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John Gordon: Mossberg getting fed up with Apple. [recode.net... on App.net
Mossberg getting fed up with Apple. [recode.net] Short: More value, less Ive. Actually, no Ive.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon Worse, when I heard it, it made me ... on App.net
@johngordon Worse, when I heard it, it made me think Apple had bought into planned obsolescence at a time when computers are advancing slower than ever. iOS devices are hitting that level. While I love my 6s+, realistically it’s not significantly better…
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon In particular I’m *very* curious as... on App.net
@johngordon In particular I’m *very* curious as to how Apple handles TB3 and whether there’s a retinal Cinema Display coming.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon Fixing the Apple remote somewhat pl... on App.net
@johngordon Fixing the Apple remote somewhat plus folders for the Apple TV were great news. Having iPhone SE confirmed was great. Having regular iPad get pen is great. Lots of great news. Just a bad event for them.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
MultiMark Dagon Hughes: If only Apple would put Xcode on iOS, they coul... on App.net
If only Apple would put Xcode on iOS, they could obsolete the Mac & frustrate all new generations of developers. Can't rmDerivedData on iOS.
mdhughes  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
MultiMark Dagon Hughes: iBooks uses Firstname Lastname sort order and h... on App.net
iBooks uses Firstname Lastname sort order and has no way to change it, despite 3000 years of library prior art. GOOD JOB APPLE SHIP IT!
mdhughes  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: Got a milanese strap for my watch for only $15 ... on App.net
Got a milanese strap for my watch for only $15 and I honestly can’t tell the difference from the one my wife got for 10x more. http://amzn.to/1TO8esE
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon @oluseyi I think the big threat to ... on App.net
@johngordon @oluseyi I think the big threat to Apple isn’t Android - it’s Apple. If Apple can’t keep up the quality so people think it ‘just works’ then there will be erosion. Big threat there right now.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @clarkgoble if Appke doesn't get below $300 ent... on App.net
@clarkgoble if Appke doesn't get below $300 entry they will go end up repeating Mac history. But perhaps like 1997 ... @oluseyi
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @oluseyi looking at iOS market share trendlines... on App.net
@oluseyi looking at iOS market share trendlines. With $100 as baseline android price the gap is too big.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @johngordon You mean Apple's originally hoped-f... on App.net
@johngordon You mean Apple's originally hoped-for role for Google? Stranger things have happened, I suppose…
oluseyi  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Wonder if Microsoft will end up replacing Googl... on App.net
Wonder if Microsoft will end up replacing Google's iPhone role; if iPhone is basically MSFT mobile now.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: @oluseyi I've been writing only Swift for a whi... on App.net
@oluseyi I've been writing only Swift for a while now. Compile times on large (not really all that large honestly) projects are like what I imagine 1990s C++ builds were like. Murder on edit-build-test cycle, and tons of false feedback from IDE as bonus.
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Kyle Isom: Cool thing I learned today with @sirskidmore; E... on App.net
Cool thing I learned today with @sirskidmore; English words get the "un-" negation prefix if they're of Germanic descent, and the "in-" (and "im-"/"il-") negation prefix(es) if they're derived from Latin.
kyleisom  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: TIL: There's no way to call super.init in Swift... on App.net
TIL: There's no way to call super.init in Swift if the initializer has a variadic parameter.
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Wishing I'd read Smalltalk Best Practice Patter... on App.net
Wishing I'd read Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns back when I was doing a lot of Obj-C. It is very easy to rephrase for that language, and it would have been very useful to me. Oh well, at least I'm reading it now!
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: "Very few of Apple’s recent decisions have made... on App.net
"Very few of Apple’s recent decisions have made me more disappointed than the loss of Aperture" [mjtsai.com] Killed my Apple affection. Prosumer apps need to all go rental.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon Interesting that Google’s falling s... on App.net
@johngordon Interesting that Google’s falling so far behind - even as MS is producing great work on iOS. I have to admit that I’ve gone from using Google Docs to not imagining using them.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: IFTTT is discontinuing support for App.net, Buz... on App.net
IFTTT is discontinuing support for App.net, BuzzFeed, Etsy, Yammer and a few others on March 23. Two weeks isn't a lot of warning, but of course I don't pay for IFTTT. (Wonder how long they've got left.) #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: ... I'd add FileMaker to that list. Original iM... on App.net
... I'd add FileMaker to that list. Original iMovie almost a member...
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Microsoft FrontPage. Intuit Quicken. Apple Ape... on App.net
Microsoft FrontPage. Intuit Quicken. Apple Aperture. Icons of 3 "prosumer" sw markets that imploded. #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: certain parts of the file system encryption can... on App.net
certain parts of the file system encryption can be unlocked using the escrowbag included with an iTunes pair record. If your device is seized at an airport along with your laptop the pair record on your desktop could be used to access data on your device. [www.zdziarski.com]
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @jws joeo10 ... is so weird to have entire cate... on App.net
@jws joeo10 ... is so weird to have entire categories of useful software vanish. I feel like we're doing software wrong. There should be a world-market for products like Aperture...
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Bugzilla was originally written in TCL by Terry... on App.net
Bugzilla was originally written in TCL by Terry Weissman for use at mozilla.org to replace the in-house system then in use at Netscape. Before mozilla.org released it as open source, Terry decided to port Bugzilla to Perl to widen the contributor pool. [www.bugzilla.org]
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Found my Mac OS X Tiger box. Key features inclu... on App.net
Found my Mac OS X Tiger box. Key features include Safari RSS, .Mac Sync, Smart Folders, and Automator. Was $129 retail. All PowerPC. #MakeAppleGreatAgain Image [photos.app.net]
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: ... If Apple renamed Aperture and launched as n... on App.net
... If Apple renamed Aperture and launched as new product today reviews would be deliriously positive. "Apple Returns!!!" #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Aperture photo books are just awesome. Rumored ... on App.net
Aperture photo books are just awesome. Rumored to stop working in 3 weeks. #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Apple removed iPhoto TM backup browsing with Li... on App.net
Apple removed iPhoto TM backup browsing with Lion (!). [support.apple.com] Wanted it for first time ever, discovered it was long gone.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: ... I'm pleasantly surprised Aperture survived ... on App.net
... I'm pleasantly surprised Aperture survived deleting all the Aperture Exporter written keywords. They overwhelmed the keyword delete dialog.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: As part of its export process Aperture Exporter... on App.net
As part of its export process Aperture Exporter.app wrote vast numbers of new keywords to my Aperture Library. Bit shocking. #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: @clarkgoble Swift is a lot worse for metaprogra... on App.net
@clarkgoble Swift is a lot worse for metaprogramming than Obj-C still. One issue I see biting people regularly is not being able to iterate the cases in an enum type. You end up manually maintaining a var all: [MyEnum]. @oluseyi @johngordon
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @jws That might be the real motivation: Oracle'... on App.net
@jws That might be the real motivation: Oracle's takeover of Java is increasingly threatening to IBM's software goals. Apple a much more pliable partner, and going open source early offers some (limited) guarantees. @clarkgoble @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon Yup. The worst is that Aperture, FC... on App.net
@johngordon Yup. The worst is that Aperture, FCP and a few other bad transitions were entirely unnecessary. Again for all of Adobe’s flaws Apple should look to them to see how these things are done right.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble Aye. Swift needs a tiered internal ... on App.net
@clarkgoble Aye. Swift needs a tiered internal implementation that expands to the general case once it is clear a string contains non-optimized/-optimizable characters. @jws @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @clarkgoble I wonder if Cook et al seriously th... on App.net
@clarkgoble I wonder if Cook et al seriously thought Photos.app was an Aperture replacement. I don't think Cook uses much software.
johngordon  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @johngordon While I’m not a video guy,... on App.net
@oluseyi @johngordon While I’m not a video guy, I suspect that had Apple just kept on extending Final Cut Pro rather than going to FCPX they’d still be dominating in that market.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble Too bad they're iterating quickly o... on App.net
@clarkgoble Too bad they're iterating quickly on bullshit. 3 versions of pointless watchOS, but ship an iOS update that kills video playback in *all* apps on iPad Pro? Have to blacklist their own ethernet controller kernel extension? @gtwilson @jnm
oluseyi  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @johngordon I think that had Apple kep... on App.net
@oluseyi @johngordon I think that had Apple kept the guts of the new MacPro and simply put them in the old MacPro case that everyone would have been ecstatic and they’d have sold many more.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @jws @johngordon That’s kind of the pr... on App.net
@oluseyi @jws @johngordon That’s kind of the problem. The strings you usually deal with are a subset of all strings. And that subset allows much greater optimizations. Swift solved the general case but not the typical case.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @jws @johngordon In most of my Swift c... on App.net
@oluseyi @jws @johngordon In most of my Swift code I find myself converting the NSStrings very frequently.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @jws @johngordon Surprised you like Sw... on App.net
@oluseyi @jws @johngordon Surprised you like Swift strings so well. In some ways they are the ideal unicode strings. In other ways basic string operations, the kind of stuff one does the most, are ridiculously hard or slow.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @johngordon I think Apple’s idea of Pr... on App.net
@oluseyi @johngordon I think Apple’s idea of Pro users is what their internal pro users want. Witness the MacPro which Apple was excited about but which few outside of Apple would have designed. It’s sad how Apple’s lost to pulse of the pro user.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble So why the larger size model at all... on App.net
@clarkgoble So why the larger size model at all, except as a gimmick to justify an absurdly high price point? If the difference maker is really the *Pencil*… Also, the App Store still doesn't eagerly support pro software business models. @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: @johngordon C has lots of dark corners with no ... on App.net
@johngordon C has lots of dark corners with no clear way to resolve them at this point [blog.regehr.org]. The example there of what to do when you left-shift a 32-bit int by 32 places, where different user communities rely on entirely different behaviors, is a small one.
jws  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @duerig DIY videos on YouTube are fran... on App.net
@oluseyi @duerig DIY videos on YouTube are frankly one of the amazing things of our time. So many things I can do on my own that seemed hard. One of those big advances not caught by GDP.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @johngordon Don’t get me wrong. It’s f... on App.net
@oluseyi @johngordon Don’t get me wrong. It’s far from an ideal product. To me though the fact Apple can even think function over form give me hope their design team hasn’t been destroyed by Ive.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
march 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Welp, I've waded into the swift-evolution-annou... on App.net
Welp, I've waded into the swift-evolution-announce review party. Abstract classes and methods [lists.swift.org] is the straw that broke the camel's back.
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @adiabatic @duerig @clarkgoble @manton Wake me ... on App.net
@adiabatic @duerig @clarkgoble @manton Wake me when they stop treating physical design as sculpture and make an iPhone that's pleasant to *hold*.
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @manton I think you’re completely right about t... on App.net
@manton I think you’re completely right about this being popular. Surprisingly since I’ve been advocating a 5 sized (or even 3gs sized) phone for years, now that I have a 6s+ I think I’ll keep that size.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: ... except Snapheal Mac App Store version is ol... on App.net
... except Snapheal Mac App Store version is older than web site version and doesn't work as a plug-in :-(. Grrr. #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Mac App Store: "Updates available!"Me: "OK, sh... on App.net
Mac App Store: "Updates available!" Me: "OK, show me them." *Mac App Store launches, spins.* Me: "I thought you said there were updates available?" MAS: "Yeah, yeah, I'm trying to find them somewhere in this stack of cash and commodity apps."
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Christopher Turner: Please allow me, once again, to sing the praise... on App.net
Please allow me, once again, to sing the praises of 1Keyboard, which I've used the hell out of today.
retrophisch  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Make a util directory and keep different utilit... on App.net
Make a util directory and keep different utilities in different files. A single util file will always grow until it is too big and yet too hard to split apart. Using a single util file is unhygienic. [programmingisterrible.com]
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
MultiMark Dagon Hughes: Mobile Safari not having Save All Tabs in Folde... on App.net
Mobile Safari not having Save All Tabs in Folder is infuriating. Add one bookmark, iCloud spends an hour syncing. Had to use desktop.
mdhughes  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Yahoos end: "Yahoo bought GeoCities for $3.57 b... on App.net
Yahoos end: "Yahoo bought GeoCities for $3.57 billion" [mobile.nytimes.com] Then they burned the Cities. I'll need a new junk email address. Next - Twitter.
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: "iBooks on iOS can now sync PDFs and other item... on App.net
"iBooks on iOS can now sync PDFs and other items through iCloud for iBook" [9to5mac.com] Will Audiobooks get backed up? Currently not.
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: I keep having app updates get wedged lately on ... on App.net
I keep having app updates get wedged lately on my phone. Most recent victim I found was BofA. Must have auto-updated over a week ago and got stuck. Spotlight failed to find it; App Store didn't realize it was stuck "Waiting…" so showed Open button.
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Christopher Turner: Return of the Star Wars sticker family! With a ... on App.net
Return of the Star Wars sticker family! With a few slight modifications. Image [photos.app.net]
retrophisch  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @oluseyi ... note distinction between PDF/A-1 (... on App.net
@oluseyi ... note distinction between PDF/A-1 (ISO 19005-1) and all the rest. I think my oldest PDFs may not open in Acrobat any more. @jws @clarkgoble
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @oluseyi Another aspect is being conservative a... on App.net
@oluseyi Another aspect is being conservative about file formats; trade technical excellence for sustainability. @jws @clarkgoble
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble It sounds like a joke, but it's an ... on App.net
@clarkgoble It sounds like a joke, but it's an essential part of serious archival operations. So is constantly porting data forward to newer, currently supported filesystems and data formats. @jws @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble At some point we can't even assume ... on App.net
@clarkgoble At some point we can't even assume that applications, or even operating systems, will run correctly in virtualized/emulated environments. Customers serious about archival access should save the machines, too. @jws @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: Weird to see machine steno tape [dailygregg.tum... on App.net
Weird to see machine steno tape [dailygregg.tumblr.com]. With computer support, you never have to read this stuff any more. You hit keys, and English pops out, without any manual transcription step in the middle. It's magical! Especially when 1 stroke makes 5 words pop out.
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: @johngordon I hate when I avoid Apple services ... on App.net
@johngordon I hate when I avoid Apple services for a while and then find out I wasn't being overly cautious after all. :\ #JustifiedSuspicion
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: → Spotify: 28M paying membersApple Music: 11M ... on App.net
→ Spotify: 28M paying members Apple Music: 11M paying members Apple Music is doing much better than most people have been thinking.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi @jws @johngordon Last update to FoxBas... on App.net
@oluseyi @jws @johngordon Last update to FoxBase was 2004 and was supported until 2010.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble Cherry-picking. FoxBase database im... on App.net
@clarkgoble Cherry-picking. FoxBase database import was available for SQL Server, Access and even dBASE for several years. Waiting 25 to cite it as negligence is a tad rich :-P @jws @johngordon
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: @clarkgoble Apple's record on file format suppo... on App.net
@clarkgoble Apple's record on file format support is appalling. I so can't trust them. @jws
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Jeremy W. Sherman: @clarkgoble If I'm doing typesetting rather tha... on App.net
@clarkgoble If I'm doing typesetting rather than word processing, both are the wrong tool. If I want to be able to read my document in a few years, Pages is the wrong tool. ;) @johngordon
jws  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: I think CR/LF behavior is different between Not... on App.net
I think CR/LF behavior is different between Notes/Yosemite & Notes/Web. Not sure about Notes/iOS. Hilarious. #w
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @johngordon I’ll say it again. Apple could solv... on App.net
@johngordon I’ll say it again. Apple could solve nearly all griping by just offering buttons in preferences for “purge caches” and (for iCloud) “make this device master” and copy all its data everywhere else.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Picasa: "starting on May 1, users will no longe... on App.net
Picasa: "starting on May 1, users will no longer be able to create, organize, or edit albums." [9to5google.com] Going the way of iPhoto and Aperture.
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble If Apple isn't careful, it'll end u... on App.net
@clarkgoble If Apple isn't careful, it'll end up with another Objective-C: a language that was originally cross-platform and full of promise, but which ended up feeling awkwardly out of date for most of its usage life.
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble Not that widely, yet, but they are ... on App.net
@clarkgoble Not that widely, yet, but they are seeing decent adoption and (more importantly) *aggressive mindshare growth*—#Rust in particular. #Go and Rust are aimed at the future; Swift is targeting the present, which might as well be the past.
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Clark Goble: @oluseyi The problem is the people who took ove... on App.net
@oluseyi The problem is the people who took over are even more oriented towards print design than Ive was to sculpture. My one hope is the much derided battery case by Apple. Ugly, but the kind of focus I’d prefer.
clarkgoble  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: @clarkgoble Ive is all but retired now, so the... on App.net
@clarkgoble Ive is all but retired now, so there's that. But nothing the company has released recently really indicates the emphasis we desire. I was reading iPad Pro reviews by artists today. They put *rubber grips from ballpoint pens* on the Pencil!
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: I mentioned the "Architecture of the Absurd" [a... on App.net
I mentioned the "Architecture of the Absurd" [alpha.app.net] a little earlier; reading this review [www.aristos.org] of the book makes me think of Jony Ive and his fundamentally sculptural approach to industrial design.
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
Oluseyi: His iPhone designs have been iconic, but none o... on App.net
His iPhone designs have been iconic, but none of them have been especially *comfortable* to hold. Their function as statuary seems to supersede their utility as appliances. This is also why his UI designs were rubbish: they were all about looks.
oluseyi  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
John Gordon: Remember when iOS blogs scorned users who close... on App.net
Remember when iOS blogs scorned users who closed background apps? iOS didn't need that! I've learned to close em.
johngordon  StarredPost 
february 2016 by mjtsai
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