+  2022-02-01 11:08

I’ve always wondered: how does it feel to be an #Apple #macOS #dev

You can’t isolate yourself from the ‘official’ #bug reports, the ‘unofficial’, but vocal and public grudges on Twitter, about the character / emojis palette random misbehavior since, when, 2014?

Or can you? 🤔

Each morning, you enter the magnificent ring-office of a company making ≈100 BILLION USD of income YEARLY… sit down in a super-ergonomic #office chair in front of a decked-out, all in-house, state-of-the-art #ARM hardware,

open a rather impressive suite of dev tools and languages like #Swift… and… the bug (and public outrage) persists.

The loses in functionality with each iteration (like, hide tracks by keyword?!), your users can’t listen to the audiobooks playing fine in on their fancy #AppleWatch,

the still pales in comparison to #MacOS Classic spatial awareness.

How do feel? OK? Or #TimCook’s We’re So Excited™? Or do you Think Indifferent™?

 +  2021-10-27 19:14

#MacOS has turned into a collection of #paranoid, #Apple-signed #SQLite databases amassing 32 hexadecimal (base-16) UIDs run by “we’ll try to sync and mirror to our cloud server in the USA” daemons.

Do you remember the days of real, human-readable data files and non-binary #XMLs? When you could change a .plist without killing the cfprefsd ? 😔

But I realize that most #Mac users don’t care and don’t even understand what I’d just written.

 +  2021-04-04 18:06

Apple Music on #MacOS? A perfect illustration of Apple’s software products today. How anyone can ship code this bad, year in, year out, is beyond my comprehension.

I mean, really, if you’re afraid to start #programming… please don’t be. Why? Because I’m 90% confident you’ll write better code with #Apple’s own APIs’ in #Swift, than people paid x20 your current salary.…

 +  2020-05-04 21:10

I have this tendency to hit ⌘S while writing a comment on a Facebook post, or a quick reply in some Messenger window… who else has #MacOS 9 crash trauma? 🤣

 +  2020-04-28 16:56


the year is 2020, and I’ve learned that this #macOS process’ name stands for #NeXTStep Uniform Resource Locator Session Daemon

from 1988. 😮

 +  2020-04-26 21:25

For those that might be struggling with #autoCorrect when combining 2+ #languages on #MacOS. I’ve finally found a way to adjust the EN variants and remove unneeded langs in:

System Preferences > Keyboard > Text > Automatic by Language

Dunno how I missed this param so long. 🤷🏻‍♂️

 +  2020-04-07 21:29

FYI: don’t believe the Apple forced upgrade BS.

In our tests, the #AirPodsPro work fine with #MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave)… in addition to the “absolutely required latest MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)”.

 +  2019-11-18 21:58

iTunes stopped syncing your contacts to #iPhone?

It’s a bug ignored by #Apple: #MacOS #AddressBook entries with “son” or “daughter” will cancel the entire sync of contacts data to iPhone.

Workaround: change all fields “Son” or “Daughter” to “child”.

#Sync will work again.


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