mjtsai + tjluoma   62

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For all of its many flaws, Dropbox continues to sync, continues to have a web interface, and continues to have a menu bar telling me what it’s doing.

When I hear people talk about switching to iCloud Drive, I wonder if they are either reckless or super lucky to have it work.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) March 23, 2020
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2 days ago by mjtsai
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All kidding aside, I'm very pleased you were able to help @Moltz fix this, and I've saved that URL for future reference myself. Thanks!

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) February 6, 2020
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
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Well, if I understand how giving people money on the Internet works, if you buy the app for $5 and anything about it doesn't work, you have the right to expect @mjtsai to come to your house and fix everything.

That's just science.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) February 6, 2020
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
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@Moltz @dmoren re: @reboundcast topic about trouble connecting AirPods connecting to your Mac: have you tried @mjtsai's ToothFairy? I don't have as complex of a setup as you, but it works great for me & might be worth checking out.https://t.co/tVx49J57zu ($5, or in @Setapp)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) February 6, 2020
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
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@siracusa “I grew up with mice the way other people grew up with walking. ‘Why don’t you give up walking and try dragging your body across the ground by your teeth?’ No! I am _always_ going to walk.”

Legitimately the funniest thing I've heard in ages. Still laughing, hours later

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 18, 2020
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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@gruber Not sure if this will make you feel better or worse, but AirPods Pro were back-ordered beyond Christmas almost since Black Friday. I bought a pair from Amazon on Nov 20 thinking I could return them if I found a better deal. A) I didn't and B) they were sold out anyway.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 2, 2020
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12 weeks ago by mjtsai
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629 articles about the Pro AirPods and not 1 of them warned about noise cancellation preventing us from realizing the washing machine didn't actually start when we pushed the button and so we wasted an hour, came back and found dry clothes. WAY TO OVERLOOK AN OBVIOUS FLAW, JERKS!

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 12, 2019
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november 2019 by mjtsai
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If Apple had decided they were important, they could have made trials & demos mainstream and common. They do have a bit of influence in the market.

Would have been a hell of a lot better than what we have now with "free to play" games, and good developers barely surviving.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 18, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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Something is changing the resolution on my MacBook from “scaled” to “default” at completely random intervals and I absolutely cannot figure out why it is happening.

Just wanted to mark this so the doctors will know when my descent into utter madness really started to accelerate.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 17, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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Yeah, I’ve gotten LetsEncrypt to work, but it’s not nearly as smooth a process as I wish. (Renewing the certs is fine, but deleting the old certificates and telling Apache to use the new ones is far too manual for my tastes, esp every 90 days..)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 15, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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Let me know if you find one. I didn't. I wrote a shell script, but it's really not the same.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 13, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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@jsnell @dmoren re: Six Colors podcast… "Stop The Madness" is a great extension that more people should know about. Fixing Google search result links is one of my favorite features, but un-mucking with Safari's key-commands is also super helpful. Would make a good article!

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 5, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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Someone should tell Apple that the first apps iOS should restore from iCloud are the apps that are visible on the home screen (starting on page 1 if there are multiple pages), and _then_ download the apps in folders. Folders = lower importance = download these later. #FreeAdvice

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) September 20, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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Apple liked @MacSparky’s “Use ⌘P for ‘Save as PDF’” tip¹ so much they included it in the Mac App Store.²

¹ Ok, I’ll grant he originally got it from MacOSXHints (RIP) but he’s been talking about it for 10+ years: https://t.co/Q1utlcNsRB

² https://t.co/aOHsIMUGOc

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) September 6, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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We just watched a “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” where Jerry talked about it with Mario Joyner and I wanted to watch it.

Amazon Prime Video says “Our agreements with the content provider don’t allow purchases of this title at this time.”

I probably have a disc… somewhere.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) September 3, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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Why is “Glengarry Glen Ross” unavailable?

It's not on iTunes, or Amazon Prime Video, and the only versions of the Blu-Ray or DVD on Amazon are imports or some other non-US version.

What‘s going on here?#WeirdThingsThatProbablyHaveBoringAnswersButStilliWantToKnow

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) September 3, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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Currently in a fight with @Dropbox:

I moved a folder out of ~/Dropbox/.

Dropbox tells me I can’t move that folder because there is a “.gdoc” file in it. Then it moves the entire folder back into Dropbox. No option to ignore.

Yet another reason Dropbox should be sandboxed.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) August 7, 2019
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august 2019 by mjtsai
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Even with the latest update, Zoom is still doing this (see quoted tweet below), and it's still bad. But I still "need" to use Zoom (and maybe you do too), so I wrote a better installer script for the Zoom.pkg. You can find details and my free script here: https://t.co/P7QeqwGPGF https://t.co/5at47CiBlh

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) July 11, 2019
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july 2019 by mjtsai
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You might think @Dropbox’s “Smart Sync” feature (which allows ‘placeholder’ files to be used in lieu of downloading the actual file until needed) would mean that setting up Dropbox on a new computer would be fast.

You might think that… unless you had ever used the Dropbox app.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) June 26, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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ATTN @FastMail users who are also Mac users: Fmail is a Mac-wrapper around the FastMail website (like Mailplane for Gmail) which can be set as mail client: https://t.co/DUJghc2nnP (also just added an auto-updater script "https://t.co/qqkA61KIQq" added to https://t.co/2Wmi2fWJsE)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) June 19, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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They're selling the stand separately for $1000? Wow. Even for Apple that's unreal. #wwdc19

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) June 3, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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nooooooo! don't add Shortcuts to the OS! Then it won't get updates as often! #wwdc19

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) June 3, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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I thought you added it just for me, but regardless, I'm glad it's there and wish every other app would offer icon+text. Where's the harm?

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) May 23, 2019
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may 2019 by mjtsai
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Huh.

Well. That seems wrong.

(If this happens to you, tap something on the dock and it will go back to the right place.) pic.twitter.com/ehFVUmj0OG

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) May 17, 2019
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may 2019 by mjtsai
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Reminds me of @hotdogsladies pointing out people who leave 1-star reviews for the Yelp app in the App Store when what they're actually intending to do is leave a review inside the Yelp app of a restaurant.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) May 13, 2019
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may 2019 by mjtsai
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Ah! Good to know. I'll have to update my "~/Dropbox/txt/Tweetbot.txt" where I keep these various tidbits.

I really like Choosy. It's one of those little utilities that makes the Mac a nicer place. I keep Safari as my default browser, but use Chrome for anything Google-related.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) May 10, 2019
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may 2019 by mjtsai
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Thanks to @ttscoff for pointing out Cursor Pro (https://t.co/fftQdMcEo7) $4/one-time — a nice alternative to “Mouseposé” which hasn’t seen any meaningful updates in years, but now has a new version being sold as a $10 annual subscription.

A mouse highlighter.

As a subscription.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 27, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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For months I've been wondering why my car sometimes doesn't unlock. I thought maybe the battery in the fob was dying.

Turns out it was something else: my iPad Pro + Apple Pencil, which I can easily confirm by holding it away.

h/t @jcenters & @TidBITS: https://t.co/YgxiddOzNR pic.twitter.com/E4XPhgPLUq

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 23, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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"Get Out" on Amazon Video/iTunes: $15

"Get Out" on Blu-Ray w/ "Movies Anywhere" code: $10.

I know this is true for a lot of movies, but that doesn't make it any less dumb. As long as you can wait 2 days to watch a movie, you get a physical-media backup & save 1/3 of the price.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 10, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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Yup, and control+A and control+E which I also use all the time. I wish there was a way to report this and believe that the person* who implements it on iOS would actually see it.

* I doubt it's more than one#DontSayRadar

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 10, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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It's not just you. I do control-D all the time, expecting it to forward-delete, and it doesn't, and I find that endlessly annoying.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 10, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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I'm so old I remember being able to google a phone # and get actual information instead of 2,000 trash sites trying to sell you information.

Now it's almost as bad as trying to google "hotel room in {city name}".

Hey @DuckDuckGo this would be another area you could excel at!

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) April 3, 2019
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april 2019 by mjtsai
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If you have a Mac with a folder of videos & want to watch them on your Apple TV* without adding them to Plex or something, it's hard to beat Infuse. I've been doing this tonight, works great.

(* or iPhone, or iPad, but I was focused on the Apple TV here)https://t.co/QiEZVaHzk1

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) March 28, 2019
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march 2019 by mjtsai
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FWIW - KeyCue for Mac is often good at spotting conflicts. It's $20 (I think) but has a demo version.

(If you use an iPad with an external keyboard and press+hold the CMD key, the overlay you see is very similar to what you get with KeyCue on the Mac.)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) March 13, 2019
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march 2019 by mjtsai
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iOS would be so much better if I could make iCab my default browser.

So much better.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) March 13, 2019
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march 2019 by mjtsai
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I just picked up my iPad to resume reading a book and almost simultaneously reached for my iPhone to resume an audiobook.

Me: "Wait, that won't work…"

Also Me: "But what if it *did*?'

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) March 3, 2019
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march 2019 by mjtsai
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@gruber You were talking with Moltz about a device that had 1 fewer picture in your iCloud Photo Library than your other devices?

I have a Mac that shows 1 more contact than all of my other devices and https://t.co/XPLQgwidg5.

So… that's fun.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) February 8, 2019
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february 2019 by mjtsai
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Of course not. I'm still running the "old' Ghostery extension, despite claims it will slow down Safari (because old? I'm not even sure what the complaint is), because I believe it still makes pages load faster to not have all that crap load and the new one doesn't work as well.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 22, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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Huh. I wonder if that's different than the iOS App Store. Several years ago (so things may have changed), I bought the "wrong" app (not the one I'd intended), got a refund, bought the intended app, and then wanted to try the other app some time later. Couldn't (re)buy it.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 16, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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Are there any decent iOS apps out there for backing up/ merging/ de-duplicating contacts? There seem to be 1000s of apps that claim to do this, but they all seem like terrible, potentially scammy, shovelware apps slapped together then abandoned 5+ years ago.

(Cc @appstoriesnet?)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 8, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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@siracusa Just realized one of my contacts wasn't syncing via iCloud (iPad to iPhone). Couldn't figure out why. Saw the contact had a generic Yahoo icon (no idea why). Deleted icon. Immediately synced to my iPhone. Never would've thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it recently.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 8, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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Update #2 to my Luna Display review, wherein I discuss a very promising solution to the problem I've had reconnecting to my @LunaDisplayHQ

(It's simpler, easier, more reliable. And I'm disappointed that I didn't think of it sooner.)https://t.co/V4ENT5Aqgp

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 4, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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I posted some updates to my review about the @LunaDisplayHQ based on some feedback I’ve received.

If you’ve already read the review, you can find the updates at the bottom ​of it.

If you haven’t read it, you can find it here:https://t.co/V4ENT5Aqgp

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) January 2, 2019
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january 2019 by mjtsai
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I wish there was a separate process for the periodic “Upgrade to Mojave” notification so I could make it `chmod 000` and never have to see it again (then again, it would probably fall under SIP).

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) December 30, 2018
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december 2018 by mjtsai
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Ugh. Sorry to hear that. Restoring from offsite backups isn’t how anyone wants to spend the holidays. I, too, have often wished that Backblaze would improve their restoration process. It seems to have been unchanged / unimproved for a long time. Maybe checkout @arqbackup ?

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) December 29, 2018
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december 2018 by mjtsai
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I was all set to talk about how wrong I was about Time Machine, and once you got it setup, it worked.

Then Time Capsule decided it needed to start over again, and so far it’s backing up 511 GB of my 500 GB drive which only has ~100 GB used.

So… I stand by my appraisal.#Mac pic.twitter.com/jxIMdsZlvA

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) December 14, 2018
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december 2018 by mjtsai
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Finally watched that “I tried to edit a movie on the iPad Pro” and this video editing professional is amazing and amazed at what it can do.

Commenter: “Yeah but Excel on iOS can’t do macros…”

And I’m like “WELL, THEN COMPLAIN TO MICROSOFT.”

I think the hardware can handle it.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) December 2, 2018
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december 2018 by mjtsai
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@reneritchie Any clue how to reduce iMessage storage space in iCloud? Everything I google leads to articles about iMessage in iCloud being enabled in iOS 11, but nothing about managing that space usage. My wife has like 30 GB of iMessage in her iCloud account!

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 28, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Yup! And the rest of the line isn’t much better! I’ve really enjoyed my 2015 12” MacBook, but the current MacBook needs to be updated. The MacBook Air looks nice but seems underpowered… and it has a fan. Having a laptop without a fan is really nice if you can do it. Frustrating.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 16, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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TIL: @Dropbox has a “soft limit” of 300k files.¹

I’ve known Dropbox didn’t handle having a large # of files well, but this is the 1st time I’ve seen a limit suggested.

TurnsOut™ I’ve exceeded that # of files, although I’m using < 1/3 of my 2TB quota.

¹ https://t.co/AUgNyib09j

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 13, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Wife replaced an iPhone with an iPhone this week. Since then she has sporadically failed to receive iMessage group texts between me+her+son.

Today she sent a message to that group and iMessage said this:#WellThatShouldClearEverythingUpNow pic.twitter.com/liqBoVgaOI

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 11, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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So frustrated by tech support people who seem unable but do anything except read a script. And then repeat the same suggestions they already gave & that I already tried & reported back that they didn’t work. But sure, let’s try the same thing again & hope for a different result.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 9, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Just realized that next week, @atpfm is going to hit episode 300 and @5by5’s Back to Work with @danbenjamin & @hotdogsladies will hit episode _400_.

I think that qualifies as a “Big Week”.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) November 8, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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The up-charge for cellular has _always_ seemed like it was _way_ too much. Making it higher is just absurd. Prices are supposed to come _down_ as products get older, not up.

I want/need a new Mac mini, laptop, and iPad. I ordered precisely none of them. They’re too expensive.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 31, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
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@reneritchie hey Rene! Any idea if the black for the iPhone XR is a matte black or not? I can’t google for it because all the results are for 3rd party cases. Thought you might have heard or know someone who knows.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 18, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
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If only we could set default apps. iCab has had these features for years on iOS but it’s impractical to use despite how much better it is than Safari.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 13, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
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Recently started using Downie (bought it after they sponsored @appstoriesnet)

I thought “Well, I have `youtube-dl`, do I need this?”

Answer: YES. It’s _*so*_ much nicer, and even handles videos behind logins super smoothly.

Best way to download video.https://t.co/ihD7pH5ZHD

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 9, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
TJ Luoma on Twitter: "Will iOS 10′s “emojify” feature have a way to translate this back into English ;-? https://t.co/UkrAPQdQFa"
Will iOS 10′s “emojify” feature have a way to translate this back into English ;-? https://t.co/UkrAPQdQFa

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) June 17, 2016
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june 2016 by mjtsai
TJ Luoma on Twitter: "Serious Q: Are there any cases in which being unsubscribed from a mailing list shouldn’t be basically immediate? https://t.co/nRwUslJiVl"
Serious Q: Are there any cases in which being unsubscribed from a mailing list shouldn’t be basically immediate? pic.twitter.com/nRwUslJiVl

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) December 10, 2015
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december 2015 by mjtsai
TJ Luoma on Twitter: "A @keyboardmaestro macro to show your Mac App Store purchases, alphabetized, in a regular HTML page: https://t.co/zBTlq5f4hA (cc @rgriff)"
A @keyboardmaestro macro to show your Mac App Store purchases, alphabetized, in a regular HTML page: https://t.co/zBTlq5f4hA (cc @rgriff)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 6, 2015
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october 2015 by mjtsai
TJ Luoma on Twitter: "@siegel OK, but I really don't think they're going to bring back the good version of QuickTime Player. (I am glad v7 still works in 10.11)"
@siegel OK, but I really don't think they're going to bring back the good version of QuickTime Player. (I am glad v7 still works in 10.11)

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) October 5, 2015
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october 2015 by mjtsai
TJ Luoma on Twitter: "#iOS8 Reminders: 1) Say no to iCloud Drive 2) Make a local iTunes Backup before you upgrade. 3) No, seriously. This is REALLY important."
#iOS8 Reminders: 1) Say no to iCloud Drive 2) Make a local iTunes Backup before you upgrade. 3) No, seriously. This is REALLY important.

— TJ Luoma (@tjluoma) September 17, 2014
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september 2014 by mjtsai

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