Apple feedback and notes export

I want apple feedback contextually accessible in every interface element in every app, so that you can get the best improvements to make in your os and software as feedback appears not to be working, very time you release an os you seem to make things worse, start listening to the largest HCI base you have your users worldwide.

Notes app needs and export all notes function in one hit to plaintext documents

I don’t want to waste my time copying and pasting notes out of the notes app ? which is an appalling waste of human time when multiplied by the number of users,
if you have lots of notes each containing multi thousand word bits of information, and exporting my data for backup from the programs I use is an essential thing, why would i trust that a company or a service or software would be there indefinately ? data is portable and should remain portable and use open source agreed formats and standards, exportable by the user into data formats relevant for them, notes should export ino a series of plaintext documents at minimum in one hit, so that we are covered if something bad happens. in a future war data centers might be a prime target at that point, just as television and radio stations were in the past.

album only tracks in itunes

a little too much “Album Only” on songs in some places were being driven to buy whole albums, ie padded albums like we suffered in the physical era.

if necessary up the price for longer track parts of concept albums, but don’t bind people into buying whole albums ? as per usual apple learn the lesson of “Giving the User control and choice” ?

trusting people can cause you allot of pain in the end

a story of betrayal

so his cubex channel was taken over password reset and linked into world of longplays, hmm we will see how this goes, but im sure allot of angst now rests with hipponios and ironclaw, the scenario where only certain people benefit from the longplay success is, those who collect the renumeration from youtube partnering, hopefully there will be some justice one day, but it seems unlikely. a community effort subverted ?

Why Time machine is an uncontrollable heap of crap

Im backing up a machine using time machine 212Gb of source data, so far the time machines backup of this 212GB takes up 472GB on the backup drive and growing, why such a differential because it stores deleted versions of files and changes etc ? does the user get any control over how much extra data/version time machine backs up ? answer NO. SO time machine will continue to gobble up hard drive space regardless of what you want until the drive is fit to bursting and then it will start culling things from the backup, based on its own decision making process, how fucking arrogant of the software’s designers to presume that this might be acceptable to the user ? again just like everything in os x its being dumbed down and no controls are being given to the user of any merit, no apparently were of such little intellectual merit we wont be able to handle concepts like limiting the backup size to a certain percentage more than the source files size, or just limiting overall the proportion of a drive that maybe dedicated to such tasks no apparently time machine must have the right to keep filling up our drive till its fit too bursting, leading to a much more like scenario, for the drive to fail imo opinion when theyre 95% full ? apple get a grip people might not want to get dedicate an entire drive to time machine and many of those users wont understand about partitioning. STOP dicating to the user how things are going to be, im not a masochist, give me control.

The state of MAME on OS X

It’s quite bizarre how difficult it’s become to run MAME on OS X, 10 years ago it was a matter of downloading an app, and a few roms etc. Now it seems the only current app is a command line and that you have to install a framework create folders and specify locations etc, really quite primitive compared to how it once was.

The failures of photoshop actions and how non portable they are

Disaster 1 photoshop action cannot refer to files opened by relative links, they always refer to files by absolute paths, disastrous inter computer portability.

Disaster 2 photoshop has its own internal way of referring to documents and layers and switching documents to files that are already open open in photoshop, in this case it uses relativism without choice and unhelpfully, for instance it refers to Documents in the following style

“select Document -3” -3 i believe relative to say the first document and being incremented subsequently as documents are opened, prior to the point at which an action uses such a command, this means that any action that uses other open documents, are sensitive to failure on the basis windows documents closed and the specific order in which they were opened, that relative “select documents -3 doesnt work unless the documents are opened in the exact same order prescribed by the action and are currently in the correct state for said command, in the action at that moment, so as to point to the right document, this was a very bad design decision to not allow switching and selecting of documents by specific filenames, or at least in the minimal giving the user a choice in the matter ie it doesn’t allow the use specific filenames when it would be clearer to do so ! its this lack of control of relative and non relative linking that destroys most of these actions, especially from a debugging an action point of view. This make ones work life unnecessarily harder, and loses more hours to the iniquitous complexity and failure of software to save time in life.

actions also records documents switching between documents with things like “next document” and previous document, this absolute relativism is disastrously shit, for it only takes having windows in a sightly different state from the order in which the script was recorded to fuck up everything up totally.

it also does things like refer to layers with terms like current layer, meaning if your coding an action and then accidentally select a different layer and carrying on recording the script, it can be affecting the wrong layers when played back.

It appears photoshop insists on relativism in areas where absolutism would be preferable and absolutism when relativism would be preferable, just the right decision to make actions practically useless and a great deal more arduous to write than necessary … GGRRR at least give users the fing choice, then we can pick what is write for the situation.

secondly lots of actions you can do photoshop are not recorded properly in actions in CS5

Disaster 3 for instance attempting pasting into masks of a particular layer, results in the pasted mask being added as an extra normal layer rather than being pasted as a mask in the mask of a layer, the only way round this being to use the load selection command to get a mask from one document into another and then create the mask with option key held down so uses the selection in the mask … pathetic.

Basically if you want actions to run smoothly do not open documents and copy paste things into each other etc it will go horribly wrong, desperately try to stay within one document when using actions.

apparently theres an additional javascript listening interface you can add in to photoshop to control it, presumably because actions are actually a pile of shit, they tacked such an interface on the side no doubt to placate the people who were disgusted with flakey patchiness of photoshop supposed built in automation scripting – actions, it is indicated that this has some proper control, but I might state the reason why one might use a GUI to do image editing in the first place is because your a visual person, if i wanted to code in javascript I would be working as a web developer earning twice the money, im not interested in whether theyre are more complex ways of solving problems with software, software should always be purchased on the basis of reducing complexity involved in task not increasing it, should I now spend an entire week learning the photoshop javascript interface ? would it be a worthwhile use of my life ? will it be as buggy as actions ? will it be redundant in a year or two ? all such variables to be considered when time is precious ?

I’ve bothered to learn computer languages before basic and “Lingo” for instance only to have the merit of doing so made pointless, by seemingly every decent natural language programming language ever created being eventually forcibly prostituted into some form of cryptic hair pulling javascript, JT thompson you had vision and understanding of the kinds of minds theyre are in the world and enabled a whole other class of people to get into visual inguistic programming in a relaxed way, natural language programming has declined in the last 15 years, even disregarding the fact the processor power has multiplied to such an extent as to make natural language coding more viable than ever, but no apparently everything must be some form object orientated javascript, remember flashes descent into javascript anyone ? two dead products flash and director. Why is it that companies would always rather add additional features than write something properly or fix something they got wrong, its also unpleasant to be dictated as a user as regards relative and non relative file path linking there is no logical reason for this. So much code goes unfixed even in products people charge allot of money for.

Also droplets dont appear to be able to save anywhere on the fing disk as well !!!!

And as a user I can write in and out of that folder all day long no problem, its a problem with photoshop and especially when using droplets actions, I can save there normally in photoshop without using a droplet as well.

the droplet always comes up with this error >

Could not save as “xxxxxx0001.psd” because the file is locked or you do not have the necessary access privileges. Use the ‘Get Info’ command in the Finder to unlock the file or change permissions on the file or enclosing folders.

permissions are all fine for all other programs and user only photoshop droplets seems to have this issue ? more wank to troubleshoot thanks adobe, i’ll guess i’ll google why your software doesn’t work again.

Update re photoshop woes

Apparently Cs6 finally implements some better file operations and restore and auto save ability’s, though I’ve heard allot of grousing about sluggish performance etc and seen it to on clients machines. It also seems that It allows but doesn’t warn users if they create recursive smart objects which basically kills photoshop dead speed wise.

ios update 6.1.3

Why does ios update 6.1.3 – a 17 odd mb download yet requires 662Mb to install ? Is there patching done on a separate copy of all maps data ? Then it should say temporarily requires 662mb as there description does not make clear whether the 662mb is additional Permanently and all this for better maps in Japan ? Do I have choice in storing maps of Japan on my phone taking up space permanently ? Perhaps it should also state final installed size ?


60 million gameboys in landfill by now ?

The gameboy with its illegible piss yellow screen no back-light was rubbish, but once you’ve sold 65 million of them on the back of marketing hype and tetris, you kind of have the market sewn up, parents would not invest twice. The lynx was far superior and so was the game gear or nomad, but you can’t unseat an active user base of 64million users who invested in something rubbish, also Atari dumped allot of their own old game ip’s onto the Lynx there were some good games, but many were bad.