After software update-induced reboot, macOS these days logs you in automatically but starts up with the screen locked. Is there a way to invoke this behaviour on-demand? fdesetup authrestart is a different thing.

My Babbage mug from the computer history museum in Mountain View broke again ☹️


Buy or rent?

A different kind of 🤯:…

I’ve been waiting for the AirPod charging case to reach a 100% for an hour now 🤯

Hmm I wonder what happens if I install this on my Mac?

This is some pretty crazy space stuff going on right now

oh… 10.14.1 sources posted – with xnu!

My watch thinks it’s snowing in Helsinki and raining in Helsingfors 🤔

Nobel night

(tmutil deletelocalsnapshots to the rescue. I had forgot all about this feature.)

I suppose it’s local Time Machine snapshots, which wouldn’t be a a problem except that Photos keeps saying I don’t have enough disk space to save full resolution copies of my iCloud Photo Library (800 GB or so, but I should have more than enough on my 3 TB drive).

After a cleanup, I have 591 GB free. According to Finder, that is. df -h says I have 96 GB free…

It looks like in Mojave (and maybe later High Sierra releases) the “ps” command can sometimes return an empty process list (and no error message, just the standard header line)… 🤔

I was going to post this photo of the WWDC 2018 Finland pin for Independence Day yesterday but somehow forgot, so here it is.

Happy birthday Finland!

Got a book! #NeXT

I’ve been using since forever for my DNS needs but would like something better/different. Just basic DNS services with a good web interface and API. Any recommendations?

I wish to express my sincere thanks to whoever at Apple took the effort to make the “log stream”/”log show” output colored in Mojave.

This clock looks gorgeous but … $2000?!… (via…)

Bought a thing from Amazon UK last week, and it hit me that it was probably the last thing I’ll order from UK in a very long time.

Quit a lot of interesting things going on in the macOS UIKit support. Also, how does Activity Monitor know to show the UIKitHostApp process as for example ”Home”?

So thanks to some tips from @manton I ended up making a simple script to migrate Mastodon follows to…

Anyway I was hoping someone on the interwebs knows something about MIDI on macOS: if I use AudioUnitSetProperty with kMusicDeviceProperty_SoundBankFSRef, I need to supply an FSRef. However, File Manager (and FSPathMakeRef) is deprecated. Is there a non-deprecated way to do this?

Set up ActivityPub for, transferring a bunch of my Mastodon follows there, and finally set my Mastodon account to redirect to my ActivityPub profile. Also re-enabled Twitter cross-posting because who am I kidding.