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  2. did you try the Command-I "Open with:" then click the Change All button?
  3. I originally posted this on the Sublime Text forum in hopes of getting some feedback, but so far none has come. So I am posting here to the Maccast forum to see if anyone else can use this information, or if anyone else has any better ideas. I am on Mac Os Sierra, running Sublime Text build 3126. A number of file extensions work correctly, i.e. right-click on a .java file or .json file and I see Sublime Text in the open with dialog. However if I do the same with a file ending in .log, Sublime Text doesn't appear and I have to select Other and locate Sublime Text from items in the applications folder. I have fixed this on my machine but it may not survive an update and maybe there is a "Sublime Text" way of accomplishing this. Here is what I did. I went to the Sublime Text.app, did show package. Then I went into Contents and edited info.plist, and yes I had backups I changed the following adding the log extension: <dict> <key>CFBundleTypeRole</key> <string>Editor</string> <key>CFBundleTypeName</key> <string>Plain Text</string> <key>CFBundleTypeExtensions</key> <array> <string>txt</string> <string>log</string </array> <key>CFBundleTypeIconFile</key> <string>TEXT</string> </dict> Then I did lsregister -f /Applications/Sublime\ Text.app so that it would re-read the info.plist and add the log extension and I can now right click on a .log file and have it opened from the menu without the extra work of having to look through the Applications. Thanks for you time in advance.
  4. My photos app on the iPhone was just uploading 58 photos and now for some reason it says uploading 35,000 which is seems to be a few 1000 more than my library. I guess it's just doing a re-update maybe or refresh who knows. I doubt it's really uploading then again.
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  6. the bender is has NO active electronics on it. it just routes that tiny PCI bus to a normal PCI connector. this was why the USB case was so expensive. this electronics in that case has to bend PCI into USB. which is… not anything standard or cheap as far as I know. oddly, I cannot upload anymore files. to here. click to see a gallery of the project.
  7. the 2013 Macbook Air uses a PCIe based interface for the SSD. a USB case costs between $60 and $100. this was simply too much money to pay for a thing that I will use exactly one time. yes, I could have purchased one, used it, then returned it claiming I bought the wrong case. which is the stuff of an ethics cards game. and I am not opposed to venturing this as a fix. I just do not make a practice of it. what I wanted was a one way trip. you know, get the thing, fix the problem, send the result back to where it came from. fixed is the operative word. my search efforts paid off when I noticed something different. it was a PCI card for a PCIe SSD. it was $1o. sold. Amazon got it here in two days. I installed the SSD, shut down the cheese grater, then powered on. the Mac asked to reconfigure the PCI bus to make the SSD even faster. the third option will do that, yes please. restart. [I forgot to snap a screen shot of this interesting configuration panel. oops.] it took about an hour for Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bit image of the SSD. 4 gee bees a minute. that seems slow given the bus speed of PCI and that the SATA drive it was going to was SATA2. it should be more like 11 gee bees. hmph. with the image copied to spinning media, I cloned the clone to another hard drive that will fly away to Texas. there might be issues with the SSD. this would explain why the MBA behaved badly. and why the SSD was slow to copy. more testing is required. while this seemed like it took a long time my total time on the project, not counting waiting for parts to ship or copies to happen, was about 35 minutes. most of this was spent researching which benders to buy to read the SSD. this is the link to the bender. currently out of stock but you can use the info to find it from a different vendor. http://amzn.to/2qhk02x
  8. Thanks @johnfoster good stuff. I look forward to the updates.
  9. when I hear people say, "I lost ALL my pictures." or "call me, my contacts are GONE!" or even worse, "I was on the phone with tech support for TWO days and after all that everything was… nothing." there is NO excuse for not having a backup of the things you want to make it to the future. backblaze is insanely cheap if you are just you. dropbox or onedrive. free or not free. [gush about OneDrive goes here] for the same yearly cost you can buy a external hard drive that will Time Machine. of course we all know that wires and attached things are the suck. so spend a little more for a Wireless NAS. or DiY one. (not that this is hard. get the case. install a drive.) this thing below is something that I did not know about until just a moment ago. so I ordered one… report to the class when I get it.
  10. Great case notes John. Keep meaning to back up more...
  11. support is a tiny part of my day. it used to be a bigger part but I just do not have the fleet of Mac, Windows, and other devices around me to keep running. once in a while I cave to help somebody I know deal with a problem that for some reason is not easily solved. enter a MacBook Air. it decided to die like all tech does. the quote from FruitCo for a repair was $500 backed by a 90 day sort of warrantee. it was decided that putting that money toward a brand new MBA was money better spent given the roll it plays in her life. she purchased the new Mac. all was well. I offered to pull the SSD out of the old MBA, plop it into a case, make a backup of that data then send it back to her ready for importing into the new Mac. easily done? nope. previously I replaced a SSD in a Air made in 2012. as a side for doing the swap I got to the keep the SSD and the USB case the upgrade came with to make moving the DATA to the newly installed SSD possible. I looked up my notes, the model of that MBA was A1466. I thought it was going to be a copy, box, send slam dunk. nope. the steps were: open the MBA, extract the SSD, then install it into the previously used USB case… simple. but it did not work. the connectors were different. "maybe I remembered it wrong,” I thought. whatever. ordering a different SSD case based on the known model number would solve this problem. a week later it arrived. and it had the same problem as the other case. it was a different interface. I looked it up again. the Macbook Air that I fixed early had a model number of A1466. supposedly it was built in 2012. the MBA that I was working on had this number too. why would a 2013 MBA share the SAME part number of something that was made in 2012? the two are nearly completely different. the case I had saved would not work with the SSD. the new case was never going to work. nope. in looking for a case to make this work I found crickets. the same case / interface kept coming up because of the shared part number. damn you A1466! so I searched by YEAR instead. found. ish. instead of 2o bucks like the case I just bought, the 2013 MBA SSD case was going to cost 7o to 1oo bucks. why? evidently, this SSD is a PCIe card. wow, right? no wonder the bender is a 1oo! and then a search came back with a PCI card. excellent. I can drop this into a Cheese Grater. it will read it. and I can finish this project. Amazon promised two days. this report will continue tomorrow. now, back up your damn data.
  12. look at all this OLD stuff… http://macintoshgarden.org just as old. maybe not so much fun. http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXgamesXmac.html
  13. There is a also a free version of Ambrosia Software's Malestrom 3.0. They even have the add on packs you can download and install. In fact Ambrosia still seem to be selling many of it's old titles on it's site??? http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/
  14. All the classic Marathon games for free: https://alephone.lhowon.org
  15. starcraft. free.
  16. yes. it is really airquotes easy. although I am never s'posed to use the word easy. in this case it is. you need a two long wires, a momentary switch that is normally open, a case to put that switch in, and a soldering iron. a more "protected" switch would use an opto isolator, a coin battery, and the same physical switch and case as the other mod. use an EASY button, one of the USB do stuff buttons , or an old ARCADE style button. the button doesn't matter so much as the neatness you plan for exiting the wires from the case. it should not look like a five minute hack because is a Mac. it would be just as airquotes easy to make it work with a remote control. if swapping a RAM or a hard drive scares you then forget that I said easy. use IMPOSSiBLE instead.
  17. @MacCastYeah, totally vague. We can only assume. Yeah, I think if it were me I would give it a go too, as I would think there must be something that needs to be fixed or changed because it's going so slow. I assume your upload speed is great since you do many Skype podcasts. Or you can wait a week or so and then do repair Library it needed. I guess might as well wait since it's almost done
  18. very cool @johnfoster. So with this info I guess one could "hack" in their own power button?
  19. somebody documented the POWER ON pads for nearly all the MacBook. with a careful bit of soldering… http://www.insidemylaptop.com/turn-on-macbook-pro-laptop-without-power-button-locating-power-on-pads/
  20. Thanks again @Dudeman. The term "re-update" is even vague. What does that mean exactly? I will probably still give it a go and see what happens, though as I mentioned my computer does seem to still be processing the images just REALLY, REALLY, slowly. As of today it's reporting 15,683 scanned with 3,217 remaining. So it's processed about 9,000 in a month?
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  22. I also posted another reply above this one https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204967 perhaps this answers your question maybe If you repair a library that's automatically updated with iCloud Photo Library, the entire contents of the library will re-update with iCloud after the repair process completes. seems like this would be a good thing to do but hopefully will not take months If it appears to be stuck again the next day than a restart usually gets it started again maybe a repair isn't necessary but wouldn't hurt to do it and it will start a re-update, reindex, sync, compare whatever you want to call it and that may be why the issue happened because it didn't get a chance to do it perhaps because photos was quit and maybe the reupdate didn't finish although if you do this it's back to square 1 but maybe a necessary square I assume you turned off iCloud Photo Library before restoring the backup if not perhaps that is why it didn't properly start the Re-updating of iCloud which is when it appears that it's downloading everything I must admit when that happened to me I had a similar reaction as you and thought to myself really, really They need to improve iCloud Photo Library especially the issue when it's turned off and on again it thinks it needs way more space than it actually does and people are forced to upgrade storage and downgrade after
  23. My iPhone is set to optimize and mac download Everytime I get a new phone or turn off iCloud Photo Library it does what you said it appears to be downloading all again I assumed it was just comparing and syncing like you said so I let it go and it there was no issues after done I let it go all night long and I may have kept the screen dimmed but don't think that's necessary I think your assumption is correct. Yes I agree I wish we could get more verbose account of what a running process is doing I'm sure you have restarted you mac since this happened that fixed mine when it was stuck I'll bet that company that makes the software Photo Library manager forgot the name used to be called iphoto Library manager Maybe you can email them and ask if it's ok to do that Maybe you can tell them your issue and see if they can offer some advice I think they used to be a sponser
  24. Ok @Dudeman here the thing about running the "repair" on the library. I made a backup of my Library and then tried that. When it finished iCloud Photo Library started reporting that it was "downloading" my 18,000+ image Photo Library. I became scared, quit the app, and restored from backup. I did this for two reasons: Fear that it could duplicate my entire library and then go into some sort of vicious loop Concern it would be eating up a lot of my bandwidth. Now here's the thing, I'm not sure if it was actually "downloading" or not. I did check the Activity Monitor's Network pane and Photos was "downloading" something. It was not as much as I would expect if it was really pulling down everything, but still what WAS it doing? My assumption is despite Photos saying it was "downloading" what it was really doing was "syncing". Doing a comparison and pulling down any differences. Unfortunately in searching Google, StackExchange, the Apple Discussion Boards and such i could not get any definitive answer as to what was happening. These are the times when, as much as I love Apple's manta of simplicity, I wish Apple would provide a much more "verbose" account of what a running process is doing. If anyone knows if it's "safe" to repair a Photo Library that has iCloud Photo Library enabled on it let me know. I have considered turning off iCloud Photo Library on my Mac and trying again, but my concern is what happened when i turn it back on as it will still have to sync with the files I already have up there.
  25. Hi Adam i just woke up this morning and remembered what I did when iCloud Photo Library got stuck on my mac. Everytime it got stuck and I waited longer than I should, restarting the mac got it running again. I may have had to do this a few times also if this doesn't work you may consider running the repair on your library using the keyboard short cuts when opening photos https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21366?locale=en_US
  26. Haha ya I would think so
  27. Nope. I think PayPay sees themselves as a competing payment platform. I don't think they'll be supporting Pay anytime soon. https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/13/apple-takes-on-paypal-with-apple-pay-on-the-web/
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