour or so, not after rebooting.

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@yawnyoice Maybe, but @leebennett says this happens on his iMac, which I don’t think uses automatic graphics switching.

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@isaiah A basic filename search shouldn’t use an index.

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@leebennett So do I, but the problem occurs on the MBP internal display, which uses Apple’s default calibration.

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Simply opening the Color tab of the Displays pref pane fixes the color. The correct color profile is already shown as selected.

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Flux uninstalled, its profiles deleted, internal MBP display still auto-auto-changes color periodically.

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Why does Finder still fail to find files by filename, even in non-hidden folders?

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@dafacto Sorry to hear that. I’m still seeing issues like this, too.

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@cookednick No problem. I can edit it if you want.

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Deferring ABI Stability From Swift 4: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Being a Mutable Collection is not Sufficient to be a MutableCollection: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Apple Fighting New “Right to Repair” Legislation: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Great Alternatives to Hamburger Menus: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Grand Central Dispatch’s Achilles Heel: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@nickheer Yep, meant to quote your last paragraph. Thanks!

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On the Uselessness of Search in macOS Mail: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Instapaper Outage Cause & Recovery: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@lapcatsoftware As to the three possibilities, remember that the official line was that Carbon would have feature parity and be 1st class.

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@lapcatsoftware At this point there would be a huge cost to Apple’s reputation if they abandoned Swift. There’s no precedent like this.

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@DanFrakes I saw this for months with Flagged; rebuilding helped, but only temporarily. Finally did clean install, seemed to fix. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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@Kentzo No, haven’t heard about that.

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@DanFrakes You may need to rebuild the database and/or Spotlight.

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@lapcatsoftware GC had at least two fundamental problems: iOS and maintaining dual mode frameworks. Is there anything like that for Swift?

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@lapcatsoftware It’s not about what Apple says. It’s about whether what they’re evangelizing actually makes sense now and in the future.

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@lapcatsoftware @apontious I don’t see why that would be untenable. Those factors might delay modern Swift APIs, though.

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@lapcatsoftware They totally would if they had a good reason, but I don’t think they do.

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Optimizations in Syntax Highlighting: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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How to Stop Seeing Your Amazon Searches Everywhere: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@grynspan Right, but that wouldn’t be too complicated to understand, just probably not advisable.

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@lapcatsoftware Yeah, that’s the big question. Granted, it did sell a lot in those years.

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@grynspan Agreed, but there’s a lot of ground between “easily understood” to “you have no idea what your code is doing.” And can document it

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mkfile(8) Is Severely Syscall Limited: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@grynspan Until someone decides to invoke it n times?

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@laxdude What do you mean? Unable to switch over to what?

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@nickheer Yeah, looks like I ran the wrong script on that text. Thanks!

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Protecting Your Data at a Border Crossing: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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Piezo’s Life Outside the Mac App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/1…

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@petermaurer Good thing there’s no Cocoa Print Manager.

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Most of the Web Really Sucks If You Have a Slow Connection: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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@dancounsell Makes sense. Wonder if you keep getting revenue in that case.

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@dancounsell So you could subscribe for one month, get all the apps, unsubscribe, and keep all the current versions?

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@olebegemann Except that the Discourse user experience is much worse than e-mail.

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@fzwob It sounded like they thought they were fixing a big problem by locking it down, but I don’t know how to evaluate that claim.

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@fzwob rather they prioritize fixing the compiler/editor bugs that I hit daily. But it’s another thing to actively prevent 3rd party efforts

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@fzwob Yes. The Xcode one is particularly frustrating. They clearly don’t have time to make a plug-in architecture. And personally I would

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@fzwob I agree to an extent, but some of this is probably stuff that Apple would like to do, and other stuff is structurally hard for them.

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Toward a Galvanizing Definition of Technical Debt: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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@mulle_nat Yes, but must be something non-local. Git says the .m file hasn’t changed since November. Xcode 8.2 installed in December.

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Why does the Clang static analyzer suddenly find new problems when neither Xcode nor the code has changed recently?

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How to Verify Time Machine Backups: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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Control-T to Show “cp” Status: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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Building a LISP From Scratch With Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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The Secret Trackpad on the iPhone: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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@grynspan Incidentally, I’m successfully using this as a workaround for 29958269.

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@grynspan Not yet. I think it must have regressed because found sample code online that successfully treated it as a URL.

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So kPasteboardTypeFileURLPromise is documented as being a UTF-8 encoded file URL, but it seems to actually be a file path.

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@mmunz The compiler/highlighter also seems to be much more crashy when dealing with Obj-C headers.

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Lawsuit Claims Apple Intentionally Broke FaceTime on iOS 6: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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@jgordonshare So many newer, spiffier apps to do this, but I still prefer OmniDiskSweeper.

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@lapcatsoftware I would like a stat like “percent of time product worked correctly.”

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@joely I don’t know. Wasn’t expecting any new APIs, just fixes.

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Automatically Test Your Database Backups: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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Swift Classes That Conform to Protocols: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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iOS to Drop Support for 32-bit Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/02/0…

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