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Nov
16
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Update: The nice command affects both CPU and IO queue handling: insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t164156.html
Nov
16
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Nov
16
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
As an example, with the dock priority left as stock, it takes 5-10 seconds to react to the mouse being moved over it. With it manually bumped up to the same 33 as everything else, it reacts immediately (though there is a little bit of choppiness).
Nov
16
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
I would have thought so too. However, changing the thread priority does affect the UI behavior, which makes me think that either the thread priority also affects IO queue handling, or it is indeed CPU limited.
Nov
16
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Frankly, I wish I could increase the UI priority further. Unfortunately, renice has a limit of +- 20.
Nov
16
asked Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Nov
10
comment Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
Hmmm. Is it possible to configure where aperture stores the .aplibrary? I don't see why I can't move the whole thing onto my NAS. It might even be faster (RAID5 FTW).
Nov
10
comment Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
Ah, oh well. This is actually an archive of predominantly web-sourced content, which explains the small image size. I have two predominant workflows, and this is the one that continually causes problems (Every piece of software I have ever tried has problems with a 600k image library). Dealing with RAW images is actually easier, because I have many fewer of them.
Nov
9
comment Do the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad support “middle click”?
I use MagicPrefs. It's not quite as nice as a real middle click, because the mouse seems to get a bit confused sometimes. I think I will try BetterTouchTool and see if it's any better.
Nov
8
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Nov
8
comment Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
As a comparison, I'm upgrading from picasa, which manages the whole 675,000+ image collection using only 6.75 GB of local storage space.
Nov
8
comment Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
As I said, all the photos are on a network drive. I have ~20TB (!) of networked storage space, all on a copper gigabit network. I am running the import using the "Store files in their current location" option in the import dialog.
Nov
7
revised Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
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Nov
7
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Nov
7
revised Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
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Nov
7
asked Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to