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Grumpy.


Dec
11
comment iPhoto and unknown RAW Formats
If you;re not attached to iPhoto, Lightroom is excellent. Also, Picasa supports a few raw formats, it may work, and is free.
Dec
11
comment Do iOS apps crash regularly? Is this normal?
I have the same problem on a regular basis. Jailbreak, install SBSettings, and you can manage your own memory, with a task manager and everything. Way easier and faster then rebooting, and SBSettings is very useful outside of app management as well. You can also add the current free memory to the bar at the head of the window so you can tell what the device is doing.
Nov
30
comment I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?
Still a 2-click solution to a one-click problem.
Nov
27
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Well, I upgraded from 2 to 8 gb of ram, and the problem solved itself. I'm a bit mystified why, since I don't think the system would use the swap partition until it was completely out of ram, and it always seemed to have 200-300 mb free, even when heavily loaded.
Nov
22
awarded  Teacher
Nov
22
answered I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?
Nov
22
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
I know this is possible, because I run the exact same tasks on my windows 7 box without any issues. I just prefer leaving the mac on all the time, since it takes far less power.
Nov
22
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
The problem is not a memory/disk space limitation. I am running processes that intentionally take all the resources they can. A proper mutitasking scheduler should let the system remain perfectly responsive (or at least only cause a minor performance hit) despite this, provided the prioritization is set right. However, for some insane reason, the most important aspect of the UI is set to the lowest priority possible, and the whole system therefore basically is rendered unusable.
Nov
22
comment Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install
@Martín Marconcini - I figured out what he meant immediately. That does not mean it isn't a terminally stupid way to think of how computers operate, though.
Nov
19
awarded  Critic
Nov
17
comment Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install
....."Spell".... Really?
Nov
17
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
@Martín Marconcini - Yes, it does, at least when the system is heavily loaded.
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
awarded  Commentator
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.